The Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP is a set of agreements being worked on by hundreds of multinational corporations and trade associations. Many oppose the talks because they have been conducted in secret, behind closed doors because, many argue that they intend to void American laws that protect workers, jobs, health, and the environment. The articles below offer the progressive perspective of TPP.

TPP: “Now Or Never” for the American Way of Life

Stop Trans Pacific Partnership

Lisa Goldwag Kassner: TPP is being negotiated in secrecy among the U.S. and 11 other countries, representing roughly 40% of the global economy. As a trade agreement, TPP’s terms would be binding on all 12 countries, and TPP would override U.S. federal, state, and local laws.

People and Planet Before Profits


Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: We are poised to stop these attempts to rig the international economy in favor of multinational corporations and move to a new model of trade that respects the rights of people and nature, but it will take a coordinated effort.

Taking America Back(wards)


TPP Negotiations — We are staring at a repeat of a failed and flawed economic experiment that will result in further loss of jobs,.

Voices Raised Against Secret Trade Deal


Lance Simmens: Mr. President this is not the way to conduct the people’s business. You ran saying that you opposed fast track authority and yet here it is. You ran on the platform of transparency in policy making and yet here it isn’t.