Saturday, November 22, 2014
She works for Trade Watch at Public Citizen.org, and has a complete grasp of the abomination known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a so-called "Free Trade Agreement". Go to the link below to see why this Agreement never should be approved by our country.
About 500 to 600 attorneys from mega corporations essentially have created the 29 or so Agreements that form the core of the TPP. Only five of those Agreements/Chapters have anything to do with traditional Trade. The rest will benefit the Super-Rich at the expense of common people. The only reason we know this is because a whistleblower leaked the documents not long ago. Prior to that, it was the most secret Agreement in the Trade arena. Not even the U.S. Congress had access to it.
Very shortly, Obama and McConnell will be working together to get the TPP approved here as quickly as possible. They've said so publicly. This Agreement, if approved, will offshore millions more jobs from the USA, threaten the safety of our food, further threaten the environment, boost the cost of medicines, and protect mega bankers from prosecution to an even larger degree than presently. That's only a few of the detriments we'll experience as a result of this bonanza for mega transnational corporations.
The TPP also will allow ANY corporation that believes its profits have been diminished by any U.S. law to sue the Gov't in a quasi-private international tribunal in order to get compensation. In other words, corporations will be able to raid the U.S. Treasury if, for example, some safety law forces them to spend any money in order to comply. [Any judgments can be enforced by Trade sanctions against the USA.] Obama and McConnell certainly won't tell you, but that's one of the things they're working to get approved in our country.
Our puppet politicians and the Corporate (Mainstream) Media for years have propagandized us into accepting the falsehood that there are no alternatives to "Globalization". Lori Wallach and others have shown that is a bald-faced lie. For dozens of informative Video Clips on the subject, do a YouTube Search for her name. She has been exposing the whole phony business for twenty years. Kudos to you, Lori Wallach. We all owe you a great debt. With the aid of the work you've done, we peacefully can dethrone the Oligarchs.
STEP ONE: stop drinking the Propaganda Kool Aid.
Not just my opinion. Be Well p.s. The upcoming TAFTA, the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, is even worse than the TPP.