New Anti-TPP Energy Emerges from Dem Convention

TPP and international agreements

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posted by : publicbankinginstitute – excerpt

Progressive Democrats may not have seen their candidate, Bernie Sanders, achieve the victory they wanted him to, but his issues won’t go away. Chief among them is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it’s more apparent every day that the centrist leadership of the DNC is taking a huge risk by continuing to flirt with the trade deal, which Hillary Clinton has repeatedly insisted she no longer supports. But Clinton’s word isn’t enough for rank-and-file Democrats.

John Nichols at The Nationdoes a splendid job describing, visually, the energy that has converged around the DNC:

When President Obama looked out across a packed hall at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, he could not have missed the large square signs opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. They could be seen throughout the sprawling arena. … Mid-way through the president’s well-received address to the convention, delegates…

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