Thanks to WikiLeaks, it is now clear what the US aims to do with the TPP, and media organizations that have been silent about the deal and chosen to ignore what has been secretly happening between countries conspiring with the US on behalf of corporation should reconsider their decision to not cover this unfolding process.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 13, 2013 10:32 am|
|By: yellowsnapdragon Tuesday November 5, 2013 5:57 pm|
The American political dysfunction of the last few years reinforces investors’ urge to withdraw from traditional capitalist nations, leaving the old bastions of capitalism poverty stricken shells of their former prosperity as investors flee the crazy for more politically stable, pro-corporate climes.
|By: DSWright Monday November 4, 2013 11:58 am|
The real agenda is less about trade and more about weakening sovereign power in favor of corporate power. Under TPP, national regulations will be overruled by corporate structures and governance. Nation-states will become junior partners with transnational corporations becoming the decision making authorities for global laws and rules.
|By: DSWright Tuesday August 20, 2013 9:20 am|
If you think America is a corporate free fire zone now, wait until the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) passes. The trade deal is essentially the kill shot for what remains of legal democratic accountability in the United States and will allow the rootless global elite and their transnational corporations to dictate the daily lives and laws of the American people.
|By: Dennis Trainor Jr Thursday June 20, 2013 7:00 pm|
The Obama administration is brokering a secret global deal that combines all of the worst elements of NAFTA and Citizens United, shoots them up with steroids, sprinkles in a speedball and codifies these principles into a trade agreement that is in fact much more than a trade agreement. The trade agreement is the Trojan horse to bore you and put you to sleep so that when you wake up a global corporate coup will be in place creating a parallel system of justice where three private attorneys would oversee a kangaroo court set up to defend corporate interests that the laws all countries signing on to what is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be subservient to.
|By: masaccio Friday April 19, 2013 12:17 pm|
I’m all for balancing the budget on the backs of the oligarchs and corporations and their foundations and their offshore holdings of trillions and their professional minions who make it all possible.
|By: DSWright Monday April 1, 2013 2:00 pm|
Courtesy of the Roundup, the Real News Network recently did an interview highlighting the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and the stunning implications this rarely discussed treaty would have on labor, environmental, and internet rights. TPP is the next step in expanding Corporate Power at the expense of democracy and free expression.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday September 4, 2012 11:15 am|
I’m sure we’ll have a lot of reports about the dissent outside the DNC convention in Charlotte. There should be a bigger Occupy presence in Charlotte than there was in Tampa for the RNC convention, and the Undocubus, filled with undocumented immigrants who plan to challenge the Democrats on comprehensive immigration reform could make some waves. But the protest of about 800 in the streets of Charlotte last night, which was smaller than anticipated, did not give me much hope for a real breakthrough.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 19, 2012 9:20 am|
The leaked documents from the Trans-Pacific Partnership showed the possibility for the agreement to expand well beyond the original countries that are party to the agreement. And before the TPP has completed negotiations or been signed, we’re already seeing evidence of that. In remarks yesterday at the outset of the G20 summit, Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced that his country would join the negotiations of the trade deal:
|By: David Dayen Friday June 15, 2012 6:45 am|
Public Citizen’s Lori Wallach has an analysis of that leaked document from the negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it’s really even worse than anticipated.