Tag Archives: Trans-Pacific Partnership

Upcoming Trove of Wikileaks Files to Expose Google, U.S. Government

“WikiLeaks has provided a unique and quite outstanding service to the people of the world,” Noam Chomsky said.

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 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 […]

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.

WikiLeaks Releases ‘Largest Leak of Trade Negotiations in History’

From the article: [June 3’s] release is the largest on secret TISA documents and covers numerous previously undisclosed areas. It contains drafts and annexes on issues such as air traffic, maritime, professional services, e-commerce, delivery services, transparency, domestic regulation, as well as several document on the positions of negotiating parties. WikiLeaks has also published detailed expert analysis of the topics covered in today’s release.

▶ 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. […]

▶ Mark Fiore: Obama Trades Transparency

Fiore: After a little smack-down by the Senate, the Most Transparent Administration Ever is still trying to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Most Transparent Way Possible.

Reversing Grassroots Win, US Senate Approves Fast Track Trade Measure

Friends of the Earth: “These trade deals would harm the environment, allow corporations to roll back government laws on fossil fuel exports and impede future action by Congress to protect the planet from climate disruption. A vote for Fast Track is a vote for climate disaster and an attack on our clean air and water.”

David Korten: A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More

Korten: A quick reading of the leaked chapter makes it clear why TPP sponsors have gone to great lengths to keep their negotiations secret. The document substantiates claims by opponents that the TPP is a corporate-rights agreement designed to facilitate the export of U.S. jobs, allow corporations to sue governments for enacting labor and environmental protections, make it illegal for governments to favor local businesses, and advance the colonization of national economies by global corporations and financiers.

Popular Resistance: Hello Censorship If Secret TISA Pact Is Approved

You can join the work to stop dangerous agreements like TISA by signing the pledge. CLICK HERE TO SIGN. By Pete Dolack, http://www.systemicdisorder.wordpress.com  PopularResistance.org  December 28th, 2014 Internet privacy and net neutrality would become things of the past if the secret Trade In Services Agreement comes to fruition. And on this one, the secrecy exceeds […]

▶ Truthout Interview: Mike Ludwig on TISA and Julian Assange

Truthout reporter Mike Ludwig talks to Ted Asregadoo about the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) – Financial Services Annex documents that were recently published by WikiLeaks, and the current status of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.  By Ted Asregadoo Truthout.org   Video Interview  29 June 2014  Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, at a press conference during a court appearance […]

David Cay Johnson: Thanks to WikiLeaks, public can debate alarming new trade deal

Draft terms of Trade in Services Agreement would overturn millennia of good business practice by David Cay Johnston @DavidCayJ  Al Jazeera America  June 23, 2014 WikiLeaks last week again pierced the veil of official secrecy that surrounds global trade negotiations. The peek it gave us should alarm everyone. Big Business and national governments wanted to conceal the terms […]

▶ Truthout Interviews, Featuring William Rivers Pitt on the State of the Nation

By Ted Asregado  Truthout | Video Interview  02 February 2014  Truthout.org President Barack Obama enters the House Chamber of the Capitol Building to deliver the State of the Union address, Jan. 28, 2014. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) A politician who tries to please as many factions as he or she can often ends up […]

[Videos] Everybody Let’s Stop the TPP: Share These Videos and Spread the Word

ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION DEFENDING YOUR RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD BY MAIRA SUTTON  OCTOBER 4, 2013 | EFF.org  President Obama was scheduled to meet with the leaders of the other eleven countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Bali, supposedly to plan the “end-game” for this massive trade deal. However, he has made […]