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Op-Ed: Discussion of TPP in Canadian federal election campaign limited

Ottawa - The three major parties, Liberals, Conservatives, and NDP basically support the huge Trans Pacific Partnership(TPP) trade deal even though auto parts companies and dairy producers have expressed concerns about it along with many other critics.

Obama administration gives slavery a free pass in favored nations

Washington - High-ranking Obama administration officials pressured State Department human rights experts to gloss over slavery and other human rights violations in countries with which the United States is seeking to enter lucrative trade and strategic agreements.

Obama accepts Malaysia slavery in order to seal TPP deal

Washington - The Obama administration is set to remove Malaysia from its list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders despite the existence of pervasive forced labor and sex slavery in the Southeast Asian nation.

Reid’s opposition to 'fast track' signals win for TPP activists

Washington - Activists in opposition to the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were given a major victory this week when Senate majority leader Harry Reid openly voiced his opposition to “fast track authority” for President Obama’s trade deal.

Op-Ed: New leaks show Trans-Pacific Partnership a failure for citizens

Today, Wikileaks released another batch of leaked documents about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This chapter was related directly to member nations’ treatment of the environment.

Op-Ed: Obama’s secret trade deal receiving heavy opposition Special

The secretive trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Pact (TPP) is receiving heavy opposition. Major transparency activists and groups are stepping up efforts against the TPP, while the Obama administration continues to push it as a top priority.

Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership explodes on Twitter Special

Activists from around the world will begin attempting to create a twitterstorm in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Twitter tonight. The opposition is coming from activists on both the left and right wing of the political spectrum.

The New York Times endorses secret agreement

In a highly unusual move, the editorial board of The New York Times has endorsed a secret trade treaty among the U.S. and Pacific rim nations that cannot be read by the public or by the NYT editors.
 

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Leaders of proposed TPP member states pose for a photo.
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