Updates

07/28/11
Lynne Dodson and Kathleen Ridihalgh, The Seattle Times The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. This summer, insanity reigns over proposed U.S. trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.
07/28/11
Stephen Lendman Corporate predators seek cheap labor worldwide in countries like China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Haiti, Jordan, and many others. Employed in global sweatshops, they work up to 90 or more hours a week for sub-poverty wages under horrific conditions, enduring harassment, beatings, sexual abuse and rape.
07/28/11
Jon Collins, Daily Planet As Congress draws nearer to considering three new free trade agreements, union members are putting pressure on their congressional representatives to oppose them, arguing that they’d cost the state more manufacturing jobs, even as corporate supporters see new hope for quick passage.
07/27/11
Stephanie Overby, CIO.com It service providers are touting the benefits of outsourcing's increasingly higher-value and more complex IT work to lower-cost locales. And IT customers still hyper-focused on cost cutting in today's economic doldrums are more than willing to consider the pitch. But Harvard Business School professors David Pisano and Willy Shih argue that "moving up the value chain" with offshoring can irreversibly damage a company's—and a country's—competitiveness and ability to innovate.
07/26/11
Jon Collins, The Minnesota Independent As Congress draws nearer to considering three new free trade agreements, union members are putting pressure on their congressional representatives to oppose them, arguing that they’d cost the state more manufacturing jobs, even as corporate supporters see new hope for quick passage.
07/26/11
Daniel Robison, National Public Radio Dozens of tour buses have added the tiny town of Elma, N.Y., as a stop this year. On their way to scenic sites like Niagara Falls, these tourists are squeezing in a visit to the Made in America store.
07/26/11
Irving "Pete" Vigdor, The Desert Sun The 50-year-old Trade and Adjustment Assistance program was one result of free trade agreements the U.S. negotiated. The administrations and Congresses that approved these free trade agreements recognized an affect of opening our markets to these low-labor-cost countries would cost American jobs. Therefore, workers who lost their jobs as a result of the agreements would be compensated and retrained.
07/25/11
Jamie Warrington, The Jackson Sun I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of seeing our manufacturing jobs shipped overseas while politicians in Washington preach the same old game. In the past, they claimed that free trade agreements are beneficial to our country. This is simply not true.
07/25/11
Leo Hindery, Jr., Huffington Post America is facing a catastrophic jobs crisis. Not since the Great Depression has official unemployment hovered above nine percent - where it is today - for more than 20 months. Millions of American have given up looking for a job altogether.
07/25/11
David Sirota, SummitDaily.com According to the U.S. government, the list of known bogeymen working to compromise American national security is long, and getting longer by the day. By my back-of-the-envelope count, we have shoe bombers, underwear bombers, dirty bombers and car bombers. Now, we are being told to fear “implant bombers” who will surgically attach explosives to their innards.

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