Posts Tagged with "free trade"

Meet the TPP: A Worldwide Corporate Power Grab of Enormous Proportions

Monday, September 10, 2012

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Meet the TPP: A Worldwide Corporate Power Grab of Enormous Proportions

As international trade negotiators gathered this week at a posh golf resort in rural Virginia to hammer out details of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), they sought to project an image of inclusion and receptivity to public input. In reality, this high-stakes global corporate pact, now in its 14th round of discussions, is heavily [...]

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Stop ‘NAFTA on steroids’!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Stop ‘NAFTA on steroids’!

We just got word that a round of closed door negotiations will begin this week for the largest free trade agreement in history. We are talking about NAFTA on steroids—an 11-country free trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Right now, negotiations for the TPP are being conducted in secret. The corporate lobbyists pushing for this [...]

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Can You Arrest A Corporation?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Can You Arrest A Corporation?

There are some who say that corporations are people. So can you arrest one? Well, we’re going to find out. Right now, corporations technically have the same First Amendment rights as real live people (as ruled by the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC two years ago). So shouldn’t we (real live people) [...]

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