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TradeJustice Enewsletter: THIS SUNDAY: Sun, 3/20: Webinar: TPP, Palm Oil & Animal Agriculture = Forest, Water, & Climate Catastrophe  + Upcoming Events, News, Videos, & More! Adam: Sun, 3/20: Webinar: TPP, Palm Oil & Animal Agriculture = Forest, Water, & Climate Catastrophe  + Upcoming Events, News, Videos, & More!
Update - 3/14/16
 
TPP, PALM OIL & ANIMAL AGRICULTURE = FOREST, WATER AND CLIMATE CATASTROPHE!                  March 20, 2016 Webinar & Conference Call Featuring                  Ben Lilliston, Institute for Agricultrue and Trade                  Policy & Ramón Vera Herrera, GRAIN * 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST

Register here!


Table of Contents

Organizational Endorsement Requests

Upcoming Events

Resources

Videos of Recent TradeJustice Alliance Webinars

Additional Videos

Recordings of TPP Resistance Calls

New Reports

TPP News

TTIP News

WTO News

Other Trade News




Organizational Endorsement Requests

Organizations - please endorse upcoming anti-TPP events using this form.

 
Upcoming Events
 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 3PM: Citizen's Trade Campaign's National TPP Briefing Call featuring Ilana Solomon of the Sierra Club
Location: Your phone - register here 
 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 7-9:30 PM: Anti-TPP Leafletting at Reading of It’s Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment
A reading by TradeJustice volunteer Pete Dolack
Location: 172 Allen Street at Stanton Street, Manhattan

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 8:30 PM: Witness for Peace Webinar: Justice and Solidarity for Berta Cáceres and COPINH
Location: Your Phone and computer - register here for the webinar or call (213) 416-1560 and enter PIN 122 085 956# to listen in phone-only mode.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 9 PM: Flush the TPP's National TPP Resistance Call
Location: Your Phone and computer - register here


Thursday, March 17, 2016, 7:00 PM: Forum: TPP: WHAT's BEING TRADED AWAY? w/ TradeJustice NY Metro's Adam Weissman
Location: Collingswood Library, 771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood NJ

Sunday, March 20, 2016 7:30 PM: TradeJustice Alliance Webinar:  TPP, Palm Oil & Animal Agriculture =  Forest, Water, & Climate Catastrophe!
Presenters: Ben Lilliston (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy) & Ramón Vera Herrera (GRAIN)
Location: Your phone and computer - register here.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 9PM: TPP Media March's TPP Twitterstorm
Location: Your Twitter account


Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 9PM: Flush the TPP's National TPP Resistance Call
Location: Your Phone and computer - register here


Sunday, April 3, 2016, 7:30 PM: TradeJustice Alliance Webinar: Why Free Trade Is a Feminist Issue
Presenter: Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women
Location: Your phone and computer - register here.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 9PM: TPP Media March's TPP Twitterstorm
Location: Your Twitter account


Thursday, April 7, 2016 12PM: NYC City Hall Press Conference with Members of Congress vs. TPP
Location: Steps of NYC City Hall -- please try to arrive half an hour early to leave time for the security line at the gate of City Hall Park

Wednesday, April 13, 2009, 9PM: Flush the TPP's National TPP Resistance Call
Location: Your Phone and computer - register here

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30 PM: United for Action Meeting:Taking Action vs. TPP
Presenters: Stephanie Low (Sierra Club) & Adam Weissman (Global Justice for Animals and the Environment)
Location: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St, Manhattan



Resources


New Resource Website for Activists on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

 


Videos of TradeJustice Alliance Webinars

Democracy vs. Corporate Rule with David Korten, author, When Corporations Rule the World (2/28/16)

TPPs threat to Communities of color w/ Bill Spriggs (AFL-CIO) and Guillermo Perez (LCLAA, USW) (3/6/16)


Additional Videos

Exposing the Disastrous TPP (The Big Picture, 11/9/15) 

REVENGE OF THE FALLISTS (Submedia.tv, 3/7/16)

Sanders, Clinton Campaign Reps on Trade Policy and Primary Fight (MTP Daily, 3/9/16)

Nobel Prize winner fact-checks the president on TPP (Credo Action, 3/4/16)



Recordings of TPP Resistance Calls

Hosted by Flush the TPP

February 24, 2016

March 2, 2016



New Reports

Trans-Pacific Partnership, currency manipulation, trade, and jobs: U.S. trade deficit with the TPP countries cost 2 million jobs in 2015, with job losses in every state (Economic Policy Institute, 3/3/16)

