September 28, 2012
Stop the TPP! Wish List of the 1%
By Sandy Haksi
This blog is cross-posted on The Corporation.
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Stop the Trap! Send a message to governments involved in the TPP to make the process transparent, accountable, and open to public participation and to all interested stakeholders.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) has been described as "NAFTA on steroids," a trade agreement designed in secret by lobbyists from big corporations and industry. The breathtaking power grab would allow them to essentially write their own regulations and circumvent democracy, granting them powers over our health, environment, internet use, labour rights, and more. The countries involved in negotiations are United States, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.
When Big Tobacco/Oil/Media/Pharma/Agriculture/Retail and other corporations get together to party, we know we're in for one hell of a hangover.
There's still a lot that's unknown about the TPP but that's the problem. An agreement that gives corporations and investors the power to override sovereign nations and the public interest should not be negotiated behind a closed curtain with over 600 lobbyists in the mix.
The implications for intellectual property rights mean goodbye to an open internet, limiting user access, invading our privacy, and criminalizing content sharing. Imagine the police knocking on your door because you accidentally clicked a link. Oops.
Join the over 100,000 people who have sent a message! Then share the Stop the Trap campaign on Facebook and Twitter.
Tag(s): Campaign 4 Corporate Harm Reduction
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, GMOs & Food Safety
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