Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:51 PM
donheld (21,237 posts)
Can a “Dracula Strategy” Bring Trans-Pacific Partnership into the Sunlight?
A highly secretive trade agreement aims to penalize countries that protect workers, consumers, and the environment. Luckily, the growing opposition goes beyond the usual trade justice suspects.
While the election season seized everyone’s attention, government officials and 600 official corporate “advisors” were working behind closed doors to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Negotiations have been cloaked in unprecedented secrecy and its proponents have mislabeled the TPP as a “free trade” agreement. In reality, the TPP is about much more than trade. It threatens a stealthy, slow-motion corporate coup d'etat, formalizing and locking in corporate rule over most aspects of our lives.
Thirteen years ago, at the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Seattle Ministerial, a similar threat in the form of a massive expansion of the powers and scope of the WTO was stopped.
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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:33 PM
pipoman (11,994 posts)
3. It is amazing to me that TPP is ignored here
nearly every thread dies a quick death, nobody seems to give a shit...just let me say I bought a new Toyota and there will be 25 people mad, tell them the "Labor Party" is dead and they bitch about people buying imports...
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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:08 PM
leftlibdem420 (256 posts)
5. of course it is...
A lot of "progressives" have been too quick to surrender or even fight for the trade and copyright policies that this would entrench. They want to make it a crime to import copyrighted goods from abroad without the domestic right owners permission. Sounds like something Hitler or Tojo would want.