BREAKING: Legislation Launched to SHUT DOWN the UN’s Agenda

Sen­a­tor Jim Inhofe added an amend­ment to the Unit­ed Nations Arms Trade Treaty that would poten­tial­ly shut down parts of the Unit­ed Nations if the treaty were to pass. Pri­or to Inhofe’s amend­ment, Sen­a­tor Mike Crapo added an amend­ment to push back Obama’s Depart­ment of Jus­tice and their Oper­a­tion Choke Point. Oper­a­tion Choke Point was an over­reach […]

Leaked TPP Investment Chapter Reveals Serious Threat to User Safeguards

A new­ly leaked chap­ter of the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) agree­ment from Wik­ileaks has con­firmed some of our worst fears about the agree­ment. The lat­est pro­vi­sions would enable multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions to under­mine pub­lic inter­est rules through an inter­na­tion­al tri­bunal process called investor-state dis­pute set­tle­ment (ISDS). Under this process, for­eign com­pa­nies can chal­lenge any new law or […]

SHRM: “DHS Considering Cross-Border Trusted Employer Program with Canada”

By late 2015, the Unit­ed States plans to start a pilot aimed at mak­ing it cheap­er and quick­er for U.S. employ­ers to employ for­eign work­ers.  This has par­tic­u­lar impor­tance to the Canada-U.S. bilat­er­al relationship–which real­ized “$632 bil­lion in total (two ways) goods trade dur­ing 2013.” All that trade means a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of Cana­di­an work­ers […]

Stop The Fast Track To A Future Of Global Corporate Rule. The Dangers Underlying the TPP and TTIP “Trade Agreements”

Sev­er­al major inter­na­tion­al agree­ments are under nego­ti­a­tion which would great­ly empow­er multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions and the World Eco­nom­ic Forum is pro­mot­ing a new mod­el of glob­al gov­er­nance that cre­ates a hybrid gov­­ern­­ment-cor­po­rate struc­ture. Humankind is pro­ceed­ing on a path to glob­al cor­po­rate rule where transna­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions would not just influ­ence pub­lic pol­i­cy, they would write the […]

Southern California Edison layoffs get U.S. Senate attention

FA Ques­tion: How will for­eign (H-1B) IT work­ers con­trol­ling our crit­i­cal infra­struc­ture main­tain the “secu­ri­ty” of the Smart Grid promised by DHS? South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Edison’s replace­ment of IT work­ers with H-1B work­ers is get­ting atten­tion from one U.S. law­mak­er who is in a posi­ton to influ­ence immi­gra­tion law. Sen. Jeff Ses­sions (R-Ala.), who heads the […]

The White House Has Gone Full Doublespeak on Fast Track and the TPP

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Orrin Hatch are now in a stand-off over a bill that would put secre­tive trade deals like the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) agree­ment on the Fast Track to pas­sage through Con­gress. The White House mean­while, has inten­si­fied their pro­pa­gan­da cam­paign, going so far as to mis­lead the pub­lic about how trade […]

ISDS: The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause that everyone should be against

A police woman removes a woman protest­ing the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) on Capi­tol Hill in Wash­ing­ton Jan­u­ary 27, 2015. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The Unit­ed States is in the final stages of nego­ti­at­ing the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP), a mas­sive free-trade agree­ment with Mex­i­co, Cana­da, Japan, Sin­ga­pore and sev­en oth­er coun­tries. Who will ben­e­fit from the TPP? Amer­i­can […]

Congress Is Poised to Introduce a Bill to Fast Track TPP so It’s Time to Act Now

The Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) talks are stalling while the White House assures its trad­ing part­ners that this secret trade agree­ment won’t be amend­ed when it comes back to Con­gress for rat­i­fi­ca­tion after the Pres­i­dent signs the deal. That’s why the Exec­u­tive is scram­bling to get its allies in Con­gress to pass Fast Track. If they […]