Category: Trade Agreements

Bruce Allen: NAFTA 2.0: Nothing for Workers

A failure to seriously resist NAFTA 2.0’s passage into law in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico will amount to capitulation and the acceptance of an agreement that by design, like the original NAFTA, intrinsically serves the interests of Capital

Kevin Zeese: Transforming Trade While Stopping NAFTA II

Trade needs to guarantee people their right to public ownership and control of their own resources

Mark Weisbrot: Trump’s Trade Policy Towards China

A Distraction to Benefit the Rich

Dean Baker: Going with Patent Holders Against Workers

Trump seems to have made the concerns of companies like Boeing, who want more help maintaining their control over technology, his top priority

Jack Rasmus: Trade War for Real? Parts 2, 3

How China will respond to more U.S. tariffs and technology transfer is the crux of any U.S.-China trade agreement—or trade war

Kevin Zeese: Another Rigged Corporate Deal

The Framework Remains Trade for Corporations While Undermining Health, the Environment, Food, and Worker Rights

Dean Baker: Trump’s Reality-TV Trade Deal

It is important to recognize that the manufacturing jobs lost to imports over the past two decades are not coming back

Lori Wallach: “New NAFTA”

If we don’t get members of Congress to push on the administration, the necessary labor and environmental enforcement is not going to happen, and then it’s going to be a deal we’re going to have to stop

Ben Dangl: NAFTA 2.0 Is a Win for Big Oil

But a Huge Loss for Workers and the Environment

Dean Baker: Trump’s Tariffs a Tax on the US Middle Class

Donald Trump’s trade war with China will mean more money for shareholders and fewer US jobs in manufacturing. This is not a good story for the country’s workers

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