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Fair trade news and analysis from The Nation
July 10, 2016
Democrats Toughen Trade Stance—but Reject Formal Opposition to the TPP
By leaving the party’s position in doubt, Democrats have created an opening for Trump.
June 27, 2016
What the Democrats Must Learn From Brexit About Free-Trade Deals
Sanders and Clinton are right to oppose the TPP, and the Democratic Party should do the same.
February 18, 2016
Black Workers Matter, Too
A movement linking civil rights with the right to organize would narrow the racial wage gap—and reinvigorate American labor.
January 14, 2016
How to Make the Trans-Pacific Partnership Work for Workers and Communities
As written, the TPP has many flaws. But it could be salvaged if we open up the dispute-resolution process to civil-society stakeholders.
April 17, 2015
If Clinton Is Serious About Economic Populism, She Should Come Out Against Fast Track
This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.
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December 22, 2014
Is Your Favorite Chocolate the Product of Child Labor?
An estimated half-million to 1.5 million children are involved in the cocoa trade.
January 27, 2014
The Farmer Who Took on Corporate Globalization
Among the first challengers of the "free trade" fantasy were farmers, fisherfolk, peasants and indigenous peoples. John Kinsman was their comrade and champion.
August 22, 2012
The Brawl Over Fair Trade Coffee
Corporate sponsorship is undermining a wide network of democratic, farmer-owned co-ops.