• New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

    "The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, increase the cost of prescription medications and restrict bank regulation, according to two internal memos obtained by The Huffington Post. The memos, which come from a government involved in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, detail continued disputes in the talks over the deal. The documents reveal broad disagreement over a host of key positions, and general skepticism that an agreement can be reached by year-end. The Obama administration has urged countries to reach a deal by New Year's Day, though there is no technical deadline...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. ...

    published: 10 Dec 2013
  • Corporation Above Nation: EU-US trade deal to harm consumers

    Europe and the US are in negotiations which they hope will result in a much needed boost to their cash flows. They're sitting down to hammer out the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which would remove a number of regulations that currently create barriers to trade. The successful adoption of the agreement promises both parties substantial gains. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break ...

    published: 11 Nov 2013
  • D.I.Y. Corporate Raiding: "Free Trade "Deals"" re: Trans Pacific Partnership

    Explores the benefits of raiding using your governmental control. Address by Minister Van Loan to Asia-Pacific Canadian Chambers of Commerce http://www.international.gc.ca/media_commerce/comm/speeches-discours/2010/2010-040.aspx?lang=eng&view=d

    published: 25 Jun 2012
  • Corporate Managed Trade Deals Screw America

    It's time to do what Hillary Clinton said we should do in 2008 - opt out of NAFTA. And while we're at it - let's pull out of all the other so-called free trade deals as well. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

    published: 09 Feb 2016
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: the dirtiest trade deal, you've never heard of

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership - what's at stake? Support GetUp! Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rVCqWw The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a deal currently being negotiated between 12 countries, including Australia - and currently, drafts leaked to media suggest that there's a lot to be afraid of. The Abbott Government can still refine or reject parts of the deal that aren't in the public interest; but without public pressure, there's little hope of hearing about, much less putting a stop to, the devil in the detail. Sign the petition here: https://www.getup.org.au/tpp Write to your MP here: https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/tpp/email-your-mp/the-trans-pacific-partnership-whats-at-stake--2 For more about GetUp Australia visit: www.getup.org.au To donate to GetUp Australia visit: ...

    published: 28 Jan 2015
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Explained

    President Donald Trump has killed the TPP. This is an explanation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - the largest trade deal in world history - that President Obama had been negotiating. Free audiobook: http://www.audibletrial.com/TheDailyConversation Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Music: "Tremsz" by Gunnar Olsen - YouTube Audio Library Join us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Join us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Join us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo

    published: 01 Jun 2015
  • "A Corporate Trojan Horse": Critics Decry Secretive TPP Trade Deal as a Threat to Democracy

    http://democracynow.org - Senate Finance Committee leaders Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Ron Wyden are expected to introduce a "fast-track" trade promotion authority bill as early as this week that would give the president authority to negotiate the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and then present it to Congress for a yes-or-no vote, with no amendments allowed. On Wednesday, more than 1,000 labor union members rallied on Capitol Hill to call on Democrats to oppose "fast-track" authority. We speak with two people closely following the proposed legislation: Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, and Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Florida. Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,300+ TV and radio stations Mon...

    published: 16 Apr 2015
  • Obama Seeks Fast Track for TPP, Trade Deal that Could Thwart "Almost Any Progressive Policy or Goal"

    http://democracynow.org - Congressional Democrats are openly criticizing the secrecy surrounding the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), just as President Obama begins a major push to pass the controversial deal. The United States is engaged in talks with 11 Latin American and Asian countries for the sweeping trade pact that would cover 40 percent of the global economy. But its provisions have mostly been kept secret. After the White House deemed a briefing on the trade pact "classified," Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut called the measures "needlessly secretive," saying: "If the TPP would be as good for American jobs as they claim, there should be nothing to hide." This comes as Obama recently called on Congress to pass "fast track" legislation to streamline the passage...

    published: 19 Mar 2015
  • Trade Deals Give Unprecedented Corporate Power At Cost of Human Lives (w/ Brook K Baker) Full

    The importance of the Indian Supreme Court's decision on generic drugs, why the bar is lower for generic drug production in the United States,why Pharma companies drive inefficiency and threaten global health, why pharma companies are primarily marketing firms , why medicine is a "Global Public Good" and why "free trade agreements" are simply a giveaway for corporations. This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/SamSeder

    published: 04 Apr 2013
  • The Realities of Free Trade Deals

    Why has free trade become so unpopular? What should be done to make it acceptable again?

    published: 08 Sep 2016
  • The Global Corporate Coup And Why The Media Supports It

    Finally, finally, finally the mainstream media is talking about the TPP. You know, the Trans-Pacific Partnership: The massive 12-nation international trade deal that comprises nearly 40% of the world's commerce and is a huge giveaway to corporate interests at the expense of workers and environment. The MSM has finally caught wind 4 years late. BUT, of course, the way they're talking about it is more shallow than a puddle and only in reference to the horse race between Hillary and Trump. To really delve deep about all the implications and redacted perspectives, Lee Camp is joined by Redacted Tonight correspondents Naomi Karavani and John F. O'Donnell. GET FREE TICKETS to be in our LIVE AUDIENCE in Washington DC! Email RedactedTix@gmail.com. OTHER CITIES - We tour regularly with live stan...

