Here’s Another Chance to Finally Kill Massive Trade Deal

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• Obama signs pact, but Congress yet to ratify.

By Mark Anderson

In Auckland, New Zealand, safely away from his home turf, President Barack Hussein Obama joined the leaders of 11 other nations and affixed his signature to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—amid some 40 protests across the world against this free trade and corporation-banker protection scheme. Yet, despite the smug smiles of the signers, Congress and the legislatures of the other nations have not given final approval to the scheme.

Protests took place outside the White House and at other locales in the United States, Canada, and abroad. The New Zealand protest alone saw thousands of participants. Things got so heated that a woman, shouting “that’s for raping our country,” threw a lewd object at New Zealand Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, hitting him squarely in the face. On February 26 in Lima, Peru, clashes erupted between protesters and police after thousands of Peruvians took to the streets to denounce the TPP.



 

Signing the TPP February 4 at Sky City Casino in New Zealand gave a new dimension to the phrase, “the house always wins,” since it’s not beyond the pale to say that the “House of Rothschild,” the super-rich Zionist family whose powers are concentrated in the City of London financial district and extend to the Federal Reserve System and across the world, will be a beneficiary to a treaty that encompasses about 40% of world trade.

The TPP impacts 800 million people in the U.S., Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

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The pact, negotiated in virtual secrecy for more than five years, calls for Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) courts—private tribunals outside the normal legal confines of governments—which could enable unjust rulings against national laws merely if such rules impinge on corporate profits.

National laws sometimes result in unfair or excessive costs, but recall that in the ISDS tribunals—shown by Senator Elizabeth Ann Warren (D-Mass.) to be highly biased toward corporate entities—a nation’s rules, for example, against importing genetically altered foods could be overruled, even when the regulations are enforced to genuinely protect public health.

What matters most at this highly critical juncture is when Congress will vote to ratify the TPP, since the signature of Obama in New Zealand simply signaled the full closure of TPP talks.



 

Congress last year gave the president fast track trade promotion authority to finalize the TPP treaty’s negotiations unilaterally, though Congress did provide written negotiation guidelines. Unavoidably, the battle in Congress will be brutal for TPP ratification, since in giving Obama those fast track powers, Congress agreed not to enact any TPP amendments and to limit itself to what will be a dramatic, final up-or-down vote.

While the timing of congressional action was not yet confirmed at press time, U.S. Trade Representative Michael B. Froman is fretting that Congress must act very soon, lest the Sun refuse to shine and the oceans evaporate.

Critics maintain the TPP will even surpass the North American Free Trade Agreement in severely depleting the U.S. economy. However, the core problem is not economics per se, since the TPP actually represents a whole new degree of economic integration—pooling economic activity toward global consolidation and inevitably reconfiguring the way the world is (undemocratically) governed.

Private governance with private courts, abetted by the Asia-oriented Trilateral Commission, the Eurocentric Bilderberg group and other shadowy panels who are also molding a trans-Atlantic trade pact, is peaking. Start your calls, letters and faxes to Congress in Washington and to local offices today. The switchboard number in D.C. is: 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121.

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Mark Anderson covers the annual Bilderberg meetings and is chairman of AFP’s new America First Action Committee, designed to involve AFP readers in focusing intensely on Congress to enact key changes, including monetary reform and a pullback of the warfare state. He and his wife Angie often work together on news projects.

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One Response to Here’s Another Chance to Finally Kill Massive Trade Deal

  1. David E.H. Smith says:
    TPP and the other Global Corporate treaties/’arrangements’; Suing the Global Corporate Economy via ‘your’ government. Japan; ‘The Submission’ to The Supreme Court of Canada paves the way for Expanding and Improving the basis of the Yamada led ‘Sword and Shield’ Counter attack Suit against the Japanese gov’t, et al. TPP and other Global Corporate Treaties/’Arrangements’ signatory govt’s in Conflict of Interest.

