LETTERS: We’re watching your TPP votesKitsap SunMost Democratic representatives and unions are strongly opposed to the TPP, as we’ve witnessed the results of “trade agreements” like NAFTA — Transcanada Corporation is trying to sue the United States through NAFTA right now for $15 billion dollars …Continue Reading ...
Shadowproof (blog) Obama Scrambles To Pass TPP As Corporate Tribunals Face ScrutinyShadowproof (blog)With opposition mounting, President Barack Obama is scrambling to jam the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal through Congress before his term ends in 2017. Both major party presidential nominees—former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and … and more »Continue Reading ...
TPP Is Not Dead, UnfortunatelyHuffington PostSo far the corporate “we-want-more-or-else” tactic has pushed the White House into caving on Wall Street firms’ demands to “fix” TPP rules allowing governments to limit movement of financial data across borders. Since the administration has made no … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Reports of TPP’s Demise Have Been Greatly ExaggeratedHuffington PostSo far the corporate “we-want-more-or-else” tactic has pushed the White House into caving on Wall Street firms’ demands to “fix” TPP rules allowing governments to limit movement of financial data across borders. Since the administration has made no …Continue Reading ...
ValueWalk Obama Pushes For TPP As Opponents Leverage Presidential Politics to Kill Trade DealValueWalkThe Obama administration completed negotiations on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership nearly a year ago. Since then it has languished amid Republican quibbling with parts of the agreement and a presidential campaign season that has seen Trump … and more »Continue Reading ...
Japan’s Diet prepares for renewed sparring over TPPNikkei Asian ReviewTOKYO — Japan’s upcoming parliamentary session looks likely to see another round of tug-of-war over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with the ruling coalition seeking swift passage while the opposition aims to woo voters with a firmer stance against the … and more »Continue Reading ...
Why the TPP and TTIP Trade Deals May Now Be Dead in the WaterTruth-OutWhile the TPP has become a lightning rod for labor and other progressive organizations in the United States, the TTIP has slipped mostly under the radar stateside. That’s partially because talks over it, which began in 2013, have taken place almost …Continue Reading ...
Wall Street Thugs Jubilant About TPP Super Court Scam: Obama Knows and Still Pushes Disastrous Trade DealThe Ring of Fire NetworkThere is another reason for that increase that has opponents of the TPP greatly concerned. As it turns out, the ISDS is becoming yet another way for the 1% oligarchy to gamble by speculating on […]Continue Reading ...
Truthdig Did PBS Censor Jill Stein’s Comments on Hillary Clinton and the TPP?TruthdigIn a recent video compilation, YouTube commentator Matt Orfalea added parts of an answer the Green Party candidate recently gave on PBS NewsHour, arguing that the portions PBS left out on the air are crucial to Stein’s arguments against Hillary Clinton.Continue Reading ...
Washington Post The shortcomings of the Obama administration’s latest pitch on the TPPWashington PostWhile I rarely use this column to go far afield from political economy, I’ll make an exception here and wade into the intersection of foreign and economic policy: The push to sell the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress on the basis of geopolitics […]Continue Reading ...
VietNamNet Bridge MOIT anticipates roadblocks to TPP as US presidential candidates oppose the agreementVietNamNet BridgeVietNamNet Bridge – While the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will be ratified by the Vietnamese legislature in 2016, the agreement ratification process is not going smoothly in the US as the two US presidential candidates do not support the …Continue Reading ...
Taiwan’s Restrictions on PRC Investment – A Sleeping TPP Issue?The News Lens International (press release)Controversy rages in the U.S. over the likely fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP was signed on February 4, 2016, but to take effect it must be ratified by at least six of the signatories, including the U.S. and […]Continue Reading ...