    published: 05 Aug 2016
  • Obama Trade Deal To Put Corporations Above The Law

    "President Barack Obama's administration on Monday formally invited Mexico to join controversial free trade negotiations known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, reinforcing consumer and environmental group concerns that the deal may establish broad new powers for corporations. The invitation comes less than one week after a leaked U.S. document sparked an uproar because it proposed terms that would grant corporations the ability to bypass U.S. public interest laws and regulations in courts here and appeal directly to international tribunals. U.S. advocacy groups and some members of Congress have criticized the U.S. proposals...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. *Read more here from Zach Carter at The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/obama-trade-me...

    published: 23 Jun 2012
  • Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits

    http://www.democracynow.org - The Obama administration is facing increasing scrutiny for the extreme secrecy surrounding negotiations around a sweeping new trade deal that could rewrite the nation's laws on everything from healthcare and internet freedom, to food safety and the financial markets. The latest negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were recently held behind closed doors in Lima, Peru, but the Obama administration has rejected calls to release the current text. Even members of Congress have complained about being shut out of the negotiation process. Last year, a leaked chapter from the draft agreement outlined how the TPP would allow foreign corporations operating in the United States to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have th...

    published: 06 Jun 2013
  • Bill Clinton Talks Trade And Taxes | Squawk Box | CNBC

    "Squawk Box's" Becky Quick talks with former President Bill Clinton about the likelihood of possible job losses from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and where he thinks corporate tax rates should fall. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC Bill Clinton Talks Trade And Taxes...

    published: 21 Sep 2016
  • Trump: We’re renegotiating trade deals; stock market at highs

    Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard and Smart Trade Pro founder D.R. Barton on President Trump touting jobs and stocks at the start of the Charlottesville statement.

    published: 14 Aug 2017
  • Why You Can't Read Obama's Free-Trade Deal

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the biggest trade deals the U.S. has ever negotiated, but the public isn't privy to it. Follow Elizabeth Hagedorn: http://www.twitter.com/elizhagedorn See more at http://www.newsy.com Transcript: Depending on who you talk to, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is either "a vital piece of middle-class economics," as President Obama called it, or "a new easy way for corporations to shut down in America," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont. Problem is, we have no real way of knowing. The trade agreement — one of the biggest in American history — is classified. Journalists and members of the public can't read it. Most of it, anyway. WikiLeaks has published the draft texts for a few chapters, focusing on intellectual property rights and...

    published: 13 May 2015
  • TPP The Dirtiest Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of

    Multinational corporations are and have always been a threat against humanity! Thousands of corporate lobbyists are helping to write these secret pacts -- but the public isn't allowed to see them. Global governments know that the public won't like these corporate power grabs, so they're hoping to keep them under the radar until it's too late to stop them.

    published: 13 Jul 2015
  • Obama Can't Get Dems To Back Horrible Trade Deal

    *U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman -- President Barack Obama's top trade official -- ventured into it Tuesday evening, meeting with a group of liberal leaders in a ritual known as Common Purpose -- an off-the-record weekly gathering that features an administration official and representatives of the Democratic coalition, from labor and environmental groups to consumer advocates and online progressive groups. Froman's appearance was part of a stepped-up charm offensive the U.S. trade representative is waging, hoping to soften liberal opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the free trade deal Obama is attempting to cut with Asian nations. The same day, Froman spoke publicly at the Democratic-aligned think tank Center for American Progress. GOP leaders in Congress support the tr...

    published: 21 Feb 2014
  • Obama's Secret Trade Pact With The 1% -- Farewell Clean Air & Clean Water -- It's Been Nice

    A draft agreement leaked Wednesday shows the Obama administration is pushing a secret trade agreement that could vastly expand corporate power. A U.S. proposal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact between the United States and eight Pacific nations would allow foreign corporations operating in the U.S. to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its ruling. It's been branded as a trade agreement, but really it is enforceable corporate global governance. The agreement requires that every signatory country conform all of its laws, regulations and administrative procedures to what are 26 chapters of very comprehensive rules, only two of which have anything to do with t...

    published: 23 Jun 2012
  • TPP = A MASSIVE Jobs Killer

    People from across the political spectrum have been able to track down a few small problems with TPP, a massive mult-national corporate trade deal. One of its promises was to create jobs and higher GDP’s. Economists have found those promises false. John Iadarola (ThinkTank), Michael Shure, and Elliot Hill (The Lip TV), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. "Independent analysis from the World Bank put paid to the idea that TPP states would experience any growth, but didn't address the question of jobs. But a new working paper from Jerome Capaldo and Alex Izurieta, economists from Tufts University's Global Development and Environment Institute and Jomo Kwame Sundaram -- formerly the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for ...

