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October 5, 2015
A TPP Deal Is Finally Reached, but Don’t Assume It Will Pass Congress
Election-year pressures and the deal’s actual details may yet scuttle final passage of TPP.
September 24, 2015
You Can’t Fight Poverty With a Concert
Global Citizen’s celebrity-packed festival aims to mobilize millennials against poverty. That’s pointless if it strips politics from the fight.
September 11, 2015
The TPP Will Finish What Chile’s Dictatorship Started
Salvador Allende warned against neoliberalism’s disastrous effects just before he was overthrown. He was right to be worried.
August 20, 2015
Congress Is Sick of the Secrecy Around the TPP
And Senator Sherrod Brown is blocking a key Obama nominee to show it.
July 29, 2015
Malaysia Needed a Clean Human Rights Record—So the State Department Just Gave It to Them
The president cleansed Malaysia of its notorious human trafficking record to give the country a front row seat to join the TPP—and Congress can’t do anything about it.
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July 1, 2015
TPP Could Actually Make Working Conditions Worse in Vietnam
The free market won’t break the country’s manufacturers’ reliance on forced labor, child labor, and dismal wages.
June 23, 2015
The Fast-Track Fight Is Effectively Over: It’s Happening
Liberals lost the fast-track battle, but don’t assume this means TPP will pass.
June 22, 2015
We Need to Fight Again to Stop Fast Track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Fast track is headed back to the Senate.
June 20, 2015
June 20, 1900: The Boxer Rebellion Begins in China, Targets Foreign Interference
“The revolt is one against modern ideas and methods, whether imposed from without or advocated from within.”
June 15, 2015
Keep Up the Pressure to Defeat Fast Track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Activists managed to convince the House of Representatives to reject fast track on Friday but the fight isn’t over.