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[Australia, Uruguay] LETTER FROM PUBLIC HEALTH ORGS TO EUROPEAN COMMISSION (PDF)

We are deeply concerned about the potential for the tobacco industry to misuse international trade and investment agreements... We write specifically to address statements made by Philip Morris International (PMI) in its December 8, 2014 letter on ISDS
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
added Jan 31, 2015 10:42
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[USA] Obama makes trade case to House Democrats — Senators take to the web to oppose TPA — Administration to face Congress on Cuba

A coalition of 50 public health groups have urged EU officials to guard against the possibility of tobacco companies using TTIP to block anti-smoking regulations, citing a case brought by Philip Morris International against Australia’s plain-packaging law
Politico
added Jan 31, 2015 10:38
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[Australia] Public health, environment, union, and church groups slam Trans-Pacific trade deal as talks resume in New York

have written an open letter to Trade Minister Robb citing mounting evidence that the TPP is not in the national interest, and demanding that the text be released for public scrutiny before it is signed.
Scoop (nz)
added Jan 27, 2015 00:37
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AUDIO: Here's the Full Text of President Obama's 2015 State of the Union

I’m asking both parties to give me trade promotion authority to protect American workers, with strong new trade deals from Asia to Europe that aren’t just free, but fair.
TIME Magazine
added Jan 21, 2015 10:11
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TOBACCO CARVE OUT: A BAD SOLUTION TO A NONEXISTENT PROBLEM

A proposal to exclude any legal product or sector – including tobacco – from international trade and investment agreements is a flawed policy that would undermine the rule of law and deny a legal industry access to justice.
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Jan 15, 2015 10:49
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Bernie Sanders Slams The Trans-Pacific Partnership As A Disaster For Workers

2. U.S. sovereignty will be undermined by giving corporations the right to challenge our laws before international tribunals.
PoliticusUSA
added Jan 6, 2015 14:35
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International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes | Globalization101

Although it is technically a separate entity ICSID is chaired by the president of the World Bank, and the two organizations are well integrated, with their annual meetings being held in concert, and with ICSID’s operating expenses coming from the World B
Globalization101.org (Levin Institute-SUNY)
added Dec 30, 2014 14:19
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Strange Bedfellows Are Blocking The McConnell-Obama Trade Deal

Obama has faced two domestic obstacles to enacting his pact: Democrats in Congress, who worry it will exacerbate income inequality, and a bloc of House Republicans, who are up in arms about the deal's implications for executive power and national sovereig
Huffington Post (blog)
added Dec 30, 2014 14:13
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MEURER: Uruguay Takes on London Bankers, Marlboro Mad Men and the TPP

Phillip Morris suit... is being prosecuted through the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, DC. The ICSID is chaired by the president of the World Bank and funded from the Bank's budget. It is a supranation
Truthout
added Dec 30, 2014 14:09
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[Vermont] SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: THE TRANS-PACIFIC TRADE (TPP) AGREEMENT MUST BE DEFEATED (PDF)

2. U.S. sovereignty will be undermined by giving corporations the right to challenge our laws before international tribunals. The TPP creates a special dispute resolution process that allows corporations to challenge any domestic laws that could adversely
US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
added Dec 30, 2014 07:49
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