---------------------  NAFTA ON STEROIDS --------------------

THE US-EU "FREE TRADE" PACT AND THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS ARE ABOUT SECURING DE-REGULATORY GAINS FOR MAJOR CORPORATE INTERESTS, WAVING LIABILITY AND PUBLIC RIGHTS, ENSURING MEGA PROFITS


          MULTIPLE NEW GLOBAL TRADE PACTS UNDER NEGOTIATION

           HASHTAGS: #ISDA #TAFTA #TTIP #TPP #TPPA #CET#FTAA


Truthout, May 18, 2015

▶  CRITICAL ALERT: SEN. JEFF SESSIONS WARNS AMERICA AGAINST POTENTIALLY DISASTROUS OBAMA TRADE DEAL 

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30848-senator-sessions-takes-a-bold-step-tells-the-truth-about-the-tpp


July 20, 2012 Common Dreams

-▶ 'NAFTA ON STEROIDS': THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS A GLOBAL CORPORATE COUP D'ETAT http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/03-0#.T_M1K612X78.wordpress


The Guardian, George Monbiot, November 4, 2013

-▶ THIS TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE DEAL IS A FULL-FRONTAL ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/04/us-trade-deal-full-frontal-assault-on-democracy


Jonathon Turley, September 28, 2013

-▶ PRESIDENT OBAMA TRYING TO 'FAST TRACK' THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP KEEPING YOU AND U.S. CONGRESS IN THE DARK - A TRADE PACT THAT COULD BE WORSE THAN NAFTA http://jonathanturley.org/2013/09/28/president-obama-trying-to-fast-track-the-trans-pacific-partnership-a-trade-pact-that-could-be-worse-than-nafta/


The Ecologist, February 08, 2015
-▶ LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND THE ARGUMENTS FOR FAST-TRACKING THE TPP TRADE DEAL http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2735377/lies_damned_lies_and_the_arguments_for_fasttracking_the_tpp_trade_deal.html


ThinkProgress May 15, 2015
▶  THE TPP COULD HAVE DISASTROUS RESULTS FOR THE CLIMATE,  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/15/3658901/the-tpp-could-be-bad-for-the-climate/


Truthout 05 May 2015
▶  FAST-TRACK #TPP: THE DEATH OF NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, STATE SOVEREIGNTY, SEPARATE POWERS AND DEMOCRACY http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30603-fast-track-tpp-the-death-of-national-sovereignty-state-sovereignty-separation-of-powers-and-democracy


                                                       VIDEO

                             The Mudflats, November 11, 2013
                             TPP 101 IN LESS THAN 4 MINUTES

                    http://www.themudflats.net/archives/40994


Alternet, August 20, 2013
-▶ CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: THE GIANT MULTINATIONALS ARE PUSHING A TRADE DEAL THAT WILL LITERALLY LET THEM BYPASS/ROLL BACK OUR LAWS, STEAMROLLING DEMOCRACY AS WE KNOW IT http://www.alternet.org/print/economy/huge-multinationals-are-plotting-steamroll-our-democracy-their-hunt-profits


Yes Magazine, May 8, 2013

-▶ WHY THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS A SCARY BIG (TRADE) DEAL http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/love-and-the-apocalypse/why-the-transpacific-partnership-is-a-really-really-big-deal


TripleCrisis, March 18, 2014

NEW STUDY SHOWS DANGERS OF TRADE AGREEMENTS THAT ALLOW CORPORATIONS SUE GOVERNMENTS FOR LOSS OF PROFITS http://triplecrisis.com/new-study-shows-dangers-of-trade-agreements-that-help-corporations-sue-governments/


OnEarth, March 04, 2015
-▶ TRANSCANADA CONSIDERS SUING THE U.S. UNDER NAFTA IF KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE ISN'T APPROVED  http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/transcanada-nafta-keystone


The Ecologist, April 17, 2015

▶  TTIP WON'T STOP PUBLIC SERVICES BEING RUN FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE?  TELL THAT TO ARGENTINA http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2834004/ttip_wont_stop_public_services_being_run_for_ordinary_people_tell_that_to_argentina.html


New York Times, March 25,2015
-▶  TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP SEEN AS DOOR FOR FOREIGN LAW SUITS AGAINST U.S. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/business/trans-pacific-partnership-seen-as-door-for-foreign-suits-against-us.html?_r=0


