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Trans-Pacific Partnership Guarantee (tags)

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Senate Caves on Fast Track (tags)

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Congress Approves Greater Corporate Predation (tags)

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Dirty Fast Track Politics (tags)

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Fast Track Derailed? House Deals Blow to Corporate Friendly Trade Agenda (tags)

"Today’s votes to stall Fast Track and TPP are a major win for anyone who cares about climate change," said 350.org executive director May Boeve. "This disastrous deal would extend the world's dependence on fracked gas..."

Presstitute Media Support Anti-Consumer Fast Track Legislation (tags)

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House Rejects Fast Track Authority - For Now (tags)

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"Fast Track" Hurdles and Development Concerns Remain‎ After House Trade Votes (tags)

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries (tags)

Fast Track, TTIP, TPP and TISA should be scrapped! Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO described the TTIP as "secret tribunals" where only "foreign investors" can sue. This article from The Guardian UK focuses on El Salvador. and Pacific Rim.

Laurence Tribe's letter on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (tags)

TPP and TTIP create a parallel private arbitration system where only foreign investors can sue states. This crisis for democracy and the constitutional state could be averted by scrapping Fast Track, TPP and TTIP.

Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) (tags)

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Broken Prmises, 12 pp (tags)

The TPP is being hailed as the strongest free trade agreement yet. But this is not the first time this claim has been made. Proponents of previous trade agreements have made similar claims about every free trade agreement signed in the last 20 years,

Senate Advances Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority: Debate Shifts to House (tags)

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Senate Defeats Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority (tags)

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership suggests Obama has no sense of irony (tags)

The president’s statement that there’s nothing secret in the classified agreement is plainly wrong, writes Evan Greer

Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped! (tags)

How scandalous that communities and states should lose sovereignty to corporations! In the TTIP, corporations can sue states for lost profits. Public interest legislation can be called a trade barrier or indirect expropriation.

Panel Discussion on Government and Corruption, 1 hr (tags)

The Roberts court narrowly defines corruption as quid pro quo bribery. Are lobbyists a form of corruption? Can private debts become public debts? Call your representative and demand that they they reject Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

TTIP: Threat to Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

The TTIP, the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person arbitration courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible.

Reid Derails Fast Track (tags)

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US Trade Representative Dodges Senate Fast Track Hearing (tags)

The US Trade Representative (USTR) declined an invitation to testify at the Senate Finance Committee opening hearing on the controversial “Fast Track” legislation – leaving an Ohio Republican, Sen. Rob Portman, in the position of representing the White House...

Protesting Xavier Becerra's Support of TPP (tags)

“Hey Becerra, you can't hide—we can see your corporate side!”

Get Ready for the 2014 Trade Tsunami: Lori Wallach (tags)

2014 could be Fast Track’s Waterloo. But between this prospect and reality lies a knock-down drag-out battle that will be quickly engaged with the dawn of the new year. Get ready.

TPP Protesters Greet President Obama in Beverly Hills — in Pictures (tags)

[This is a subset of the full article, which was posted to LA Progressive. http://www.laprogressive.com/tpp-protesters-obama/ ]

Summer 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership IS Immigrant Rights!

Inequalities, Taxes, and More Inequalities (tags)

Thanks to Occupy, most working people are well aware of the growing inequalities in wealth. But for those who lack the specifics, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich provides a useful overview: “…the rich have been getting a larger and larger portion of total income. From 9 percent in 1980, the top 1 percent’s take increased to 23.5 percent by 2007. CEOs who in the 1970s took home 40 times the compensation of average workers now rake in 350 times.” (“Confessions of a Class Warrior,” August 22, 2010).

Tues 3/17: Movement to Stop Blackwater Like Training Center in Riverside Grows (tags)

A private company, the Procinctu Group, has received approval for a “Blackwater-like” warfare training facility in Homeland, CA dubbed “The Ranch,” including shooting ranges, driving tracks, and live-fire training. The site is situated next to an established church retreat in a residential agricultural area that the developers say will be perfect for training because it looks “like Afghanistan.”

3/17: Veterans Group Joins Protest to Stop Blackwater -Like Training Center in Riverside (tags)

A private company, the Procinctu Group, has received approval for a “Blackwater-like” warfare training facility in Homeland, CA dubbed “The Ranch,” including shooting ranges, driving tracks, and live-fire training. The site is situated next to an established church retreat in a residential agricultural area that the developers say will be perfect for training because it looks “like Afghanistan.”

Local Residents to Protest Plans for Paramilitary Training Center in Riverside, CA (tags)

LOCAL RESIDENTS ASK: WHY WAS THIS PRIVATE PARAMILITARY FIRM APPROVED BY THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS? Protest Planned Against Procinctu Plans to Build Private Military Training Center on Tuesday, January 27 Residents Hopes to Halt Construction of "The Ranch" Inspired by Successful Battle Against Blackwater's Plans in San Diego County WHERE: Outside the Riverside County Administrative Center, at 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside CA WHEN: 8:30 to 9:30 AM, Tuesday January 27, 2009 Protest outside Riverside County Administrative Center 11:00 a.m: Protesters will move inside to express concerns to Riverside County Board of Supervisors general meeting during Oral Communication

Candidate Alexander: Iraq War, Many Diversions (tags)

While Americans were being distracted by the tears and fears of Ms Paris Hilton, brave American soldiers were dying in Iraq. While Americans are watching television, the events in Iraq are dividing the Middle East. While Americans are watching television the Bush administration is assisting the multi-national oil giants in the attempt to privatize Iraq’s vast oil reserves, an effort that will destroy Iraq’s economy, will leave the people of Iraq in poverty and will weaken the existing government.

