TV News LIES

Wednesday, Aug 20th

Last update05:24:55 AM GMT

You are here News International Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Coup

Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Coup

E-mail Print PDF

trans pacific trade The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most secretive and “least transparent” trade negotiations in history.

Luckily for the populations and societies that will be affected by the agreement, there are public research organizations and alternative media outlets campaigning against it – and they’ve even released several leaks of draft agreement chapters. From these leaks, which are not covered by mainstream corporate-controlled news outlets, we are able to get a better understanding of what the Trans-Pacific Partnership actually encompasses.

For example, public interest groups have been warning that the TPP could result in millions of lost jobs. As a letter from Congress to United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk stated, the TPP “will create binding policies on future Congresses in numerous areas,” including “those related to labor, patent and copyright, land use, food, agriculture and product standards, natural resources, the environment, professional licensing, state-owned enterprises and government procurement policies, as well as financial, healthcare, energy, telecommunications and other service sector regulations.”

In other words, as promised, the TPP goes far beyond “trade.”

Dubbed by many as “NAFTA on steroids” and a “corporate coup,” only two of the TPP’s 26 chapters actually have anything to do with trade. Most of it grants far-reaching new rights and privileges to corporations, specifically related to intellectual property rights (copyright and patent laws), as well as constraints on government regulations.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Israel launches airstrikes after Gaza rocket fire

Cease fire ends after 72 hoursThe Israeli military said it carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday across the Gaza Strip...

A pregnant, suicidal rape victim fought Ireland's new abortion law. The law won

rape victim pregnant - Irish law winsThere is one thing that suicidal rape victims need: immediate assistance. But for one young woman...

Palestinian and Israeli talks in Cairo lead to 24-hour ceasefire extension

Gaza cease fire extendedIsraeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed to extend a temporary ceasefire in Gaza by 24 hours on...

Iran rocked by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Iran earthquakeA 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck a remote area in western Iran, leaving dozens injured and...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!