Posts Tagged: tpp
Thomas Friedman once said the hidden hand of the market needs the hidden fist of the military. The TPP and the Obama administration's Pacific Pivot pack both.
In the United States and throughout North America, NAFTA has accelerated the industrial consolidation of agriculture and pushed out smaller, more sustainable food producers.
A proposed canal in Nicaragua, built by China, is a tangible signal that the United States can't set the terms of the world economy forever.
South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.
The U.S. needs to come up with a new and different Pacific pivot that places peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula at the top of the list of priorities.
Nearly 20 years since NAFTA went into effect, its empty promises have been laid bare for the people of Mexico.
The Obama administration's trade negotiators are quietly selling out workers and the environment in a massive Bush-style trade agreement.
The United States is leading the way to another corporate-friendly free-trade agreement, and it's bringing its NAFTA partners along for the ride.
Japan is about to replace its nuclear plants with something just as risky.
If NAFTA is any indication, the TPPA will open up the islands of the South Pacific to tremendous exploitation.