Activists hold lighted signs reading "STOP TPP" on March 5, 2015. (Flickr / Backbone Campaign)
05 Oct 2015

TPP Agreement Announced, Setting Up Battle In Congress

Congress becomes the last hope of stopping the Trans Pacific Partnership, where passage is not guaranteed despite fast track authority.

Donald Trump gestures with his hands as he speaks at a podium during a July 16, 2015 appearance in Laconia, New Hampshire. (Wikimedia Commons / Michael Vadon)
28 Sep 2015

Donald Trump Claims He Will Break Up NAFTA And Increase Taxes On The Rich

In an interview that aired Sunday on 60 Minutes and a press conference today, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump struck a seemingly populist tone on trade and taxes with promises to dump unfavorable trade deals and increase taxes on the wealthy.

At a May 17, 2014 flashmob-style protest in Germany against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership international trade deal, two activists hold signs objecting to the TTIP's potential effects on data privacy and the deal's lack of transparency. (Flickr / campact)
27 Aug 2015

Big Tobacco TTIP Discussion Documents Censored By EU

Documents related to discussions between US, British and European officials and multinational tobacco corporations concerning the regulation of tobacco under a new trade agreement were censored by the European Commission. Activists with Corporate Europe Observatory revealed the meetings through a Freedom of Information request, but the documents were heavily edited.

File: An antique pair of slave manacles rests atop cobblestones. (Wikimedia Commons / Antoine Taveneaux)
06 Aug 2015

TPP: White House Responds To Malaysia’s Slavery Problem By Lowering Standards

The scramble to secure a controversial trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is leading to some serious ethical conflicts for the Obama Administration. While many initial objections to TPP were due to concerns about a lack of transparency from the White House as to the contents of the agreement and how it was negotiated, a recent decision by the State Department to change a country’s ranking in a human trafficking report has human rights groups crying foul and citing TPP as the real reason for the change.

12 May 2015

Victory for Grassroots as Fast Track Goes Down in Crucial Senate Vote

‘We know the forces pushing the job-killing TPP won’t stop here, and they should know, neither will we,’ says Democracy for America By Deirdre Fulton Update (3 pm EDT): In what was immediately heralded as a victory for the grassroots, Senate Democrats on Tuesday stymied President Barack Obama’s corporate-driven trade