    published: 24 Jan 2016
  • Candidate Obama: "NAFTA Was a Mistake" President O "The TPP is a High Priority"

    Once again, Obama campaigned on one thing and does the opposite. NAFTA on Steroids The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy. While the Occupy movement has forced a public discussion of extreme corporate influence on every aspect of our lives, behind closed doors corporate America is implementing a stealth strategy to formalize its rule in a truly horrifying manner. The mechanism is the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Negotiations have been conducted in extreme secrecy, so you are in good company if you have never heard of it. But the thirteenth round of negotiations between the United States and eight Pacific Rim nations will be held in San Diego in early July. The TPP has been cleverly misbranded as a trade ag...

    published: 03 Apr 2015
  • Join The Dots: What's the Deal? Brexit, Arms and Corporate Power

    Real Media's senior editor Kam Sandhu and investigative journalist Matt Kennard discuss UK Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox - his history and ties to US corporations, what this means for Brexit negotiations and what's it's really like inside the world's largest arms fair Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.

    published: 03 Oct 2017
  • Disastrous Trade Deals | Bernie Sanders

    For decades, politicians have supported trade agreements which have cost us millions of decent paying jobs as corporate America shuts down plants here and moves to low-wage countries. As president, my trade policies will break that cycle of agreements which enrich at the expense of the working people of this country. --------- ★ Join the political revolution at www.berniesanders.com ★ Connect with Bernie: Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/berniesanders/ Twitter → https://twitter.com/berniesanders Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/berniesanders/ Tumblr → http://berniesanders.tumblr.com/ Snapchat → bernie.sanders ★ https://connect.berniesanders.com → The campaign’s official social media organizing tool ★ About Bernie: Bernie Sanders is a Democratic candidate for President of the ...

    published: 11 Mar 2016
  • NAFTA Strengthened Canada's Corporate Class

    Engler: Free trade deal bolstered neoliberal capitalism in Canada and opened it up to further resource extraction See more videos: http://therealnews.com

    published: 10 Jan 2014
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New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

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"The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, increase the cost of prescription medications and restrict bank regulation, according to two internal memos obtained by The Huffington Post. The memos, which come from a government involved in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, detail continued disputes in the talks over the deal. The documents reveal broad disagreement over a host of key positions, and general skepticism that an agreement can be reached by year-end. The Obama administration has urged countries to reach a deal by New Year's Day, though there is no technical deadline...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. *Read more here from Zach Carter / The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/08/tpp-trade-agreement_n_4409211.html Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Join The Young Turks Network mailing list http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/register-subscriber/ or Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturks Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TheYoungTurks Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20 Buy TYT Merch: http://theyoungturks.spreadshirt.com/
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Corporation Above Nation: EU-US trade deal to harm consumers

Corporation Above Nation: EU-US trade deal to harm consumers

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Europe and the US are in negotiations which they hope will result in a much needed boost to their cash flows. They're sitting down to hammer out the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which would remove a number of regulations that currently create barriers to trade. The successful adoption of the agreement promises both parties substantial gains. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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D.I.Y. Corporate Raiding: "Free Trade "Deals"" re: Trans Pacific Partnership

D.I.Y. Corporate Raiding: "Free Trade "Deals"" re: Trans Pacific Partnership

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Explores the benefits of raiding using your governmental control. Address by Minister Van Loan to Asia-Pacific Canadian Chambers of Commerce http://www.international.gc.ca/media_commerce/comm/speeches-discours/2010/2010-040.aspx?lang=eng&view=d
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Corporate Managed Trade Deals Screw America

Corporate Managed Trade Deals Screw America

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It's time to do what Hillary Clinton said we should do in 2008 - opt out of NAFTA. And while we're at it - let's pull out of all the other so-called free trade deals as well. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: the dirtiest trade deal, you've never heard of

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: the dirtiest trade deal, you've never heard of

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership - what's at stake? Support GetUp! Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rVCqWw The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a deal currently being negotiated between 12 countries, including Australia - and currently, drafts leaked to media suggest that there's a lot to be afraid of. The Abbott Government can still refine or reject parts of the deal that aren't in the public interest; but without public pressure, there's little hope of hearing about, much less putting a stop to, the devil in the detail. Sign the petition here: https://www.getup.org.au/tpp Write to your MP here: https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/tpp/email-your-mp/the-trans-pacific-partnership-whats-at-stake--2 For more about GetUp Australia visit: www.getup.org.au To donate to GetUp Australia visit: https://www.getup.org.au/donate Follow GetUp Australia here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GetUpAustralia Twitter: https://twitter.com/GetUp Instagram: http://instagram.com/getup_australia
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Explained

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Explained

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President Donald Trump has killed the TPP. This is an explanation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - the largest trade deal in world history - that President Obama had been negotiating. Free audiobook: http://www.audibletrial.com/TheDailyConversation Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Music: "Tremsz" by Gunnar Olsen - YouTube Audio Library Join us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Join us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Join us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo
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"A Corporate Trojan Horse": Critics Decry Secretive TPP Trade Deal as a Threat to Democracy