LifeZette Stymied at Home, Obama Takes TPP AbroadLifeZetteDespite opposition at home — or perhaps because of it — President Obama is taking his case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal abroad. Administration officials said at a White House press briefing Monday that Obama plans to make a forceful …Politico Accidentally Reveals Hillary Only Pretending to […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times TPP foe Trump set to blast trade in trade-dependent Boeing’s backyardThe Japan TimesThe rally is likely to attract workers from Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company. Supporters of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) point to Boeing’s aircraft sales to Asia to tout the benefits of the agreement. Secretary of State … and […]Continue Reading ...
Washington Examiner (blog) Clinton biographer says Clinton’s bluffing on TPP oppositionWashington Examiner (blog)“You know, she’s expressed misgivings about NAFTA in a way, and I think that, you know, you’ll never get anyone in the campaign to talk about this on any grounds, on or off the record, but I assume that what will happen if […]Continue Reading ...
Breitbart News Paul Nehlen: Hillary Clinton Can Prove She’s Opposed to TPP by Urging Dems to Block Lame-Duck PassageBreitbart NewsPaul Nehlen, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s challenger in the 2016 Wisconsin primary, joined SiriusXM host Matt Boyle on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss the possibility that President Obama will push the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal […]Continue Reading ...
LifeZette Stymied at Home, Obama Takes TPP AbroadLifeZetteDespite opposition at home — or perhaps because of it — President Obama is taking his case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal abroad. Administration officials said at a White House press briefing Monday that Obama plans to make a forceful …Did Obama Threaten National Security in Negotiating […]Continue Reading ...
NewsBusters (blog) Politico Accidentally Reveals Hillary Only Pretending to Oppose TPPNewsBusters (blog)Jonathan Chait, you are absolutely right. Last October, Chait wrote in New York magazine that “Hillary Clinton Pretends to Oppose Pacific Trade Deal.” And as further proof of Hillary Clinton’s pretense on this issue, we have verification today from …Continue Reading ...
TPP Opposition, ChemChina-Syngenta Deal: Trade Talk Week in Review 22-28 August 2016The National Law ReviewTPP – Opposition Remains Strong. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) stated last week that the U.S. Senate will not vote on TPP’s implementing legislation during lame-duck session of Congress as many – including the Obama …Continue Reading ...
Madison.com Russ Feingold knocks TPP in speech to Wisconsin unionsMadison.comFeingold’s speech at the Wisconsin AFL-CIO’s biennial convention in downtown Madison centered on trade as he drew a contrast between himself and Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, who has not said whether he supports or opposes the TPP. Johnson, who …Feingold Rips Johnson On TPP Trade Deal StanceWisconsin […]Continue Reading ...
STLtoday.com Blunt now says he is concerned about Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership dealSTLtoday.comIronically, while Blunt has been endorsed by the Missouri Pork Producers in his re-election campaign against Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander, Blunt’s questions about whether TPP does enough to protect pork producers runs against the grain of … and more »Continue Reading ...
Wisconsin Public Radio News Feingold Rips Johnson On TPP Trade Deal StanceWisconsin Public Radio NewsDemocratic U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold used a speech at a union gathering Monday to attack Republican incumbent Ron Johnson for not saying where he stands on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Feingold is a longtime opponent of trade …Feingold will oppose […]Continue Reading ...
WHBL Sheboygan Feingold will oppose TPP trade dealWHBL SheboyganMADISON, WI (Wisconsin Radio Network) – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold is pledging to fight against trade deals that he believes hurt American workers. Speaking to a meeting of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO in Madison, Feingold said the state …Feingold tells unions he will oppose ‘unfair labor deals’WQOW […]Continue Reading ...
VietNamNet Bridge TPP difficult, but benefits are many: diplomatVietNamNet BridgeHow would you evaluate the prospects for the TPP being ratified in the US given that the two presidential candidates have expressed opposition to the agreement? Ratification of the TPP in the US is facing major challenges. It must be approved by …Continue Reading ...
Progress and Importance of the TPP: The AmCham Singapore PerspectiveLexology (registration)Steven Okun, Governor and Chair of the TPP Task Force of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (“AmCham”), discusses the progress and importance of the TPP with Jones Day partner Darren Murphy. Darren Murphy: It would be great if you …Continue Reading ...
