Cheap labor is the whole point of our corporate-rigged, NAFTA-style trade agreements. But tolerating slavery? Really? Unfortunately, it looks like that's what is happening with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
What do we do now that fast-track trade authority has passed? We take this awareness and energy into the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. And then, win or lose, we build a fair trade movement.
This fast-track trade authority push was different, more aggressive, less concerned with how it looked. Is this how business will be done in the 21st century? Maybe, but maybe not.
The Republican led House of Representatives voted to resurrect President Obama's fast track authority by a 218-to-208 vote.
Rumor has it that Boehner is going to try and bring it back for another vote today.
Rep. Peter King seems to have a memory lapse as to just who is in charge of the Congress right now.
As of late Thursday, 118 Republicans and 20 Democrats were either declared or leaning “yes” votes. There were 44 Republicans and 135 Democrats declared or leaning “no.” CALL!
Corporations are famous for sneaking things into laws and regulations before the public can rally to stop it. Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership's wording on state-owned enterprises a mandate for privatization?
Government of the people, by the people, for the people?
If we swamp them with phone calls, we will deliver a powerful message that can overpower the big corporate money that is pushing fast track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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