Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Corporate Coup

Dubbed by many as “NAFTA on steroids” and a “corporate coup,” only two of the TPP’s 26 chapters actually have anything to do with trade.

public interest groups have been warning that the TPP could result in millions of lost jobs. As a letter from Congress to United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk stated, the TPP “will create binding policies on future Congresses in numerous areas,” including “those related to labor, patent and copyright, land use, food, agriculture and product standards, natural resources, the environment, professional licensing, state-owned enterprises and ... Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Nov. 25, 2012

Major corporate owned media seems to lightly cover the enormity of the TPP proposals that have emerged. Marshall here takes a peak behind the curtain at what looks like secret corporate ownership of the world. Very worthy of getting more attention by investigative journalists everywhere.

sToPP !

Because public opinion is strongly – and increasingly – against “free trade agreements,” secrecy is required in order to prevent the public from even knowing about, let alone actively opposing, agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. And this, as U.S. Trade Representative Kirk explained, is a very “practical” reason for all the secrecy.

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