Guardian  8 May 2015
▶  PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STATEMENT THAT THERE'S NOTHING SECRET IN THE TPP CLASSIFIED AGREEMENT IS PLAINLY WRONG http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2015/may/08/trans-pacific-partnership-obama-irony


                                          VIDEO REPORT

                             March 30, 2013 The Real News

 OBAMA-LED TRADE INITIATIVE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO STRENGTHEN CORPORATE LEGAL RIGHTS ACROSS BORDERS .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-Zr5C6GqubQ#


Naked Capitalism, December 28, 2014
-▶ DON QUIONES: HOW THE TRADE IN SERVICES AGREEMENT LETS BIG BROTHER GO GLOBAL. If signed, the treaty would affect all services ranging from electronic transactions and data flow, to veterinary and architecture services. It would almost certainly open the floodgates to the final wave of privatization of public services, including the provision of healthcare, education and water. Meanwhile, already privatized companies would be prevented from a re-transfer to the public sector by a so-called barring “ratchet clause” – even if the privatization failed. http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/12/don-quijones-trade-services-agreement-lets-big-brother-go-global.html

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy April 10, 2015
▶  TPP FAST TRACK A BAD DEAL FOR FARMERS AND OUR FOOD SYSTEM 110+ GROUPS SAY http://www.iatp.org/documents/fast-track-a-bad-deal-for-farmers-and-our-food-system-110-groups-say


Vox, April 20, 2015

-▶ AFL-CIO HEAD RICHARD TRUMKA EXPLAINS WHY LABOR UNIONS HATE OBAMA'S TRADE DEAL http://www.vox.com/2015/4/20/8445991/afl-cio-tpp-obama-trumka


FRANCE24, March 27, 2015
-▶ LEAKED DISPUTE-SETTLEMENT PLAN RAISES U.S. TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE CONCERNS http://www.france24.com/en/20150327-leaked-dispute-settlement-plan-raises-us-trade-concerns/


Salon  May 8, 2015
▶  AMERICA IS ABOUT TO MAKE A HORRIBLE MISTAKE ALL OVER AGAIN In the '90s, NAFTA was full of grand promises that never came true. Now we're hearing those same promises again   http://www.salon.com/2015/05/08/america_is_about_to_make_a_horrible_mistake_all_over_again/


-▶ TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP : CORPORATE POWER TOOL OF 1% http://www.citizen.org/TPP


Al Jazeerah

-▶ HOW TWO SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE DEALS WILL FURTHER ENRICH THE AMERICAN ELITE  http://www.alternet.org/world/how-two-secretive-global-trade-deals-will-further-enrich-american-elite


Common Dreams, June 20, 2013
-▶ "FREE TRADE' WAS NEVER REALLY ABOUT TRADE  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/20-10


Eurasia Review, December 30, 2013

 -▶  NAFTA’s 20 YEARS OF UNFULFILLED PROMISES http://www.eurasiareview.com/30122013-naftas-20-years-unfulfilled-promises-oped/


Foreign Policy In Focus, December 13, 2013
 -▶  NAFTA AT 20:  NAFTA HAS DISPLACED WORKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, DEPRESSED WAGES, AND WEAKENED UNIONS http://fpif.org/nafta-20-state-north-american-worker/


Project Syndicate, Joseph E. Stiglitz, November 5, 2013

-▶ GROWING OPPOSITION TO TRANS PACIFIC, TRANS ATLANTIC TRADE PACTS http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/on-the-dangers-of-bilateral-investment-agreements-by-joseph-e--stiglitz


Sen: Elizabeth Warren, February 25, 2015
-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP CLAUSE EVERYONE SHOULD OPPOSE http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kill-the-dispute-settlement-language-in-the-trans-pacific-partnership/2015/02/25/ec7705a2-bd1e-11e4-b274-e5209a3bc9a9_story.html


Compass, November 03, 2014
-▶ CORPORATIONS AREN'T PEOPLE AND THEY AREN'T NATION STATES, EITHER  http://blogs.sierraclub.org/compass/2014/11/corporations-arent-people-and-they-arent-nation-states-either.html


Huffington Post World, October 22, 2013

-▶ OBAMA'S 'TRADE' DEALS WOULD MAKE CORPORATIONS KING: GIVING THEM EQUAL STATUS WITH NATION STATES 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lori-wallach/trade-deal-would-elevate_b_4143626.html


                                       WHO'S IN CONTROL

               NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? 

