Monday, January 27, 2014
January 25, 2014: Trading Away Mother Earth: Greens & Fair Trade Advocates Slam Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
When WikiLeaks recently exposed the "Environmental Chapter" of the little known trade agreement, Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, opponents' worst fears were confirmed. Like trade agreements before it, corporate interests trump enforceable consumer, environmental and labor standards. The agreement is fueling another debate over "fair trade" versus the "free trade" model long favored by the US. Martha Baskin has our report.