Tag: TPP

Critical Time to Stop Fast Track and the TPP

We’ve covered the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) many times over the past several years. It is a huge international agreement that covers trade and enhances corporate power that has been negotiated in secret by the Obama administration for more than five years. Members of Congress have had restricted access to the text of the agreement and …

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Now Is a Critical Moment to Stop Some Scary Global Corporate Deals That Are in the Works

Solidarity will build the power needed to transform trade so people and planet come before profits. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet The moment facing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its sibling the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (known as ‘TAFTA’) and the future approach to trade is reaching a critical stage. …

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United States Escalates Military and Economic Domination in Asia Pacific

The focus of today’s show is President Obama’s trip to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines to build support for escalation of the US’ military presence and for the TransPacific Partnership (TPP). We are joined by Bernadette Ellorin of BAYAN USA which helped to coordinate protests to US military and economic domination in the …

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: “We Will Not Obey”; Building a Global Resistance Movement

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in TruthOut We are in a time of transformational change. The opportunity is here to reverse the destruction wrought by rigged corporate trade agreements and to demand trade that is fair and promotes sustainable practices. There is no reason trade cannot improve the lives of workers and …

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People Across America Are Waking Up to the Effects of ‘Disaster Capitalism’

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Originally published in Alternet People are taking initiative rather than waiting for leaders. In her book Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein explains how crises are used by governments to distract and frighten people so that unpopular and exploitative policies can be pushed through It seems that …

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The Subjects of American Empire are Joining in Solidarity

June 21, 2013 By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in AlterNet.org We are all subjects of the American Empire. Whether we live in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East . . .  we are all under the thumb of neo-liberal capitalism that puts concentrated corporate power in control of our lives. …

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