"A Corporate Trojan Horse": Critics Decry Secretive TPP Trade Deal as a Threat to Democracy

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http://democracynow.org - Senate Finance Committee leaders Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Ron Wyden are expected to introduce a "fast-track" trade promotion authority bill as early as this week that would give the president authority to negotiate the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and then present it to Congress for a yes-or-no vote, with no amendments allowed. On Wednesday, more than 1,000 labor union members rallied on Capitol Hill to call on Democrats to oppose "fast-track" authority. We speak with two people closely following the proposed legislation: Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, and Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Florida. Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,300+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET: http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: http://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
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Obama Seeks Fast Track for TPP, Trade Deal that Could Thwart "Almost Any Progressive Policy or Goal"

Obama Seeks Fast Track for TPP, Trade Deal that Could Thwart "Almost Any Progressive Policy or Goal"

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http://democracynow.org - Congressional Democrats are openly criticizing the secrecy surrounding the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), just as President Obama begins a major push to pass the controversial deal. The United States is engaged in talks with 11 Latin American and Asian countries for the sweeping trade pact that would cover 40 percent of the global economy. But its provisions have mostly been kept secret. After the White House deemed a briefing on the trade pact "classified," Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut called the measures "needlessly secretive," saying: "If the TPP would be as good for American jobs as they claim, there should be nothing to hide." This comes as Obama recently called on Congress to pass "fast track" legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress. Meanwhile, the AFL-CIO says it will withhold contributions to congressional Democrats to pressure them to vote no on fast-track authority. And some tea party-backed Republicans are saying Obama cannot be trusted with the same negotiating authority that past presidents have had. This spring, the White House has invited Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to address a joint session of Congress in which he may promote the TPP. For more, we speak with by Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, who has been sounding the alarm about the negotiations. She says Congress could vote on the TPP proposal in the third week in April. Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,300+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET: http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: http://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
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Trade Deals Give Unprecedented Corporate Power At Cost of Human Lives (w/ Brook K Baker) Full

Trade Deals Give Unprecedented Corporate Power At Cost of Human Lives (w/ Brook K Baker) Full

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The importance of the Indian Supreme Court's decision on generic drugs, why the bar is lower for generic drug production in the United States,why Pharma companies drive inefficiency and threaten global health, why pharma companies are primarily marketing firms , why medicine is a "Global Public Good" and why "free trade agreements" are simply a giveaway for corporations. This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/SamSeder
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The Realities of Free Trade Deals

The Realities of Free Trade Deals

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Why has free trade become so unpopular? What should be done to make it acceptable again?
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The Global Corporate Coup And Why The Media Supports It

The Global Corporate Coup And Why The Media Supports It

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Finally, finally, finally the mainstream media is talking about the TPP. You know, the Trans-Pacific Partnership: The massive 12-nation international trade deal that comprises nearly 40% of the world's commerce and is a huge giveaway to corporate interests at the expense of workers and environment. The MSM has finally caught wind 4 years late. BUT, of course, the way they're talking about it is more shallow than a puddle and only in reference to the horse race between Hillary and Trump. To really delve deep about all the implications and redacted perspectives, Lee Camp is joined by Redacted Tonight correspondents Naomi Karavani and John F. O'Donnell. GET FREE TICKETS to be in our LIVE AUDIENCE in Washington DC! Email RedactedTix@gmail.com. OTHER CITIES - We tour regularly with live stand-up comedy. For a list of where we'll be performing our stand-up comedy shows, go here - http://LeeCamp.net/schedule/ Join the ‘Redactivist’ movement online... Subscribe to the Redacted Tonight YouTube channel for more comedy news with saber tooth tiger teeth: http://youtube.com/user/RedactedTonight Find Redacted Tonight on Facebook for source material about our stories and daily updates: http://facebook.com/RedactedTonight Follow us on Twitter for funny, informative info and to participate in our weekly ‘Redactivist’ hashtag: http://twitter.com/RedactedTonight Visit Lee Camp’s official site to listen to the ‘Moment of Clarity: The Backstage of Redacted Tonight’ podcast w/ Lee and John F.O’Donnell: http://leecamp.net
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Obama Trade Deal To Put Corporations Above The Law

Obama Trade Deal To Put Corporations Above The Law

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"President Barack Obama's administration on Monday formally invited Mexico to join controversial free trade negotiations known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, reinforcing consumer and environmental group concerns that the deal may establish broad new powers for corporations. The invitation comes less than one week after a leaked U.S. document sparked an uproar because it proposed terms that would grant corporations the ability to bypass U.S. public interest laws and regulations in courts here and appeal directly to international tribunals. U.S. advocacy groups and some members of Congress have criticized the U.S. proposals...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. *Read more here from Zach Carter at The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/obama-trade-mexico-trans-pacific-partnership_n_1607318.html Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://bit.ly/TYTonYouTube Like Us on Facebook: Follow Us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks
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Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits

Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits

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http://www.democracynow.org - The Obama administration is facing increasing scrutiny for the extreme secrecy surrounding negotiations around a sweeping new trade deal that could rewrite the nation's laws on everything from healthcare and internet freedom, to food safety and the financial markets. The latest negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were recently held behind closed doors in Lima, Peru, but the Obama administration has rejected calls to release the current text. Even members of Congress have complained about being shut out of the negotiation process. Last year, a leaked chapter from the draft agreement outlined how the TPP would allow foreign corporations operating in the United States to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its rulings. We discuss the TPP with two guests: Celeste Drake, a trade policy specialist with the AFL-CIO; and Jim Shultz, executive director of the Democracy Center, which has just released a new report on how corporations use trade rules to seize resources and undermine democracy. "What is the biggest threat to the ability of corporations to go into a country and suck out the natural resources without any regard for the environment or labor standards? The threat is democracy," Shultz says. "The threat is that citizens will be annoying and get in the way and demand that their governments take action. So what corporations need is to become more powerful than sovereign states. And the way they become more powerful is by tangling sovereign states in a web of these trade agreements." Drake adds: "We question the wisdom of pursuing the TPP in the first place. We do have, for better or for worse, the World Trade Organization which has lowered tariffs around the world and has allowed us to increase our exports as Mr. Froman was explaining in his speech. So what the TPP is about is all these other things around the tariffs, so it is about the investor state, dispute tribunals, it's about harmonizing rules for food safety, it's about harmonizing rules for intellectual property, a lot of rules that if citizens aren't really participating in the formation of those rules, they're not necessarily going to work out to the benefit of working people and American citizens. So we're very active in following the negotiations and advocating for better rules that will help workers, real farmers, small businesses, because our past trade agreements starting with NAFTA and on down the line have basically been big packages that benefit the 1 percent and if anybody else benefits it's really only by accident and not really by design." Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,100+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Bill Clinton Talks Trade And Taxes | Squawk Box | CNBC

Bill Clinton Talks Trade And Taxes | Squawk Box | CNBC

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"Squawk Box's" Becky Quick talks with former President Bill Clinton about the likelihood of possible job losses from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and where he thinks corporate tax rates should fall. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC Bill Clinton Talks Trade And Taxes | Squawk Box | CNBC
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Trump: We’re renegotiating trade deals; stock market at highs

Trump: We’re renegotiating trade deals; stock market at highs

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Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard and Smart Trade Pro founder D.R. Barton on President Trump touting jobs and stocks at the start of the Charlottesville statement.
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Why You Can't Read Obama's Free-Trade Deal

Why You Can't Read Obama's Free-Trade Deal

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the biggest trade deals the U.S. has ever negotiated, but the public isn't privy to it. Follow Elizabeth Hagedorn: http://www.twitter.com/elizhagedorn See more at http://www.newsy.com Transcript: Depending on who you talk to, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is either "a vital piece of middle-class economics," as President Obama called it, or "a new easy way for corporations to shut down in America," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont. Problem is, we have no real way of knowing. The trade agreement — one of the biggest in American history — is classified. Journalists and members of the public can't read it. Most of it, anyway. WikiLeaks has published the draft texts for a few chapters, focusing on intellectual property rights and the environment. Lawmakers can see the full text, but they've got to jump through hoops to get their hands on it. (Video via House Democrats) Politico explains,"If you're a member who wants to read the text, you've got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving." "Wait a minute. I'm going to take notes, and then you're going to take my notes away from me, and then you're going to have them in a file, and then you can read my notes? Not on your life," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat from California. That's been the general sentiment among critics — mostly liberal Democrats — who say the near total secrecy surrounding the giant, legally binding trade deal is unwarranted. The administration sees it differently, saying a certain level of confidentiality — as with most trade deals — is needed to ensure potential trade partners can communicate with a "high degree of candor, creativity, and mutual trust." In other words, the White House doesn't want to lay all its cards on the table before it has to and risk undermining negotiations with the 11 other governments involved. And it's not as though the public won't ever have a chance to read the TPP. The fine print will be made public 60 days before the president sends the deal to Congress. "There will be months of review. Every T crossed, every I dotted. Everybody is going to be able to see exactly what's in it," President Obama said during a trade forum at Nike's headquarters. Many corporate lawyers and lobbyists already have. "An industry adviser from the Motion Picture Association can sit at their desk with a laptop, enter their username and password and see the negotiating text of a proposed trade agreement. Virtually no one in the Congress ... has the ability to do that," said Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon. Over 500 advisers — all members of appointed trade advisory committees — are involved in the talks and have access to draft documents. This video includes images from Getty Images. Sources: The White House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zht-eyZK7Vo WikiLeaks https://wikileaks.org/tpp-investment/WikiLeaks-TPP-Investment-Chapter.pdf Politico http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/secrecy-eroding-support-for-trade-pact-critics-say-117581.html C-SPAN http://www.c-span.org/ Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/union-members-and-community-activists-protest-outside-the-news-photo/467030556 The White House http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zht-eyZK7Vo Image via: Getty Images / Natalie Behring http://www.gettyimages.com
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TPP The Dirtiest Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of

