How do you Stop the BRICS?… Try to “TPP-Toe” Around It… VT 11-12-14…”Obama’s Setback in Beijing”

Posted: November 13, 2014 in One People's Public Trust (OPPT)

EVERY ONE SHOULD BE SHARING THIS INFORMATION. DO WE REALLY DESIRE TO ALLOW THE ‘RELATED CORPORATIONS’ TO OVERTURN FRACKING BANS IN A SECRET CORPORATE TRIBUNAL? THISK ANOUT THAT FOLKS… WHERE’S THE FREEDOM OF THE PEOPLE IN THAT SLICK MOVE BY THE CORPORATE CRIMINALS!
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“The US has required the twelve countries participating in TPPA negotiations to sign a secrecy clause. Only corporations (i.e. the 600 corporations that helped write it) are allowed to see the text of the treaty. Not even Congress is permitted access. If Wikileaks hadn’t leaked large sections of the draft agreement, we wouldn’t even know it existed.

Is TPPA Really a Trade Treaty?

Scheduled to coincide with the APEC summit, November 8 was an International Day of Action against the TPPA, with major protests in New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and the US. From the sections which have been leaked, it seems the TPPA isn’t a trade treaty at all. It’s really an investor protection treaty, granting corporations the right to sue countries for laws that potentially hurt their ability to make a profit. These lawsuits, involving hundreds of millions of dollars, would be heard by secret tribunals run by corporate lawyers. There would be no right of appeal.

In other words, the intent of the TPPA is to allow corporations to overturn the environmental, labor and healthy and safety laws and regulations of member countries. There’s even a special “transparency” clause inserted by the pharmaceutical industry that would allow them to challenge formularies (in the US this would include Medicaid and the VA) that promote cheaper generic medications.

If finalized, the TPPA would also allow oil and gas companies to overturn fracking bans, Monsanto to overturn GMO labeling laws, investment banks to overturn banking regulations and the telecommunications industry to overturn Net Neutrality laws.

Why the Secrecy?”
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