Opinion

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Cities becoming major actors in global trade

Are there the new possibilities for grassroots international labor, peace, immigration and environmental cooperation and solidarity in a city-to-city relationship?

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Is Obama's TPP trade deal worse than NAFTA?

The campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement is picking up steam. TPP FTA is aimed at a tariff-free pacific rim, backed up by an extreme intellectual property rights protection agenda.

What do trade deals have to do with the Occupy movement?

What do these two seemingly different events - the recent China trade deal and the Occupy movement - have in common?

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Colombia trade pact ignores big problems

The U.S.-Colombia free trade pact would reinforce a system that leaves farmers and consumers at the mercy of volatile prices and markets.

 

 

Undocumented immigration: paying the price of NAFTA

It is unconscionable to blame and persecute Mexican and other immigrants who are forced to migrate because of trade policies that our own government has so forcefully promoted.

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Latin America rejects neoliberalism

It would be hard to avoid admiring this ground-breaking documentary.

Sanctions against China?

I fail to see how trade sanctions on Chinese manufacturing will do much to help U.S. workers and jobs - but the rise of labor in China could do just that.

Land grab: Something new in capitalist arsenal

A new wave of land takeovers by international monopoly capital is taking place.

Banana wars and the fraud of “free” trade

The announcement in December of a deal to end the so called "Banana Wars" is not unqualified good news. Instead, it should instruct us as to the nature of so called "free" trade.