Trans-Pacific Partnership

TPP Hell: Full Text of Trans Pacific Partnership Released

WTF NEWS The full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership was released Thursday after the secretive negotiating process lasting more the seven years. The Office of the United States Trade Representative has published the entire text of the final agreement between the 12 member nations on its website for download…
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TPP Hell: Full Text of Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Be Released in November

COMMON DREAMS After being shrouded in secrecy for years, the full contents of the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will soon be brought into the sunlight. According to Kevin Collier at Daily Dot, Trade Representative Michael Froman has said the text will be made available to the public at large in…
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INTERNATIONAL

TPP Hell: House approves fast-track for Trans-Pacific Partnership, sending bill to Senate

THE HILL The House on Thursday took the first step toward resuscitating the White House’s trade agenda by passing legislation granting President Obama fast-track authority. The bill now goes to the Senate, where the White House and GOP leaders are seeking to strike a deal with pro-trade Democrats. The House…
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Corporate

#FightFastTrack: Coalition Takes Aim at Lawmakers over Corporate-Friendly TPP ‘Trade’ Agreement

Common Dreams Environmental, labor, and community groups are organizing rallies, public forums, and creative direct actions this week urging their congressional representatives to say "no" to a renewed bid to rush through the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership "trade" deal by passing "fast track" legislation. "Senate Finance Committe Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT)…
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Obama Is Currently Placing The U.S. In A Corporate Controlled Police State Dictatorship

The Common Sense Show by Dave Hodges While the United States is fully preoccupied with global crises ranging from the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the spread of Ebola and the conflict in Ukraine, there is another development on the world stage which threatens the economic health of…
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Obama’s Secret Treaty Would Be The Most Important Step Toward A One World Economic System

The Economic Collapse by Michael Snyder Barack Obama is secretly negotiating the largest international trade agreement in history, and the mainstream media in the United States is almost completely ignoring ; If this treaty is adopted, it will be the most important step toward a one world economic system that…
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Obama’s Secret Treaty Would Be The Most Important Step Toward A One World Economic System

Theeconomiccollapseblog By Michael Snyder, Barack Obama is secretly negotiating the largest international trade agreement in history, and the mainstream media in the United States is almost completely ignoring ; If this treaty is adopted, it will be the most important step toward a one world economic system that we have…
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President Obama pushes for secretive trans-Pacific trade deal in China

RT President Barack Obama is again pushing international leaders to finalize the trans-Pacific trade deal between 12 countries that would eradicate tariffs and regulations, but critics say the secretive negotiations have been a boon only to corporations. Leaders of the countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal at this week’s…
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Republicans to Obama: We Will Give You Trade Promotion Authority

The New American by Christian Gomez The Democrats are out, the Republicans are in, and Trade Promotion Authority for the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is just around the corner. With the Republicans solidifying their hold over the House and picking up seven additional…
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Despite Outcry of Opposition, Obama Pushes “Horrific” Trade Deal in Asia

Common Dreams by Jon Queally Japanese farmers and their supporters hold placards and chant slogans against an anti-Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal at a rally in front of the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on April 22, 2014, the day before US President Barack Obama visits. Japan seeks…
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Trade Minister: TPP Misinformation From Opposition is Ruining Our Efforts

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb spoke down against those denouncing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) during a meeting attended by representatives. Robb verbally assaulted “consumer groups and the Greens for spreading misinformation about” the TPP on talk radio: “Those who are opposed to this scheme…
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Increased Patent Protection for Big Pharmaceutical Companies

Global Research By Dr. Roslyn Fuller The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will increase patent protection for the benefit of big pharmaceutical companies, but are such policies really in the interests of global health? Eradicating disease from the face of the Earth There are many illnesses that I have never known…
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Trans-Pacific Partnership talks going on in Ottawa

CBC Trade officials from Canada and other Asia-Pacific nations are meeting behind closed doors in Ottawa to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive free-trade proposal that could create one of the world's largest trading blocks. The TPP currently comprises 12 countries, including Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New…
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INTERNATIONAL

Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic “Partnership” – A New Global Game

New Eastern Outlook by Vladimir Terehov The situation surrounding the creation of two of the largest integrated projects, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) remains unclear. This ambiguity stems from the fact that the very genesis of these projects come from within the political…
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Why Are Hollywood Celebrities Protesting the TPP?

