Friday, January 17, 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (or TPP) is a trade deal that is being negotiated in secret between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific bordering nations. The secrecy is necessary because TPP's objective is to be NAFTA on steroids, whereas twenty years of NAFTA cost "one millon U.S. jobs lost, mass displacement and instability in Mexico, record income inequality, [and] scores of corporate attacks on environmental and health laws" according to Public Citizen. The highly instructive videos below are in chronological order, Dec 15 first and then Jan 16.

Originals here and here

Wikileaks TPP Revelations Prove US in "Left Field" With Trade Deal

Kevin Zeese: U.S. Trade Representative wants to keep the public in the dark because TPP will threaten food safety and raise drug prices, and many Asian countries involved in negotiations are also turned off by the deal - December 15, 13

More at The Real News

Leaked TPP Document Reveals No Regard for Environment in Trade Agreement

President Obama's fast track process for TPP gets dealt another blow by leaked environment chapter - January 16, 14

More at The Real News

Bio                                                                                                           .

Kevin Zeese is co-director of It's Our Economy, an organization that advocates for democratizing the economy. He's also an attorney who is one of the original organizers of the National Occupation of Washington, DC. He has been active in independent and third party political campaigns including for state legislative offices in Maryland, governor of California and U.S. president, where he served as press secretary and spokesperson for Ralph Nader in 2004. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006 and was the only person ever nominated by the Green Party, Libertarian Party and Populist Party. His twitter is @KBZeese.

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