Secret Trade Deals

4 January 2018 — 38 Degrees

Giant corporations suing our government. Restricted access to medicines we all need. That’s what the government is considering in a trade deal right now. [1]

Trade minister Liam Fox is exploring whether the UK should join a dodgy trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP for short. It could mean our healthcare, our food standards and our rights at work put at risk. [2]

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Wikileaks: Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – Investment Chapter

27 March 2015 — Wikileaks

WikiLeaks releases today the “Investment Chapter” from the secret negotiations of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement. The document adds to the previous WikiLeaks publications of the chapters for Intellectual Property Rights (November 2013) and the Environment (January 2014).

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Wikileaks Publishes Full Text of Secret TPP Proposal

27 March 2015 — Fight for the Future

Dear Fight for the Future member,

Huge news. WikiLeaks just released the full text of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chapter on “Investor State Dispute Settlement.”[1] It’s terrifying. The TPP is even worse than we thought. The leaked chapter shows how the TPP would set up a shadowy international “court system” that would have no accountability to the public.[2]

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U.S. law imposes itself on European territory By Jean-Claude Paye

11 July 2014 — Voltaire Net

European governments most hypocritically claim that the mandate given to the European Commission to negotiate a transatlantic trade and investment partnership agreement with Washington falls within European law. Actually as with previous agreements such as Swift, data related to air passengers, and to tax evasion, the Commission has been told to suspend the application of European law when negotiating with the US. Consequently negotiations amount to deciding the areas in which Europeans will no longer be protected by their respective States.

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The Russia-China Counter-Alliance to US-NATO Aggression By Alexander Clackson

26 May 2014 — Global Research

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said recently that his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this week in Shanghai marked a new stage in Russia-China relations, and that the two countries will roll out all-around cooperation. China and Russia signed a $400 billion (237.1 billion pounds) gas supply deal on Wednesday, securing the world’s top energy user a major source of cleaner fuel and opening up a new market for Moscow as it risks losing European customers over the Ukraine crisis. Furthermore, the two countries began joint military exercises in the East China Sea in a clear show of strength against Japan, a western ally.

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Video: TPP TV Blackout

24 April 2014 — FAIR Blog

A big controversy that isn’t news–but look what is…

Barack Obama is traveling to several Asian countries this week, and high on the agenda is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a secretive corporate-friendly commercial agreement that has mobilized critics around the globe. The deal is even running into stiff resistance in Congress.

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FAIR: No More Media Silence on TPP

14 March 2014 — FAIR Blog

Action Alert 

No More Media Silence on TPP

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal has drawn heavy criticism. Over 500 labor, environmental and farm groups oppose granting the White House “fast track” authority to speed the pact through Congress. The deal, still being negotiated in secret, has spawned protests around the world. Even some Democrats are pushing back against the White House.

But there’s one thing that TPP hasn’t generated: news.

Let’s try to change that

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