Trans Pacific Partnership
The US Trade Representative website posts:
The next negotiating round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will take place in Leesburg, Virginia from September 6-15, 2012. As in the past, USTR will be hosting a Direct Stakeholder Engagement event to provide stakeholders the opportunity to speak directly and one-on-one with negotiators, raise questions, and share their views as well as a stakeholder briefing.
Other links talk about the lack of interim transparency and drafts of agreements to date, continuance of secret deliberations when making decisions on trade ‘infractions. and the enhanced ability of companies to sue domestic industries (a la WTO) in domestic courts:
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Global Corporate Coup D’Etat
by Lori Wallach, The Nation
Other links appreciated in comments.
If you did not like NAFTA, then you will hate TPP.
the question is will they get this through before the election?
I may be the only thing that they can pass from both sides of the saboteurs aisle.
Amazing how little/if any one sees about this on MSM.
Then again they do as they are told.
Yeah, everything I have read about this is bad. Real bad. Even down under they are balking at signing. Forget moving to Canada. Australia is it, maybe.
The way this thing is being written up, I don’t think there will be any way to undo it.