Negotiated in secret but now exposed as a "corporate power tool
of the 1%",
TPP grants powers to corporations that supersede all laws and rights of
TPP FTA (TPPA): TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
NATIONS (AND PEOPLE) TO CORPORATIONS
"The Trans-Pacific Partnership 'free trade' agreement [TPP/TPPA]
stealthy policy being pressed by corporate America, a dream of the 1
percent, [and a realization of George Bush Sr.'s vision of a "New World
Order"] 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."
"Under the agreement currently being advocated by the Obama
American corporations would continue to be subject to domestic laws and
regulations on the environment, banking and other issues. But foreign
corporations operating within the U.S. [including foreign subsidiaries of
domestic corporations] would be permitted to appeal key American legal or
regulatory rulings to an international tribunal. That international
tribunal would be granted the power to overrule American law and impose
trade sanctions on the United States for failing to abide by its rulings.
The terms run contrary to campaign promises issued by Obama and the
Democratic Party during the 2008 campaign."
"A leaked draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) investment
has been published online by Citizens Trade Campaign, the same coalition
that first published TPP proposals from the United States on intellectual
property, regulatory coherence and drug formularies in late 2011. Draft
texts are said to exist for some 26 separate chapters, none of which have
ever been officially released by trade negotiators for public review."
"Despite the White House's efforts to keep [the] proposed free
agreement concealed from the public - and even Congress - an excerpt from
the TPP leaked Wednesday [6/13/2012] reveals that President Obama is
prepared to bow to multinational corporations... According to the leaked
excerpt, the Obama administration has been considering TPP provisions that
would allow foreign corporations operating within the United States to
appeal regulations on the environment and banking that would be forced on
American-owned businesses with no chance of reprieve. While the United
States could be sanctioned for failing to impose regulations on American-run
businesses, multinational corporations are practically encouraged to do as
much because the TPP outlines a clear avenue to file an appeal. If one of
the eight Pacific nations chooses to do as much, their plea would be heard
by an international tribunal that could overrule US law."
"Trade officials from the U.S. and eight Pacific Rim nations -
Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam - are in
intensive, closed door negotiations to sign [the] Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP) 'Free Trade' Agreement by summer 2012. Every Pacific Rim nation from
China and Russia to Indonesia and Mexico could eventually be included.
There are draft texts for [the pact's 26] chapters, most of which have
nothing to do with trade, but rather impose limits on domestic food safety,
health, environmental, and other policies. The governments won't release
the texts to the public. But 600 U.S. corporate 'trade advisors' have full
"Although the TPP has been branded a 'trade' agreement, the
leaked text of
the pact's Investment Chapter shows that the TPP would:
- limit how U.S. federal and state officials could regulate foreign
operating within U.S. boundaries, with requirements to provide them greater
rights than domestic firms;
- extend the incentives for U.S. firms to offshore investment and jobs
- establish a two-track legal system that gives foreign firms new
skirt U.S. courts and laws, directly sue the U.S. government before foreign
tribunals and demand compensation for financial, health, environmental, land
use and other laws they claim undermine their TPP privileges; and
- allow foreign firms to demand compensation for the costs of
U.S. financial or environmental regulations that apply equally to domestic
and foreign firms."
Public Interest Analysis of the Leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
The Actual Leaked Text - Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO STOP TPP/TPPA, THE RISE OF CORPORATE FASCISM AND
I. Call to Action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (San
II. Citizen.org [mis]advises this...
A. "Contact your Senators, Representatives, and state
legislators: ask them
to demand release of the secret negotiating texts and stop the TPP corporate
power tool agenda that slams us 99 percenters."
B. "Write Pres. Obama: tell him that you loved his State of the
on American manufacturing, but that his blue-print will be destroyed unless
he gets his trade negotiators on a new track on TPP. We cannot afford
another job-killing, unsafe-import-flooding, democracy-crushing NAFTA-style
...which we correct with this:
C. Re "A" and "B" above, keep in mind that the
people you are appealing to
are the corporate puppets and guilty parties responsible for the very wrongs
you are trying to right, so don't expect such impotent slacktivism to change
D. The problem is not Obama and the Democrats. The solution is not
and the Republicans. The problem is all of the corporate-controlled
Democratic AND Republican politicians - including Obama AND Romney. The
solution is REVOLUTION.
E. Thomas Jefferson said "The tree of liberty must be refreshed
from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." It's that time again...
NO MORE LEFT. NO MORE RIGHT. TIME TO UNITE. STAND AND FIGHT!
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