                                          http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


Naked Capitalism, May 1, 2013
-▶ SECRET "FREE TRADE" NEGOTIATIONS WILL GUT REGULATIONS, FURTHER ENRICH MULTINATIONALS AND BIG FINANCIAL FIRMS http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/05/secret-free-trade-negotiations-will-gut-regulations-further-enrich-multinationals-and-big-financial-


Guardian Environment, March 14, 2014
WHAT DOES THE BIGGEST FREE TRADE DEAL IN HISTORY MEAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/14/free-trade-deal-eu-us-environment-ngos-sustainability


The HelIum. January 26, 2011
-▶ THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION http://www.helium.com/items/2076181-environmental-impacts-of-globalization


June 15, 2013 Nation Of Change
-▶ SECRET TRADE AGREEMENTS THREATEN TO UNDO OUR LAST SHREDS OF FOOD SAFETY http://www.nationofchange.org/secret-trade-agreements-threaten-undo-our-last-shreds-food-safety-1371308674


Organic Consumer, June 13, 2013

-▶ SECRET TRADE AGREEMENTS THREATEN FOOD SAFETY, SUBVERT DEMOCRACY http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27805.cfm


 Reuters, March 12, 2014
▶  EUROPE'S FEAR OF U.S. HORMONE MEAT, GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD CREATES "ENORMOUS GULF" THREATENING WORLD'S BIGGEST TRADE PACT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/12/us-eu-usa-trade-


Global Possibilities, May 20, 2013

-▶ WHAT UNRESTRAINED CORPORATE EXPLOITATION DOES TO FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES AND THE NATURAL WORLD  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/rise-up-or-die/

 

The Sunlight Foundation, March 14, 2014

-▶ HOW BIG PHARMA (AND OTHERS) BEGAN LOBBYING ON THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP BEFORE YOU EVER HEARD OF IT.  NAMING NAMES: WHICH CORPORATIONS AND INDUSTRIES? http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/03/13/tpp-lobby/


Humanosphere, 3 March, 2013 -
-▶ HOW NEW "TRADE" AGREEMENT WILL HURT POOR'S ACCESS TO MEDICINES - TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP http://www.humanosphere.org/2013/03/op-ed-how-a-new-trade-agreement-will-hurt-the-poors-access-to-medicines/


                                                   WATCH:
                            Democracy Now, October 4, 2013
                                 "A CORPORATE TROJAN HORSE"

OBAMA PUSHES SECRETIVE TPP TRADE PACT, WOULD REWRITE SWATH OF U.S. LAWS http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/4/a_corporate_trojan_horse_obama_pushes

 

                                  EYES ON TRADE: BLOOMBERG,

 HEALTH EXPERTS DENOUNCE OBAMA'S GIFT TO BIG TOBACCO IN THE DEVASTATING TPP (TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE DEAL) http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2013/08/health-advocates-denounce-obama-for-caving-to-big-tobacco-in-tpp.html

 

Action on Smoking & Health, August 19, 2013
-▶ OBAMA GOES TO BAT FOR BIG TOBACCO IN TPP  http://ash.org/obama-goes-to-bat-for-big-tobacco-in-tpp/

 

New York Times, December 13, 2013
 -▶ TOBACCO FIRMS' STRATEGY LIMITS POORER NATIONS' SMOKING LAWS. Tobacco companies are pushing back against a worldwide rise in anti-smoking laws, using a little-noticed legal strategy to delay or block regulation. The industry is warning countries that their tobacco laws violate an expanding web of trade and investment treaties, raising the prospect of costly, prolonged legal battles, health advocates and officials said. .. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/health/tobacco-industry-tactics-limit-poorer-nations-smoking-laws.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

America's Future, June 5, 2013

-▶ CORPORATIONS ARE COLONIZING US WITH TRADE DEALS - AND WALL STREET WANTS IT http://blog.ourfuture.org/20130605/corporations-are-colonizing-us-with-trade-deals-and-wall-street-wants-in


Transnational Institute, October 13, 2014
-▶  CORPORATE POWER:  EUROPEAN CIVIL SOCIETY REJECTS TTIP, CETA AND TISA http://www.tni.org/article/european-civil-society-rejects-ttip-ceta-and-tisa