NEW REPORT: TRANSCANADA'S $15 BILLION USD CASE REVEALS RECKLESS TRADE PROVISIONS: Trade Rules Empower Corporations To Demand Compensation, Threaten Our Communities and Climate (Sierra Club, 2/22/16)


TPP News

How trade deals like TPP fail the global poor (Vox, 11/6/16)

TPPA will lead to greater inequality, job losses, says economist (Malaysian Trade Union Council, 1/11/16)

Investor-state dispute settlement interferes with policy-making in the public interest (Winnipeg Free Press,  1/26/16)   

TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP ‘FULL OF EMPTY PROMISES’ FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (Byline, 2/3/16)

Trading Up: Rubio Goes 9 Debates with No Questions on How He Will Vote on TPP (Breitbart, 2/14/16)

Poultry farmers still need answers on TPP impact: Producers are hopeful Canadian consumers will continue to buy their products (Manitoba Cooperator, 2/23/16)

Debunking the Administration’s TPP = 18,000 Tax Cuts on U.S. Exports Talking Point (Eyes on Trade, 2/24/16)

Free Trade! Free Lunch! (The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey, 2/24/16)

Op-Ed: The jobs tradeoffs in the TPP trade deal (LA Times, 2/25/16)

Peru's fifth march against the TPP counts hundreds of protesters (Peru This Week, 2/26/16)

Trade: TPP isn't a good deal for the US (The News Tribune, 2/26/16)

Cancer Patients Who Protested TPP Arraigned in D.C. Court (Democracy Now, 2/26/16)

TPP Perceptions in Vietnam: Insights from Indochina Research (Vietnam Briefing, 2/26/16)

Benefits of TPP mostly a load of bull (The Courier, 2/28/16)

Peru's Police Violently Clashes with Anti-TPP Protesters (Telesur, 2/28/16)

Guest Opinion: TPP offers Americans more bad than good (Taunton Gazette, 2/29/16)

Russ Feingold calls on Ron Johnson to oppose Trans-Pacific trade deal (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/29/16)

Key: TPP on track despite US elections (Newshub, 2/29/16)

TPP House vote unlikely before next fall, committee will study deal for months (The Hill Times, 2/29/16)

Opinion: N.D. delegation should vote against TPP (Ag Week, 2/29/16)

Opinion: Misery in Chains: NAFTA, the TPP, and Juarez (El Paso Herald Post, 2/29/16)

The TPP attacks democracy and supply management: Increasing imports of U.S. milk would be blended with Canadian product (Manitoba Cooperator, 2/29/16)

Chamber calling for delay on TPP deal (Windsor Star, 2/29/16)

Pro-TPP Coalition formed (Ohio's Country Journal, 2/29/16)

Meat industry officials see opportunity in TPP (The Hill Times, 2/29/16)

Key unfazed by US TPP attitudes (Newshub, 3/1/16)

Labour calls for one month extension to TPP deadline (Scoop Independent News, 3/2/16)

Op-Ed: Time to put the TPP out of its Misery? (Sourcing Journal Online, 3/2/16)

Super Tuesday Results Put Super Pressure On TPP Passage (Footwear News, 3/2/16)

Sanders criticizes Obama trade agenda (Politico, 3/3/16)

Ohio lost 112,500 jobs due to trade with TPP countries (graphic): EPI (Cleveland.com, 3/3/16)

TPP: Would anybody mind if the deal fell over? (Sydney Morning Herald, 3/3/16)

Some TPP Countries Not Meeting IPR Obligations: Hatch (Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs International Trade Daily, 3/4/16)

Peters: Govt 'stifling debate on TPP' (Newshub, 3/4/16)

TPP critics urge transparency on EU talks (Radio NZ, 3/4/16)

Devil’s in the Details: Would the TPP trade agreement benefit Utah? (Utah Business, 3/5/16)

Farmers union head skeptical of Trans-Pacific Partnership (Crop Protection News, 3/5/16)

Time to stop praising the TPP and start searching for bugs (The Globe and Mail, 3/5/16)

Protesters dressed as clowns kicked out of TPP roadshow (One News Now, 3/6/16) 

Investigating Peru's Illegal Timber Trade and the Failure of the US-Peru Trade Deal (Huffington Post, 03/8/16)

