Nine Thoughts On the TPP Agreement Being Reached Today

More on the #TPP, this time from Information Clearing House, via Counter Information, with thanks to both.

Go read the post there, and there, respectively…

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By Nick Dearden

October 05, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – “Global Justice Now” –

  1. Stepping back from details, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the biggest trade deal in a generation and part of the same ‘new generation’ of trade deals asTTIP. There are 12 countries involved across the Pacific Rim, including the USA, Japan, Canada and Australia.
  2. Like TTIP, it goes well beyond ‘trade’ in the narrow sense – its primary purpose is to rewrite global economic rules in favour of capital – and not just for the countries involved. Other countries already want to come on board. This is a less democratic version of the World Trade Organization and affects everyone. So it’s a very big deal. Campaigns against it have been huge and countries themselves have had serious political difficulties in getting to this point. So it shows that there’s a big…

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