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[UK] JONES: If the law favours Big Tobacco over taxpayers, then the law is a disgrace

Do we allow major corporations – not least those profiting from human misery – to have more rights in law than people?...If Big Tobacco succeeds in wrenching £11bn worth of taxpayers’ money from schools and hospitals, they may find public anger – and dema
The Guardian (uk)
added May 22, 2015 22:33
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[Asia-pacific, Uruguay, USA] LETTERS: In the Heat of the Pacific Trade Battle

--TPP is not about free trade.... it is a corporate giveaway / --Investor-State Dispute Settlement accords are already included in many bilateral trade agreements, and we know what they bring — a Philip Morris suit against Uruguay for $25 million for the
New York Times
added May 22, 2015 12:37

[USA] SANDERS: The TPP Must Be Defeated | Sen. Bernie Sanders

Phillip Morris is using this process to sue Australia and Uruguay for passing laws designed to prevent the children in those countries from smoking. These countries should be rewarded for taking action to protect the public health of their citizens. Inste
Huffington Post (blog)
added May 22, 2015 12:06

[Asia-pacific, USA] McConnell, Siding With Obama on Trade Deal, Describes Unlikely Alliance

On the issue of trade, he and the president who is so often the object of his scorn both believe that a sweeping accord with 11 other Pacific Rim nations will stoke the United States economy for years. In the caricature of how Washington works, Mr. McCon
New York Times
added May 21, 2015 19:56

[Asia-pacific, USA] Show us the deal: Senators Warren, Manchin demand Obama disclose TPP

Two Senate Democrats have sponsored a bill demanding the White House reveal the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the public at least two months before Congress could give President Obama fast-track authority.
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added May 21, 2015 19:53

[Asia-pacific, USA] Senate advances fast-track trade bill sought by Obama

Senators voted 62-38 to set up a speedy decision on the "fast-track" trade negotiating authority the president needs to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. The TPP is part of Obama's so-called pivot to Asia, a strategy to counter Ch
added May 21, 2015 19:29

[Asia-pacific, USA] Fast-Track Trade Bill Survives Key Senate Vote

Measure one step closer to passage; difficult path expected in the House Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks about the trade bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. ENLARGE
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 21, 2015 19:28

[Asia-pacific, USA] Sweeping Trade Bill Passes a Key Senate Vote

A flurry of last-minute deal-making on the Senate floor on Thursday rescued President Obama’s ambitious trade agenda from defeat, breaking a filibuster to advance legislation that would empower the president to complete a sweeping, 12-nation Pacific trade
New York Times
added May 21, 2015 19:27

[Asia-pacific, USA] VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren Cites Hillary Clinton Quote Against The TPP

Tobacco giant Philip Morris went after Australia and Uruguay to stop their rules to cut smoking rates. Under TPP, corporations can use these channels to challenge rules right here in America.
RealClearPolitics (blog)
added May 19, 2015 19:23

[Asia-pacific, Washington] Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership at Boeing Company's 737 Airplane Factory

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Seattle area, a gateway for the continental United States to the Pacific region, to deliver a speech to both a domestic and international audience about the strategic and economic importance of trade.
US Department of State
added May 18, 2015 16:14
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