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by AL Whitney (C) copyright 2012
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The latest trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has been negotiated behind closed doors by the multi-national corporations and their ‘lawyers’. As you will hear in the Democracy Now interview (link below), Congress has been unable to stop this and basically was not even included in the talks. So, this is a corporate global takeover constructed by the trade representatives of the Executive Branch (Obama put in the same ones Clinton used for NAFTA) of our ‘country’.
From Democracy Now (6-14-12): Breaking ’08 Pledge, Leaked Trade Doc Shows Obama Wants to Help Corporations Avoid Regulations
A draft agreement leaked Wednesday shows the Obama administration is pushing a secretive trade agreement that could vastly expand corporate power and directly contradict a 2008 campaign promise by President Obama. A U.S. proposal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact between the United States and eight Pacific nations would allow foreign corporations operating in the U.S. to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its ruling.
To make matters worse, Obama (in the footsteps of Bush, Clinton, & Bush) has been assisting in the expansion of NATO on our own soil. In fact Chicago recently hosted a NATO conference and Tampa hosted a NATO exercise.