Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: trade

The new trade agenda: Deals that promote equality rather than inequality

These are the sort of rules that we should be looking to include in future trade agreements.

Will Trump’s US trade representative be another Pro-NAFTA, Pro-TPP type?

If Trump is considering this guy as USTR for real it would just show us one more betrayal of his campaign promises.

TPP is dead. Time for a progressive trade vision.

Together we can win a more just and sustainable future for us all, across borders.

Why is Washington still pushing the trans-pacific partnership?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) embodies the stacked deck. It was negotiated in secret of, by and for the global corporations.

A progressive path forward on trade

How do we get other countries to stop, change their strategies and spend more like we do?

Stiglitz Speaks: Globalization’s Grand Failure, Apple & Bad Trade Deals

Why do so many policymakers in Europe and the United States continue to push globalization, despite the evidence?

June’s Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit is Up 9 Percent

The June trade deficit rose from the months prior because of rising imports.

Clinton Commits: No TPP, Fundamentally Rethink Trade Policies

Clinton’s statement helps. Asking members of Congress to vote against TPP would help more.

TPP: The Devil’s in the Details

The TPP is a massive trade and investment agreement that dwarfs, but does not replace, NAFTA in its scope.

The Violent Image That America Projects To the World

“That respect and admiration that America once received is being steadily eroded largely because of the policies that the U.S. government is pursuing foreign affairs and domestic matters.”

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Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."