So it’s finally here. After years of fear-mongering among activists groups and Wikileaks, the full TPP text is finally released, on Guy Fawks day, no less! A complete corporate coup d’etat. A takeover of the state and a reemergence of divine power only rivaling that of long dead kings and popes. And the verdict? It’s worse than we imagined.
“And by we I mean the handful of activists and awake citizens around the world. In the US, maybe a couple of millions of people. 5 millions, if we are lucky. Not enough to sway an election, or even make much noise. We fare slightly better in Europe, Australia and Canada. They actually like their universal healthcare over there and are willing to put up a fight. So-called developing countries are way ahead of us on this one. They have been screwed over by multinational corporations for over a century. They know the score. When big business with no allegiance other than maximizing profit moves in, it is bad news for citizens. They don’t care that they pollute the river; their children are not drinking from it. Their children are at a boarding school in Switzerland. They don’t care that the price of medicine goes up 5000%. They and their family have access to the best doctors money can buy.”
Sourced through Scoop.it from: honeythatsok.com
GR: I’m out to end corporate rule today. We can’t defend the Earth and its creatures when the bulk of our activities are aimed at stuffing dollars into pockets. So lend a hand. Look for ways to block growth, development, and progress in your neighborhood and beyond.
Unfortunately, TPP looks like a done-deal right now. President Obama has already been given “fast-track” trade authority, and congressional Republicans are insisting that a final vote on TPP won’t be held until the lame-duck session after the 2016 election (because they’re worried about a public backlash against their likely “yes” votes).
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