‘No TTIP, No CETA!’ Brussels Protests Against Free Trade

'No TTIP, No CETA!' Brussels Protests Against Free Trade
There is a growing popular backlash in the West against free trade and globalization, which critics blame for factory closures and depressed wages. Originally posted on TeleSur Thousands of protesters marched through Brussels on Tuesday to demand the European Union abandon planned trans-atlantic free trade ...

Will our representatives in Washington betray us on TPP?

Will our representatives in Washington betray us on TPP?
Note from Flush the TPP: We are registering people for the #NoLameDuckUprising – click here for more info and to join us in the fight to #StopTPP – we need all hands on deck for this!  By Mary Wildfire for the Charleston Gazette Mail Everybody hates ...

TiSA leaks set alarm bells ringing

TiSA leaks set alarm bells ringing
By Maryant Ferndandez Perez on EDRi Despite the rumours and assertions by several Member States that TTIP is dead, the fight for safeguarding citizens’ rights and freedoms via so-called “trade agreements” is far from over. Now it is time to address the threat from the ...

Wikileaks Releases Core Text of TiSA

Wikileaks Releases Core Text of TiSA
NOTE: Today, Wikileaks released the core text of the next bad agreement, the Trade in Services Agreement, TiSA. Another round of negotiations are starting and our understanding is that they are getting close to completion. We must keep our eye on this agreement and stop ...

TPP members agree not to renegotiate sweeping free trade deal

TPP members agree not to renegotiate sweeping free trade deal
Originally posted in The Japan Times The 12 countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact earlier this year agreed Monday that they will not renegotiate the deal, Japan’s TPP minister Nobuteru Ishihara said. The minister also told reporters the 12 nations confirmed they ...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt black and Hispanic workers even more than white workers

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt black and Hispanic workers even more than white workers
By Robert E. Scott for Economic Policy Institute The White House is making one last push for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. However, growing imports of goods from low-wage, less-developed countries, which nearly tripled from 2.9 percent of GDP in 1989 to 8.4 percent in ...

Obama Promises Lame-Duck TPP Push Despite Uproar Over Pro-Corporate Provisions

Obama Promises Lame-Duck TPP Push Despite Uproar Over Pro-Corporate Provisions
By Zaid Jilani for The Intercept A PROVISION THAT would let foreign corporations challenge new American laws and regulations has become the latest flashpoint in the battle over the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, even as President Obama on Tuesday said he will renew his push ...

TPP Resisters Put Congress on Notice: No TPP!

TPP Resisters Put Congress on Notice: No TPP!
TPP opponents warn Congress lame duck ratification attempt will face severe disruption By Luke of DCIndyMedia On the 7th of September, opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) marched from Union Station to the Senate office buildings and then to the US Capitol. They gave Congress a simple ...

White House Escalating Toward TPP Lame-Duck Vote, Sen. Warren and Hundreds of Academics Urge Rejection

White House Escalating Toward TPP Lame-Duck Vote, Sen. Warren and Hundreds of Academics Urge Rejection
Economic and Legal Scholars Cite Multinational Corporate Rights to Unlimited Taxpayer Funds Via ISDS Tribunal System Named by VP Candidate Kaine as Basis for His Opposition Originally Published by Public Citizen WASHINGTON, D.C. – The investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) regime at the heart of the ...

TTIP is about to die, but here are the toxic trade deals about to take its place

TTIP is about to die, but here are the toxic trade deals about to take its place
TTIP has been sacrificed to save the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) and Brexit won’t spare us from them By Nick Dearden for The Independent “TTIP has failed, but nobody wants to admit it.” With those words ...