TPP Would Empower Thousands of US Firms to Sue Governments, According to Document Published by WikiLeaks

By: Thursday March 26, 2015 2:05 pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement being negotiated between the United States and eleven other nations in the Pacific Rim would empower tens of thousands of corporations or firms to sue governments through largely secret tribunal proceedings if regulations violated their expectation for profits. WikiLeaks released another drafted chapter from the agreement, the “Investment” chapter [PDF], [...]

 

Classified White House Briefing On TPP Angers House Democrats

By: Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:03 am

Now @BarackObama has classified today's TPP info! #SorryClassified #StopTPP #StopFastTrack http://t.co/qDrdKWm7lu pic.twitter.com/4Jf8ZMSJ5A — Hightower News (@HightowerNews) March 17, 2015 Though numerous economists have now spoken out that the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) is a loser for the average American, President Obama is determined to see the TPP rule. Now the White House has gone so far [...]

#FightFastTrack: Coalition Takes Aim at Lawmakers over Corporate-Friendly ‘Trade’ Agreement

By: Thursday February 19, 2015 5:00 pm

From California to Connecticut to Illinois, environmental, labor, and community groups are staging public forums and creative direct actions urging their representatives to say no to a rushed TPP deal

Environmental, labor, and community groups are organizing rallies, public forums, and creative direct actions this week urging their congressional representatives to say “no” to a renewed bid to rush through the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership “trade” deal by passing “fast track” legislation.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Contains Provison To Help Wall Street Avoid Regulations

By: Wednesday January 28, 2015 1:00 pm

Protest in NYC happening right now-people out in the snow & cold to #StopFastTrack & #TPP! http://t.co/GbTUjaPSY9 pic.twitter.com/InCa6cK49D — Kevin Zeese (@KBZeese) January 26, 2015 Try to hide your surprise. One of the reasons the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being kept secret is because it has unpopular and reckless policies in it such as deregulating [...]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Can Be Passed This Year Says Obama’s Asia Representative

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 5:00 pm

Evan Medeiros, the Obama administration’s representative in Asia, believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could pass this year.

Obama Pledges To Push Trans-Pacific Partnership In State Of The Union

By: Wednesday January 21, 2015 8:00 am

Last night President Obama gave his second to last State of the Union speech. The topics covered varied from increasing taxes on the wealthy to climate change and the obligatory “a better politics” pablum. Also included was a push for Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). TPP has proven to be controversial on a [...]

FDL Joins Coalition to Deliver Over 500,000 Signatures to Congress Against Fast Track Trade Authority

By: Wednesday November 12, 2014 1:47 pm

With President Obama and other heads of state meeting in Asia this month – a coalition of of labor, environmental and consumer groups delivered more than a half million petition signatures and letters to congressional leaders last week opposing Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Taxes, Walgreens, the TPP, TTIP and TISA

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 5:10 pm

Walgreens is reported to be considered emigrating from the United States, renouncing its citizenship and becoming a Swiss Citizen to cut its tax bill.

Well and good for its shareholders. If it were a person it would then have to apply for a visa to visit the United States and because it was a non-US citizen would not be permitted to be employed in the United States.

Is “Smart Track” the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing That Could Restart #TPP Negotiations?

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 3:01 pm

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is looking to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements after stiff opposition to “Fast Track” trade promotion authority stalled negotiations.

He is planning to introduce a new TPA bill called “Smart Track,” and while there are few details available about it, some are already worried the plan could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

TISA: Secret Agreement Further Deregulates Wall Street

By: Wednesday June 25, 2014 10:46 am

Thanks to Wikileaks the world now knows about the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The agreement was so secret that it was not only meant to be kept from the people of the participating countries during negotiations but for five years after going into effect. TISA is perhaps the most anti-transparent trade agreement ever proposed with Professor Jane Kelsey of the University of Auckland calling the agreement a reversal of the trend for disclosure in international agreements.

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