Why Bernie Sanders And Donald Trump Won The Michigan Primaries: It's the trade deals, stupid (Huffington Post, 3/9/16)

Environmental Advocates Tell Congress: Reject The TPP Think Progress, 3/9/16)

Trade and Jobs Key to Victory for Bernie Sanders (The New York Times, 3/9/16)

Ted Cruz: 'I always opposed the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership)' (Politifact, 3/10/16)

Obama ‘committed to Pacific trade deal,’ even as opposition spreads (Japan Times, 03/10/16)


TTIP News

Despite Opposition, EU And US Push For Conclusion Of TTIP Deal (Breitbart, 2/22/16)

German SMEs join protests against TTIP (Deutsche Welle, 2/22/16)

TTIP deal poses 'real and serious risk' to NHS, says leading QC (The Guardian, 2/22/16)

EU aims for free trade pact before Obama goes (EU Observer, 2/22/16)

France seeks guarantees for national sovereignty in adoption of TTIP (Euractive, 2/23/16) 

TTIP: EU and US vow to speed up talks on trade deal (The Guardian, 2/26/16)

TTIP: US yet to approve EU investor court plan (EU Observer, 2/26/16)

EU-U.S. trade deal on course for this year - negotiators (Reuters, 2/26/16)

TTIP round of negotiations extended for two weeks (New Europe, 2/26/16)

ANN CAHILL: Trade deal is a vested-interest juggernaut (Irish Examiner, 2/27/16)

Cheaper cars - but TTIP dream labelled a nightmare (Irish News, 2/27/16)

TTIP: US yet to approve EU investor court plan (EU Observer, 2/28/16)

The US are using Volkswagen (VW) to test their TTIP power (Voltaire Network, 2/29/16)

Brexit better for Britain than toxic TTIP, says Joseph Stiglitz (RT, 3/3/16)

Services Trade in Focus as TISA, TTIP, RCEP Aim for 2016 Conclusion (ICTSD Bridges, 3/3/16)

In or out, TTIP is a threat to democracy (The Guardian, 3/3/16)

Co-ops campaign against controversial free trade zone (Co-operative News, 3/3/16)

TTIP Negotiators Reaffirm 2016 Goal, As Long As Substance Measures Up (ICTSD Bridges, 3/3/16)

TTIP: Another Secret Trade Deal Putting Us and the Environment at Risk (TheRealNews.com, 3/4/16)

Former senior advisers to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy: Last chance for a pro-transparency trade legacy for Obama (The Hill, 3/4/16)


WTO News

The WTO Gave Environmentalists A New Reason To Oppose The TPP (Huffington Post, 2/26/16)

WTO ruling against Paris pact: Greenpeace backs India (The Economic Times, 2/27/16)

‘Revenant’ author’s WTO job keeps him out of media whirl (The Seattle Times, 2/27/16)

Switzerland backs Iran to join WTO (Tehran Times, 2/28/16)

'Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist': From the 1999 WTO protests, a springboard for family drama (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/28/16)

WTO asks Qatar to ratify trade facilitation deal (Gulf Times, 3/1/16)

Ukraine lambasts Russian ‘de facto transit ban’ at WTO (Agra Europe, 3/1/16)

UNCTAD supports Iran’s accession to WTO (Tehran Times, 3/1/16)

Mogheniri invites Azerbaijan to WTO (News.az, 3/1/16)

Hydrocarbon-based economies must diversify, says WTO chief (Gulf Times, 3/1/16)

Brazil to challenge Thailand sugar subsidies at WTO (Reuters, 3/2/16)

WTO can support Qatar’s goals (The Peninsula, 3/2/16)

 In or out, TTIP is a threat to democracy (The Guardian, 3/3/16)

ETHANOL GROUPS SEEK WTO CHALLENGE TO CHINA ANTI-DUMPING INVESTIGATION (KTIC Radio, 3/3/16)

After WTO Battle, USDA Issues Final Rule Lifting Pork and Beef COOL Requirements (JD Supra Business Advisor, 3/3/16)

Namibia to Address WTO in Bid to Save Livestock Sector (allAfrica, 3/3/16)

India-US WTO spat: American doublespeak exposed (DNA India, 3/4/16)

India Challenges U.S. Worker Visa Fees at WTO (The Wall Street Journal, 3/4/16)


Other Trade News

On Trade, Donald Trump Breaks With 200 Years of Economic Orthodoxy (The New York Times, 3/10/16)

 
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