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On June 12, a leaked copy of the investment chapter for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was made public. This copy was analyzed by Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and has been verified as authentic. This agreement has been negotiated IN SECRET for 2-1/2 years and no information has ever been released until this leak. So why have the details of this negotiation been so secret? This agreement has been framed as a “free trade” agreement and yet out of 26 chapters only two have anything to do with trade. The other 24 chapters grant new corporate privileges and rights, while limiting governments and protective regulations.
In this new system the role of elected governments would be to serve as subservient agents for the transnational corporations, while the armies, police, and courts would serve the interests of these transnational corporations. The status of the member states would be locked-in, similar to countries once they are inside the Eurozone.
the world bank and the IMF have created a system of modern-day colonialism to make the people in the developing world poorer, and the multinational corporations richer, and take the power away from all of us
The TPP is being negotiated by some of the same characters that brought us NAFTA, CAFTA and other so called free trade agreements. Some of the provisions in this document include the establishment of a parallel system of justice to be administered by 3 attorneys with no conflict of interest limitations. This 3 attorney tribunal could order sovereign governments to use taxpayer money to pay these transnational corporations for any environmental or regulatory costs that these corporations expended to meet local standards. Many existing laws would need to be rewritten and no new regulatory laws could be passed.
Originally posted by OhZone
So when these corporations own and control everything and we are all dirt-poor, how are they going to make money?
Seems logical that if everyone is poor they will not have money to buy whatever it is the corps are selling.
As feifs we have very little to give them.
In our old middle class prosperity we had a lot to give them.
Originally posted by unityemissions
I see this as another step towards a type 1 civilization, but in the process a lot of people get spooked...they use that fear to unfold the next step, as always!