Restoring Trust After ‘Free Trade’ Charade Ends

Restoring Trust After 'Free Trade' Charade Ends
By Stan Sorscher for Huffington Post Stan Sorscher Labor Representative, Society for Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace   The 2016 elections threw a bucket of cold water into the face of free-trade orthodoxy. It’s no surprise that voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere ...

Outline of Priority NAFTA Changes

Outline of Priority NAFTA Changes
By Arthur Stamoulis of the Citizens Trade Campaign Priority NAFTA Changes Outlined by Labor & Nonprofit Groups Coalition Also Calls for Increased Transparency and an End to TTIP, TiSA and China BIT Washington, DC — The Citizens Trade Campaign coalition sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump ...

TPP: How Obama Traded Away His Legacy

TPP: How Obama Traded Away His Legacy
By Murshed Zaheed and Lori Wallach in Medium. Donald Trump is preparing to wipe President Barack Obama’s legacy from existence. The Affordable Care Act, Dodd-Frank and protections for the environment and immigrants all are set to disappear in no part small part thanks to President ...

It’s time for a new approach to trade agreements

It’s time for a new approach to trade agreements
By Matthew Beck Special to the Press Herald   SOUTH PORTLAND, ME — The ultimate defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in 2016 was a stunning example of how millions of people can join together to defeat powerful business lobbyists and stop a corporate ...

Trump Nominates Non-Free Trader as US Trade Representative

Trump Nominates Non-Free Trader as US Trade Representative
Note: While people are applauding the selection of Robert Lighthizer as the US Trade Representative, no one is claiming he sees trade the way the trade justice movement sees it. People are pointing out that Trump’s cabinet is filled with people who supported the TPP. ...

Disrupt J20: Demand Trade Justice at the Inauguration

Disrupt J20: Demand Trade Justice at the Inauguration
Actions are being planned to protest the inauguration on January 20, 2017 through a coalition called Disrupt J20. Trade for People and Planet is partnering with the Trade Justice Alliance to organize actions using the theme of trade justice. This will kick off years of resistance ...

National People’s Agenda Call

National People's Agenda Call
The National TPP Resistance call is now the National People’s Agenda call. It will take place on Wednesday nights at 9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific. See the date of the next call below. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CALL. (This is a new link. If you registered ...

Danger Still Lurks in TiSA Under Trump Administration

Danger Still Lurks in TiSA Under Trump Administration
Some Trade Deals on Hold after Trump’s Election, but Danger Lurks in the Lesser-Known  Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)   November 28, 2016 by Deborah James http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-james/some-trade-deals-on-hold_b_13282998.html   Fair Traders who are celebrating the defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may see their hard work ...

Fire Ants Killed The TPP

Fire Ants Killed The TPP
By Leo W. Gerard for The Huffington Post The defeat of the TPP is a tale of ants slaying a dragon. It seemed a fearsome task, challenging the powerful behemoth that is Wall Street, Big Pharma, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Big Ag, Big Oil, ...

The TPP is Dead: The People Defeat Transnational Corporate Power

The TPP is Dead: The People Defeat Transnational Corporate Power
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers The Obama administration faced reality on Friday when they recognized the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be ratified by this Congress. The TPP is dead. Now we must build on that victory so that the people set the political ...