Kevin Zeese: US Pushing for the Most Extreme Pro-Transnational Corporate Power Positions (#TPP)

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TheRealNews on Dec 14, 2013

Kevin Zeese: U.S. Trade Representative wants to keep the public in the dark because TPP will threaten food safety and raise drug prices, and many Asian countries involved in negotiations are also turned off by the deal. Continue reading

WikiLeaks’ Second Release of Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Documents (#TPP)

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wikileaks.org
Dec. 9, 2013

[…] Today, 9 December 2013, WikiLeaks has released two more secret TPP documents that show the state of negotiations as the twelve TPP countries began supposedly final negotiations at a trade ministers’ meeting in Singapore this week.

One document describes deep divisions between the United States and other nations, and “great pressure” being exerted by the US negotiators to move other nations to their position. The other document lists, country-by-country, the many areas of disagreement remaining. It covers intellectual property and thirteen other chapters of the draft agreement. This suggests that the TPP negotiations can only be concluded if the Asia-Pacific countries back down on key national interest issues, otherwise the treaty will fail altogether.

TPP Salt Lake Extracts

TPP Salt Lake Positions

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#TPP: Back-room Deal for the 1%

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Joe Friendly on Oct 25, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): A Back-room Deal for the 1%, NAFTA on Steroids, Corporate world takeover replacing national sovereignty being negotiated in secret by the Obama administration who is seeking Fast Track passage in Congress to prevent open discussion of what a disaster it will mean for the 99%!!!

Speakers: Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director, Citizens’ Trade Campaign; Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO Trade and Globalization Specialist; and Kian Frederick, New York State Director of Citizens Trade Campaign. Morning breakfast forum at the Murphy labor institute October 25, 2013. Camera, edit: Joe Friendly

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders Statement (#TPP)

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
October 8, 2013

We, the Leaders of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, are pleased to announce today that our countries are on track to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Continue reading

Obama Pushes Secretive TPP Trade Pact–Lori Wallach: The #TPP is A Corporate Trojan Horse

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democracynow on Oct 4, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – As the federal government shutdown continues, Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Asia for secret talks on a sweeping new trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP is often referred to by critics as “NAFTA on steroids,” and would establishing a free-trade zone that would stretch from Vietnam to Chile, encompass 800 million people — about a third of world trade and nearly 40 percent of the global economy.

While the text of the treaty has been largely negotiated behind closed doors and until June, kept secret from Congress, more than 600 corporate advisors reportedly have access to the measure, including employees of Halliburton, and Monsanto. “This is not mainly about trade,” says Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. “It is a corporate trojan horse. The agreement has 29 chapters, and only five of them have to do with trade. The other 24 chapters either handcuff our domestic governments — limiting food safety, environmental standards, financial regulation, energy and climate policy — or establishing new powers for corporations.”

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You Can Stop the #TPP: Say NO to Fast Track

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breakingtheset on Oct 3, 2013

Abby Martin speaks with Margaret Flowers, Organizer for Popular Resistance about why fast tracking the TPP is so dangerous to the democratic process, and why everyone should care about this “free trade deal”.

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Activists Hang Four Anti-#TPP Banners on U.S. Trade Building in D.C.

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Bill Hughes on Sep 23, 2013

On September 23rd, Social Justice activists hung four huge anti-Trans-Pacific Partnership, (TPP), banners on the U.S. Office of Trade Representative building in Washington, D.C. None of the activists were arrested, although one, Tighe Barry, was detained briefly during the demonstration, and then released.

According to “Resist the Trans-Pacific Partnership”, unless “Fast Track” is defeated, a finalized trade deal will more than likely “further entrench corporate power in every area of our lives [including the Internet]…[especially] with more than 600 corporate advisors on board — [as negotiators] including [representatives from] Monsanto, Halliburton, Walmart and Chevron.”

Speaking on camera are Kevin Zeese, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Natalie Yoon and Tighe Barry. To learn more about this important issue, go to: “Resist the TPP — Stop Fast Track,” at: http://www.facebook.com/events/426996234075963/

[Special to the Baltimore Post-Examiner]

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#TPP Joint Statement by President Barack Obama of the United States of America and President Truong Tan Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
July 25, 2013

President Barack Obama welcomed President Truong Tan Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the White House on July 25, 2013.  During their meeting, the two Presidents affirmed their commitment to opening a new phase of bilateral relations between Vietnam and the United States based on mutual respect and common interests.  Continue reading

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

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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.

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Noam Chomsky on TPP Secrecy, Terrorism and Google Glass

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Laura Flanders
grittv.org
June 18, 2013

What do Takism Square, Google Glass, Trans Pacific Partnership and NSA have in common? Find out in this interview with Noam Chomsky.

On the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pending trade deal critics are calling “NAFTA on steroids”:

These are patent rules so high, if they’d existed in 19th century the US would be an agricultural producer today… What we now call “piracy” is the way the rich countries developed. There’s a phrase for it in trade theory: kicking away the ladder. First you violate all the rules, then by the time you get rich you kick away the ladder so others can’t do it too and you preach about “free trade.”

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This conversation was recorded backstage at the Left Forum in New York, June 8, 2013.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What “Free Trade” Actually Means, Part III by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Nov. 26, 2012

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The following is part 3 of a three-part exclusive series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Occupy.com.

Part 1: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like

Part 2: Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Corporate Coup

To discuss “free trade agreements” or the “free market,” we must first identify the theoretical versus the functional definitions of these terms – because theoretical definitions look at what those terms should mean, whereas functional definitions look at what the terms mean actually.

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Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Corporate Coup, Part II by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Nov. 21, 2012

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The following is the second installment of a three-part exclusive on the TPP for Occupy.com.

Part 1: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most secretive and “least transparent” trade negotiations in history.

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

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Nov. 19, 2012

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The following is the first installment of a three-part exclusive for Occupy.com on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Originally published at Occupy.com.

In 2008, the United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced the U.S. entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks as “a pathway to broader Asia-Pacific regional economic integration.” Originating in 2005 as a “Strategic Economic Partnership” between a few select Pacific countries, the TPP has, as of October 2012, expanded to include 11 nations in total: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia, with the possibility of several more joining in the future.

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