Thursday, February 4, 2016

They promised us a debate over TPP, then they signed it without any debate

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a secretly negotiated agreement between 12 countries, including the US, Canada and Japan, which establishes punishing regimes for censoring and controlling the Internet, as well as allowing corporations to nullify safety, environmental and labor laws that limit their profits.

The corporations and governments that backed TPP dismissed criticism of the secret negotiations process (even members of Congress and Parliaments were not allowed to know about the substance of the negotiations, though corporate lobbyists were), promising that there would be a "debate" after the TPP was finished (that is, when it was too late).

Early this morning (US time), representatives of 12 countries gathered in New Zealand to sign TPP. We never got the debate.

https://boingboing.net/2016/02/04/they-promised-us-a-debate-over.html

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