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No to Fast Track for the TPP

No to Fast Track for the TPP
PCASC and our friends at PCHRP (Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines) On Saturday, January 3, PCASC joined with the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and other organizations to urge Sen. Ron Wyden to abandon his support for fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Fast tracking could further limit debate and hasten the passage of the agreement, negotiated in secret and described as "NAFTA on steroids." More than 20 years later, the devastating effects of North American Free Trade Agreement are well documented. NAFTA has displaced farmers and increased poverty in Mexico. Subsequent free trade agreements (FTAs) have had…

Whither Blows Change? Community Forum on Climate Justice

Whither Blows Change? Community Forum on Climate Justice
Mother Nature cares little whether you believe in climate change. The real issue is the fact that climate change is posed as a question in the first place, and its continued questioning comprises a tremendous ongoing victory for the titans of the oil economy. After all, when was the last time someone asked if you believed in gravity?