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In the Keystone Suit, It’s Big Oil vs. Democracy

In the Keystone Suit, It’s Big Oil vs. Democracy

A few years back, I was one of the hundreds of climate activists arrested while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline outside the White House. So when the president finally pulled the plug on the project last November, it felt like a huge victory — symbolic, maybe, but...

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The TPP Can Still Be Stopped

The TPP Can Still Be Stopped

Despite the best efforts of activists, public scholars, and countless others throughout the world, the U.S. and trade ministers from 11 other Pacific Rim nations announced recently that they'd reached a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP — a massive new...

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The Moral Case Against the TPP

The Moral Case Against the TPP

This commentary is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.  Pope Francis waxed radical on a number of big issues during his recent speech to the U.S. Congress, where he condemned the arms trade, war profiteering, and even the war on terror...

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Where the TPP Could Lose

Where the TPP Could Lose

After years of secret negotiations and silence in the media, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has risen to headline news. Now that Congress has voted to give President Obama “fast-track” trade promotion authority to push the deal through the House and Senate with...

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