TPP The Dirtiest Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of

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Multinational corporations are and have always been a threat against humanity! Thousands of corporate lobbyists are helping to write these secret pacts -- but the public isn't allowed to see them. Global governments know that the public won't like these corporate power grabs, so they're hoping to keep them under the radar until it's too late to stop them.
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Obama Can't Get Dems To Back Horrible Trade Deal

Obama Can't Get Dems To Back Horrible Trade Deal

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*U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman -- President Barack Obama's top trade official -- ventured into it Tuesday evening, meeting with a group of liberal leaders in a ritual known as Common Purpose -- an off-the-record weekly gathering that features an administration official and representatives of the Democratic coalition, from labor and environmental groups to consumer advocates and online progressive groups. Froman's appearance was part of a stepped-up charm offensive the U.S. trade representative is waging, hoping to soften liberal opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the free trade deal Obama is attempting to cut with Asian nations. The same day, Froman spoke publicly at the Democratic-aligned think tank Center for American Progress. GOP leaders in Congress support the trade pact, which is still being negotiated. But Democratic opposition is broad in both the House and Senate, making Froman's mission critical if the Obama administration hopes to clear the agreement through Congress when it is finished. And if the reception at the Common Purpose gathering is any indication, a lot more charm will be needed. The liberal coalition was unusually unified -- against the administration...* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. *Read more here from Ryan Grim and Zach Carter / The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/20/michael-froman-democrats_n_4820363.html ********** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary) The Young Turks (Winner - Best Political Podcast & Best Political News Site of 2009) were the first original talk show on Sirius satellite radio and the first live, daily webcast on the internet. But that is not the revolution. We are a rare show that combines all of the news that people care about in one place. We are not afraid to talk about politics and entertainment and sports and pop culture. But that is not the revolution either. The real revolution is in daring to be honest with people. We don't patronize our viewers or lie to them. We have real conversations and deliver the news honestly. Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at http://www.tytnetwork.com/tytmembership. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Join The Young Turks Network mailing list http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/register-subscriber/ or Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturks?sub_confirmation=1 Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TheYoungTurks Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20 Buy TYT Merch: http://theyoungturks.spreadshirt.com/
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Obama's Secret Trade Pact With The 1% -- Farewell Clean Air & Clean Water -- It's Been Nice

Obama's Secret Trade Pact With The 1% -- Farewell Clean Air & Clean Water -- It's Been Nice

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A draft agreement leaked Wednesday shows the Obama administration is pushing a secret trade agreement that could vastly expand corporate power. A U.S. proposal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact between the United States and eight Pacific nations would allow foreign corporations operating in the U.S. to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its ruling. It's been branded as a trade agreement, but really it is enforceable corporate global governance. The agreement requires that every signatory country conform all of its laws, regulations and administrative procedures to what are 26 chapters of very comprehensive rules, only two of which have anything to do with trade. The other 24 chapters set a whole array of corporate new privileges and rights and handcuff governments, limit regulation. So the chapter that leaked—and it's actually now on the website of Citizens Trade Campaign --a national coalition for fair trade—that chapter is the chapter that sets up new rights and privileges for foreign investors, including their right to privately enforce this public treaty by suing our government, raiding our Treasury, over costs of complying with the same policies that all U.S. companies have to comply with. About 600 or so "corporate advisers" have access to information that even members of Congress don't. So, for two-and-a-half years, until this leak emerged, people have suspected what's going on, because, as you said, under U.S. law there are 600 official advisers, they have security clearance to see the text, they advise the U.S. position. Meanwhile, the senator, Ron Wyden, who is the chairman of the trade committee in the Senate, the committee with jurisdiction over the TPP, has been denied access to the text, as has his staff, who has security clearance, to a point where this man who has supported agreements like this in the past has filed legislation demanding he have the right to see the agreement that he's supposed to be having oversight with. He's on the Intelligence Committee, and he has security clearance, so he can see our nuclear secrets. He just can't see this corporate bill of rights that is trying to be slipped into effect in the name of being a trade agreement. It's a very elegant Trojan horse strategy. You brand it one thing, and then you put an agenda that could not survive sunshine into this agreement. I mean, the U.S. is even opposing proposals in this agreement to try and make sure countries don't have the ability to use financial regulation to ensure financial stability. So what we're talking about with this leaked chapter is literally a parallel system of justice. People have domestic laws and courts, trying to defend our rights and get our needs met. Corporations would have a parallel system of private attorneys, three of them, no conflict-of-interest laws. The U.S. and the other countries would submit themselves to the jurisdiction of this corporate kangaroo court, and these three random attorneys would have the right to order the U.S. government to pay unlimited amounts of our tax dollars to corporations and investors who, A, claim regulatory costs need to be refunded, or, B, are saying they're not being treated well enough, regardless if the policies they dislike are the exact same ones that apply to all of us. Even under NAFTA's system, which has some of this, $350 million have already been paid out to corporations by governments, over toxics bans, zoning laws, timber rules. The reason why it is so incredibly important that this agreement be exposed is this could well be the last agreement that's negotiated. So, many of your listeners and viewers have been involved in the sneaky way trade agreements have been used by corporations to limit regulation and to foster a race to the bottom since NAFTA. And each of these agreements has gotten bolder, more expansive in its limits on government regulation and in its granting of corporate powers. This one could be the end, because what they intend to do is leave it open, once it's done, for any other country to join. So, this is an agreement that ultimately could have the whole world in it as a set of binding corporate guarantees of new rights and privileges, enforced with cash sanctions and trade sanctions. It is not an exaggeration to say that the TPP threatens to become a regime of binding global governance, right at the time that the Occupy movement and movements around the world are demanding more power and control. This is the fightback. This is locking in the bad old way plus. And in addition, the way that the agreement is being negotiated, these rules would require that you not only change all of your existing laws—so good progressive laws would have to be gotten rid of—but that, in the future, you don't create new laws.
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TPP = A MASSIVE Jobs Killer

