by Star Fox
June 01, 2015
Speaking to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange weighed in on the highly secretive Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement which is a current topic of debate in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Wikileaks founder went on to say that the TPP will embed a,
According to Assange, only multinational corporations under the TPP will have the right to sue government over democratically erected law that could potentially cut into their future expected profits.
He provides a example in which,
...are all being sued by tobacco company Phillip Morris to prevent them from introducing health warnings on cigarette packaging under a similar treaty.
Current TPP negotiation member states included,
The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Friday to put the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the Fast Track to approval.
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, if this fast track approval is able to pass both chambers of congress,
The fact that the TPP, headed by thousands of corporate lobbyists, is entirely secretive to the point where members of congress must enter a completely private room and surrender all their belongings just to read, should frighten every single American.
Members of congress are then unable to speak about the agreement beyond the private room. This should open up the question of, who is enforcing the secrecy and how?
Consider that this agreement is secret and our elected representatives in congress and the Obama Administration want to ram it through without any publicity.
You can contact your representative HERE.
Tell them we want the treaty made public and we as individuals wants to pave the path for future economic development rather then unelected corporate boards.
TPP Hands the Keys to Corporate Foreign Powers