Senator Reads the TPP and Exposes Its Contents; Other Elected Officials Should Do the Same

Sen­a­tor Jeff Ses­sions (R-AL) is one of the few mem­bers of Con­gress who has tak­en the time to jump through the hoops and read the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP). But, he has gone a step far­ther than oth­er mem­bers — he told mem­bers of Con­gress what he read. He told the truth about what the TPP […]

How The Media Deceive The Public About “Fast Track” And The “Trade Bills”

The way that “Fast Track” is described to the Amer­i­can pub­lic is as an alter­na­tive method for the Sen­ate to han­dle “Trade Bills” (TPP & TTIP) that the Pres­i­dent presents to the Sen­ate for their approval; and this alter­na­tive method is said to be one in which “no amend­ments are per­mit­ted, and there will be […]

Senate Reverses Course and Advances TPP Fast Track Bill

The U.S. Sen­ate advanced the Fast Track bill today May 14) in a rushed vote fol­low­ing a slew of con­ces­sions made to swing Democ­rats who had vot­ed to block it ear­li­er this week. The set­back on Tues­day could have forced pro­po­nents of the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP), the Transat­lantic Trade and Invest­ment Part­ner­ship (TTIP), and oth­er secre­tive, […]

Sessions on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

From US Sen­a­tor Jeff Ses­sions: “…here are the top five con­cerns about the Trade Pro­mo­tion Author­i­ty (TPA) that must be ful­ly under­stood and addressed before pas­sage:” “Con­sol­i­da­tion Of Pow­er In The Exec­u­tive Branch. TPA elim­i­nates Con­gress’ abil­i­ty to amend or debate trade imple­ment­ing leg­is­la­tion and guar­an­tees an up-or-down vote on a far-reach­ing inter­na­tion­al agree­ment before […]

U.S. backs down on trade dispute

FA Note: This arti­cle exem­pli­fies the use of inter­na­tion­al law and trade agree­ments to nul­li­fy U.S. sov­er­eign­ty and con­sumer pro­tec­tions. Fac­ing threat­ened retal­i­a­tion from Cana­da over “coun­try of ori­gin” meat labelling ruled unlaw­ful by the World Trade Orga­ni­za­tion, the U.S. Con­gress moved quick­ly on Wednes­day to start to repeal the require­ment. “In light of the World Trade […]

What law says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

To the US Con­gress: reveal the con­tents of the TPP now It seems like a case of mass hyp­no­sis. Peo­ple claim­ing they can’t say what’s in the TPP trade agree­ment. And main­stream media accept this premise. “That’s right. Con­gress must stay silent.” Pop quiz: who says the text of the TPP must remain secret? Under […]

Major Win as U.S. Senate Blocks TPP Fast Track Bill

Oppo­nents of sprawl­ing and secre­tive inter­na­tion­al agree­ments won a sig­nif­i­cant vic­to­ry today when U.S. Sen­a­tors vot­ed to block the advance­ment of its Fast Track trade bill. The leg­is­la­tion would have allowed mas­sive unde­mo­c­ra­t­ic trade deals like the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) and the Trans-atlantic Trade and Invest­ment Part­ner­ship (TTIP) to be rushed through to rat­i­fi­ca­tion, and […]

Ultra-Secrecy Surrounds Barack Obama’s New Global Economic Treaty

Barack Oba­ma is secret­ly nego­ti­at­ing a glob­al eco­nom­ic treaty which would destroy thou­sands of Amer­i­can busi­ness­es and mil­lions of good pay­ing Amer­i­can jobs.  In oth­er words, it would be the final nail in the cof­fin for America’s eco­nom­ic infra­struc­ture.  Oba­ma knows that if the Amer­i­can peo­ple actu­al­ly knew what was in this treaty that they […]