Tag Archive for free trade

Nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing to say: How the broad climate movement has failed us

 Graffiti from Havana, Cuba By James Jordan (Originally published in Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal) January 13, 2016 – It has been a month since the UN climate summit in Paris, aka COP 21. One might expect the kind of ebb and flow we often see in popular movements. Interest in climate issues, the…

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Is a Horrible Rip-off and a Direct Threat to Democracy Itself

(This information was compiled or written by Glen Anderson of Olympia Fellowship Of Reconciliation. Originally published on the “Global Economics” part of the website, www.olympiafor.org. Watch Olympia FOR’s November 2013 TV program on this topic.) By Glen Anderson TPP’s “Fast Track” has been introduced in Congress to prevent serious debate and prevent any amendments whatsoever.…

Congress Moves Toward Passing Colombia, Panama & S. Korea Free Trade Agreements

“And I’ll also oppose the Colombia Free Trade Agreement if President Bush insists on sending it to Congress because the violence against unions in Colombia would make a mockery of the very labor protections that we have insisted be included in these kinds of agreements. So you can trust me when I say that whatever…

Congress is Coming Home, Tell Them We Won’t Stand for More-of-the-Same Free Trade!

The Alliance for Responsible Trade urges you to act now to stop NAFTA-like free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama! Last Friday, Representatives came home for their “in-district work week.” With rumors circulating that the South Korea Free Trade Agreement (the biggest agreement of its kind since NAFTA) will soon be brought to…

Colombian Vice President in DC Lobbying Unions & Congress to Support US-Col Free Trade Agreement

Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon is in Washington DC lobbying for passage of the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. As a former unionist and progressive turned neoliberal, Garzon plans to meet with opponents of the FTA, including officials from the AFL-CIO, the Teamsters and the United Auto Workers, as well as with Sen. Sherrod Brown. Garzon…