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Obama and Republicans Agree on the Trans-Pacific Partnership … Unfortunately - NYTimes.com
“The TPP is little more than enhanced corporation power branded as free trade. It gives corporations the right to challenge government regulations and seek compensation if they think they’ve been treated unfairly by any of the 12 Pacific Rim nations in the deal.”

“The agreement would even allow countries to challenge one another’s laws, so that “equivalency” may simply mean that the least powerful regulations become the norm.”
tpp  indie  indieroundup  tradeagreement  notincluded 
may 2015 by laurakalbag
Obama given fast-track authority to wrap up TPP | TODAYonline
Summary: Senior lawmakers in the US have given Obama the authority to fast-track TPP
TPP  TTIP  indie  indieroundup  tradeagreement  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Pleads "Guilty" on Failing to Cover TPP Trade Pact - The Intercept
Summary: Media in the US hasn’t done enough to cover the TPP trade pact, failing to acknowledge the negative effect it could have on workers’ rights by encouraging a race to the bottom in wages to compete with the wider free market.
TPP  media  lobbying  coverage  employment  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Sony Emails Show Industry Execs Pushing for Trade Deal - The Intercept
“Finally, in regard to trade,” Fabrizio wrote, “the MPAA/MPA with the strong support of your studios, continue to advocate to governments around the world about the pressing need for strong pro-IP trade policies such as TPP and the proposed EU/US trade agreement (TTIP).”

Sony, and other studios, are pro TPP and TTIP because they help reinforce their grip on intellectual property, and give them rights to sue whoever they want in the name of protecting their content.
TTIP  TPP  tradeagreement  copyright  drm  piracy  eu  US  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Don’t Keep the Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Secret - NYTimes.com
As it considers fast track here, Congress must address the secrecy, and the views of the privileged advisers, that shaped the agreement. Otherwise, “fast” will be little more than a euphemism for “avoid the public, and benefit the fortunate few.”
tpp  TTIP  indie  indieroundup  transparency  us  government  tradeagreement  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
TTIP: Europe's food, farms and animals at risk from EuroParl backroom deal - The Ecologist
As Europeans we have refused to sacrifice higher standards for the sake of a competitive 'race to the bottom' on animal welfare and food quality for the sake of price.

Another serious threat from TTIP comes in the form of the process known as 'cross bargaining'. This is where it is accepted that rule changes that have detrimental impacts for certain sectors will be compensated for by ensuring other sectors are protected or boosted.
TTIP  tpp  indie  indieroundup  notincluded  MEP  europe  agriculture  food  standards 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
We need a voice: Oppose ‘fast track’ for the TPP | TheHill
The TPP would be the largest trade pact in our history. It includes 12 nations; nearly 40 percent of the global economy. Despite its huge economic consequences, many of its details are secrets. The details that have been revealed go against many of the moral values we have been fighting for from international human rights to gay and lesbian rights to public health to environmental justice. 
fasttracking  TTIP  TPP  indie  roundup  notincluded  corporate  law 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Leaked TPP Investment Chapter Reveals Serious Threat to User Safeguards | Electronic Frontier Foundation
A newly leaked chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement from Wikileaks has confirmed some of our worst fears about the agreement. The latest provisions would enable multinational corporations to undermine public interest rules through an international tribunal process called investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS).
TPP  TTIP  indie  indieroundup  10apr14 
april 2015 by laurakalbag

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