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Transatlantic Left Voices

TPP and TTIP: Partners in Crime

Fighting the Corporate “Trade” Agenda in the United States With the rise of the so-called BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—global capitalism has entered a new stage. For centuries Europe and the United States have dominated the world, but now the economic center of gravity may slowly be shifting from the West and […]

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Transatlantic Left Voices

Project of the Powerful: TTIP-Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Americans and Europeans are negotiating a free trade agreement called TTIP. But why? Trade is already flourishing. Meanwhile, the real barrier to trade is not being addressed: currency speculation, which leads to extreme currency fluctuations and ad hoc price increases for export goods. If we are to understand the political obsession with free trade, we […]

Global Solidarity

Analyzing TAFTA/TTIP: A Charter for Deregulation, an Attack on Jobs, an End to Democracy

In his second term, President Obama has made trade a key issue on his agenda. He is pushing not one but two large-scale and potentially fateful free trade agreements (FTAs): the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including 12 countries along the Pacific Rim, and the Transatlantic Free Trade and Investment Partnership, between the United States and the European […]

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