Category Archives: TPP

TTIP – a threat to our food standards?

Main Source:Jamie Oliver
Date: 28 October 2015
Author: Daniel Nowland

Something has been rumbling on behind closed doors, with the potential to seriously harm standards of farming and food production across Britain and Europe. Most people remain unaware of the risks and have not been given the chance to vote on the proposal. It’s called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP for short.

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TPP Grants Banks Terrifying Secret Powers

“In March 2014, the Bank of England let the cat out of the bag: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it. So wrote David Graeber in The Guardian the same month, referring to a BOE paper called “Money Creation in the Modern Economy.” The paper stated outright that most common assumptions of how banking works are simply wrong. The result, said Graeber, was to throw the entire theoretical basis for austerity out of the window.

The revelation may have done more than that. The entire basis for maintaining our private extractive banking monopoly may have been thrown out the window. And that could help explain the desperate rush to “fast track” not only the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). TiSA would nip attempts to implement public banking and other monetary reforms in the bud.”

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts : TPP (“trade deals”) & the New World Order

MP3 & SHOW NOTES:… Dr. Roberts shares with us his analysis of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and other so-called “trade deals” such as TTIP and TiSA, and raises the question as to whether we are seeing, in these developments, the dawn of the New World Order.

“There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always—do not forget this, Winston—always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.” (Orwell, 1984)

(This is the second part of a longer interview that can be heard in full at the link below. Alternatively, here…)


Interview Notes:…

The interview with David Malone (giving more detail about these international “trade deals”) can be heard at the following link: TMR 077 : David Malone : Trade Deals and the Death of Democracy (…). Alternatively, here (…).

Disclaimer: The views expressed by Dr. Roberts in this interview are his responsibility alone; they do not necessarily reflect those of The Mind Renewed.

Video background image: “Stop TPP – Total Peasant Pacification” by DonkeyHotey on Flickr (…) (CC BY 2.0 […]); aspect ratio altered, image superimposed

Podcast music: Antony Raijekov’s ‘Jazz U’…, (CC BY-NC 2.5)…

Canada cools on TPP

Date: 26 January 2016

Canada’s new progressive government just announced they won’t sign the dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) next month — at least not until there’s been a full national consultation.

Our new Prime Minister needs to follow suit, and consult with the Australian public about their concerns over this shameless corporate power grab in disguise.

The TPP threatens our environment, access to medicine, national sovereignty, right to privacy and more. Sign the petition and call on our Government to follow the Canadian Trudeau Government’s lead. Continue reading Canada cools on TPP

Obama to Expand Modern-Day Slave Trade With TPP

Date: 14 December 2015
Author: Kit Daniels

President inviting slave-trading countries to join trade agreement

Not long after the White House invited Thailand to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the AP reported the country was relying on slave labor to ship shrimp to the U.S.

And it’s unlikely Thailand’s billion-dollar slave industry would prevent it from joining the TPP considering that Obama previously removed an anti-slavery provision from the TPP and also allowed Vietnam to join the partnership despite its flourishing slave trade. Continue reading Obama to Expand Modern-Day Slave Trade With TPP

This is How Much Big Business Paid US Senators to Fast-Track the TPP Deal

Source:Waking Times
Date: 5 December 2015
Author: Alex Pietrowski, Staff

Debate around the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues to mount. The recently-released 6,000 page agreement, encompassing 18,000 categories of goods and services and a region that accounts for 40 percent of the global economy, hasn’t been ratified by the U.S. Congress or Senate. Yet, the U.S. President has made his support clear with statements such as, “We are both soon to be signatories to the TPP agreement,” a comment Obama made on Nov. 19, 2015, after his bilateral meeting with new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Barack Obama’s confidence stems partially from the Trade Promotion Authority fast-tracking bill, which passed the U.S. Senate in May 2015, with a vote of 65-33. What has led to such strong support of the agreement? Continue reading This is How Much Big Business Paid US Senators to Fast-Track the TPP Deal

TPP revealed: Pact details ignite debate over privacy, internet freedom, whistleblowers

Date: 6 November 2015

With the release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sharpening of arguments on both sides outline a debate about privacy, corporatism, internet freedom and intellectual property, and even the plight of whistleblowers.

The world got its first look at the international agreement between 12 Pacific Rim countries on Thursday, exactly one month after it was finalized on October 5. Given that the secret negotiations hammering out the pact had been ongoing since 2008, with details hard to come by, skeptics and critics had been expressing suspicions as to TPP’s true intentions and ultimate impact over the past couple years. Now they can finally stop speculating and have a look at the fine print. Continue reading TPP revealed: Pact details ignite debate over privacy, internet freedom, whistleblowers