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Unions, Activists Look To Derail Trans-Pacific Partnership Fast-Track – 21 April 2015

RT logoTrade unions, populist activists and many Democratic lawmakers are rallying against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. They say the secretive treaty is harmful to US workers, the economy and environmental policies.

Social justice activists from more than 30 states marched in downtown Washington, DC on Monday, chanting “This is what hypocrisy looks like!” and carrying signs such as “Dump TPP: Don’t trade away our future.” They called on Congress to vote against giving President Barack Obama the authority to “fast-track” the treaty.

Proponents claim the TPP, the largest trade deal since the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), would open up Asian markets to US exports.

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Italian, Spanish Unions Mobilize Against ‘Austerity’ Plans | Common Dreams

Italian, Spanish Unions Mobilize Against ‘Austerity’ Plans | Common Dreams. via 2012IndyInfo.wordpress.com by Laura Tyco 6th september 2011.

Don’t target ordinary Italians, unions tell Berlusconi | euronews, world news

Don’t target ordinary Italians, unions tell Berlusconi | euronews, world news. via euronews.net

Berlusconi to have promised to pass ECB- European Central Bank- austerity measures by emergency decree.  The sell out of democracy and the soveignty of Italy is taken further form.