TPP = A MASSIVE Jobs Killer

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People from across the political spectrum have been able to track down a few small problems with TPP, a massive mult-national corporate trade deal. One of its promises was to create jobs and higher GDP’s. Economists have found those promises false. John Iadarola (ThinkTank), Michael Shure, and Elliot Hill (The Lip TV), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. "Independent analysis from the World Bank put paid to the idea that TPP states would experience any growth, but didn't address the question of jobs. But a new working paper from Jerome Capaldo and Alex Izurieta, economists from Tufts University's Global Development and Environment Institute and Jomo Kwame Sundaram -- formerly the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development takes a critical, independent look at the economic modeling performed by the TPP's proponents and finds it based on a set of nonsensical, nonstandard assumptions about how economies perform... The researchers revisited the pro-TPP research using a "realistic" set of modeling assumptions, based on the widely accepted United Nations Global Policy Model (GPM). When they re-run the numbers on the TPP's impact on jobs, they come back with a stark finding: developed nations that sign TPP can expect to hemorrhage jobs by the tens of thousands -- and poor countries will gain few, if any jobs from those losses.”* Read more here: http://boingboing.net/2016/01/20/independent-economists-tpp-wi.html *** Get The Young Turks Mobile App Today! Download the iOS version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-young-turks/id412793195?ls=1&mt=8 Download the Android version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tyt
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Candidate Obama: "NAFTA Was a Mistake" President O "The TPP is a High Priority"

Candidate Obama: "NAFTA Was a Mistake" President O "The TPP is a High Priority"

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Once again, Obama campaigned on one thing and does the opposite. NAFTA on Steroids The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy. While the Occupy movement has forced a public discussion of extreme corporate influence on every aspect of our lives, behind closed doors corporate America is implementing a stealth strategy to formalize its rule in a truly horrifying manner. The mechanism is the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Negotiations have been conducted in extreme secrecy, so you are in good company if you have never heard of it. But the thirteenth round of negotiations between the United States and eight Pacific Rim nations will be held in San Diego in early July. The TPP has been cleverly misbranded as a trade agreement (yawn) by its corporate boosters. As a result, since George W. Bush initiated negotiations in 2008, it has cruised along under the radar. The Obama administration initially paused the talks, ostensibly to develop a new approach compatible with candidate Obama’s pledges to replace the old NAFTA-based trade model. But by late 2009, talks restarted just where Bush had left off. Since then, US negotiators have proposed new rights for Big Pharma and pushed into the text aspects of the Stop Online Piracy Act, which would limit Internet freedom, despite the derailing of SOPA in Congress earlier this year thanks to public activism. In June a text of the TPP investment chapter was leaked, revealing that US negotiators are even pushing to expand NAFTA’s notorious corporate tribunals, which have been used to attack domestic public interest laws. Think of the TPP as a stealthy delivery mechanism for policies that could not survive public scrutiny. Indeed, only two of the twenty-six chapters of this corporate Trojan horse cover traditional trade matters. The rest embody the most florid dreams of the 1 percent—grandiose new rights and privileges for corporations and permanent constraints on government regulation. They include new investor safeguards to ease job offshoring and assert control over natural resources, and severely limit the regulation of financial services, land use, food safety, natural resources, energy, tobacco, healthcare and more...snipped read more: http://www.thenation.com/article/168627/nafta-steroids CommonDreams.org, May 2014: Obama Blasted for Lumping Critics of Trade Deal Secrecy with 'Conspiracy Theorists' 'If the president is concerned that people don't know what's going on in the negotiations then the president should release the text and remove it from being a state secret.' Critics of the highly-secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations responded with outrage after U.S. President Barack Obama charged they have a "lack of knowledge of what is going on in the negotiations" and dismissed their concerns as "conspiracy theories." The president made the comments this week during a press conference in Malaysia—one of the stops on his Asia-Pacific tour, aimed at advancing the TPP and the U.S. military "pivot" to the region. His tour has been met with region-wide protests against the economic and military agenda of the U.S. Obama stated: "If you take an issue like drugs, for example, the United States does extraordinary work in research and development, and providing medical breakthroughs that save a lot of lives around the world. Those companies that make those investments in that research oftentimes want a return, and so there are all kinds of issues around intellectual property and patents, and so forth. At the same time, I think we would all agree that if there’s a medicine that can save a lot of lives, then we’ve got to find a way to make sure that it’s available to folks who simply can’t afford it as part of our common humanity. And both those values are reflected in the conversations and negotiations that are taking place around TPP. So the assumption somehow that right off the bat that’s not something we’re paying attention to, that reflects lack of knowledge of what is going on in the negotiations. But my point is you shouldn’t be surprised if there are going to be objections, protests, rumors, conspiracy theories, political aggravation around a trade deal. You’ve been around long enough, Chuck — that’s true in Malaysia; it’s true in Tokyo; it’s true in Seoul; it’s true in the United States of America — and it’s true in the Democratic Party.".. snip ...Critics have slammed a wide range of measures included in draft text that would erode internet freedom, access to life-saving medicines, and environmental protections and expand corporate power. By Sarah Lazare, CoommonDreams.org CCbySA3.0 http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/05/02/obama-blasted-lumping-critics-trade-deal-secrecy-conspiracy-theorists
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Join The Dots: What's the Deal? Brexit, Arms and Corporate Power

