Category Archives: Human Rights

The KOREA FTA: A Bad Choice for Leftovers

Leftovers can often be a gamble. It’s even worse if they’ve been sitting out for three years, after being left behind by the last landlord. President Bush and the Republic of Korea signed the KORUS Free Trade Agreement on June … Continue reading

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Action Alert! TPP Talks Under Way

We need you to send a clear message to Congress that President Obama’s progressive vision of reform must be inserted into ongoing TPP trade talks.   The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations start up this week in San Francisco, and include … Continue reading

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TPP Must be More than NAFTA in the Asia Pacific

(Reuters) – Trade negotiators from the United States, Vietnam and six other Asia Pacific nations meet in San Francisco this week for work on a free-trade agreement that U.S. trade officials say could transform the region. But beyond the rhetoric, … Continue reading

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America Plays the Sucker in Global Trade

By Robyn E. Blumner, Times Columnist Source: St. Petersburg Times “It’s the trade deficit, stupid.” Maybe if people walked around with signs and T-shirts with that slogan rather than railed against the federal budget deficit, the American worker wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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