Updates

06/11/11
Jessica Lettween, Minneapolis Star-Tribune Proponents of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement must assume that Americans have very short memories or are indifferent to attempts to undermine their best interests.
06/09/11
Michael Novinson, Times Herald-Record ULSTER — U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey advocated for a muscular federal government and stronger trade policies Wednesday to spur economic development. "I want to make sure the phrase 'Made in America' describes our future rather than our past," said Hinchey following a tour of FALA Technologies, a semiconductor and nanotechnology engineer.
06/08/11
Howard Richman, Richman's Trade and Tax Blog The Los Angeles Times reports that Governor Palin met with Donald Trump during a May 31 visit to New York. In her remarks, she told reports that she advocated balanced trade arrangements: "What do we have in common? Our love for this country, a desire to see our economy put back on the right track," Palin told reporters. "To have a balanced trade arrangement with other countries across this world so Americans can have our jobs, our industries, our manufacturing again. And exploiting responsibly our natural resources. We can do that again if we make good decisions."
06/08/11
Gordon Lafer, The Hill As a political scientist, I’m sometimes asked how it’s possible for a democracy to enact laws that are opposed by the majority of voters. There is no clearer illustration of how this works than the current race to enact a free trade agreement with Colombia.
06/08/11
Charles Pope, The Oregonian WASHINGTON -- Fifteen House Democrats, led by Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, pressed the White House Tuesday to include tough and enforceable environmental standards in a trade agreement being negotiated with a constellation of Asian nations that includes Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
06/07/11
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Mike Michaud (D-ME), Chairman of the House Trade Working Group, called the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) announcement today that China has ended certain wind power equipment subsidies a good first step.
06/07/11
Jim Lane, People's World DALLAS - North Texas Jobs with Justice participated in the nationwide "First Friday" vigils against unemployment here on June 3. About 20 activists gathered outside the downtown A. Maceo Smith Federal Building, which houses the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, to publicize the statistics released every first Friday of the month.
06/07/11
Dan Kovalik, CounterPunch.org A number of notable events took place in the past week which underscore the U.S.'s continued failed policies in Latin America. And of course, these notable events were almost totally ignored by the mainstream of the U.S. press.
06/07/11
Abby Phillip, Politico Organized labor has seen this movie before: a Democratic president caught in the uncomfortable position of supporting labor-unfriendly free trade agreements. This time, instead of Bill Clinton, the protagonist is President Barack Obama.
06/07/11
Vicki Needham, The Hill Lori Wallach doesn’t sugarcoat her disappointment with President Obama. “We face a situation with the Obama administration’s trade policy that is equal parts damaging, heartbreaking, infuriating and disgusting,” she told The Hill in an interview.

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