The stagnation of wages for working people just happens to correspond with the introduction of the intentional "trade" deficit. The consequences for society are dangerous.
Donald Trump presents himself as a champion of blue-collar workers, and in particular talks about steelworkers a lot. He says, "Look at steel, it’s being wiped out." But don’t listen to the words; look at his acts.
This week Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI Action), Our Revolution (Bernie Sanders' group), and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) will hold a series of town hall meetings across Iowa.
The opportunity for a meaningful dialogue on trade slipped away during Monday's presidential debate. A group of leaders and activists on Wednesday laid out a plan for a push against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Joseph Stiglitz discusses tensions between globalization and democracy, and what the euro experiment tells us about the need to resist bad trade deals like the TPP and bad tax deals that favor big corporations like Apple.
Wall Street, the multinational corporations and President Obama are pushing for a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election. Wednesday, September 14, is a national call-in day to Congress to stop this.
More than 200 prominent legal and economic scholars warned about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership would empower multinational corporations to challenge U.S. laws through a corporate tribunal.
China is exporting its steel overcapacity problem, and so far getting away with it. China doesn't want to reduce production or lay off workers so they are exporting the layoffs – to the U.S.
The organizations are opposing TPP in part because of its investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions, which allow corporations to sue governments in "corporate courts."
Trump says we need to fix our trade policies. That's correct. But Trump also advocates driving US wages down so low that companies won't want to move factories to find lower wages.
Existing “trade” agreements allow corporations to sue governments for passing laws and regulations that limit their profits. They set up special “corporate courts” in which corporate attorneys decide the cases.
The EU decided that Ireland's tax deal with Apple, based on Apple demanding a tax break to "bring jobs" to Ireland instead of somewhere else, is "state aid" to the company.
The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has provisions similar to the those in the Trans-Pacific Partnership that would allow multinationals to sue governments in a special trade court.
"Your continued leadership is sadly necessary as President Obama refuses to abandon this unpopular deal," says a letter signed by leading grassroots organizations.
Do you remember the old Elvis hit "Return to Sender"? That’s the message that 2,000 postal workers from across the nation delivered at a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Tuesday at Disney World’s Dolphin Hotel, outside Orlando.
Calling the TPP a “trade” deal (it isn’t) the corporate community and the Obama administration are now trying to sell it as important for national security. Recent op-eds make a strong case that this is just wrong.
Awareness of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) drives opposition, and Rock Against the TPP is doing its part to drive awareness.
How much is President Obama willing to harm the Democratic Party in order to win approval for the deeply unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” agreement? We may soon find out.
Here are the 28 Democrats who voted for fast track trade authority last year. Let's get them on the record before the election about whether they will vote for the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election.
Someone needs to ask Ken Salazar and Hillary Clinton to explain what his appointment as transition team leader says about Clinton's position on a lame-duck vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and future job-killing trade deals.
Which do you think will be more fun? The administration's month-long "blitz" to promote a lame-duck Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) vote in Congress, or Rock Against TPP's concert tour to raise public awareness about TPP's implications?
It is not enough for Hillary Clinton to say she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership; that doesn't stop it. She has to put herself on the front line, twisting arms and making deals to persuade members of Congress to vote against it.
Progressive groups are gathering petition signatures calling on Hillary Clinton to speak out against a lame-duck vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership during her Thursday economic policy speech outside Detroit.
The Republican presidential candidate says we need to cut American wages enough to be "competitive" with China and Mexico. He has even laid out a plan to accomplish this. He may have stopped saying that, but ...
A huge number of high school educated white men don’t go to Trump rallies. They aren’t flag waving bigots. These are guys who only carry guns when hunting. They’re angry, all right. They’re angry at being associated with Donald Trump.
Bernie Sanders' keynote speech at the Democratic convention demonstrated just how strong the public opposition is against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and may have added new opponents to the bandwagon.
This is the new Democratic party -- recognizing reality, and starting to listen to the voices of working people again.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens to undermine the real progress the United States and the world is poised to make on addressing climate change, says Ilana Solomon of the Sierra Club in this Burning Issues video.
Having used opposition to our country's bad trade policies to secure the Republican nomination, Donald Trump appears to be snuggling up to the very establishment and Wall Street elites he pretended to be running against.
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.
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.
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.
Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Yet President Obama insists that the party platform take no position on the TPP. This weekend Democrats will decide who speaks for the future.
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.
President Obama’s pushing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is recklessly irresponsible politics that benefits Donald Trump. He must be made to realize that every time he pushes TPP, he might as well be campaigning for Trump.
Trump, who brags, “I am really rich,” wants to climb out of his luxury sky box and sit in the nosebleed seats with hardworking Rust-Belters who sweat over mortgage payments. It’s a joke. It’s a British royalist claiming to be a colonist.
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.
Donald Trump is not a Bernie Sanders populist. He cares not a whit about raising labor, health, human rights and environmental standards at home or abroad. His trade vision turns the clock back to the Gilded Age.
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.