Trans Pacific Partnership

TPP Will Effectively Kill Climate Treaties

September 25, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will undermine the ability of countries to control polluting and extractive industries, says Ben Lilliston

Ending of TTIP Talks May Be Tactical But Should be Celebrated Nevertheless

September 1, 2016

If the left does not develop an alternative to failed trade agreements, the European far right or Trump-style economic nationalism will take their place, warns Global Justice Now Director Nick Dearden

TTIP: Another Secret Trade Deal Putting Us and the Environment at Risk

March 4, 2016

Frank Ackerman, principal economist at Synapse Energy Economics, says we are on the cusp of another trade deal that is fortified to serve the interest of corporations

After TPP Signing, Activists Opposed to Deal Look to Prevent Congressional Approval

February 5, 2016

Dr. Margaret Flowers says the TPP will supercede international climate treaties and undermine environmental protection laws

The Deeper, Uglier Side of TPP

January 14, 2016

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said the Trans-Pacific Partnership was about staying on top as a global economic power, but a close look at the text shows how that only applies to multinational corporations

Why America is Moving Away from the WTO

December 16, 2015

As WTO ministers meet in Nairobi, Tuft University’s Tim Wise explains the tensions between developing countries and developed countries and why America is pursuing asymmetrical negotiations in regional trade deals like the TPP

DC Mass Action: Global Citizens, Michael Moore, and an Alpaca Come Together in Protest of TPP

November 18, 2015

In the 90 days Congress has to review the Transpacific Partnership deal, organizers have planned a string of actions this week in an effort to tip the balance for mass dissent on the issue

Release of TPP Full Text Shows Victory for Corporate Rights

November 5, 2015

Margaret Flowers challenges President Obama’s claim that the trade deal will promote a strong middle-class

What Washington Isn’t Saying About the TPP ‘Victory’

October 5, 2015

Manuel Perez-Rocha, policy analyst at Institute for Policy Studies, says that the stated purpose of the agreement – to eliminate tariffs – has distracted people from its more subtle goal of protecting corporate profits

Did Anti-Fast Track Senators Miss an Opportunity to Slow Down TPP?

June 25, 2015

Senate passes fast track, but why didn’t any Senators use a talking filibuster to change the fate of the TPP?

Steelworkers Slighted as Corporate Money Fuels Democrats’ Pro Fast Track Vote

June 21, 2015

Despite promises, “pro-labor” Democrats vote yes on TPP

Why the Black Caucus Could Be Game Changers After House Slows Down Fast Track Bill

June 13, 2015

After the Trade Promotion Authority passes the House by two votes, TRNN’s Jessica Desvarieux speaks with Baltimore’s Congressman Cummings and looks at the three Congressional Black Caucus members who voted for the bill despite past trade agreements’ negative impact on minority communities

TPP: Victory Today, But More Work Ahead

June 12, 2015

Protestors celebrated Friday as the House voted against a companion bill to the President’s Trade Promotion Authority, a huge setback for pro-TPP advocates.

Why is the TPP Deal Such a Big Secret?

June 7, 2015

With the text of Trans-Pacific Partnership hidden from the public, TRNN’s Jessica Desvarieux speaks to those who have read the document and who say this level of secrecy is unprecedented

Warren Pushes Back Against TPP Fast Track

May 20, 2015

As Senate debates “fast track” for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Senator Elizabeth Warren says the trade deals have failed workers.

Senate Democrats Block Obama’s Fast-track Authority for Trade Pacts

May 13, 2015

Longtime union activist Frank Hammer says the 52-45 vote may eliminate the secrecy behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its potential effects on workers.

Obama to Get “Fast Track” for Trade Pacts

April 17, 2015

Kevin Zeese, co-director of Popular Resistance, says fast track for trade pacts is complete capitulation to global corporate rule and we have to stop it now

3 Ways TPP Could Cost Small Businesses

March 13, 2015

American Sustainable Business Council’s Richard Eidlin discusses why the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is far from a win for small business owners

Nurses Unite to Stop TPP Fast Track

February 28, 2015

TRNN’s Jessica Desvarieux speaks with National Nurses United nurses who met with Congressional lawmakers about the lack of transparency and potential health risks the TPP poses to everyday citizens

What Drives Obama’s Foreign Policy?

September 15, 2014

Andrew Levine says Obama is continuing a triumphalist policy towards Russia