    (CAN.) – The TPP and the other global corporate treaties/’arrangements’ provides that the signatory governments will not only be no longer able to sue corporations for not adhering to the laws of their host countries and thereby, replace the desire of American lead corporations for tort reform with tort abolishment, but the TPP will also place the signatory governments in positions of a conflict of interest in regard to their own harmless citizens who are being forced to find their own, non-governmental means of enforcing existing and future laws that have been passed by way of:

    1) the secrecy of unethical lobbyists for the benefits of their wealthy corporation clients and their shareholders,

    and/or,

    2) the ethical desire to compete with other countries by passing laws that protect and enhance the well-being of its citizens regarding their health care, education, worker safety, environment, transfer payments, etc.

    However, it seems that it is only recently that the harmless citizens of Japan and other nations are learning that due to Corporate Canada’s, and/or, the government of Canada’s anxious desire to impress its TPP corporate associates, and/or, the citizens of Japan, et al, with:

    1) its unencumbered access to the natural resources that are continuing to be discovered in Canada,

    2) its ability to ‘manage’ Native Canadians in regard to accessing the aforementioned natural resources in Canada

    and

    3) et al,

    Corporate Canada, and/or, the Canadian government has misinformed its corporate associates and deprived its corporate associates of due diligence information (e.g. the Canadian government, et al, is continuing to deprive Native Canadians, et al, of the information and questions in The W.A.D. Accord), which will greatly affect the costs of developing the aforementioned natural resources, and thus, as a consequence of Corporate Canada’s, and/or, the Canadian government’s actions it has given the harmless citizens of Japan, et al, the basis for:

    1) not only, suing Corporate Canada, and/or, the government of Canada, via the Canadian government,

    but, for:

    2) also expanding and improving upon Mr. Yamada’s existing suit against the Japanese government, and/or, Corporate Japan, et al, as well. And, thus, Corporate Canada, via their lobbyists to the Canadian government, are most anxious to escape from their liabilities by a rapid ratification of the TPP, et al.

    Therefore, the Japanese group, led by Mr. Masahiko Yamada, who are suing their government regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership on behalf of themselves and the citizens of Japan, might seriously consider suing Corporate Canada, in order to ensure that they, the harmless citizens, do not end up having to ‘contribute’ any of their tax dollars to pay for The Compensation in The W.A.D. Accord, et al, and thereby, prevent Corporate Canada from escaping its liabilities by way of the ratification of the TPP, et al.

    Furthermore, by suing Corporate Canada and/or, the government of Canada, by Mr. Yamada’s group, would enable the harmless citizens of Japan as a ‘sword’ and a ‘shield’ to prevent the government of Japan from using any of tax dollars of the harmless citizens of Japan to further punish the harmless citizens, i.e., the ‘shield’ and to provide the monies necessary from the punitive damages, on an on-going basis, to continue to fight the future capricious forays and assaults against the harmless citizens’ democracy and counteract the damages to it, etc. caused by Corporate Japan, the government of Japan, et al, i.e. the ‘sword.’

    In the meantime, please see the reference material below:

    ‘The Submission’ to The Supreme Court of Canada, ‘The SHAREHOLDERS and Corporations of JAPAN, America, China, Canada, the EU, the Trans-Pacific nations, et al,

    v.

    the (harmless) Canadian NON shareholders, both; Native and non Native, et al’ (see; davidehsmith.wordpress.com)

    which includes:

    1) The W.A.D. Accord,

    2) ‘The MERKEL (Chancellor of Germany) Letter; To Sue, or, Be Sued?’

    and

    3) et al.

    ‘The Submission’ also considers:

    1) what is a ‘good corporate citizen’

    and

    2) how to make those corporations which are not good corporate citizens to conform, or, to make the corporations persona non grata.

    The letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, ‘Prime Minister Abe; You’ve been Served with; The NOTIFICATION of Pre-existing CHALLENGE to The TPP’, was sent separately.

    Please also see; ‘The Basis for Litigation and Litigation Funders; Suing the Global Corporate Economy.’

    For More Info, see; davidehsmith.wordpress.com

    Please consider sharing the above info and questions with 10 friends who share with 10 friends and so on…

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