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WikiLeaks publishes draft version of TPP agreement revealing more details about secret document
Voice Of Russia ^ | 11/14/13

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 Obama’s 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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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Business/Economy; Canada; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Japan; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitprop; australia; brunei; canada; chile; hussein; japan; malaysia; mexico; newzealand; peru; pravda; secret; singapore; tpp; vietnam; wikileaks
Transparency.
1 posted on 11/13/2013 4:25:19 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I read it as NAFTA on steroids. Bye bye sovereignty.


2 posted on 11/13/2013 4:44:47 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Think global regions. The future or lack therof...


3 posted on 11/13/2013 5:19:00 PM PST by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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To: Libloather

We shouldn’t have to rely on Wikileaks to read the treaty.


4 posted on 11/13/2013 5:25:49 PM PST by tbw2
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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.

5 posted on 11/13/2013 5:39:00 PM PST by Carry_Okie ("Single payer" is Medicaid for all; they'll pull the sheet over your head when you're done.)
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To: Libloather
Right now, a group of 600 industry lobbyist "advisors" and un-elected government trade representatives are scheming behind closed doors1,2 to craft an international agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Why the secrecy? We know from leaked documents3 that the TPP includes what amounts to an Internet trap that would:

  1. Criminalize4 some of your everyday use of the Internet,
  2. Force service providers to collect and hand over your private data without privacy safeguards5, and
  3. Give media conglomerates more power to fine you for Internet use,6 remove online content—including entire websites—and even terminate7 your access to the Internet.
  4. Create a parallel legal system of international tribunals that will undermine national sovereignty and allow conglomerates to sue countries for laws that infringe on their profits.

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

Please sign our petition to make your objection heard.

6 posted on 11/14/2013 4:39:04 AM PST by Lucky9teen (No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. ~ Albert Einstein)
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