Trade, economics, and globalization (neoliberalism)

Get Free Trade Sneak Attack Out of Financial Reregulation Bill!

This message was originally distributed by Public Citizen. Buried in the 1200-page Senate financial reregulation bill we found a sneaky provision that would undermine state-level insurance consumer protections if they conflict with trade agreements! Yup, the “Office of National Insurance” (ONI) proposal would empower the Treasury Department to unilaterally override existing state insurance regulations that…

A Beacon of Hope for 2010! Support the Jubilee Act for Debt Relief for Poor Countries!

Just before the holidays, Congressional leaders put aside partisan differences to stand together in support of the world’s poorest. After months of anticipation, the Jubilee Act (HR 4405) was reintroduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), along with Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA), Ranking Member Spencer Bachus (R-AL), and seven more Republican and Democratic…