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, “Hollywood Boycott Threatens Trans-Pacific Partnership.” That’s the headline of an article published by the Huffington Post on May 6 reporting on the opposition of many in the entertainment industry to the inclusion of Brunei in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). A coterie of celebrities…
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Conspiracy Theories

Obama Complains That TPP Critics Are ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ Who ‘Lack Knowledge’ About Negotiations

Blacklistednews It's become fairly clear that the TPP agreement is in trouble these days (for a variety of reasons). And it appears that President Obama is losing his cool concerning the agreement and its critics. In a press conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, President Obama lashed out at…
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Corporate

Obama’s Secretive, Corporate-Run TPP Trade Deal Got Stuck

Electronic Frontier Foundation President Obama is on a diplomatic tour of Asia this week and one of his top priorities is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement that includes restrictive copyright enforcement measures that pose a huge threat to users’ rights and a free and open Internet. In particular,…
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Central Banks

How the Bankers Stand to Profit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Occupy Corporatism Concerning the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the president is expected to accelerate talks and negotiations to play import/export with other nations to ensure profits for rich countries and control one-third of global trade. Payoffs for successful positioning regarding the TPP have left some bankers just a…
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INTERNATIONAL

Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Begin For Global Internet Censorship Plan

Old Thinker News President Obama has begun a week long campaign in Asia to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP, sold as a “free trade agreement” has been criticized as allowing another wave of outsourcing similar to the 1994 NAFTA agreement. The TPP will also create an international “internet police” that will have the power to…
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Asia

Obama Heads to Asia to Jumpstart Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, President Obama left Tuesday on a weeklong trip to Asia to try to jumpstart a stalled multi-national trade agreement that is a critical component of the president's promise to “pivot” American economic attention toward that continent. Since his reelection in 2012, President Obama…
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Hundreds Of Thousands Take To The Streets Of Taiwan To Protest Against TPP, TTIP

Hundreds Of Thousands Take To The Streets Of Taiwan To Protest Against Trade Agreement's Lack of Scrutiny (via Techdirt) One of the key problems with both the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), is the lack of scrutiny. Both deals are being negotiated in…
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TPP Negotiations Stalled by Significant Gaps

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, At a press conference held last week at the end of the most recent round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), trade reps from the 12 member countries report that despite their best efforts to rush to reach an agreement, “significant gaps”…
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Obama Presses “North American Union” With Mexico, Canada

The New American by William F. Jasper President Obama’s February 19 meeting in Toluca, Mexico, with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto did not produce any big, headline-grabbing breakthroughs, but that does not mean that it didn’t lay new ground for political and economic integration…
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The TPP: Power to the Corporations at the Expense of the Planet

Global Research by Thomas McDonagh In January 15th last, Wikileaks revealed the proposed environmental chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. This massive trade deal, despite its implications for sensitive policy areas such as access to medicines and food safety across North America, Peru, Chile, Australia, Japan and beyond…
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Mainstream Media Silent on Dangerous Trans-Pacific Partnership

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, Despite the many unconstitutional provisions purportedly contained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, the mainstream media has ignored the subject almost entirely. A survey of television news coverage of the TPP reveals that a: transcript search of CBS Evening News with Scott Pelly,…
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As Trans-Pacific Partnership Falters, Opponents Go After Fence-Sitting Lawmakers

Nation of Change Eric Ross spent much of the morning on Friday, January 31 standing on an overpass above Interstate 90 in Bellevue, Wash., holding a 30-foot-wide banner that read: "Stop Reichert's NAFTA. Flush the TPP. Vote No on Fast Track." The "Reichert" called out in Ross' sign is Congressman…
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Obama Downplays Trade Authority, Trans-Pacific Partnership

Fleeting Mention Doesn’t Even Reference Recently Introduced Camp-Baucus Fast Track Bill Statement of Lori Wallach, Director Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch “Corporate interests were fiercely lobbying for President Obama to dedicate serious time in this speech to pushing Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership in order to try to overcome broad…
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Congressmen Oppose Fast Track &Trans-Pacific Partnership

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel Last week, House Representative Tim Bishop met with union leaders, environmentalists and various activists to join forces against the fast track being debated in Congress concerning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). To the attendees, Bishop said: “I urge my colleagues in Congress to do something, to…
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Japan Puts the Brakes on Trans-Pacific Partnership Participation

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, In what amounts to a good sign for sovereignty, Japan may not be ready to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In an article posted on a Japanese news site and translated using Google Translate, Japanese negotiators are pumping the brakes on the so-called…
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Major Political Donors Have Access to TPP Documents. Everyone Else? Not So Much

Major Political Donors Have Access to TPP Documents. Everyone Else? Not So Much (via Techdirt) The good folks over at MapLight have taken a look at the members of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (ITAC-15). As we've discussed in the past ITAC 15 is a committee…
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Leaked TPP Environment Chapter Shows Obama Betrayal of Greens

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, Anyone who still believes that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is about "fair trade" should head over to WikiLeaks and read the latest draft chapter of the agreement obtained by the whistleblowing organization. In a press release issued on January 15, WikiLeaks announced that…
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INTERNATIONAL

Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – Environment Chapter

WikiLeaks Today, 15 January 2014, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Environment Chapter and the corresponding Chairs' Report. The TPP transnational legal regime would cover 12 countries initially and encompass 40 per cent of global GDP and one-third of world trade. The Environment Chapter…
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Congress introduces Obama fast-track authority on global trade pacts like TPP

