Tag: TPP

Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown Slams Obama-Backed TPP As ‘Massive Sellout Of American Workers’

Democratic senators have typically used deferential language when discussing Obama administration initiatives, even ones they don’t support. In that, they have emulated Ronald Reagan’s (possibly apocryphal) “Eleventh Commandment” about not publicly attacking members of your own party. But that may be changing with the president’s push for a 12-nation trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. […]

Clinton says she flipped on trade deal after seeing it – but it’s not public

Hillary Clinton is drawing head scratches from the White House for saying she decided to oppose the Pacific-nation trade deal after “looking at it” — even though the official text is not public. The Democratic presidential front-runner addressed her flip-flop on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal she backed as secretary of state, at Tuesdays Democratic debate. She […]

Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown Slams Obama-Backed TPP As ‘Massive Sellout of American Workers’

Democratic senators have typically used deferential language when discussing Obama administration initiatives, even ones they don’t support. In that, they have emulated Ronald Reagan’s (possibly apocryphal) “Eleventh Commandment” about not publicly attacking members of your own party. But that may be changing with the president’s push for a 12-nation trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. […]

Why China Doesn’t Mind Being Left Out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

In case you hadn’t heard, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a really big deal — unless you’re China.   The largest regional trade agreement in history involves the United States and 11 countries in the Asia Pacific and the Americas, which collectively represent about 40 percent of world GDP and around a quarter of global exports. […]

How the TPP Could Lead to Worldwide Internet Censorship

On Monday, we learned that global “leaders” had come to an agreement on the infamous Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP. While discouraging, this doesn’t mean the game is over — far from it.   Although politicians have come to a secret agreement, this democracy killing, corporate monstrosity still has to pass the U.S. Congress. So it’s […]

China cautiously welcomes Trans-Pacific free trade deal

China has cautiously welcomed a free trade deal struck between 12 Pacific Rim countries, the biggest in decades. The US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) cuts trade tariffs and sets common standards in member countries including Japan and the US. China said it was “open to any mechanism” that follows World Trade Organization rules. But it did […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Hillary Clinton says she does not support the agreement

Hillary Clinton has broken ranks with Barack Obama and criticised the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, saying it will not do enough to create American jobs or “advance our national security”.   The former US Secretary of State, who is a leading contender for the Democratic nomination for President, said she was “not in favour” […]

Officials reach Trans-Pacific Partnership deal; faces tough fight in Congress

The United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations agreed Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a historic, international deal backed by President Obama that continues to create divisions on both ends of the U.S. political spectrum.   Negotiators took nearly six years to complete the deal, which if ratified is projected to impact 40 percent […]

Exclusive – Jeff Sessions: Obamatrade Can Be Killed

Obamatrade collectively refers to Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which is the controversial fast-track mechanism for ramming bills through Congress with minimum scrutiny, and the three major trade deals that would be guaranteed these ‘fast-track’ protections before a page of them had been made public: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and […]

Republicans Sour on Obama’s Trade Pact

Having secured a landmark trade agreement with 11 Pacific Rim nations, President Obama is now relying on trade-loving Republicans to ratify it in Congress. But as details of the pact emerge, the chances of widespread GOP support are dicier than they once were.   Senior Republicans have long been the loudest cheerleaders for the Trans-Pacific […]