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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is yet another ‘economic hitman’ noose around our economy’s neck

January 13, 2014

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    “TPP is yet another ‘economic hitman’ noose around our economy’s neck”


    Just to share this…

    22 Dec 2013 –TPP – Wikileaks has released another bombshell –

    TPPA –

    It’s (Not) Our Future


    3 Introduction
    4 What Is The TPPA Really About?
    5 10 Ways The US Dominates The TPPA
    7 Timeline
    8 Existing Agreements Between TPP Countries
    Why Do They Want More Of These Toxic Deals?
    11 The Corporations
    NZ Ambassador To The US Dines With Philip Morris!
    Call To Censure Mike Moore For Co-hosting TPP Lobbying Bash for Big Oil, Tobacco and
    PhRMA in Washington DC
    14 Beyond The Veil
    Secrecy Challenged: Aotearoa/NZ Organisations Call For Transparency
    No Discussion Allowed: National MPs Shut Down Health Debate
    18 Hands Off Our Health System!
    US Attack On PHARMAC Through TPP
    PHARMAC Under Attack By Pharmaceutical Industry (NZNO)
    New Risks To Vulnerable HIV Sufferers
    UNDP, Global Commission On HIV And The Law, 2012
    Malaysian AIDS Council Concerns
    26 A Bill Of Rights For TNCs
    Jurists Speak Out
    31 Our Tiriti, Not Their Treaty
    Mike Smith, Hone Harawira, Annette Sykes
    Defending Tino Rangatiratanga From The TPPA
    The Violence Of US FTAs In Indigenous Amercia
    35 How The TPPA Attacks Workers
    Labour Declaration On The Negotiation Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement
    NZCTU Resolutions
    39 No GMOs
    Let’s Insist On Labels For GM Foods
    42 Defending Culture And The Knowledge Commons
    Key’s Hollywood Romance Was All About The TPPA
    So What Do The Experts Think?
    48 TPPA – A Bankers Charter
    Financial Crises, Finance Company Collapses And The TPPA
    How TPPA Could Fuel Another Financial Crisis
    52 Tobacco And Alcohol
    Tobacco Case Shows Why We Should Oppose Investor Rights To Sue Governments In The
    55 Our Environment
    TPPA – Mining Our Futures
    58 What Do Political Parties Think?
    61 What Can We Do?

    You be the judge.


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    “TPP is yet another ‘economic hitman’ noose around our economy’s neck”


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    Dr Jeyakumar says that the government is pro-big business –

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 — It is a battle that may be far from ending, but PSM’s Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj counts his resistance to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) as his biggest milestones of the year.

    A secretive trade deal that critics contend will allow corporations to subvert the rights of countries and citizens as well as cause the price of generic medicine to go up, raising awareness on the TPPA was top of Dr Jeyakumar’s list when polled on his highlight of 2013.

    “Basically, our government is trying to please large corporate leaders so that they’ll come and invest in the country,” Dr Jeyakumar told The Malay Mail Online in a phone interview recently.

    “That necessarily means doing things that will impact negatively on ordinary people, for example, wanting to sign the TPPA to get American companies to come and invest,” he added.

    The TPPA is a free trade agreement that has been negotiated by the US, Malaysia and nine other nations as part of the larger Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership since 2010.

    Critics allege that the agreement has since been co-opted by powerful corporations to allow them to trample over existing consumer, worker and environmental rights in signatory countries.

    Following vociferous resistance, International Trade and Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Mustapha Mohamed said last month that nothing has been finalised and that negotiations between the US, Malaysia and nine other nations are still ongoing…

    Finally, to share this…

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: We Won’t Be Fooled By Rigged Corporate Trade Agreements –

    “…It is time to end the era of rigged corporate trade and begin fair trade that respects all people and the planet; and that is developed in an open and transparent manner.

    Join the Fair Trade Brigade either in Congress or where you live. Tell your member of Congress to vote “no” on Fast Track and pass a resolution locally that declares your community to be a fair trade zone. Visit for more information on what you can do.”

    Other articles on the TPP by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese:

    TransPacific Partnership Will Undermine Democracy, Empower Transnational Corporations

    Protesters Take Over US Trade Rep Building, Expose Secret Negotiations

    Why It’s Time to Revolt Against the Worst “Trade Agreement” in History

    For more on the TPP visit: here and here.

    This article was first published on Truthout.

    Kevin Zeese JD and Margaret Flowers MD co-host Clearing the FOG on We Act Radio 1480 AM Washington, DC and on Economic Democracy Media, co-direct It’s Our Economy and are organizers of the Their twitters are @KBZeese and @MFlowers8.

    You be the judge.


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