Tag Archives: TPP

Do Corporate Media Need to Lie to Promote Trade Deals?

I understand people can have reasonable differences of opinion on trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but why is it that the proponents have to insist, with zero evidence, that not doing the deal was an economic disaster?

Corporations are working with the Department of Commerce to eliminate the few but significant labor and environmental protections . . .

Trump’s plans unsurprisingly represent a threat to our global environmental conditions and the rights of workers domestically and abroad.

Turn Widespread Discontent Into Mass Movement

What should the movement be doing in the era of Trump?

FINAL PUSH TO #STOPTPP

Stop the TPP!

NYT Promotes Protectionism in Guise of ‘Free Trade’

When it comes to the TPP, there is very little by way of free trade promotion in this deal.

Chris Hedges | Fooled Again

The criminal gangs that deliver migrants to Europe make about $100 million a month for their work. They exploit and traffic human beings just as highly paid CEOs do.

Chris Hedges | The Illusion of Freedom

Politics in totalitarian societies are entertainment. Reality, because it is complicated, messy and confusing, is banished from the world of mass entertainment. Clichés, stereotypes and uplifting messages that are comforting and self-congratulatory, along with elaborate spectacles, replace fact-based discourse.

Despite What Media Says, TPP Isn’t About Free Trade — It’s About Protecting Corporate Profits

So the most consequential parts of the deal would actually undermine the free flow of goods and services by expanding some protectionist, anti-competitive policies sought by global corporations.

WikiLeaks | The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA (Video)

An older video full of good information about the TPP and related trade agreements why we should not support them. TheWikiLeaksChannel Published on Aug 18, 2015 Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you vital analysis of and commentary about current issues you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media. No Peace! […]

Flowers and Zeese: US Democracy Crisis Creates Illegitimate Political System

Ninety percent! A near unanimous consensus about the lack of confidence in the US political system. The poll taken last month as the primary season comes to a close found …

WikiLeaks Exposes Text from Secretly Negotiated TISA Trade Deal

The whistleblowing website went on to note that the proposals and language contained in the text promotes what it described as “the corporatization of public services.”

The TTIP Leaks. The 248 Pages Reveal a Hidden Economic, Social and Environmental Agenda

Similarly to the TPPA, matters of climate change get short shrift, notably in the chapter covering National Treatment and Market Access for Goods. Showing yet again that a privileged corporate interest is inherently hostile to the commonweal, trade is deemed a domain outside the impact of climate change.

Chris Hedges and Kevin Zeese: The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History

President Obama has been pursuing, in secret, negotiations, three major trade deals that will create a complete global network of laws that favor corporations. These laws have been written of, by, and for the corporations. We’ve gotten to see one of them, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it’s not as bad as we thought–it’s worse. And that’s the TPP.

Margaret Flowers: Release of TPP Full Text Shows Victory for Corporate Rights

Margaret Flowers challenges President Obama’s claim that the trade deal will promote a strong middle-class Transcript from The Real News Network JAISAL NOOR, PRODUCER, TRNN: The long-awaited text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, has finally been released to the public. The controversial and until now highly secretive trade pact would reduce trade barriers and […]

Video. Abby Martin: Rise of a US Corporate Empire & Global Resistance Bringing It To Its Knees

The corporate media will never refer to the United States as an empire, nor will it cover the horrors of exploitation at home and abroad.

TPP Chapter Released by WikiLeaks Would Let Governments Curtail Trials So as to Contain Information

Article: “The text of the TPP’s intellectual property chapter confirms advocates’ warnings that this deal poses a grave threat to global freedom of expression and basic access to things like medicine and information. … But the sad part is that no one should be surprised by this. …”

▶ Chris Hedges | Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt, Parts 2/3

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss Ferguson, Baltimore and the need to build a movement with candidates that targets white supremacy and corporate capitalism, the role of violence in revolution and the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Wm. Rivers Pitt: Killing a Nation With Euphemisms: TPP-Eats-Medicare Edition

Pitt: First, the very existence of the TAA bill means these people in DC know the trade bill will be a job-destroyer in the US. Otherwise they wouldn’t bother, period.

Second, $700 million per year isn’t nearly enough to help all those who will have to hit the bricks once their jobs go away, so $450 million is basically a bad joke.

Salon| “We are in a revolutionary moment”: Chris Hedges explains why an uprising is coming — and soon

Hedges: If things unravel [in the U.S.], our backlash may very well be a rightwing backlash — a very frightening rightwing backlash. We who care about populist movements [on the left] are very weak, because in the name of anti-communism these movements have been destroyed; we are almost trying to rebuild them from scratch. We don’t even have the language to describe the class warfare that is being unleashed upon us by this tiny, rapacious, oligarchic elite. But we on the left are very disorganized, unfocused, and without resources.

▶ Democracy Now! Julian Assange on NSA, the TPP, Security Lapses, Refugee Boats Libya, Swedish Legal Setbacks

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews Julian Assange on the NSA, the TPP, and other current issues. The interview took place on Monday, May 25, 2015. Democracy Now! May 27, 2015 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. […]