The Democratic Party's draft policy agenda reflects a shift in the debate over a tax on financial transactions that would curb short-term speculation and generate massive revenue.
TransCanada is suing the US government for $15 billion in damages under NAFTA rules. The TPP would increase the chances of similar lawsuits in the future.
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Mary Zerkel is co-coordinator of the Wage Peace program of the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization working to build peace with justice in the US and around the world.