Corporate Europe Observatory, December 17, 2014
-▶ EU TRADE SECRETS DIRECTIVE, COMING TO THE USA : Threat to health, environment, free speech and worker mobility http://corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/2014/12/eu-trade-secrets-directive-threat-health-environment-free-speech-and-worker


Corporate Europe Observatory, November 29, 2014
-▶ TRADING AWAY DEMOCRACY:  COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC AND TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA) WITH CANADA The EU's Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada could unleash a wave of corporate lawsuits against Canada, the EU and its member states – including through the Canadian subsidiaries of US multinational corporations. This is the result of an in-depth analysis of CETA’s investor rights by Corporate Europe Observatory and 14 other environmental NGOs, citizens’ groups and workers unions from both sides of the Atlantic published today. http://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2014/11/ceta-trading-away-democracy

        

            MORE ON THE EU-USA TRADE DEAL (SEE BELOW)

 

Naked Capitalism, June 30, 2014
-▶ TRADE TREATIES AND THE COMING RULE OF THE GLOBAL CORPORATOCRACY http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/06/trade-treaties-coming-rule-global-corporatocracy.html


The Guardian, Joseph Stiglitz, November 8, 2013
-▶ DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE RIGHT TO RESIST RESTRICTIVE TRADE AGREEMENTS - Corporations are attempting to achieve by stealth – through secretly negotiated trade agreements – what they could not attain in an open political process...http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/nov/08/trade-agreements-developing-countries-joseph-stiglitz


La Via CAMPESINA, June 30, 2014

-▶ INDIGENOUS GROUPS WELCOME THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL MOVE TO CHALLENGE CORPORATE IMPUNITY:  http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/stop-transnational-corporations-mainmenu-76/1629-la-via-campesina-welcomes-the-un-human-rights-council-move-to-challenge-corporate-impunity

 

Common Dream, April 22, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. These secretive trade pacts are really about resurrecting global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3

 

Inter Press Service, August 30, 2013

-▶ COLUMBIA:  NATIONWIDE PROTESTS RAGE AGAINST USA AND FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS DRIVING UP COSTS, COMPETING WITH LOCAL PRODUCTION AND SERVICES, FOREIGN MINING AND BIG AGRICULTURE TAKEOVERS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/nationwide-protests-rage-against-colombias-economic-policies/


International Cry Magazine
-▶ MAORI CULTURE COULD BE TRADEMARKED BY TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP MULTINATIONALS http://intercontinentalcry.org/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=502&wysijap=subscriptions


Daily Koz, September 8, 2013

-▶ THE GLOBAL CORPORATE POWER GRAB YOU HEAR NOTHING ABOUT BECAUSE IT'S BEING DECIDED IN SECRET  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/08/1234752/-The-global-corporate-power-grab-you-hear-nothing-about-because-it-s-being-decided-in-secret


                           SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY

                             FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION

                                             FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?

                                                           http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

                WTO AND THE TYRANNY OF THE FREE TRADE REGIME

                          La Via Campesina, December 08, 2013
THE WTO PUSHES THROUGH BAD DEAL IN FINAL HOURS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND TRANS NATIONAL CORPORATIONS ARE THE BIG WINNERS  http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/10-years-of-wto-is-enough-mainmenu-35/1540-the-wto-pushes-through-bad-deal-in-the-final-hours-developed-countries-and-tncs-are-the-big-winners


Campaign For America's Future, August 12, 2013

-▶ THE FREE-TRADE JOB-LOSS EXPRESS IS COMING STRAIGHT AT US  http://ourfuture.org/20130812/the-free-trade-job-loss-express-is-coming-straight-at-us


New America,  September 6, 2013
-▶ MONSANTO AND WALMART INFLUENCE SECRET TPP NEGOTIATIONS  http://thenewamerican.com/economy/item/16480-monsanto-and-walmart-influence-secret-tpp-negotiations

 

 Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

 

                                                   THE  TPPA:

THE ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION OF THE TPAA - A THREAT TO NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND DEVELOPMENT (Download PDF Report) http://www.twn.my/title2/resurgence/2013/twr275.htm

 

New Internationalist, December 10, 2013
 -▶  PROTECT HUMAN - NOT CORPORATE - RIGHTS http://newint.org/blog/2013/12/10/transatlantic-trade-investment-partnership/

 

