China To Become World’s Leading Economy This Year

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 9:26 am

Can we finally write off neoliberalism as a bad idea? Due to alterations in how the World Bank calculates wealth China is set to surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy this year. Previous predictions imagined China overtaking the US in the next decade. While America’s once robust middle class shrivels and opportunity [...]

Majority Leader Reid Pushes Back On President Obama’s Push For TPP And TTIP

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 10:57 am

Majority Leader Harry Reid threw cold water on fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) despite a call to do so in President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Numerous Democrats in Congress have publicly objected to fast tracking TPP given the many controversial aspects contained in the bill including removing decision making authority from sovereign [...]

Bloomberg News Fires Reporter For Investigating Corruption In Chinese Government

By: Friday November 22, 2013 10:04 am

Thanks everyone for the incredible outpouring of sympathy and support. It has really helped me and my family get through this. — Mike Forsythe 傅才德 (@PekingMike) November 18, 2013 Some disturbing news is leaking out from a surprise firing of a Bloomberg News journalist. The reporter, Mike Forsythe, is a well respected expert on China [...]

Is TPP Even A Trade Deal?

By: Friday November 15, 2013 8:14 am

The ill effects of free trade have become abundantly obvious to most Americans. Our manufacturing base has dissipated as corporations raced overseas to find the most depraved hell holes where workers rights and environmental regulation only exist on paper, if even there. The free trade push betrayed centuries of American values and planning which built [...]

House Democrats Reject Fast-Track Power For TPP

By: Thursday November 14, 2013 8:30 am

As information leaks about secret provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), opposition to the sovereignty-killing trade agreement is building in Congress. More than 150 House Democrats have publicly stated they oppose giving President Obama fast-track trade authority for TPP. It appears some in Congress have learned their lesson from NAFTA and the WTO – that “free trade” [...]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy Raising Doubts About Legitimacy

By: Monday November 4, 2013 9:31 am

Have you heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Then something has gone wrong for the wheelers and dealers. You aren’t supposed to know about it. The TPP is, in theory, a free trade deal to foster economic cooperation between the United States and allied countries in the Asia-Pacific region. In truth it is “NAFTA on [...]

Chinese Communist Party Memo Warns of ‘Seven Perils’

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 8:24 am

Senior Chinese Communist Party leaders have been briefing party members about the dangers facing the party in the coming years. Identified in a secret memo as the “seven perils”, the concerns center around Western ideas creeping into Chinese society and the threat they pose to the party’s continued dominance of the country. Communist Party cadres [...]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Remove What’s Left Of American Democracy

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 8:30 am

If you think America is a corporate free fire zone now, wait until the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) passes. The trade deal is essentially the kill shot for what remains of legal democratic accountability in the United States and will allow the rootless global elite and their transnational corporations to dictate the daily lives and laws [...]

Colombia Remains Violent for Trade Unionists, Even After US Free Trade Deal

By: Thursday January 26, 2012 11:38 am

Remember during the debate over the Colombian trade deal when the Administration swore up and down that they would, as a condition of putting the free trade agreement forward, insist on an “action plan” that would end the murder of trade unionists in Colombia and bring about justice for those already killed? Yeah, so, we’re [...]

Colombia Trade Deal Would Have Failed as a Treaty

By: Thursday October 13, 2011 6:29 am

As Public Citizen’s Lori Wallach explained yesterday, the three trade agreements passed Congress in a whirlwind of activity last night, because a present for the President of South Korea’s visit to Washington today is more important than a considered debate about the role of neoliberal trade agreements and what they have traditionally done to US [...]

Trumka Sends List of 22 Murdered Colombian Unionists to the President

By: Tuesday September 27, 2011 11:01 am

You’re watching Colombia Trade Agreement. See the Web’s top videos on AOL Video We have known for years about the dangers of being a trade unionist in Colombia, of the murders of organizers and labor officials. The murders have increased in frequency in the years since the US negotiated a trade deal with Colombia. They [...]

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