Trans-Pacific Partnership: Under Cover of Darkness, a Corporate Coup Is Underway

The highly secretive pact, dubbed "NAFTA on steroids," is so invasive it would even limit how governments can spend tax dollars.

Only two of TPP’s 26 chapters actually have to do with trade. The rest is about new enforceable corporate rights and privileges and constraints on government regulation. This includes new extensions of price-raising drug patent monopolies, corporate rights to attack government drug formulary pricing plans, safeguards to facilitate job offshoring and new corporate controls over natural resources.

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by Dwight Rousu - Jul. 3, 2012

Very informative article and audio interview regarding ultra-secret corporate negotiations to execute a coup of world governments. The scope of this unbelievable betrayal is communicated concisely. The subject is relatively lightly covered in the mainstream corporate press, which may thereby be considered complicit.

And Obama wonders why voters are not excited about his campaign against bobble-head.

After Obama’s election, U.S. trade officials were instructed to withdraw from the TPP negotiations Bush had launched – supposedly to sort out a new approach that implemented candidate Obama’s campaign commitments to fix the damaging old NAFTA model. But after a kabuki dance of ears-closed check-the-box “consultations” with a minimal number of congressional representatives and civil society groups, Obama’s trade officials picked up where Bush left off. Actually, they doubled down — pushing even more extreme positions than the Bush administration on issues like Internet freedom and access to medicines.

in a moment of candor, the top U.S. trade official admitted that TPP must be kept secret because otherwise they won’t be able to shove this deal past the public and Congress.

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