Global Possibilities, June 17, 2013

-▶ WHY AMERICA & CHINA'S FUTURE PLANS ARE TOTALLY NUTS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/why-america-chinas-future-plans-are-totally-nuts/


                              HOW DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING SOCIETY

                      AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER

                                                       http://sco.lt/51dYjh


                                                      BEYOND GDP 

                                                    VIDEO REPORT

            The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                               http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

 HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITICS, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY

                                                   http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

 

             MORE ON THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP BELOW

 

                                       ====================

                                   THE EU-USA TRADE DEAL

                                       ====================

 

 The Guardian,  July 15, 2013
-▶ THE US-EU TRADE DEAL: DON'T BUY THE HYPE  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jul/15/us-trade-deal-with-europe-hype


Corporate Europe Observatory, October 4, 2013
-▶ TRUTHS AND MYTHS: "A BRAVE NEW TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP" - THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENT CONSEQUENCES. A new report published by members of the Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B), including CEO, which reveals the true human and environmental costs of the proposed EU-US trade deal

http://corporateeurope.org/trade/2013/10/brave-new-transatlantic-partnership-social-environmental-consequences-proposed-eu-us


Guardian, George Monbiot, December 2, 2013

-▶ THE LIES BEHIND THIS TRANS ATLANTIC TRADE DEAL: Plans to create an EU-US single market will allow corporations to sue governments using secretive panels, bypassing courts and parliaments http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/02/transatlantic-free-trade-deal-regulation-by-lawyers-eu-us


Corporate Europe Observer, June 3, 2013

-▶ A TRANS-ATLANTIC CORPORATE BILL OF RIGHTS: INVESTOR PRIVILEGES IN EU-US TRADE DEAL THREATEN PUBLIC INTEREST AND DEMOCRACY  http://corporateeurope.org/publications/transatlantic-corporate-bill-rights


Huffington Post, April 3, 2013
-▶ OBAMA'S EU TRADE DEAL WOULD INCLUDE NEW POLITICAL POWERS FOR CORPORATIONS  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/03/eu-trade-deal_n_2994410.html

 

EurActive,  May 31, 2013
-▶ GROUP WARN EU-US TRADE DEAL COULD WEAKEN CONSUMER LAWS VIA THE BACKDOOR' http://www.euractiv.com/health/consumer-groups-wary-eu-us-trade-news-528155

 

Alternet, May 10, 2013

-▶ LARGE CORPORATIONS SEEK U.S.-EUROPEAN 'FREE TRADE AGREEMENT' TO FURTHER GLOBAL DOMINANCE http://www.alternet.org/world/large-corporations-seek-us-european-free-trade-agreement-further-global-dominance?paging=off

 

 Global Research, October 4, 2013
-▶ THE US-EU TRANSATLANTIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (TAFTA): BIG BUSINESS CORPORATE POWER GRAB http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-us-eu-transatlantic-free-trade-agreement-tafta-big-business-corporate-power-grab/5352885


Common Dreams, April 3, 2013

-▶ ACTIVISTS ON BOTH SIDES OF ATLANTIC DENOUNCE US-EU FTA AS CORPORATE POWER GRAB https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-3

 

 Third World Network, June 10, 2013

-▶ EU-US DEAL COULD UNLEASH A "CORPORATE LITIGATION BOOM AGAINST NATIONS http://www.twn.my/title2/FTAs/info.service/2013/fta.info.252.htm

 

Corporate Europe Observatory, September 25, 2013
-▶ BUSTING THE MYTHS OF TRANSPARENCY AROUND THE EU-US TRADE. A myth-busting guide to secrecy, corporate influence and lack of accountability in the transatlantic trade negotiations http://corporateeurope.org/trade/2013/09/busting-myths-transparency-around-eu-us-trade-deal

 

-▶ TRANSATLANTIC CORPORATE BILL OF RIGHTS pdf

Updated analysis of the leaked Commission proposals for so-called investor-state dispute settlement to be included in the deal.

http://corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/attachments/transatlantic-corporate-bill-of-rights-oct13.pdf

 

EurActiv, October 7, 2012

-▶ TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP (TTIP) : HEALTH SECTOR BRACES FOR 'DAMAGE CONTROL' http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-resilient-innovati/us-trade-negotiations-damage-con-news-530879

 

