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TTIP explained: The secretive US-EU treaty that undermines democracy

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), sometimes known as the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), is currently being …

A Big Win for Big Labor

Unions successfully pressured House Democrats to vote against a bill they liked, in order to block a trade bill they hated.<p><i>Updated June 12, 2015, 2:40 p.m.</i><p>House Democrats may have cast the fatal votes that killed President Obama’s trade agenda on Friday morning, but the party responsible for its …

Track Down

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Nearly Dead

How can it be that the largest pending trade deal in history -- a deal backed both by a Democratic president and Republican leaders in Congress -- is nearly dead?<p>The Trans-Pacific Partnership may yet squeak through Congress but its near-death experience offers an important lesson.<p>It's not that …

U.S. Economy

Congress Must Not Fast Track TPP to Ratification

Why Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren are fighting: The strange world of trade, the TPP and TPA

The two most significant icons in American progressive politics are fighting. Over the past few months, President Obama has lobbied Congress and the …

How Pelosi broke with Obama

Her final-hour move against the president’s trade agenda marks a low point in a relationship that produced his biggest achievements.<p>It had come to this: Nancy Pelosi needed John Boehner to help save her party and her president from an ugly public meltdown.<p>By Friday morning, it was clear that a …

Free Trade

Obama's plans for trade deals with Asia and Europe in tatters after Senate vote

Senate legislation fails to pass after Democrats put concerns about US jobs ahead of president’s argument that trade deals will boost global economy<p>Barack Obama’s ambitions to pass sweeping new free trade agreements with Asia and Europe fell at the first hurdle on Tuesday as Senate Democrats put …

Bernie Sanders

Ahead of G7, Merkel calls on Germans to get behind US trade treaty | DW | 30.05.2015

In an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung published Saturday, Merkel said she wanted an accord between the EU and US on TTIP before President Barack …

Europe

EU politicians protest to Congress over climate exemption in TPP row

MEPs urge US lawmakers not to adopt amendment that would stop President Obama bargaining on climate change during international trade talks<p>European Union politicians have written to US members of Congress pleading for them to remove a last-minute amendment that would bar Barack Obama from making …

Climate

TPP defeat: Why labor movement's war against fast track may not be over

As Democrats deliver major blow to Obama and GOP leaders, labor coalition prepares for fast-track supporters’ counterattack<p>Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, the main US labor federation, was uncharacteristically ebullient after the House voted down fast track on trade Friday, delivering a …

Middle-class

State Department Officials Pass Through Revolving Door, Lobby for Passage of TPP

While Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is refusing to reveal her position on the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, …

New TPP leak reveals how we're trading our sovereignty for cheap tariffs

Apr 1, 2015<p>New TPP leak reveals how we’re trading our sovereignty for cheap tariffs<p>WikiLeaks has published the secret investment chapter in the …

You Can’t Read the TPP and You Can’t Find Out Who in Congress Has

You probably know by now that no normal Americans are allowed to see the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. It’s classified. Even …

Will the Australian Government Walk Away from the TPP?

Yves here. The Wikileaks release last week of the TPP chapter draft from December 2014 that covered drugs and medical devices made clear that it …

Why Pelosi and House Democrats turned on their president over free trade

Over the last several days, President Barack Obama pulled out all the stops to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – aka fast track – which would …

New York Times