Skip to comments.WikiLeaks publishes draft version of TPP agreement revealing more details about secret document
Posted on 11/13/2013 4:25:19 PM PST by Libloather
Highly secretive trade agreement have been published on the WikiLeaks website with 95 pages that were taken from the recent TPP or better known as Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. The main aim of the TPP is to unite nations such as the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei that combine with itself about 40% of gross domestic product.
Barack Obama and other leaders of the outstanding 11 states were keeping the TPP in secrecy for a lot of years. According to the officials, the agreement would stir up the economies of those countries listed in it. During the Barack Obamas speech back in 2011 he mentioned The TPP will boost our economies, lowering barriers to trade and investment, increasing exports and creating more jobs for our people, which is my number-one priority. It has the potential to be a model not only for the Asia Pacific but for future trade agreements.
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I read it as NAFTA on steroids. Bye bye sovereignty.
Think global regions. The future or lack therof...
We shouldn’t have to rely on Wikileaks to read the treaty.
Although I agree with you, Alexander Hamilton regarded secrecy as essential in the construction of a treaty, which is why the Supremacy Clause and the Article II language of ratification are so very problematic.
Why the secrecy? We know from leaked documents3 that the TPP includes what amounts to an Internet trap that would:
The TPP's Internet trap is secretive, extreme, and it could criminalize your daily use of the Internet. We deserve to know what will be blocked, what we and our families will be fined for.
If enough of us speak out now, we can force participating governments to come clean. Your signature will send a message to leaders of participating countries. 8
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