Monday, June 26, 2017

Tag: AFL-CIO

Can Corporate Raider Wilbur Ross Deliver on Trump’s Blue-Collar Promises?

Trump's pick for commerce secretary has a track record of saving American jobs. Whether he can bring many back to the Rust Belt remains to be seen. A decade ago, cheap Chinese cloth was hammering American textile makers. Companies like Burlington Industries and Cone Mills, two big U.S. makers of...

Wikileaks Says Secretive Trade Agreement Paves Way to Corporatization of Public Services

WikiLeaks has released a thousands of documents that critics of free trade said shows how officials negotiating the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, could force privatization on public institutions around the world. The most surprising revelations in the WikiLeaks documents released this week involve state-owned enterprises, or SOEs —...

The TPP and TTIP Trade Agreements: “A Dystopian Future in which Corporations Rather Than...

The Obama-proposed international-trade deals, if passed into law, will lead to “a dystopian future in which corporations and not democratically elected governments call the shots,” says Alfred De Zayas, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order. These two mammoth trade-pacts, one (TTIP) for Atlantic...

Now We Know Why Huge TPP Trade Deal Is Kept Secret From the Public

A key section of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been leaked to the public. The New York Times has a major story on the contents of the leaked chapter, and it's as bad as many of us feared. Now we know why the corporations and the Obama...

Manufacturing Dissent: The Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites

This article was first published in 2010. The author’s introductory quote was first formulated in 2001 in the context of the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City which was held a few months before 9/11. “Everything the Foundation did could be regarded as “making the World safe for...

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