In These Times Why The TPP and TTIP Trade Deals May Now Be Dead In The WaterIn These TimesWhile the TPP has become a lightning rod for labor and other progressive organizations in the United States, the TTIP has slipped mostly under the radar stateside. (Cool Revolution/ Flickr). The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) […]Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post The Big Problem With The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Super Court That We’re Not Talking AboutHuffington PostA secretive super-court system called ISDS is threatening to blow up President Barack Obama’s highest foreign policy priority. Investor-state dispute settlement — an integral part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal — allows companies to sue …A Private Super […]Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post Did Obama Threaten National Security in Negotiating TPP?Huffington PostThe latest line from proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) implies that President Obama threatened long-standing national security relationships in his negotiating of the TPP. These proponents are not pushing the economic merits of the TPP …In Asia, Obama faces TPP test amid opposition at […]Continue Reading ...
In Asia, Obama faces TPP test amid opposition at homeThe Globe and MailWhen President Barack Obama travels to Asia next week, he will try to reassure leaders in the region that he still has the clout to deliver U.S. approval for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, even though the two candidates vying to succeed him …Continue Reading ...
The Straits Times ‘TPP can still be ratified before Obama steps down’ – White HouseTVNZ‘TPP can still be ratified before Obama steps down’ – White House. 1 min ago. share. Source: NZN. The White House says it can still win congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before President Barack Obama leaves office, and […]Continue Reading ...
WHITE HOUSE SAYS NEXT PRESIDENT WILL BENEFIT ENORMOUSLY FROM HAVING TPPReutersBELO HORIZONTE/RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 29 The deadly collapse of a tailings dam last November at the Samarco mine, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton, was caused by drainage and design flaws, a report into Brazil’s worst-ever environmental disaster … and more »Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post Canada Gerry Ritz: Tories Discussed Free Trade With China, But Focused On TPP, CETA InsteadHuffington Post CanadaOTTAWA — Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government discussed free trade with China, but chose instead to focus its energy on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Canada’s pact with Europe, says a former cabinet member. But that … […]Continue Reading ...
KAGS News Texas congressmen predict TPP dies in CongressKAGS NewsThe Trans Pacific Partnership, under negotiation for a decade and signed by the United States last year, establishes free trade and boosts growth between the United States and 11 other countries; Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia …Inside Texas Politics (08/28/16) | WFAA.comWFAA.com all 3 news […]Continue Reading ...
Madison.com State Debate: TPP will hurt dairy farmers, contends FU president; Atty. Gen. Brad Schimel draws fireMadison.comIn a column that appears in the Superior Telegram, Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden notes that trade deals aren’t always sunshine and roses. He sees real danger to dairy farmers in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership pact that […]Continue Reading ...
Breitbart News President Obama Plans Lame Duck Passage of Trans-Pacific PartnershipBreitbart NewsPresident Barack Obama still intends to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the “lame duck session” after the November election, the New York Times reports, despite opposition from both major party presidential nominees. Research by economist … and more »Continue Reading ...
Bloomberg Peter Hooper: TPP Looks Dismal Due to PoliticsBloombergBob Profusek, head of M&A at Jones Day, and Peter Hooper, chief economist at Deutsche Bank, examine the state of the TPP trade agreement and the need for corporations to balance the U.S. view on trade with business in the global market. They speak on …Continue Reading ...
Jakarta Post TPP will only benefit US-based ICT firms, says activistJakarta PostTPP will only benefit US-based ICT firms, says activist Indonesia for Global Justice’s (IGJ) Rachmi Hertanti (second left) speaks during a discussion at the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute’s (LBH) office in Jakarta on Aug. 28. She has called on the …Continue Reading ...
Viet Nam News TPP will protect VN workers’ rights: expertsViet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s engagement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will better protect its workers by addressing issues relating to strikes, said an expert. Vũ Quang Thọ, director of the Workers and Trade Union Institute, said at a workshop held by …Continue Reading ...
