Latest news about the TPP

April 8, 2014 - Rep. Raul Grijalva and Global Access to Medicines Program Director Maybarduk in the Huffington Post: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is terrible for Public Health (links to huffingtonpost.com)

March 14, 2014 - 16 members of Congress write USTR expressing concern over TPP provisions' effect on access to medicines

March 14, 2014 - Sunlight Foundation: How Big Pharma (and others) began lobbying on the Trans-Pacific Partnership before you ever heard of it

February 27, 2014 - Krugman NYT Op-ed: No Big Deal (links to nytimes.com)

February 11, 2014 - National Journal: The Last Major Fault Line in the Democratic Party (links to nationaljournal.com)

February 9, 2014 - Contralinea: TPP: adios a los medicamentos genericos (links to contralinea.info)

February 3, 2014 - 65,000 Protest TPP in Mexico, See Repeat of NAFTA Mistakes (links to popularresistance.org)

January 17, 2014 - Several ranking members in Congress send letter to USTR in support of access to medicines in developing countries (links to citizen.org)

January 11, 2014 - HuffingtonPost: Why House Democrats Might Kill Obama's Big Trade Deal (huffingtonpost.com)

December 18, 2013 - Washington Post: Obama administration sued over its secretive trade negotiations (washingtonpost.com)

December 9, 2013 - KEI: 6 Members of Congress Write to President Obama on TPP and Access to Health Care, Criticize Closed Door Negotiations (links to keionline.org)

December 9, 2013 - KEI: 29 Organizations and More than 70 Individuals Sign Letter Opposing Life Plus Seventy Year Copyright Term in TPP (links to keionline.org)

December 6, 2013 - Representative Waxman sends letter to USTR expressing strong disagreement with 12 years of data exclusivity in the TPP (links to waxman.house.gov)

December 5, 2013 - Vatican criticizes TRIPS+ and ISDS provisions in FTAs at WTO Ministerial Conference (links to wto.org)

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