Join The Dots: What's the Deal? Brexit, Arms and Corporate Power

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Real Media's senior editor Kam Sandhu and investigative journalist Matt Kennard discuss UK Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox - his history and ties to US corporations, what this means for Brexit negotiations and what's it's really like inside the world's largest arms fair Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
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Disastrous Trade Deals | Bernie Sanders

Disastrous Trade Deals | Bernie Sanders

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For decades, politicians have supported trade agreements which have cost us millions of decent paying jobs as corporate America shuts down plants here and moves to low-wage countries. As president, my trade policies will break that cycle of agreements which enrich at the expense of the working people of this country. --------- ★ Join the political revolution at www.berniesanders.com ★ Connect with Bernie: Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/berniesanders/ Twitter → https://twitter.com/berniesanders Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/berniesanders/ Tumblr → http://berniesanders.tumblr.com/ Snapchat → bernie.sanders ★ https://connect.berniesanders.com → The campaign’s official social media organizing tool ★ About Bernie: Bernie Sanders is a Democratic candidate for President of the United States. He is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. Sanders previously served as mayor of Vermont’s largest city for eight years before defeating an incumbent Republican to be the sole congressperson for the state in the U.S. House of Representatives. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Jane and has four children and seven grandchildren. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents and grew up in a small, rent-controlled apartment. His father came to the United States from Poland at the age of 17 without much money or a formal education. While attending the University of Chicago, a 20-year-old Sanders led students in a multi-week sit-in to oppose segregation in off-campus housing owned by the university as a Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) officer. In August of 1963, Sanders took an overnight bus as an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech firsthand at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. After graduation, Bernie moved to Vermont where he worked as a carpenter and documentary filmmaker. In 1981, he was elected as mayor of Burlington as an Independent by a mere 10 votes, shocking the city’s political establishment by defeating a six-term, local machine mayor. In 1983, Bernie was re-elected by a 21 point margin with a record amount of voter turnout. Under his administration, the city made major strides in affordable housing, progressive taxation, environmental protection, child care, women’s rights, youth programs and the arts. In 1990, Sanders was elected to the House of Representatives as the first Independent in 40 years and joined the Democratic caucus. He was re-elected for eight terms, during which he voted against the deregulation of Wall Street, the Patriot Act, and the invasion of Iraq. In 2006, Sanders defeated the richest man in Vermont to win a seat in the U.S. Senate as an Independent. Known as a “practical and successful legislator,” Sanders served as chairman of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs where he authored and passed the most significant veteran health care reform bill in recent history. While in the Senate, Sanders has fought tirelessly for working class Americans against the influence of big money in politics. In 2010, he gave an eight-and-a-half hour filibuster-like speech on the Senate floor in opposition to extending Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy. In 2015, the Democratic leadership tapped Bernie to serve as the caucus’ ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. Known for his consistency on the issues, Senator Sanders has supported the working class, women, communities of color, and the LGBT community throughout his career. He is an advocate for the environment, unions, and immigrants. He voted against Keystone XL, opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, wants to expand the Voting Rights Act, and pass the Equal Rights Amendment. To learn more about Bernie on the issues, click here: https://berniesanders.com/issues/
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NAFTA Strengthened Canada's Corporate Class

NAFTA Strengthened Canada's Corporate Class

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Engler: Free trade deal bolstered neoliberal capitalism in Canada and opened it up to further resource extraction See more videos: http://therealnews.com
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