FDL Joins Coalition to Deliver Over 500,000 Signatures to Congress Against Fast Track Trade Authority

By: Wednesday November 12, 2014 1:14 pm

With President Obama and other heads of state meeting in Asia this month – a coalition of of labor, environmental and consumer groups delivered more than a half million petition signatures and letters to congressional leaders last week opposing Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Nearly 5000 Firedoglake activists added their names to this [...]

Is “Smart Track” the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing That Could Restart #TPP Negotiations?

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 2:28 pm

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is looking to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements after stiff opposition to “Fast Track” trade promotion authority stalled negotiations. He is planning to introduce a new TPA bill called “Smart Track,” and while there are few details available about it, some are already worried the plan could be [...]

The TPP Threatens the State of the Union

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 3:04 pm

There’s a good chance that President Obama will use tonight’s State of the Union address to gin up support for Fast Tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. The White House insists Fast Track authority, which would limit debate and prohibit amendments to the TPP, is part of their negotiating strategy to encourage more open markets [...]

What Foreign Corporations Will Obama Empower to Undermine Environmental Laws Near You?

By: Friday April 27, 2012 10:52 am

Australia New Zealand Brunei Peru Chile Singapore Malaysia The White House wants to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership¬†(TPP) “free trade” agreement with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Japan is waiting in the wings, Canada and Mexico want in, Taiwan has announced its intention to meet membership requirements and China says [...]

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