TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Dandelion Salad

Updated: July 14, 2013

“The TPP, one of the highest trade priorities for President Obama’s second term….” — The White House

TPP’s Corporate Takeover

breakingtheset on Jul 10, 2013

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to Lori Wallach, director of Global Trade Watch at Public Citizen about why the TPP trade negotiations remain so secretive, and the dangerous implications this international agreement has on the rest of us.

(starts at 2 minutes into the video)


TPP Awareness

ExposeTheTPP on May 20, 2013


TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

EFForg on Jun 5, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is being negotiated in secret between more than 12 countries around the Pacific region. Find out why it poses a huge threat to your digital freedoms.

For more information and to find out how you can take action, visit

Directed and animated by Santiago Rocha.

All images and voice-over under Creative Commons Attribution License:…


Why Should I Care About the TPP?

acurtis on Apr 18, 2012

The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a secret international trade agrement that contains a chapter on intellectual property, including copyright. These types of agreements can be used to “launder” bad IP ideas into bad IP law. Find out more information about the TPP at


Expose the TPP

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership n.  1. A “free trade” agreement that would set rules on non-trade matters such as food safety, internet freedom, medicine costs, financial regulation, and the environment.  2. A binding international governance system that would require the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, and any other country that signs on to conform their domestic policies to its rules.  3. A secret trade negotiation that has included over 600 official corporate “trade advisors,” while hiding the text from Members of Congress, governors, state legislators, the press, civil society, and the public.”




What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement. The main problems are two-fold:

(1) IP chapter: Leaked draft texts of the agreement show that the IP chapter would have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of speech, right to privacy and due process, and hinder peoples’ abilities to innovate.

(2) Lack of transparency: The entire process has shut out multi-stakeholder participation and is shrouded in secrecy.




Updated: July 14, 2013

Adam Weissman TPP Horrors: The Banksters

Joe Friendly on Jul 14, 2013

Adam Weissman of Trade Justice points out bankster benefits of the Trans Pacific Partnership at a talk along with Pete Dolack at Columbia, pointing to our oblivious Congress to what the rich are cooking up to further their grip on power and Obama’s planning to use Fast Track to ram it through Congress.


Pete Dolack: TPP is NAFTA on Steroids

Joe Friendly on Jul 14, 2013

A cause for great alarm, negotiations going on now in secret, Big Money takeover of the world, subordinating national sovereignty to corporate profiteering. The mainstream media has kept the public in the dark, as has Obama Administration, about this trade deal that makes nations pay corporations’ shareholders for loss of profits from laws they pass to protect environment, workers, public, etc. Talk by Pete Dolack of Trade Justice New York at Columbia University July 14, 2013. Video, audio: Joe Friendly


Heather Wokusch: NSA Leaks, Obama Prosecuting Under 1917 Espionage Act, the TPP, TTIP and more

Trade Secrets – Draft EU Documents Reveal Trade Agenda With U.S. by Karen Hansen-Kuhn (TTIP)

Noam Chomsky on TPP Secrecy, Terrorism and Google Glass

Large Corporations Seek U.S.–European ‘Free Trade Agreement’ to Further Global Dominance by Andrew Gavin Marshall (TTIP)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like, Part I by Andrew Gavin Marshall

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Stop ‘NAFTA on steroids’! + TPP = Corporate Power Tool of the 1%

15 thoughts on “TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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  9. This TPP certainly reminds me of NAFTA’s infamous Chapter 11 – giving corporations the right to sue any government for ‘loss of profits’. Highway robbery is putting it mildly.

  10. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, when finalized will be the moment that the New World Order battens down the hatches.
    It will entail our ‘profiles’ [dossier’s] completed, and our participation in informing on ourselves no longer necessary. Thus a silencing of the lambs.

    That is when the hard core pogroms begin; when the screens go blank.


    • Hold on pal, who says this monstrous thing will actually be “finalized” and ever deemed a success?” Seems according to your lights, you’re admitting the psychological war’s already been won. Such an assessment is rather defeatist, nicht wahr?

      Would it imply the end of NATO and the birth of a Trans Oceanic Treaty Organization? This “initiative” is surely US imperial ambition in full stride. Do you actually think the social engineers have the brain to co-ordinate this?

      Hence, three core questions to ponder:

      1. Is there a “Natural World Order?” 2. How should we define leadership in a Multiverse? 3. Is “life on earth” sufficiently well understood for these grandiose, inflated geostrategic quasi-political visions to be in any way plausible?

      • No ho ho, I have no crystal ball David.

        But watching the current arc of history, I would ‘guess’ that this technocratic NWO will indeed come a long way to fruition, and that we are in for a long hard struggle.

        “Do you actually think the social engineers have the brain to co-ordinate this?”

        Well, umn…they seem to be behind schedule. So there is a positive note, but they still have the high-ground.

        And if the psychos running this madhouse ever feel they have lost grip and might be brought to account, we could see the ‘Samson Option’ manifest…and that just might mean the hooman binx starting over from scratch.

        All speculation. Your three core questions to ponder are well worth the considering. But I think more primal urges will prevail over any intellectualism’s.


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