Last week didn’t go as hoped for by the President. The House, thanks mostly to a demonstration of leadership by Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats, put the brakes on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as fast track authority. In the lead up to and then as a post-script to the vote, we were treated … More The lies we are told about “free trade”
In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve been registered as Non-affiliated my entire life. I consider myself to be a fan and a supporter of Senator Sanders, and I’d like to think that I can offer some evidence of having more than just dabbled as a layperson into matters of TPA, ISDS, TPP, and TTIP. … More Suggesting @SenSanders steal #TPP text is asinine
See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirstProtests followed Obama from Malaysia to Manila this week, while more than 3 million across the U.S. spoke out against the TPP. Help spread the word today! Greg Russak‘s insight: *UPDATE: Together we grabbed the attention of decision-makers by projecting a Stop The Secrecy petition number on key buildings in Washington D.C. Now we need you … More TPP Update — MILLIONS against the TPP on both sides of the Pacific!
See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Over 25 leading technology companies have joined a public letter urging Senator Ron Wyden, the newly appointed Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, to firmly oppose any form of “fast track” authority for trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Greg Russak‘s insight: In pushing for Fast Track, the Obama … More Tech Companies Urge Senator Wyden to Reject Fast Track and Bring Transparency to TPP
See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Earlier this month, Media Matters for America published a short research note revealing that most major cable and broadcast news outlets have largely ignor Greg Russak‘s insight: According to Congressional Lobbying Reports linked from this article…. Time-Warner’s 1Q2013 Lobbying Report lists $905,000.00 in total lobbying expenses, and a team of … More Media Companies Lobby for Trans-Pacific Partnership | Republic Report