 Al Jazeera, April 29, 2013

-▶ POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND THE 'FREE TRADE' RACKET - 

The US-EU free trade pact and TPP are about securing regulatory gains for major corporate interests. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/04/201342954234869993.html

 

Huffington Post Politics, May 13, 2013
-▶ OBAMA, CAMERON PROMOTE US-EU TRADE DEAL GRANTING CORPORATIONS POLITICAL POWER http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/obama-cameron-trade-corporations_n_3269002.html

 

EurActive, May 23, 2013

-▶ EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT MEPs GIVE A CONDITIONAL GO-AHEAD TO TALKS ON EU-US TRADE DEAL http://www.euractiv.com/trade/meps-give-mitigated-go-negotiati-news-519951

 

EurActive - Special Report, May 17, 2013
-▶ BUSINESS ALLIANCE SET TO DRIVE EU-US TRADE DEAL http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-ebs/business-alliance-set-drive-eu-u-news-519811

 

EurActive, May 27, 2013
-▶ EU-US TRADE DEAL SEEN WITH CONCERN IN MEXICO http://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/eu-trans-atlantic-deal-seen-conc-news-520010


Global Research, June 22, 2013

-▶ US-EU TRADE AGREEMENT (TAFTA): A CORPORATE STITCH UP BY ANY OTHER NAME http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-eu-free-trade-agreement-a-corporate-stitch-up-by-any-other-name/5339789

 

 

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                                   TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

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Esquire, December 10, 2013
-▶ WIKILEAKS DROPS A TROVE OF TPP DOCUMENTS

WikiLeaks and The Huffington Post have raised all kinds of unshirted hell by publishing a trove of documents relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/trans-pacific-partnership-documents-released-120913


Asia Times Online, September 27, 2013
-▶ TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS A TROJAN HORSE
The TPP is a Trojan horse, branded as a "free trade" agreement, but having nothing to do with fair and equitable treatment. In reality, it is precisely "a wish list of the 1% - a worldwide corporate power". [8] "Only 5 of its 29 chapters cover traditional trade matters, like tariffs or quotas." [9] "The other chapters enshrine new rights and privileges for major corporations while weakening the power of nation states to oppose them." [10] http://atimes.com/atimes/Japan/JAP-02-270913.html


June 28, 2013

-▶ SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: IF PEOPLE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON, THEY WOULD STOP IT - TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/18147-focus-if-people-knew-what-was-going-on-they-would-stop-it

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                  June 6, 2013 Democracy Now
OBAMA-BACKED TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP EXPANDS CORPORATE LAWSUITS AGAINST NATIONS FOR LOST PROFITS http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/6/obama_backed_trans_pacific_partnership_expands


TruthOut, July 10, 2013
-▶ STOPPING THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: GLOBAL REVOLT AGAINST CORPORATE DOMINANCE  http://truth-out.org/news/item/17472-stopping-the-tpp-a-victory-in-the-global-revolt-against-corporate-domination


-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP LEGALIZES CORPORATE RIGHTS PREVAILING OVER HUMAN RIGHTS http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/18273-the-trans-pacific-partnership-legalizes-corporate-rights-prevailing-over-human-rights


TruthOut, November 6, 2013
-▶ TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: "WE WILL NOT OBEY"; BUILDING A GLOBAL RESISTANCE MOVEMENT http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19843-trans-pacific-partnership-we-will-not-obey-building-a-global-resistance-movement-to-transnational-corporate-power

 

                               THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

                           The Boston Occupier, November 29, 2012

THIS IS WHAT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LOOKS LIKE - PART 1, 2, 3 http://bostonoccupier.com/the-trans-pacific-partnership-this-is-what-corporate-governance-looks-like/


Naked Capitalism, August 16, 2013
-▶ TROJAN HORSE "TRADE" DEALS
---- THE PENDING TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND EU-EU "TRADE" DEALS. The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the US-European Union “Free Trade” Agreement are both inaccurately depicted as being helpful to ordinary Americans by virtue of liberalizing trade. Instead, the have perilous little to do with trade. They are both intended to make the world more lucrative for major corporations by weakening regulations and by strengthening intellectual property laws.... http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/08/how-the-pending-trans-pacific-partnership-and-eu-us-trade-deals-will-gut-national-regulations-hurt-budgets-and-undermine-sovereignity.html

 

