Monday, 22 December 2014 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • The Trade Agreement Pinatas

    The Trade Agreement Pinatas

    By Dean Baker, Truthout | Op-Ed

    In recent weeks many labor, environmental, and consumer groups have stepped up their criticisms of the Obama administration’s plans for pushing fast-track trade negotiating authority. The purpose of fast-track is to allow the administration to negotiate to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Pact and then hand both deals to Congress on a take it or leave it basis. Under the fast-track rules there would be no opportunity for amendments or delays.

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  • The War to Start All Wars: The 25th Anniversary of the Forgotten Invasion of Panama

    The War to Start All Wars: The 25th Anniversary of the Forgotten Invasion of Panama

    By Greg Grandin, TomDispatch | Op-Ed

    As we end another year of endless war in Washington, it might be the perfect time to reflect on the War That Started All Wars - or at least the war that started all of Washington’s post-Cold War wars: the invasion of Panama. Twenty-five years ago this month, early on the morning of December 20, 1989, President George H.W. Bush launched Operation Just Cause, sending tens of thousands into Panama.

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