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Corporate Lawyers Hijack UN Meeting, While Civil Society Is Sidelined

13 June, 2018 - 18:18
By Melinda St. Louis As originally published in TruthOut Thanks to years of public education and organizing around the globe, the once-obscure investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system is on the ropes. The ISDS system, buried in trade and investment agreements,...
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For G-7, Trump’s racism and misogyny are ok, but his trade policies are intolerable

8 June, 2018 - 19:36
Most G-7 leaders have worked with Trump despite his xenophobia and racism. But taking on the trade status quo was a bridge too far.
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NAFTA Talks Should Continue Until a Good Deal Is Achieved

11 May, 2018 - 20:08
Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, released the following statement upon the conclusion of today’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ministerial meeting: “Until a deal is...
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New Data Show Trump’s First Quarter 2018 China and Mexico Trade Deficits Largest on Record as All Eyes Focus on This Week’s Trade Discussions in China, Looming NAFTA Deadline

3 May, 2018 - 21:10
U.S. Trade Deficit With World Largest Since 2008 Financial Crisis, Contrary to Trump’s Campaign Pledge to Quickly Reduce Deficit to Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. – Record-high first-quarter trade deficits add to the urgency of the Trump administration succeeding...
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New Trump Administration Trade Report Sticks to the Status Quo

11 April, 2018 - 15:51
The Trump administration’s recently released 2018 National Trade Estimate Report could become classic reading for political science students studying the “deep state” concept. The 2018 report, which provides a 500-page compilation of policies in other countries that U.S. commercial interests...
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On Announcement of Revisions to U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

28 March, 2018 - 14:14
Statement of Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the administration announced revisions to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, commented: “Despite the touted 10,000...
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Public Citizen Report: ‘Follow the Money: Did Administration Officials’ Financial Entanglements With China Delay Trump’s Promised Tough-on-China Trade Policy?’

22 March, 2018 - 16:40
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the administration is poised to announce long-awaited action on a China trade investigation launched last summer, Public Citizen released a report revealing Trump administration Cabinet members’ and top advisors’ longstanding personal financial entanglements with the Chinese...
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TPP-11 Countries Sign a Deal — While We Dodged a Bullet on ISDS Expansion Here, Our International Allies Face a Major Fight

8 March, 2018 - 20:09
Thanks to years of organizing, we in the United States saved ourselves from the corporate-dominated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by ensuring that the controversial deal was universally reviled across party lines and could never gain a majority in Congress. But it...
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In Memory of Zahara Heckscher

28 February, 2018 - 15:15
All of us at Public Citizen lift up in loving memory our dear friend and peaceful warrior Zahara Heckscher, who passed away on February 24 at the age of 53, after her years-long battle with breast cancer. Among her many...
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