TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership “Free Trade” agreement. It’s the world’s most sought after secret. A multi-trillion dollar international treaty that is being negotiated by 600 multinational corporations behind our backs, without our consent, and without due democratic process, effectively eliminating national sovereignty.
TPP covers 40 percent of global GDD. It is the largest agreement of its kind in history, covering our internet freedom, financial regulation, food and product safety, public health measures… the list goes on. Only three chapters have been made public so far, because of Wikileaks. The rest 26 chapters are likely to cover every aspect of our daily lives.
Multinational corporations are already suing governments for health measures that may reduce their profits. Philip Morris, for example, is suing Uruguay because of a new public health measure that requires cigarette manufacturers to cover at least 80 percent of the packaging with medical warnings and graphic images.
Tobacco giants have also sued Togo, Australia, Namibia, and the Solomon Islands. That’s just the beginning. TPP will give pharmaceutical companies ability to monopolize drugs and extract exorbitant pricing for basic medical necessities. TPP could restrict our internet freedoms, copyright laws, and subject us to online policing across national borders.
Once TPP is signed it will be locked in for decades. It will also open the doors to an even more secretive, comprehensive “T-treaty triad” known as TPP-TISA-TTIP which would affect 53 nations, 1.6 billion people, and 2/3rds of the global economy. Welcome to the future.
If you believe in the right to know how multinational corporations want to shape your life, here is your chance.
Help WikiLeaks raise $100,000 reward money in order to get access to the rest 26 chapters. As of now (July 3, noon GMT), only $23,000 are missing. CLICK HERE to access Wikileaks campaign. Anonymously, if you prefer.
From Wikileaks release:
“The treaty aims to create a new international legal regime that will allow transnational corporations to bypass domestic courts, evade environmental protections, police the internet on behalf of the content industry, limit the availability of affordable generic medicines, and drastically curtail each country’s legislative sovereignty. US Senator Elizabeth Warren has said “[They] can’t make this deal public because if the American people saw what was in it, they would be opposed to it.”
Jan Wellmann is co-founder of HoneyColony and an independent investigative journalist focusing on alternative health & energy. Follow him at @janwe.
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