TPP “Fast Track” Absent from This Month’s GOP Legislative Agenda

By: Monday June 9, 2014 2:07 pm

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s memo on this month’s GOP legislative priorities did not include TPP Fast Track

 

Alan Grayson Talks About TPP, Globalization, NAFTA and Obama

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 5:31 pm

I interviewed Alan Grayson on my radio show on March 18th.

This segment of the transcript of the interview covers our discussion of TPP and globalization trade deals. It’s not pretty.

Emulating Gabriel Heatter

By: Saturday February 22, 2014 4:00 pm

“There’s good news tonight”

Late Night: Stop Billionaires From Hurting Us: Find, Create and Use Leverage

By: Wednesday January 15, 2014 8:00 pm

I think protest movements don’t find, create or acquire enough leverage to use on the people who have the power to make change. So, how do we do that?

‘A Public Relations Exercise’: TPP Agreement Chapter for Environment Released by WikiLeaks

By: Wednesday January 15, 2014 3:19 pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement being finalized between the United States and eleven other countries largely avoids strengthening environmental protections, according to a leaked environmental chapter from the agreement that was published by WikiLeaks.

Late Night: The New Giant Sucking Sound…From the East.

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 8:00 pm

Here’s a short animated video explaining why the Trans-Pacific Partnership sucks. Starring my imitation of Ross Perot!

Remember, Ross knew all about the “Giant sucking sound from the South” that became NAFTA.
I pulled concepts from both the left and the right to inform this video. My number one concern on TPP is Food Safety, which nobody is talking about yet.

Countries Remain Opposed to Some of More Extreme US Proposals in TPP Negotiations, According to WikiLeaks

By: Monday December 9, 2013 6:30 pm

After the first day of another round of secret talks in Singapore on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement wrapped, WikiLeaks released two documents it said “show the state of negotiations” among the twelve negotiating countries.

One of the documents described the “state of play” after talks in Salt Lake City, Utah, from November 19 to November 24. It was edited to “protect the identity of the author country,” which provided details on negotiations to the media organization.

WikiLeaks Reveals Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Where Countries Oppose United States

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 10:32 am

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.

Capitalist Withdrawal and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

By: 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.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy Raising Doubts About Legitimacy

By: 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.

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