The TPP is another elite power grab giving multi-national corporations more control. Learn the 5 key ways it will affect you.
How interesting then that Obama’s handler is Zbigniew Brzezinski, who serves the Rockefellers, who own Big Pharma and have major interest in the other corporations which will benefit most from this …
“Well, let me tell you, what you have to do to read this agreement. Follow this. You can only take a few of your staffers who happen to have a security clearance because god knows why this is secure. This is classified. It’s nothing to do with defense. It has nothing to do with going after ISIS. It has nothing to do with any of that, but it is classified. So I go down with my staff that I could get to go with me, and as soon as I get there, the guard says to me, hand over your electronics.Okay, I give over my electronics. Then the guard says, you can’t take notes. I said, I can’t take notes? Well, you can take notes, but you have to give them back to me, and I’ll put them in a file. So, I said, wait a minute. I’m gonna take notes, and then you’re gonna take my notes away from me, and then you’re going to have them in a file, and you can read my notes?”
“If instituted, the TPP’s IP (Intellectual Property) regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as well as ride roughshod over the intellectual and creative commons. If you read, write, publish, think, , dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you’re ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs.”
TPP Effect #1: Weakening of the Minimum Wage
TPP Effect #2: More Censorship, Less Freedom of Expression
“The ratcheting upward of copyright terms comes at a time when Internet and other digital technologies have spurred a revitalization of the world’s public domain: the treasury of works that has passed out of copyright. Thanks to digital distribution, public domain material is now globally available for almost zero cost for study, enjoyment and re-use … The additional 20 years of copyright protection amounts to a misappropriation from the public domain. It inhibits the creation of new works that build upon the past and exacerbates the orphan works problem. Even the U.S. Copyright Office has indicated that the copyright term may be too long, and proposed options for mitigating its deleterious effects.”
TPP Effect #3: Private Corporate Courts
TPP Effect #4: Stronger Patents, More Control for Big Pharma
“The purported aim of the Annex is to facilitate ‘high–quality healthcare’ but the Annex does nothing to achieve this. It is clearly intended to cater to the interests of the pharmaceutical industry. Nor does this do anything to promote “free trade”: rather it tightly specifies the operation of countries’ schemes for subsidizing pharmaceuticals and medical devices with the aim of providing greater disclosure, more avenues for pharmaceutical industry influence and greater opportunities for industry contestation of pharmaceutical decision making”.
TPP Effect #5: Less Environmental Protection
“Instead of committing TPP countries to “adopt, maintain, and implement” the laws, regulations, and all other measures to fulfill its obligations under MEAs and subject those obligations to dispute settlement, each TPP country is merely committed to “affirm its commitment” to implement the MEAs to which it is a Party (Article SS.4.1).
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