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, ... More »

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by Randy Morrow - Nov. 25, 2012

The agreement stipulates that foreign corporations operating in the United States would no longer be subject to domestic U.S. laws regarding protections for the ... More »

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by Bob Herrschaft - Nov. 25, 2012

...obviously a cause for concern...however, the article neglects to mention the current status of the agreement, or who beyond certain corporate interests is pushing for it. Who in congress supports or opposes the "agreement"? Does it really have the support of the Obama administration? What grounds does the party who leaked the documents have to assume the Obama administration "intends to impose radical new political powers upon multinational corporations"?

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