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Prominent Scholars Decry TPP’s “Frontal Attack” on Law and Democracy

“Today’s letter from top legal experts makes clear: ISDS undermines the American judicial system and tilts the playing field further in favor of big multinational corporations.” More than 200 legal and economic scholars—including President Barack Obama’s Harvard Law School mentor Laurence Tribe—have penned a letter to Congress warning that the pro-corporate Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Read More…

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Brexit: What We’re Not Being Told About The European Union Referendum

In the EU referendum about whether or not the UK should remain in the European Union, the UK government warns that leaving the EU could mean 10 years of uncertainty as new trade deals are formed, and even a collapse of the UK  economy with a year of recession. Meanwhile, the news media and anti-EU Read More…

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Reshaping Geopolitics: Breaking Down The Current “Free Trade” Deals

For many people still unaware, there are a variety of “free trade” deals being negotiated and worked on between various swaths of countries all over the world. As we have reported on several times at The Last American Vagabond, TPP is one of those under the radar trade deals that is attempting to be passed Read More…

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White House Caught Blackmailing EU to Force Them to Import GMO and Hormone-Laden Products

Washington, D.C. – In a stunning revelation, secret documents reveal the U.S. pressuring the EU to approve the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade pact through coercion and threats. The 240 pages of leaked text from the secretive trade pact reveal the Obama administration threatening to block European automobile imports into the U.S. if the Read More…

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Leak Confirms Our Worst Nightmares: TTIP Trade Deal Really IS a Corporate Takeover

Confirming that the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) amounts to “a huge transfer of power from people to big business, “Greenpeace Netherlands on Monday leaked 248 secret pages of the controversial trade deal between the U.S. and EU, exposing how environmental regulations, climate protections, and consumer rights are being “bartered away behind closed doors.” Read More…

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How the World’s Biggest Polluters are Two Trade Deals Away from Steamrolling Climate Protections

When TransCanada announced at the start of the year that it that it was demanding compensation under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules for the Obama administration’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, many observers saw it as a sign of things to come. Indeed, critics of two pending trade deals—the Trans-Pacific Partnership Read More…