TPP: Corporate Power Tool of the 1%

Source: Public Citizen, 2013

Have you heard? The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement is a stealthy policy being pressed by corporate America, a dream of the 1 percent, that in one blow could:

– offshore millions of American jobs,
– free the banksters from oversight,
– ban Buy America policies needed to create green jobs and rebuild our economy,
– decrease access to medicine,
– flood the U.S. with unsafe food and products,
– and empower corporations to attack our environmental and health safeguards.

Closed-door talks are on-going between the U.S. and Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam; with other countries, including China, potentially joining later. 600 corporate advisors have access to the text, while the public, Members of Congress, journalists, and civil society are excluded. And so far what we know about what’s in there is very scary!
See also:
Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP)
Source: AFL-CIO, 2013
How will the TPP impact:
Labor Rights
Consumer Rights
Appropriate Trading Partners
The American Economy and ‘Buy American’

WikiLeaks Publishes IP Chapter of Secret Trade Agreement
Source: Infosecurity, 14 November 2013

TPP Leak Confirms the Worst: US Negotiators Still Trying to Trade Away Internet Freedoms
Source: Maira Sutton and Parker Higgins, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Deeplinks blog, November 13, 2013