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Tue Jun 24, 2014, 05:54 AM

Thanks to WiKiLeaks, Americans can discuss Alarming new trade deal

David Cay Johnston

Wikileaks last week again pierced the veil of official secrecy that surrounds global trade negotiations. The peek it gave us should alarm everyone.

Big Business and national governments wanted to conceal the terms of the proposed Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) while keeping consumers, unions, environmentalists and the vast majority of businesses in the dark. Thanks to Wikileaks, they failed.



http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/6/wikileaks-trade-inservicesagreementsecrecy.html

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Reply Thanks to WiKiLeaks, Americans can discuss Alarming new trade deal (Original post)
whathehell Jun 2014 OP
newfie11 Jun 2014 #1
eShirl Jun 2014 #3
marmar Jun 2014 #2
Scuba Jun 2014 #4
mindwalker_i Jun 2014 #5
gratuitous Jun 2014 #6
MohRokTah Jun 2014 #7
JEB Jun 2014 #8

Response to whathehell (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 06:05 AM

1. How did our country turn into a secret society for the rich

Damn this gets worse every day.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 06:25 AM

3. It's been coming all along, just keeping mostly under the radar.

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 06:07 AM

2. K/R

In before the spin swarm


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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 08:21 AM

4. No, no, the deal is wonderful, 'cause a Democratic President is pushing it. If you don't like it ..

 

... you must be a racist.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 09:11 AM

5. ... and a hater

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 09:16 AM

6. Damn straight, Skippy!

If you don't like it, you must be suffering from ODS, or you just don't understand the subtleties of what's really going on. Where's my photo with that timeless "Everyone chill the fuck out. I got this." caption? Someday very, very soon, we'll be getting those NAFTA "side" agreements on environmental regulations and worker rights protections, and all you haters will see just how wrong you've been all along!

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 09:19 AM

7. This is a case where Wikileaks is actually doing the world a great service. eom

 

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 09:37 AM

8. Sure seems like the Rich, the corporations and their purchased politicians

 

are conspiring against the rest of us.

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