free trade

Labor Day Showdown: Can Advocates Stop 'NAFTA of the Pacific'?

Business and political leaders are meeting in Chicago for closed-door negotiations on yet another so-called free trade deal–a pact to coddle corporations interested in sweatshop labor, high-priced pharmaceuticals and destructive agribusiness.

U.S. Multinationals Revive NAFTA-Style Trade Deals on Capitol Hill

From the food industry to tea party benefactor David Koch, corporatists are hammering lawmakers to move pacts that have been stalled since the Bush era.

Consensus Builds on Free Trade Deals, Alongside Proof of Their Toll

On the same day this month, the president backed a Colombia pact he campaigned against, and new memos revealed how complicit Chiquita has been in anti-union violence.