by Arjun Walia
October 17, 2015
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest trade agreement
since the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the
United States has been engaged in discussion with eight Pacific
nations to come to an agreement on the terms of the TPP.
It is a
free trade contract that would allow for a more open system of
exchange between the United States and less developed nations,
apparently, and it has been wrapped in secrecy since discussions
the Bush administration in 2005.
This is one of many examples of global economic/political
partnerships and deals that are happening behind the back of the
Below is a video of Robert Reich, an American political economist
and professor who served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald
Ford and Jimmy Carter, talking about the deal. He was also Secretary
of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.
The TPP is not really "secret," but it sure does seem that way,
which is why I chose to raise awareness about it here.
Why is it wrapped in secrecy? Because it's not really about
The agreement has 29 chapters, and only five of them have to do with
The other 24 chapters either put,
...or otherwise deal with,
As illustrated in the video below,
it's basically an agreement for establishing new and enhanced powers
for the multinational corporations that seem to own all of the
It will affect all the industries we choose to
allow to govern our planet and the way that we live.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
is the largest - and worst - trade deal
you've never heard of
and Republicans in Congress want to work
with the Obama administration
to "fast track" its passage!