 Naked Capitalism, Yves Smith, October 10, 2013
-▶ WILL CHINA'S GAMBIT TO UNDERMINE THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP SUCCEED? http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/10/will-chinas-gambit-to-undermine-the-trans-pacific-partnership-succeed.html          

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                 March 30, 2013 The Real News
-▶ EVERYONE BUT CHINA TPP TRADE DEAL THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-Zr5C6GqubQ#

 

                                     AN IMPORTANT READ:

-▶ THE LEAKED OFFICIAL AGREEMENT WITH MALAYSIA - TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP FREE TRADE AGREEMENT http://www.ftamalaysia.org/article.php?aid=319


Truthout, October 2, 2013
-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP:  WE WON'T BE FOOLED BY RIGGED CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/19135-the-trans-pacific-partnership-we-wont-be-fooled-by-rigged-corporate-trade-agreements


 The Ecologist, February 17, 2014
-▶  TPP - POWER TO THE CORPORATIONS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PLANET http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2282038/tpp_power_to_the_corporations_at_the_expense_of_the_planet.html


Truthout, December 01, 2012

-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: WHAT "FREE TRADE" ACTUALLY MEANS http://truth-out.org/news/item/13082-the-trans-pacific-partnership-what-free-trade-actually-means

 

                                             ++++VIDEO++++

                                TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtBUL_rgG1k

 

Independent Australia, October 5, 2012

-▶ AUSTRALIA SET TO SIGN HIGHLY SECRETIVE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT THIS MONTH:  WHAT WILL IT MEAN FOR ORDINARY AUSTRALIANS? http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/business/abbott-set-to-sign-secretive-tpp-agreement-this-month/


Guardian, October 29, 2013

-▶ WHY CAN'T AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS KNOW WHAT THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT IS ABOUT? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/30/trans-pacific-partnership-tpp-dfat



                     ------ USA TRADE WARS AS A WEAPON ------


 -▶ THRU THE BACK DOOR: MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA=EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS http://sco.lt/8E3Xsn

 

-▶ WIKILEAKS:  US TARGETS EU OVER GM CROPS  | The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/03/wikileaks-us-eu-gm-crops

 

-▶  USA GOVERNMENT PUSHES MONSANTO GMO CROPS GLOBALLY - STARTS 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED  http://sco.lt/7AcjHV

 

-▶ US GOVT LOBBIES WORLDWIDE FOR MONSANTO, OTHER GMO CROPS http://sco.lt/73tZ1V

 

 

                 ------------- AND PRIVATIZATION GROWS -----------


                           THE RISE OF THE BILLION DOLLAR

                        PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

                                            http://sco.lt/6bHg3N

 

PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING:  THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP" http://sco.lt/67XHiD


 -▶ MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT  (TPPA), a trade pact being organized by the US government.
- See more at: http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf


 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. March 1, 2013

-▶ GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATES LAND GRABBING  http://iatp.org/blog-agriculture

 

                                               LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

 

            -----------------AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING--------------

 

-▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY IN PREPARATION FOR NEW TRADE DEALS : Fast-tracking Approvals, Waiving Regulations, Oversight and Liability http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

-▶ THE BIGGER PICTURE: TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - SETTING THE STAGE WITH THE "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" http://sco.lt/8U0kjJ

 

-▶ ANTI-WHISTLE-BLOWER AG-GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT OUR FACTORY-FARMED FOOD  http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

 

                    -- AND CONTROL OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY --

 

The Guardian, May 15, 2013
-▶ THE US-EU TRADE DEAL COULD TAKE MONSANTO'S GM CROPS OFF THE NEGOTIATING TABLE http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/15/us-eu-trade-deal-monsanto-crops

 

-▶ MEET MONSANTO'S NUMBER ONE LOBBYIST: BARACK OBAMA http://sco.lt/98RKFN


Nation of Change, June 24, 2013

-▶ TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/trans-pacific-partnership-and-monsanto-1372074730

 

Washington Post

-▶ AT NEW TRADE TALKS, U.S. - E.U. READY FOR FIGHT ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS - TRADE PACT COULD SWEEP AWAY TRADE BARRIERS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND EUROPE http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/at-trade-talks-us-eu-ready-for-fight-on-genetically-modified-crops/2013/05/17/8e61176a-bdb0-11e2-9b09-1638acc3942e_story.html#