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Todd Tucker is research director with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
Candidates Across U.S. Attack Jobs and Tax Dollars Going Overseas but Ignore the Real Heart of the Problem
Posted on: Oct 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet
We're facing an unprecedented jobs crisis fueled by offshoring, but the politicians’ 30-second television ads do not explain why this is happening.
Free Trade a Clear Wedge Issue in '08 Election
Posted on: Jul 12, 2008, Source: Eyes on Trade
With McCain for NAFTA and Obama critical of it, trade is sure to be on the minds of voters in November.
Immigration, Big Tobacco and the Corporate Takeover of ... Everything
Posted on: May 15, 2008, Source: Eyes on Trade
"We migrate because we don't think there are options."
Making History: Fast-Track for Corporate Legislation is Dead
Posted on: Apr 15, 2008, Source: Eyes on Trade
End of an era?
Mexico Got the Shafta from NAFTA
Posted on: Apr 3, 2008, Source: Eyes on Trade
Mexico stands to lose an amount equal to 3 percent of their GDP due to the over-reliance on the U.S. export market.
The Colombia trap
Posted on: Mar 17, 2008, Source: Eyes on Trade
A trade deal with Colombia won't be beaten by moral outrage alone.
McCain, Clinton and Obama on Trade: Digging Deeper
Posted on: Mar 11, 2008, Source: Eyes on Trade
Corporate lobbyists, politicians, and â€˜free marketâ€™ think tanks work hand-in-hand to lock in corporate privileges.
Dems' Plans Hobbled by Trade Deals They Championed
Posted on: Mar 4, 2008, Source: Eyes on Trade
It's one of the great unspoken ironies of campaign 2008.
Trade: â€œCore Labor Standardsâ€ are a Dodge
Posted on: Feb 28, 2008, Source: Eyes on Trade
They have nothing to do with the rising living standards with which "free-traders" justify corporate trade deals.
Green Jobs, Soft Bigotries, Big Opportunities
Posted on: Feb 27, 2008, Source: Eyes on Trade
Will the Democrats' signature "green jobs" plans be undermined by their fealty to lobbyist-written trade deals?
Corporate Lobbyists Have Turned Human Rights into a Tradeable Commodity
Posted on: Feb 18, 2008, Source: Eyes on Trade
Corporate interests are savvy at bringing about incremental policy changes with far-reaching consequences.
Communism for Capitalists: Trade Deals Limit Enviro Policies
Posted on: Jan 31, 2008, Source: Eyes on Trade
Many of the "green economy" plans are illegal according to the WTO.
New Research: Win-Win from "Free Trade" is a Big Lie
Posted on: Oct 30, 2007, Source: Eyes on Trade
Neoliberal "trade" deals depress wages for 70 percent of workers.
Death Clock Begins: Bush Sends New NAFTA Expansion to Congress
Posted on: Oct 1, 2007, Source: Eyes on Trade
A new investors' protection agreement based on the despised NAFTA model is passing through Congress.
Trade: U.S. is "World's Biggest Loser"
Posted on: Aug 29, 2007, Source: Eyes on Trade
"Victims" of the perverse system we created?
Toxic Toys, Deadly Dog Food and Other Wonders of "Free Trade"
Posted on: Aug 21, 2007, Source: Eyes on Trade
Mattel says its supply chain just has a few bad apples. Where have we heard that before?
Trade: the Ivory Tower Meets the Campaign Stump
Posted on: Aug 7, 2007, Source: Eyes on Trade
Trade orthodoxy is increasingly being challenged.
Why Democrats May End Up on the Wrong Side of the Social Security Privatization War
Posted on: Jul 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet
The push to cover the planet in trade deals is intended to give foreign investors new "rights." Now these deals are being used to keep failed private retirement systems in corporate hands.
Dems Cut Trade Deal with Bush; Poised to Throw American Workers Under Bus
Posted on: May 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Democrats talked tough on trade to win a majority. Now they're poised to enter into a deal with Bush and his cronies that not one labor, environmental, small business, public health or consumer group supports.
Dems Had Better Listen to the Public's Anger Over Our Failed Trade Policy
Posted on: Feb 6, 2007, Source: AlterNet
In November, American voters sent a strong message that said they're fed up with the status quo on U.S. trade policy. But will the newly emergent Dems listen?
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