I took on the “TPP Tradenado” this past weekend when I joined my OurFuture.org colleague Richard Eskow on his radio show, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow. The topic was trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trade Promotion Authority, popularly know as “Fast Track” and the astruturf campaign designed to trick people into thinking there is a “Progressive Coalition” that supports TPP and fast track.
On trade I recently explained in “How Our Trade Policies Kill Jobs,” how trade is great but our corporate-dominated trade-negotiating process has led to rigged, one-sided trade deals that enrich an already-wealthy few at the expense of the rest of us.
On TPP, I recently wrote, “Over 100 Legal Scholars Warn About TPP Dangers” and “Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Promises Echo Clinton’s On NAFTA.”
On fast-track trade authority, I recently wrote, “Faith Groups Announce Opposition To Fast Track For Trade.”
On the “progressive” AstroTurf campaign to sell the TPP I recently wrote, “A Trade Campaign Built On Four Pinocchios.”