This is something that is not solely a US issue.
This treaty has 29 chapters, but only 5 of them have to do with trade. Most Americans don't realize this, but this treaty will fundamentally change
our laws regarding Internet freedom, health care, the trading of derivatives, copyright issues, food safety, environmental standards, civil liberties
and so much more. It will also merge the United States far more deeply into the emerging one world economic system. Initially, twelve nations will
be a party to this treaty including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and
Vietnam. It is hoped that additional nations such as the Philippines, Thailand and Colombia will join the treaty later on.
There are some very good reasons why Obama does not want the American people to know anything about what is in this treaty. This agreement will
impose very strict Internet copyright rules on the American people, it will ban all "Buy American" laws, it will give Wall Street banks much more
freedom to trade risky derivatives and it will force even more domestic manufacturing offshore.
The secrecy surrounding these treaty negotiations have really been unprecedented. The following is an excerpt from a recent article by Kurt
“Since the beginning of the TPP negotiations, the process of drafting and negotiating the treaty’s chapters has been shrouded in an unprecedented
level of secrecy,” Wikileaks notes in a statement on the release of the TPP draft. “Access to drafts of the TPP chapters is shielded from the
general public. Members of the US Congress are only able to view selected portions of treaty-related documents in highly restrictive conditions and
under strict supervision. It has been previously revealed that only three individuals in each TPP nation have access to the full text of the
agreement, while 600 ’trade advisers’ – lobbyists guarding the interests of large US corporations such as Chevron, Halliburton, Monsanto and
Walmart – are granted privileged access to crucial sections of the treaty text.”
A leaked draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal looks to have worrying intentions.
Australians could pay more for drugs and medicines, movies, computer games and software, and be placed under surveillance as part of a US-led
crackdown on internet piracy, according to details of secret trade negotiations exposed by WikiLeaks
you will find the link to wikileaks in the above article. Below is the 96 page pdf link
I came across this story this morning, hope it hasn't been posted before mods.
I haven't read the whole draft yet it's 96 pages long. What are your thoughts on this Ats'ers, why all the secrecy? what don't they want us to
edit on 16-11-2013 by keenasbro because: link to wikileaks didn't work
edit on 16-11-2013 by keenasbro because: add