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TPP Trade Negotiations Kept Secret

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Published on Sep 18, 2012

Global Economic Recovery is a top priority of the United States.
The Obama administration set up the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to fast track the process. And what other group is better qualified to work out the details then the primary stakeholders - the industries directly impacted by trade barriers and regulation. Not surprising, they had plenty of suggestions to get things rolling. But most of what wound up in the agreement is secret. So when some of it leaked out - people took notice. Especially the parts changing the regulations on the environmental, copyright, Pharmaceuticals, labor, media, and health. All under the authority of a supper trade court empowered to force any country to abide by the agreement.

Dr. Margaret Flowers has strapped herself to a 15 foot high metal tripod while another protester lay across the road both block traffic to a luxury golf resort where a very Important International Trade Conference is taking place. The police threaten imminent arrest. Nearby a banner sails high with a message drawing attention to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which attracts neighbors and conference attendees. Meanwhile, inside the resort, a spokesperson from the U.S. Trade Representative tries to explains the purpose of the meeting, the leaked documents and why no body, including Congress - according to Representative Peter Defazio, except the negotiators and industry lawyers and lobbyists can observe the meeting or see the draft of what's being negotiated.

Reporting on this action Occupy the TPP: Civil Disobedience Actions Blockade Entrance to Site of TPP Negotiations in VA http://truth-out.org/news/item/11508-......

Its Our Economy, www.ItsOurEconomy.US

FlushTheTPP.org a project of ItsOurEconomy.us

The Backbone Campaign http://backbonecampaign.org/

GLOBAL TRADE WATCH - PUBLIC CITIZEN http://www.citizen.org/trade/

CITIZENS TRADE CAMPAIGN
A leaked draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/blog......

Pretty good source for variety of groups working on TPP http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/tpp

THIRD WORLD NETWORK http://www.twnside.org.sg/index.htm

Representative Peter DeFazio's floor statement on the TPP from the Congressional Record http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z...

OFFICIAL SITE OF THE Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) http://www.ustr.gov/tpp

The web site for the Project on Trade Agreements and Internet Governance is available at this URL: http://www.gwu.edu/~iiep/governance/t...

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