Trans-Pacific Partnership could pose risk to public healthcare, leaked draft shows. China says TPP should be transparent, open. BEIJING: China hopes that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can be transparent, open and contribute to free trade and investment along with other arrangements in the region.
Shen Danyang, spokesman with the ministry of commerce said China has been closely watching TPP negotiations and assessing the progress, Xinhua reported. Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill. A decade in the making, the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is reaching its climax and as Congress hotly debates the biggest trade deal in a generation, its backers have turned on the cash spigot in the hopes of getting it passed.
“We’re very much in the endgame,” US trade representative Michael Froman told reporters over the weekend at a meeting of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on the resort island of Boracay. His comments came days after TPP passed another crucial vote in the Senate. That vote, to give Barack Obama the authority to speed the bill through Congress, comes as the president’s own supporters, senior economists and a host of activists have lobbied against a pact they argue will favor big business but harm US jobs, fail to secure better conditions for workers overseas and undermine free speech online.
Those critics are unlikely to be silenced by an analysis of the sudden flood of money it took to push the pact over its latest hurdle. A Secret Trade Deal So Outrageous That Congress Isn't Even Allowed To Talk About It Publicly. UN Expert Says Secret Trade Negotiations A Threat To Human Rights. Trans-Pacific Partnership: a guide to the most contentious issues. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement is being negotiated in Singapore this week between Australia, New Zealand, the US, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Canada, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and Japan.
The countries have a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of US$28,136bn on 2012 figures, which represents almost 40% of the world’s GDP. TPP Exposed: WikiLeaks Publishes Secret Trade Text to Rewrite Copyright Laws, Limit Internet Freedom. This is a rush transcript.
Copy may not be in its final form. Julian Assange on the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control. As negotiations continue, WikiLeaks has published leaked chapters of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership — a global trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries.
The TPP would cover 40 percent of the global economy, but details have been concealed from the public. A recently disclosed "Investment Chapter" highlights the intent of U.S. -led negotiators to create a tribunal where corporations can sue governments if their laws interfere with a company’s claimed future profits. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warns the plan could chill the adoption of health and environmental regulations. Watch more from our Julian Assange interview: Part 1 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 This is a rush transcript. AMY GOODMAN: We return to our exclusive interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. JULIAN ASSANGE: Well, the TPP is an international treaty that has 29 different chapters. AMY GOODMAN: They can go into a room and look at it. JULIAN ASSANGE: They can go into a room. Anonymous On The Trans Pacific Partnership [VIDEO]
The Trans Pacific Partnership is a deal amongst the Corporate Elite To impose their will at the expense of the citizenry.
‘Anonymous’ explains the benefits of the secretive deal to the multinational corporations and the liabilities to the average citizen of the world. The video narration is by nature anonymous. From Anonymous : “We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. The Anti-Democracy, Pro-Corporate Contortions of the US Senate. When BAD policy becomes the law of the land, C.D.'s tag team incessantly blames voters.
Yet when voters' wishes are utterly abandoned by those voted in (given that the election system presents its own smoke, mirrors, graft, corruption, and pay to play enforced provisions and parameters), they say nothing. In fact, they like to blame this sell-out of Democratic values on the voters rather than those in power who are DOING THE SELLING OUT! This can't be repeated often enough as it lends yet more evidentiary proof to what has already been proven by The Page and Gilens Study.
Power is utilizing the mechanisms that its enormous wealth has gotten hold of (both through legal and covert/illegal channels) to favor and further its own interests. "Those contortions were necessary because the American people overwhelmingly oppose these deals, notwithstanding an endless barrage of propaganda. View / Reply. Free Trade Explained In An Excellent Comic. By Michael Goodwin, Illustrated by Dan E.
Burr / economixcomix.com/ Oct 12, 2014. Fast Track Derailed? House Deals Blow to Corporate-Friendly Trade Agenda. Though it wasn't the resounding rejection progressives had hoped for, the U.S.
House of Representatives on Friday dealt a serious blow to President Barack Obama's corporate-backed trade agenda, while erecting a major stumbling block for proponents of Fast Track, or trade promotion authority. After a tense showdown and multiple votes in the chamber, a final decision on Fast Track was ultimately deferred, affording a delay that critics say could further scuttle the trade authority. "Today was a big win, but the thousands of climate activists across the country who stood up and linked arms with fellow progressives to get us here won’t rest until Fast Track and TPP are dead for good. "—May Boeve, 350.org "Today’s votes to stall Fast Track and TPP are a major win for anyone who cares about climate change," said 350.org executive director May Boeve.
And derail it they did, voting 126-302 against TAA.