Wednesday, WikiLeaks released details pertaining to a highly secretive, multinational trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, ...warning that passage of NAFTA-esque trade agreement could have serious impact on internet freedom, innovation, medicine, civil liberty
"One part of the TPP that shows why negotiators want to minimize public awareness of the agreement consists of provisions giving corporations the right – as is the case under the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) – to directly sue governments for regulations that infringe upon their profits or potential profits." http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/19/trans-pacific-partnership-corporate-usurp-congress
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) | Only 6 chapters are about trade. 24 chapters give special rights to corporations | Laws that reign in banks to prevent another financial crisis become illegal for governments to enact. | Economists tell us it will kill 450,000 US jobs, 58,000 Canadian jobs and 75,000 in Japan. | Protecting the environment or human health won't be allowed if they in any way threaten profits. | It spells the end of our free and open internet. ...
Longer term, it has to advance on the promises of the five-year plan issued last year. That is, it has to reduce its dependence on exports and raise the share of the economy that is devoted to domestic consumption. This is a political question as much as an economic problem. I thank you Firozali A.Mulla DBA
They are not democratically-aligned. It is all about corporate power - first, middle, last. Abbott is looking at signing Australia up. Proves what a true idiot he is. Speak up loud and fast, Australia.
Trans-Pacific Partnership could prevent clearer food labelling – health advocates Under the free trade deal, a foreign company could sue the government if sales dropped after labelling was introduced, says the Public Health Association