Well, what do you call it when a secret treaty expanding the international power of mega-corporations is passed into law, when that law supersedes every other law and court of the member nations?
- Jon Rappoport
'If instituted, the TPP IP regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as well as ride roughshod over the intellectual and creative commons. If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you're ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs.'
For people who care about worker's rights, the environment, Internet freedom, health care for all, regulation of banks and big finance, healthy food, access to water and other issues, the fundamental question is: will trade put the necessities of the people and environment before the profits of transnational corporations and the already wealthy?
The TPP does not and that is why we must continue to organize not only to stop it but also to redefine how trade is negotiated from the first step and to correct the failures of past trade agreements.
'This unprecedented corporate power-grab amounts to something like an international coup d'etat. It dispenses with the idea of national sovereignty, and pours scorn on the notion of elected government. The ideology of "free trade" has now overplayed its hand; it has exposed itself as a farce. With democracy about to be sacrificed on the altar of free trade, it has become abundantly clear that free trade was never meant to be about freedom in the first place.'
Dr Jason Hickel, London School of Economics
'Economists project that the net increase in economic activity from TPP will be a fraction of 1 percent.
The remaining provisions are very controversial. We know from news leaks and public statements that TPP would grant global corporations new legal rights, expand monopoly protections for pharmaceuticals and relax Wall Street regulations. These would happen while weakening our worker and environmental protections, limiting policy options in public health
and restricting Internet freedom.
TPP: dead, buried, cremated!! November 2016. Analysis Updated It was an ambitious and controversial trade pact that would have covered nearly 40 per cent of the global economy and solidified US leadership in the Asia-Pacific.
Key points: The Secret Global Court – Why Corporate Criminals and Corrupt Politicians Desperately Want the TPP. Obama needs to ensure he gets well compensated after leaving office for a job well done protecting, defending and further enriching the global oligarch class.
This is precisely why he’s so adamant about passing the TPP during the upcoming lame duck session of Congress, when he knows “representatives” who no longer face reelection can be coerced or bribed into voting for this monumental public betrayal. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ins’t really a free trade deal, it’s a way for global oligarchs to consolidate, grow and protect their enormous wealth. The investor-state dispute settlement system (ISDS) is perhaps the most nefarious and objectionable aspect of the deal, with this shadowy court system being used to accomplish the following for the super rich and powerful: 1) Eliminate sovereign risk from their investments. A Great Awakening – Public Support for Fake “Free Trade” Deals Plunges in the U.S. and Europe. Public opposition to the sovereignty killing corporate giveaway marketed as a free trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has become so widespread that all the leading candidates for the U.S.
Presidency are publicly against it. Specifically, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are virulently opposed, while Hillary Clinton is pretending to be against it in order to harvest votes. Essentially, the more time the American public has to learn about this scam, the more they are against it. Which is precisely why the Obama administration wants to push it through as quickly as possible. – From the post: Obama to Push Passage of TPP Trade Deal Despite Rising Public Opposition. World Bank Report: TPP Will Bring Negligible Economic Benefit To US, Canada And Australia. Supporters of TPP generally insist it's absolutely worth doing, despite any infelicities it might contain, because of the huge overall economic benefit it will bring to participants.
The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History. - Advertisement - Reprinted from Truthdig (image by Wikipedia) DMCA The release Thursday of the 5,544-page text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a trade and investment agreement involving 12 countries comprising nearly 40 percent of global output -- confirms what even its most apocalyptic critics feared.
"The TPP, along with the WTO [World Trade Organization] and NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement], is the most brazen corporate power grab in American history," Ralph Nader told me when I reached him by phone in Washington, D.C. "It allows corporations to bypass our three branches of government to impose enforceable sanctions by secret tribunals. There is Still Time to Defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The task may be difficult but it is not impossible — there is still time to defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Activists on both sides of the Pacific Ocean forced a couple of concessions in the final TPP text, agreed to earlier this week after years of negotiation, so we are not without hope. More hard work by activists is the only power that can stop the TPP from becoming law in 12 countries. If we fail to stop it, the TPP promises to tighten further the dominance of the world’s biggest multi-national corporations with the implementation of nearly unlimited rights of corporations to overturn health, safety, labor and environmental laws through secret tribunals that bypass and override national legal systems.
WikiLeaks - The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA. TPP Gives Obama Power To Destroy America. House passes Obama's 'fast-track' authority to negotiate trade deal — RT USA. Published time: June 12, 2015 17:58 Edited time: June 12, 2015 18:36 U.S.
