Anyone know anything about this? Anything that garners the title “corporate coup” concerns me. If any of this comes to pass, it looks like a guarantee of Third World status for the US.

Andrew Gavin Marshall

Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Corporate Coup

By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

The following is the second installment of a three-part exclusive on the TPP for Occupy.com.

Part 1: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like

Part 3: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What “Free Trade” Actually Means

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most secretive and “least transparent” trade negotiations in history.

Luckily for the populations and societies that will be affected by the agreement, there are public research organizations and alternative media outlets campaigning against it – and they’ve even released several leaks of draft agreement chapters. From these leaks, which are not covered by mainstream corporate-controlled news outlets, we are able to get a better understanding of what the Trans-Pacific Partnership actually encompasses.

For example, public interest groups have been warning that the TPP could result in millions of lost jobs. As a letter…

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  1. uncommonscolds Says:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnlechleiter/2012/10/10/the-trans-pacific-partnership-will-expand-innovation-across-the-pacific-region/

    http://www.salon.com/2012/10/23/everything_you_wanted_to_know_about_the_trans_pacific_partnership/

    http://www.ustr.gov/tpp

    I have some reading to do. Tomorrow. Yawn.

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