23 Jan 2017

Setback For Neoliberalism: Trump Dumps TPP, Will Renegotiate NAFTA

President Donald Trump reportedly signed executive orders that will remove the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and start a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It increases the possibility that the Trump administration will deliver a fatal blow to neoliberal globalization. That such actions came

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The Wikileaks Truck in front of the White House (Wikileaks Truck on Flickr)
10 Oct 2016

Leak Shows Clinton Supporting Wall Street, Open Borders, And Hemispheric Union

On Friday, Wikileaks began releasing leaked emails from Hillary Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta. One email in particular could be explosive.

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Still from PBS NewsHour broadcast of the first 2016 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
28 Sep 2016

TPP And Trade Take Center Stage At First Presidential Debate

The debate focused on trade deals signed by the US and their effects on the country’s working class, particularly in swing states OH, MI, and PA.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a "Get Out the Caucus" rally at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. (Gage Skidmore on Flickr)
10 Mar 2016

At Miami Debate, Clinton Campaign Builds On Pattern Of Dishonesty

Clinton has been plagued by the perception that she is dishonest all throughout the 2016 presidential election, and her campaign isn’t helping.

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07 Mar 2016

Hillary Clinton Runs From Free Trade Record At Debate

Hillary Clinton’s record on trade policy has continued to be a problem for her among Democratic voters – both in 2008 and today.

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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.

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12 Aug 2015

Nabisco To Ship Jobs To Mexico

As the White House pushes for more corporate trade deals like TPP, the effects from older ones are still leaving their mark on American workers. Nabisco, now owned by Mondelez International, plans to get rid of half of the workers at the the company’s Southwest Side Chicago bakery and send the jobs to a new facility in Salinas, Mexico. The Mexican facility will now be responsible for making some of Nabisco’s most popular products, including Oreos, and Ritz crackers. In total the Chicago plant will lose 600 jobs and nine production lines.

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