HOUR 2 Trans-Pacific Partnership Precautions While governments may hail the passage of trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA, workers may take a more cautious view, to say the least. Another trade agreement is in the works, the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP. The Oregon Fair Trade Campaign calls the Trans-Pacific Partnership "the most important thing you've never heard of." You'll hear more about it, and the reservations about it, in this hour.
According to a statement issued by Rainforest Action Network, Kilcher arrived to assist in delivering petitions protesting the trade agreement and was “filming an interaction between other activists and police officers outside the hotel where the meetings are taking place when she was suddenly handcuffed and arrested for trespassing.”
Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network, joins Thom Hartmann. Earlier in the Summer - we told you about The Trans - Pacific Partnership - a new so-called free trade deal that the US has been negotiating over with 8 Pacific nations for the last two years. But rather than helping Americans or improving the American economy - the TPP would give foreign transnational corporations unprecedented power to abuse American workers - pollute our environment - and destabilize our markets.
The corporate cabal behind a new trade agreement including Cargill, Pfizer, Nike and WalMart, has done an exceptional job of maintaining an almost total lack of transparency as they literally design the future we will all inhabit.
Entertainment giant changes policy on sourcing its paper products, recognizes urgency of addressing deforestation, especially in Indonesia
Sends signal to controversial paper giants APP and APRIL
SAN FRANCISCO—Disney today announced a significant new paper policy that applies to the company’s extensive operations and those of its licensees, and means they will be eliminating paper connected to the destruction of endangered forests and animals.
An imperiled orangutan was rescued from a small patch of the Tripa peat swamp rainforest in Sumatra last month, in an effort to save this large adult male from starvation. But experts fear he could be among the last of his kind in what was once prime habitat for these graceful, shy great apes.