Congressional leaders on the US trade policy have introduced legislation that would grant President Barack Obama “fast-track authority” to enact three looming global trade accords, including the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R) and top Senate Finance Committee members Max Baucus (D) and Orrin…
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#NoFastTrackTPP Twitterstorm: Activists Fight Accelerated Passage of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Twitterstorm happening. Join us. Join the #NoFastTrackTPP social media storm happening now if you care about internet freedoms and sovereign rights ; The Anti Media (@TheAntiMedia1) January 8, 2014 Want to #stopTPP? Tweet #Congress about #TPP by finding #twitter handles here #NoFastTrackTPP #nwo #ows #occupy #anon— (@WTFRLY) January 8, 2014…
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Obama Considering Chinese Participation in Trans-Pacific Partnership

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is accelerating toward “a successful conclusion as early as 2015,” according to a report out of TPP member Malaysia. Currently, there are 12 countries negotiating in secret to create this regional trade agreement that some have called “NAFTA on…
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Bloomberg: Trans Pacific Partnership Is “Corporatist Power Grab”, “As Democratic And Transparent As A One-Party State,” Shrouded In “Big Brother-Like Secrecy”

Washington's Blog Stop the Anti-American Power Grab The Trade Representative – the federal agency responsible for negotiating trade treaties – has said that the details of the Trans Pacific Partnership are classified due to “national security”. A Congressman who has seen the text of the treaty says: There is no…
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When Even Bloomberg Is Saying The TPP Is A Dangerous ‘Corporatist Power Grab’ That Everyone Should Avoid

When Even Bloomberg Is Saying The TPP Is A Dangerous 'Corporatist Power Grab' That Everyone Should (via Techdirt) For years now, we've been arguing about the dangers of the TPP agreement, how it's nothing more than the USTR teaming up with giant legacy companies to create a secretive massive corporatist,…
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TPP Repeats Lies, Deception, Denials of NAFTA, CAFTA, WTO (Video)

The New American by William F. Jasper Every year we know that Lucy will entice Charlie Brown to try to kick the football. We know it is her plan to pull it away at the last second. But every time, year after year, we know that Charlie Brown will fall…
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U.S.-EU Trade Pact Accelerates Economic and Political Integration

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, Negotiators in Washington, are working on a trade pact this week, and it isn’t the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Representatives from the United States and the European Union are hammering out the details of a purported trade pact called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment…
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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Bigger and More Dangerous Than ObamaCare (Video)

The New American by William F. Jasper We all remember Representative Nancy Pelosi’s infamous statement that we have to pass the ObamaCare legislation so that we can find out what’s in it. That was in 2010 and Mrs. Pelosi was then speaker of the House of Representatives. Well, Congress followed…
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Second release of secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement documents

Wikileaks On 13 November 2013 WikiLeaks released draft text of the crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Intellectual Property chapter during the lead-up to a TPP chief negotiators’ meeting in Salt Lake City on 19-24 November 2013. Today, 9 December 2013, WikiLeaks has released two more secret TPP documents that show…
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Joe Biden Wraps-up Asia-Pacific Trip: Rebalancing Policy Going Strong (II)

Strategic Culture by Andrei AKULOV What US rebalancing is about The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the centerpiece of America’s economic rebalance to Asia. The US and its future TPP partners had set a deadline of the end of 2013 for reaching agreement on the text of the treaty. There are…
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Joe Biden Wraps-up Asia-Pacific Trip: Rebalancing Policy Going Strong (I)

Strategic Culture by Andrei AKULOV Mideast conflicts, Snowden revelations and domestic woes, the remains true to its course of being a dominant Asia-Pacific power committed to increasing America's influence in the region as a hedge against the increasingly assertive China. In October President Obama had to scrap the APEC summit…
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Orrin Hatch Pushes for Passage of Trans-Pacific Partnership

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, In a recent op-ed published in the Salt Lake City (Utah) Tribune, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) calls for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and for “breaking down trade barriers.” Hatch, a consistent supporter of all things globalist, argues that when one is presented…
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Monsanto, the TPP, and Global Food Dominance

Washington's Blog By Ellen Brown “Control oil and you control nations,” said US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the 1970s.  ”Control food and you control the people.” Global food control has nearly been achieved, by reducing seed diversity with GMO (genetically modified) seeds that are distributed by only a few transnational corporations. But this…
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US Bullying at TPP Negotiations for Big Pharma Profits. Intellectual Property Rights and the Sale of Generic Drugs

Global Research Outrageous US bullying by US Trade Representative Stan McCoy on intellectual property and health. McCoy puts profits of pharmaceuticals ahead of the lives of people. “The world should stand up to the United States.  US corporations are not more important than people’s lives.” A key dispute in the…
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Ready for Christmas Delivery?

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, As the end of 2013 approaches, so does President Obama’s deadline for approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a direct and deadly attack on sovereignty and representative government masquerading as a Pacific Rim trade ; Currently, there are 12 countries negotiating…
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Leaked Treaty: Worse Than SOPA and ACTA

Washington's Blog Treaty Threatens Global Government … Run by Giant Corporations We noted last year: An international treaty being negotiated in secret which would not only crack down on Internet privacy much more than SOPA or ACTA, but would actually destroy the sovereignty of the and all other signatories. It…
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