The Star Online What if the United States fails to ratify TPP?The Star OnlineMY last column on the Trans-Pacific Partnership being caught up in the United States presidential election dynamics (The Star, Aug15) received several responses. I had raised the possibility that the TPP, already signed by 12 countries, might falter at …Continue Reading ...
AlterNet Is the TPP Falling Apart? Let’s Take a Look at Where the 12 Nations Are AtAlterNetAs the ratification fight intensifies, we’re watching closely as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) winds its way through national legislatures across the globe. So grab your popcorn, and let’s take a look at where the TPP stands in each country […]Continue Reading ...
KHOU.com Texas congressmen predict TPP dies in CongressKHOU.comThe Trans Pacific Partnership, under negotiation for a decade and signed by the United States last year, establishes free trade and boosts growth between the United States and 11 other countries; Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia …Inside Texas Politics (08/28/16)WFAA.com all 2 news articles »Continue Reading ...
WFAA.com Texas congressmen predict TPP dies in CongressWFAA.comThe Trans Pacific Partnership, under negotiation for a decade and signed by the United States last year, establishes free trade and boosts growth between the United States and 11 other countries; Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Hill The TPP Is Trivial Either Way – Trade Isn’t And That’s The ProblemForbesOne of the great fights in the current election season is over the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Donald Trump’s campaign and supporters seem to be vehemently against it. Hillary Clinton’s more leftist supporters, unions and the Bernie Bros mostly, seem to …Sanders, Merkley […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times U.S. troubles with election and TPP could embolden China in AsiaThe Japan TimesThat domestic climate is threatening the U.S. ratification process for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pact that would cover 40 percent of world commerce and does not include China. Republican Party nominee Donald Trump says the TPP will cost U.S …China’s […]Continue Reading ...
VietNamNet Bridge National Assembly to consider TPP in OctoberVietNamNet BridgeThe National Assembly (NA) is reviewing and completing legal procedures that best suit the content of the TPP and will consider ratifying it shortly, NA Deputy Chairman Phung Quoc Hien has said. At a meeting on August 25 with the US-ASEAN Business …Continue Reading ...
Breitbart News Facebook Censors Video Exposing PBS Cutting Hillary/TPP Criticism From Jill Stein InterviewBreitbart NewsFacebook is censoring a video created by Green candidate Dr. Jill Stein supporter Matt Orfalea that exposes PBS Newshour cutting Stein’s criticism of Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and Obamacare. Breitbart News reported on the … and more »Continue Reading ...
Roll Call McConnell Comment on TPP Ends Obama’s Chance to Close DealRoll CallThe Senate will not vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership this year because of “serious flaws” in the agreement, Majority LeaderMitch McConnell told a farm group, effectively ending President Barack Obama’s drive for congressional approval before he …Sanders, Merkley back McConnell decision to skip […]Continue Reading ...
The Hill Sanders, Merkley back McConnell decision to skip TPP voteThe HillPresident Obama is urging Congress to vote on the 12-nation TPP before he leaves office. But he is facing resistance from a majority of his own party on Capitol Hill as well as from some Republicans who either don’t want to hold a late-term […]Continue Reading ...
Breitbart News PBS Gets Caught Cutting Criticism Of Hillary, TPP, and Obamacare From Jill Stein InterviewBreitbart NewsPBS Newshour removed criticism of Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and Obamacare from Judy Woodruff’s interview of Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. The edits were discovered by a supporter of Stein, Matt Orfalea, when … and more »Continue Reading ...
RT Obama’s chances to sign TPP sink as Senate majority leader says no to voteRTThe controversial TPP has made for some strange political bedfellows. Both presidential candidates have come out against the deal, although Democrat Hillary Clinton supported it while serving as secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first …Sanders, Merkley back McConnell decision […]Continue Reading ...
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RE: Special Measures for Foreign Nationals Affected by the U.S. Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-01-31.asp The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has used his authority to issue a public policy, effective immediately, to help people who may be stranded as a result of the U.S. […]
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