Presidential Candidate: Immigrants Beaten Coast to Coast (tags)

On a day when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton spent the evening in rallies with thousands of immigrants, to make amends for the terrible beatings that hundreds of immigrants and reporters received at the Los Angeles May Day rallies, President Bush, along with key Democrats and Republicans, took their tern beating up 12 million immigrants coast to coast.

URGENT!!FAST TRACK VOTE TOMORROW!! TELL YOUR REP TO VOTE 'NO'!! (tags)

CONGRESS MUST HEAR FROM THEIR CONSTITUENTS THAT THIS PROCESS IS OUTRAGEOUS! CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN DC: 1-877-611-0063 (AFL-CIO SPONSORED TOLL FREE NUMBER) 1-202-224-3121 (CAPITOL HILL SWITCHBOARD) TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY GIVES BUSH THE RIGHT TO TRADE OUR JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT AWAY. TELL YOUR REP TO VOTE 'NO' ON TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY!!

Today's Voice: ISRAEL/PALESTINE: STOP THE VIOLENCE! (tags)

The Media tells us what is wrong with the world; Voice4change will tell you what to do about it! Our member organizations are busy organizing, so we want to bring their message to you. Our affiliates are doing great work every day. They need your support…We will be their link to you. Sign on to www.voice4change.org

Call this Week to Stop Fast Track; Stop Corporate Giveaways (tags)

" Last December, the House of Representatives passed fast track by just one vote (215-214). We can beat this outrageous corporate giveaway when the bill comes back to the House if we pick up just one more vote.. . "

Oppose Fast Track in the Senate! (tags)

This is a letter the AFL-CIO is circulating to oppose the Senate Fast Track bill. If your organization can sign on, e-mail your info to edrake@aflcio.org or spaul@aflcio.org, or call Elizabeth Drake at 202-637-5169/Scott Paul at 202-637-5088.

ASJE ANNUAL MEETING SET FOR APRIL 6 - 7 (tags)

The ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT (ASJE) is a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world where nature is protected, the worker is respected, and unrestrained corporate power is rejected, through grassroots education, organization, and action. JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL MEETING IN PORTLAND, OREGON!

Thanks Susan Davis- fast track passes by 1 vote (tags)

fast track passes by 1 vote

Speaker of the House Calls for a vote on delayed Fast-Track (tags)

Interesting stuff below. It seems that the pro-trade forces are jockeying for a better position, rather than actually pushing for a vote on Fast Track. Apparently, a lot of pressure is set to come down on Harlem's Rep. Charles Rangel.

Public Citizen Reports on the State of Fast Track (tags)

Though the Fast Track Bill narrowly past through the house committee, Public Citizen sees this is a very winnable fight.

Fast Track Now?? (tags)

In what should be recognized as scandalous opportunism, the Bush Administration and the pro-free trade think tanks have been exploiting the political leverage they've gained in the wake of the S11 tragedies to try to win "Fast Track Trade Authority" for the pResident.

Labor Day Events in Los Angeles (tags)

Labor Day Events in Los Angeles. (See also pictures posted by Slobodan Dimitrov)

Nail Fast Track Now! (tags)

NOW'S THE TIME to bring pressure to bear directly on Congress to stop fast track legislation. They know that lots of people have been out in the street against the FTAA. They need to hear the same message from us as "ordinary constiuents." Background information and actions/instructions provided.

Urgent Alert: To Activists Opposed To "Free Trade" (tags)

Stop Fast Track in its tracks. Send a message to Congress today! Call them toll-free at 1-800-393-1082.

MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR SEPT 29 MOBILIZATION (tags)

The largest mass mobilization in Southern California since the Democratic National Convention protests ihas momentum building behind it as activists announce a July 20 planning meeting at CARECEN. NO TO THE FTAA, NO TO PLAN COLOMBIA are issues included in the recently released "Call."

FTAA fast track (tags)

June 19, 2001 over 250 giant corporations from across the country came together in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building in Washington DC to announce a new business coalition, USTrade, that will work to push the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), a new round of the WTO, and especially FAST TRACK in the U.S. Congress. A preliminary analysis of those present at the meeting indicates large numbers of wealthy Caucasian males wearing expensive suits.

The latest on stopping Fast Track. (tags)

Important update.

Bush Reps to Push for 'Fast Track' Trade Authority (tags)

Bush wants to kill the planet, and the non-millionaires just that much faster!!!

Flashpoints Radio, June 13, 2001: Why 1000's of Europeans are protesting GWBush (tags)

KPFA Flashpoints Radio June 13, 2001 (link to audio in 'full story') - Why 10,000's of Europeans are gathering in Sweden to protest G.W.Bush. (8 min) - U.S. Congress set to give G.W.Bush fast track authority (10 min) - Lawful abortion providers being intimidated by "pro-life" bombings and arsons. (13 min) - Abducted Cololmian indigenous environmental activist Kimi Pernia Domico still missing (9 min)

Leone Hankey's Statement on April 21 FTAA Protests at the border (tags)

Leone Hankey's Statement on the April 21 Protests at the San Diego/Tijuana border -- from an April 17 press conference outside the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.

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