Rally Against The Trans Pacific Partnership - 7th Feb 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
The people of USA stand with the people of Australia against TPP.
It seems to me that Congress and state legislatures enact a mere skeleton of a law. The courts, then, flesh out the true meaning and application. Once any judge makes a ruling it is law until a higher court or legislature over rules it. When we broke with England in 1776 we kept their system of laws. In fact ruling of English courts still have standing in USA courts.
#maui #monsanto #gmo grow more organic and get Monsanto out!
The U.S. Trade Rep announced last week that it will create a new “Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee,” in an attempt to allow public interest groups to provide more input into U.S. proposals in trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). That aim is important, and underserved by many USTR policies, but this proposal is an inadequate remedy to fix the gross imbalance of influence from corporate interests.
The main problem with these Trade Advisory Committees (TACs) is that all of their members are forced to sign non-disclosure agreements. This means that any civil society representative who joins this new TAC would be legally restricted from being able to discuss or publicly advocate on the provisions she has seen. The system is designed to be a Catch-22 to keep out real public oversight: public interest advocates may join to advance the public interest in these negotiations, but doing so would mean agreeing to put a gag on themselves. What makes this arrangement even more opaque are strict rules of TACs exempting communications between negotiators and industry lobbyists from Freedom of Information Act requests.
The TPP is fatally flawed. It can not be fixed! Drop it! Destroy it! Forget it! There is no way to make it work for working class people.
—STOP THE TPP—
“The TPP will override any local, state, or federal laws.”
Why should you be concerned? Watch and figure it out.
Officials tapped by the Obama administration to lead the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations have received multimillion dollar bonuses from CitiGroup and Bank of America, financial disclosures obtained by Republic Report show. Stefan Selig, a Bank of America investment banker nominated to become the Under Secretary for International Trade at the Department of Commerce, received more than $9 million in bonus pay as he was nominated to join the administration in November. The bonus pay came in addition to the $5.1 million in incentive pay awarded to Selig last year. Michael Froman, the current U.S. Trade Representative, received over $4 million as part of multiple exit payments when he left CitiGroup to join the Obama administration.
Man cannot serve 2 masters!
If you ever wonder what’s fueling America’s staggering inequality, ponder Facebook’s acquisition of the mobile messaging company WhatsApp .
According to news reports today, Facebook has agreed to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion.
That’s the highest price paid for a startup in history. It’s $3…
This about sizes up the situation!
The powers that be are afraid of the masses! Even Hitler depended on extreme propaganda and brutal violence to keep the people supporting the government.
When the government talks about freedom they mean “Free Trade”! It has been that way since the late 1800’s.