December 9, 2021

El Salvador ruling offers a reminder of why the TPP must be defeated

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By Robin Broad and John Cavanagh From The Nation Obama is waging a full-court press to pass the unpopular trade treaty after the November elections. If you needed one more reason to take sides in the last great fight of the Obama years, that of the corporate giveaway package known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), […]

What the TPP means for Latin America and the Caribbean

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By: Antoni Estevadeordal From Brookings On February 4, 2016, after five years of negotiations, the members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) signed the trade pact, considered to be the highest standard trade agreement to date.[1] The TPP includes not only traditional measures such as the reduction or elimination of tariffs, but also provisions on […]

Will the TPP increase trade? That’s the wrong question

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By Dave Johnson From Crooks & Liars One of the selling points for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is that it will “increase trade.” Here’s the thing. If you close a factory in the U.S., lay off all of the workers, devastate the surrounding community, and move the production to a low-wage country like Vietnam, […]

It’s just a ‘war of perception’:

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It’s just a ‘war of perception’: in one stroke, Najib dismisses still missing RM2.6 BIL, Cayman ‘Units’ From Malaysia Chronicle The opposition had an advantage in the war of perception over 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) all this while as they lied, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight. He expressed confidence that the explanation […]