The TPP is a back door for dumped and subsidized imports from China; it would enhance, not limit, China’s influence in the region

The TPP is a back door for dumped and subsidized imports from China; it would enhance, not limit, China’s influence in the region
By Robert E. Scott for the Economics Policy Institute  President Obama has built his closing case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership on a political argument, saying “…we can’t let countries like China write the rules of the global economy. We should write those rules.” But it ...

Ruling coalition gives up trying to pass TPP-ratifying bill after minister’s gaffe

Ruling coalition gives up trying to pass TPP-ratifying bill after minister’s gaffe
By Tomohiro Osaki for The Japan Times After a new round of calls for the resignation of Japan’s gaffe-prone agricultural minister, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition on Wednesday gave up trying to pass a bill to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement through a special ...

Opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership evident in dairy producer survey

Opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership evident in dairy producer survey
NOTE: House Speaker Paul Ryan has consistently said not to expect a vote on the TPP in the lame-duck session because the votes are not there to support it. He also claims the agreement falls short in a number of key areas. The article below ...

Data Dive: The pitfalls in the EU-Canada trade deal

Data Dive: The pitfalls in the EU-Canada trade deal
By Jillian Harding for Reuters Don’t pop the champagne cork just yet for the EU-Canada trade deal. Sure, policymakers are touting the deal as a boon to their national economies. But there are still more hurdles to clear, including approval by EU member governments.  That ...

TWITTERSTORM SUNDAY NOV. 6th 8pm-9pm EST

TWITTERSTORM SUNDAY NOV. 6th 8pm-9pm EST
We Are Our Media! #FlushTheTPP – Help spread the word. Tweets will be released the day of the storm. Help promote the #NoLameDuckUprising while educating people about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Follow us on Twitter @FlushTheTPP in order to get more updates. If you haven’t ...

EU, Canada sign free trade deal but battle not over

EU, Canada sign free trade deal but battle not over
** NOTE: People power can still defeat CETA and TPP. Be sure to sign up for our #NoLameDuckUprising here: http://bit.ly/NoTPPRegister By Robert-Jan Bartunek and Philip Blenkinsop for Reuters  The European Union and Canada signed a free trade agreement on Sunday that aims to generate jobs and growth ...

“Final Death Blow” to CETA

This update pulled from two articles: Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams & Philip Blenkinsop and Robert-Jan Bartunek for Reuters The European Union’s hopes of signing a landmark free trade deal with Canada this week appeared to evaporate on Monday as the Belgian federal government failed to win ...

CETA Deal on the Brink of Collapse as Canada Admits Defeat

CETA Deal on the Brink of Collapse as Canada Admits Defeat
*NOTE: This is what people power can do! We can #StopTPP – make sure you register to fight #TPP with us in DC this November: http://bit.ly/NoTPPRegister Press Release Originally Posted on War on Want Controversial EU-Canada deal CETA is on the brink of collapse with Canada’s ...

As Congress Prepares for TPP Fight, Another Trade Deal Nears Completion

As Congress Prepares for TPP Fight, Another Trade Deal Nears Completion
By Sam Knight for The District Sentinel President Obama’s chief trade negotiator is optimistic that delegates will meet deadlines for a major deal on services—one scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. US Trade Representative Michael Froman gave his outlook on the ...

Global Trade Must Serve the People and Planet

Global Trade Must Serve the People and Planet
Compiled by Popular Resistance Taken from Politico Trade Tip Sheets Trade agreements have become politically toxic. President Obama has three trade deals he has been pursuing, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). ...