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Berkeley Says No To Corporate Trade Takeover

Berkeley Says No To Corporate Trade Takeover
Above photo: TPP protest in San Francisco, February, 2014. SFBayview.com. Photo by Carol Harvey. By Phoebe Anne Sorgen and Ruth Caplan Originally posted in PopularResistance.org If you would like to pass a similar resolution in your community, here are helpful tools: Pointers for getting TPP-Free Zone laws passed. TPP Free Zone model legislation. In an almost unanimous vote by the Berkeley City Council Tuesday evening, the city went on ... Read more

The Dangers of Helping Corporations Sue Governments

The Dangers of Helping Corporations Sue Governments
As the Obama administration negotiates new trade agreements with European and Pacific nations, a battle has emerged over the agreements’ egregious rules that grant giant corporations unreasonable powers to subvert democracy. These rules, dubbed “investor rights” by the corporations, allow firms to sue governments over actions—including public interest regulations—that reduce the value of their investments. Oxfam, the Institute for Policy ... Read more