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july 2 2012 : See also http://www.ustr.gov/tpp/ : The next negotiating round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will take place in San Diego, California from July 2-10, 2012. USTR will be hosting a Direct Stakeholder Engagement event on Monday, July 2, 2012.

Many will interpret the TPP as another big step toward the establishment of global government in the New World Order. However, what the


june 29 2012 : With the direct participation of 600 corporations and shocking levels of secrecy, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is rushing to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Branded as a trade agreement by its corporate proponents, trade is the least of it. Only two of TPP’s 26 chapters actually have to do with trade. The rest is about new enforceable corp

june 21 2012 : The TPP, if current proposals are enacted, would grant extreme powers for corporations to act as quasi-legal entities, and to take states to court in order to dismantle environmental, consumer safety, or labor protections that they feel “unfairly” pinch their profit margins.

Neoliberal ideology has redefined “fair and equitable treatment” as deference to corporate sanctity.


june 25 2012 : George Monbiot: The efforts of governments are concentrated not on defending the living Earth from destruction, but on defending the machine that is destroying it, and the post-summit pledge was an admission of defeat against consumer capitalism.

The world's most inventive minds are deployed not to improve the lot of humankind but to devise ever more effective means of stim

june 26 2012 : Gina Rinehart, the Australian iron ore billionaire has threatened to dispose of her strategic stake in Fairfax Media, publisher of the "Sydney Morning Herald" and its Melbourne sister "The Age", unless she is given board seats “without unsuitable conditions”.

Canberra has said the billionaire’s move could have implications for democracy and she has been warned not to breach Fa

june 18 2012 : George Monbiot: World leaders at Earth summits seem more interested in protecting the interests of plutocratic elites than our environment.

The monster social movements of the 19th century and first 80 years of the 20th have gone, and nothing has replaced them. Those of us who still contest unwarranted power find our footsteps echoing through cavernous halls once thronged by m

june 13 2012 : According to the leaked excerpt, the Obama administration has been considering TPP provisions that would allow foreign corporations operating within the United States to appeal regulations on the environment and banking that would be forced on American-owned businesses with no chance of reprieve.

If one of the eight Pacific nations chooses to do as much, their plea would be he

june 14 2012 : Another chapter of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations has been leaked at http://tinyurl.com/tppinvestment. Analysis at http://tpplegal.wordpress.com/leaked-texts/

It confirms that the NZ governing National Party has agreed to let foreign investors like Philip Morris, Pfizer, Warners, Exxon Mobil or Microsoft sue New Zealand for damages in private offshore tribun
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