Rule by the Corporations

TTIP: the Corporate Empowerment Act by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade.  “Free trade” is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use law suits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, […]

Fed Farmers in world support of TPP

International Farming Organisations United on Trans-Pacific Partnership 22 May 2015 GLOBAL – As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organisations from around the world have united to call for a trade agreement to improve market access for agricultural products. The organisations advocating for an ambitious, […]

The covenant of secrecy

Hobbling Democracy The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and The Covenant of Secrecy by BINOY KAMPMARK The TTIP and TPPA, both sounding like ominous injections of political disaster, continue their march towards belittling, and corroding the democratic content of its participating countries. The holder of the needle remains US President Barack Obama, while the incentive is that […]

It’s a beast

Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It’s A Beast   Danielle Kurtzleben Protesters demonstrate against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal in front of the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo last year. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images One of the most basic facts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership is also the most important: It’s […]

The Problem With the TPP is Capitalism

Stuck in an Antique, Suicidal Idiocy The Problem With the TPP is Capitalism by ROB URIE Two decades or so ago Scottish philosopher Alisdair MacIntyre made the point that had so much effort not gone into proving the existence of God few people would ever have doubted it. As is currently the case in economics, […]

TPP and intellectual property

Business Intellectual property issues viewed as last TPP hurdle JIJI May 24, 2015 GUAM – Trade negotiators for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in Guam are now focusing on intellectual property issues, which appear likely to be the last hurdle to concluding the talks. Chief negotiators from Japan, the United States and 10 other countries engaged […]

Tech tackles TPP

Hundreds of tech companies line up to oppose TPP trade agreement Letter signed by more than 250 companies demands greater transparency and says ‘dangerously vague’ language would criminalise whistleblowers Los Angeles residents share the reservations of more than 250 tech companies which oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Photograph: Damian Dovarganes/AP […]

TPP will “damage” US

Someone Finally Read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal And Admits The TPP “Will Damage This Nation” Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/19/2015 19:33 -0400 on http://www.zerohedge.com There is a huge paradox surrounding what is supposed to be the crowning achievement of Obama’s second term, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a bill whose contents virtually nobody is […]

Road to Armageddon

“Win-Lose” is “Lose-Lose” in the 21st Century Obama on the TPP: Beckoning Us to the Graveyard by JOHN V. WALSH “We have to make sure America writes the rules of the global economy and we should do it today while our economy is in a position of global strength. If we don’t write the rules […]

TPP passes crucial vote

Sweeping Trade Bill Passes a Key Senate Vote By JONATHAN WEISMANMAY 21, 2015 Photo A commitment from Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and majority leader, helped secure enough Democratic votes to end debate on Thursday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — A flurry of last-minute deal-making on the Senate floor on Thursday […]