Democratic candidates need to align the Democratic platform and publicly declare themselves opposed to TPP, as Hillary has done -- again. Make sure that what people are saying about TPP having no chance of passing is true.
People say that the Democratic Party doesn't really stand for anything. But this year the party platform is "the most progressive platform ever." Progressives should make politicians actually stick to the platform.
The draft of the Republican Party platform at first glance sounds pretty good when it comes to trade. But what would Republicans actually do if elected? Watch what they do, not what they say.
Silicon Valley housing costs have skyrocketed thanks to the high salaries and stock options tech companies pay to attract skilled workers. Meanwhile, the companies dodge taxes that would help alleviate these problems.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have said they oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Democratic Party platform deliberations in Orlando this weekend should reflect this by going on the record against a rigged "lame-duck" vote.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) opens up tariff-free trade with countries like Vietnam, which can only increase the "giant sucking sound" of U.S. job loss and increasing trade deficits.
Donald Trump is a fraud, but Democrats will have to prove that they oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership and will fix previous trade deals. They can start by opposing TPP in the party platform.
The lesson here is that we must do everything we can to fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and demand our government renegotiate the rest of the "trade" agreements the corporations got us into.
The Democratic platform writing committee has voted not to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The problem is, this hands powerful ammunition to Donald Trump.
Earlier this month, the IMF looked at what is happening to the world economy thanks to neoliberal policies and said, "Oh my God, what have we done?" Now ,the IMF is having another "OMG" moment.
Voters oppose free trade agreements. Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton on free trade policies. Clinton's super PAC responds by defending free trade. This doesn't help Democrats win the general election.
Leaders should care deeply about the will of the public, not scheme to subvert it. This push for a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election is an insult to democracy.
With every bridge collapse, train derailment and water main breakage, it just becomes more and more obvious that the country needs to fix its infrastructure. This week brings a new study that underscores the need.
Donald Trump has a big mouth. But a look into his actual issue positions reveals him to be an empty suit. Beyond promises "it will be beautiful," he really offers terrible oppression of people of color and non-Christians.
There will be a free concert in Denver, at Summit Music Hall on Saturday, July 23rd, to mobilize opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. This concert will kick off a national " Rock Against the TPP " roadshow tour.
Northern Dynasty Minerals is threatening a lawsuit against the U.S. government for not approving a permit allowing them to dig one of the world’s largest open-pit gold and copper mines in Alaska’s Bristol Bay wilderness.
Donald Trump touts his business "success" as a major qualification for running the country. Recently some news stories have revealed how Trump runs his businesses. What those stories uncovered is alarming.
After endorsing Hillary Clinton, President Obama went on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership – which Clinton, and much of the public, opposes.
Senate Democrats are planning to roll out a package of moderately incremental campaign finance reform proposals they call the "We the People" plan.
The groups are concerned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership allows fossil fuel companies to sue governments that try to restrict carbon emissions.
Concerned progressive groups gathered more than a million signatures asking the president to do this, and so far he has not. So Wednesday, they urged voters to make a call in order to send a message to the White House.
A trade deficit is a measure of the jobs sent out of the country. The April trade deficit was $37.4 billion. The economy only added 38,000 jobs in May while manufacturing lost 10,000 jobs.
Democrats need to persuade President Obama to not bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership before Congress in the lame duck session. If he doesn't pull back, Donald Trump can use this as a campaign issue against Hillary Clinton.
The long Verizon strike has ended, and the unions won. This means that the American middle class won, too.
This is a must-listen segment in which Richard Eskow interviews Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch describing how TPP hijacks democracy.
Membesr of Congress are weighing in against the U.S. government's use of "gunboat diplomacy"-style intimidation against Colombia over a generic cancer drug.
In a video interview before an announced strike settlement, Sara Steffens, secretary-treasurer of the Communications Workers of America, explains why the Verizon strike effort remained strong after six weeks.
When Wall Street got in over its head, the U.S. government stepped in with trillions of dollars to bail them out. Now that Puerto Rico is in trouble, conservatives respond with a broken "PROMESA."
More than 1,500 public interest organizations representing trade and democracy "stakeholders" sent a joint letter to Congress urging them to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to be a promise to countries in the Asian region to move production to boost their economies. American workers will pay the price.
Money markets are demanding that governments spend more on infrastructure and education and services other things governments do to make people's lives better.
International Trade Commission reports on pending trade agreements present best-case scenarios. Even so, its report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership shows few benefits, and even says that the trade deficit will get even worse.
Overtime (or any) pay for working more than 40 hours a week is a right that had been taken away from many workers, but now these workers are getting the right to overtime – or more sane work hours – back.
The Verizon strike is still going on, and has passed the one-month mark. This is about working people against giant corporations that have vast power. Here's how to find a local Day of Action site near you.
Our country's infrastructure is in bad shape and rapidly getting worse. But we can't get our own government to spend the necessary money to fix the problem. This week more than 150 organizations are working to elevate this issue.
Colombia is allowing a generic form of a cancer drug that is ultraexpensive thanks to a government-granted monopoly granted to a giant, multinational pharmaceutical corporation.
Silicon Valley's tech companies create billionaires and magnificently reward the "investor class," but they give little or nothing back to the surrounding communities and country.
Do laid-off workers stay where they are, or do they move to look for jobs, competing with people elsewhere, thereby lowering everyone's wages? There is a simple way to check.
Several watchdog groups note that the Obama administration's proposed rules on disclosure of the people behind now-secret shell companies won't deal with existing companies, and offer a road map for evasion.
Candidate Clinton not only committed to opposing TPP before and after the election, she said "we need a fundamental rethink of how we approach trade deals going forward."