Updates

08/31/11
Michele Nash-Hoff and Curtis Ellis, San Jose Mercury News Apple is recognized as one of the most successful and innovative companies in history. Steve Jobs made Apple wildly successful with innovative products that command a premium price in the marketplace. His name on hundreds of patents, Jobs has been compared to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
08/31/11
Anders Riel Muller, Conducive Chronicle The flight from Seoul to Jeju Island is only 45 minutes, but in Korea this is as far from mainland Korea you can get geographically and mentally. Jeju is a volcanic island located half way between the Korean mainland and the western tip of Japan. It is an island set apart from the rest of Korea in many ways. When you ask a Korean about Jeju, most will say: Jeju people are different.
08/31/11
Mckenzie Ingram, MyEugene The Oregon Fair Trade Campaign (OR-FTC) met Tuesday evening at Cozmic Pizza with local farmers, concerned community members, and an assortment of interest groups to talk about their common interest in “Going Local in a Globalized Economy.” The event was co-sponsored by Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network/Jobs with Justice and AFSCME Local #3214.
08/31/11
Ian Fletcher, Huffington Post Whenever protectionists like myself demand that the U.S. government do something to stand up for America in global trade, we are shouted down with the stern admonition, "You'll start a trade war."
08/31/11
The Portland Press Herald The Maine Voices column by Stephen Meardon taking U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud to task for questioning the proposed new trade agreements with Korea, which would see the last of Maine's shoe industry jobs shipped overseas, is about as speciously presented as one can imagine.
08/31/11
Carrie Burggraf, Truthout The pending Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United States and Panama, also known as the Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), has remained in limbo since its initial signing on June 28, 2007. While Panama approved the TPA several weeks later, the U.S. Congress has left the agreement in political purgatory until this past June, when the U.S. House of Representatives irresponsibly struck a deal on terms to be considered for approval during a new round of FTAs with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.
08/29/11
By David Edwards, The Raw Story China's history with food safety is a rocky one, but even in the annals of robbery and abuse, this will go down in infamy. Various reports in Singapore media have said that Chinese companies are mass producing fake rice made, in part, out of plastic, according to one online publication Very Vietnam.
08/28/11
By Reuters An umbrella group of activists opposed to a proposed U.S. trade deal with eight countries in the Asia Pacific region said Friday they aim to raise public awareness of its potential effects on jobs and the environment when negotiators meet next month in Chicago.
08/26/11
By Art Pulaski, Special to the Mercury News The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement now heading to Congress could devastate California's high-tech jobs the way NAFTA demolished U.S. auto, electronics and textile employment in the 1990s. Even more alarming, Bay Area communities have the most jobs at risk under this deal.
08/26/11
Washington, Aug 25 - Congressman Dennis Kucinich is continuing to build opposition to the three pending free trade agreements with Korea, Panama and Colombia Congress is expected to vote on in the fall. He sent a letter to his colleagues today highlighting the role that multinational corporations have played in outsourcing American jobs.

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