News & Analysis

Trump softens stance on NAFTA

President Donald Trump announced this week that he will not immediately terminate U.S. participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement, the White House said, after he spoke with the leaders of Mexico and Canada about ways to re-negotiate the accord. Trump on...

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This Weekend: Marching Towards Justice

This weekend marks 100 days into the Trump administration. One thing is clear: our vision of a fair trade policy — based on global cooperation, protecting workers, the environment, and public health, limiting corporate power– is not a priority for the current administration.

Check out these great opportunities to march together, learn together, and act together from Earth Day to May Day:

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Voluntary Dolphin-safe Tuna Labels Struck Down by WTO

This week, the WTO authorized Mexico to impose an annual $163 million in trade sanctions against the U.S. for the dolphin-saving U.S. labeling program for tuna. The WTO ruled against the program in November 2015, calling it a "technical barrier to trade." If their...

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Standing in Solidarity with Striking Immigrants

Over the last three weeks, nearly 1000 immigrants have gone on hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma protesting inhumane conditions. Last week, Washington Fair Trade Coalition responded to a call for support and held a solidarity day at the...

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Flawed Trade Deal Doesn’t Make Cents for Tacoma

Tacoma, WA – Yesterday evening, constituents gathered outside Representative Derek Kilmer’s (D-WA) fundraiser at the Museum of Glass with a handful of pennies and a message: “TPP Doesn’t Make ¢ents for America.” They called on Representative Kilmer to take a position...

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Activate Now! TPP Summit, April 16

Register now! We're building a regional network to defeat the TPP! Join us for this day-long summit and training to connect, sharpen your skills, and help take our struggle for fair trade to the next level. April 16, 9:30AM-6PM 901 N J St, Tacoma, WA Breakfast and...

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Calls for Fair Trade, not TPP, Gain Momentum

Yesterday, Spokane City Council joined Bellingham and Seattle in unanimously declaring their opposition to the TPP.  While "the citizens of Spokane strongly support international trade when fair rules of trade are in place and seek to be an active participant in...

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