President Barack Obama (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque) President Barack Obama has succeeded in obtaining controversial “fast-track” approval for his Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in the House of Representatives. John Boehner-aligned group plans $1M ad blitz for trade bill - Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer. An outside political advocacy organization closely aligned with Speaker John Boehner is spending close to $1 million to promote a bill that would give President Barack Obama fast-track trade authority, saying China will gain economic prominence if Congress fails to act.
The American Action Network, which spent close to $1 million boosting House Republican leadership during the Department of Homeland Security funding fight, is now spending $375,000 for national television ads on Fox News, $250,000 on mail pieces in 25 GOP districts, $200,000 on digital advertising in 65 districts and $75,000 on radio spots. Story Continued Below The TV advertisement blasts Democrats and trade unions for opposing the bill, and says if Congress doesn’t pass trade promotion authority, China will benefit and America will lose. It’s meant to bolster House GOP leadership’s efforts by giving air cover to Republicans vote for TPA. 10 Reasons Why You Should Oppose TPP and TTIP. The U.S.
Senate’s passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation on May 22 means that the TPA bill (also known as “Fast Track”) will soon be up for a vote in the House of Representatives. If the House follows suit and approves it, we can be certain that President Obama and his Republican supporters in Congress will move for expedited action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), both of which, Obama has stated, are top priorities of his administration.
These twin, trans-oceanic agreements are massive schemes that propose a very radical transformation of the global politico-economic system, with revolutionary integration and convergence of the major Atlantic and Pacific nations. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) proposes to begin “deep and comprehensive” integration between the 28 member states of the European Union and the United States. 1: Sovereignty will be lost. Dr. Corporate Gods: “Obama, remember why we hired you; ram the TPP through” Jon Rappoport Prison Planet.com May 15, 2015 “Current TPP negotiation member states are the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei.
The TPP is the largest economic treaty in history, including countries that represent more than 40 per cent of the world´s GDP.” (Wikileaks) “Since 1945, no American President has escaped vetting by elite Globalists. Partisan politics plays no role in this process. Obama is under the gun. As the Senate Prepares to Vote on “Fast Track,” Here’s a Quick Primer on the Dangers of the TPP. The United States is in the final stages of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free-trade agreement with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Singapore and seven other countries.
Who will benefit from the TPP? American workers? Consumers? Small businesses? The Battle Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast-Track Gets Hot President Obama must be having trouble getting the votes for fast-track authority since the administration is now pulling out all the stops to push the deal. Over a Million People Send ‘No TTIP’ Christmas Card. The Department of Business in Europe got an interesting Christmas greeting this holiday season – an enormous card with a singing Santa Clause carrying a toy sack marked with an obvious message about the unpopular Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – #noTTIP hashtag.
If you don’t know what the TTIP is, don’t worry – many individuals aren’t yet aware. Here is a brief description: Global Gov Treaty Coming in Days YouTube. Forget Your Neighbors, You Must Focus On Saving Your Family While You Still Can. Yesterday, I wrote an article which I found very difficult to publish because of its very dire consequences. Briefly, I explained how the ships carrying vital imports to American shores are not being offloaded. I offered a video of a Los Angeles city councilman, as he traveled about Los Angeles harbor explaining how serious this crisis was becoming and that even if the goods were to be offloaded right away (e.g. February 9, 2015), it would still take 6-8 months for the product to be offloaded in its entirety. Since 1968, the American economy has lost 86% of its manufacturing base. This is why cities like Detroit, Cleveland and St.
The US Economy Is Days Away From Shutting Down. The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Written in Secrecy, An Affront to Democracy. Some time this year, President Obama will ask Congress to approve a new trade agreement, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.
"Investor-state provisions” prioritize corporate profits over public interest and allow foreign corporations to seek sanctions and damages from national governments. These suits are heard in private trade tribunals, where corporations challenge laws they believe reduce their profits, including worker protections, public-health programs and policies that reduce the use of fossil fuels. – senseih
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: the dirtiest trade deal, you've never heard of. Obama says he willing to defy Democrats on his support of Trans-Pacific Partnership. If TPP Is So Important, Why Are Those It's Supposed To 'Help' Fighting Against It? Huge international campaign beams 3.1 million signature petition count on prominent buildings in Washington, D.C. Massive numbers of people are speaking out against fast track legislation and Trans-Pacific Partnership secrecy as Senate Finance Committee prepares for crucial TPP hearing following President Obama’s return to Washington May 1st, 2014 – As U.S. President Obama returned from a week of crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, a large, broad-based international campaign took its message to the heart of Washington, D.C.
Last night, a projection of a 3.1 million signature petition count was beamed on to prominent buildings in Washington D.C., to speak out against TPP secrecy and fast track legislation.
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