Main Topic TPP

Problems with the TransPacific Partnership in 10 minutes

The Real News has a ten minute interview that explains the problem with the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty the Obama administration is negotiating in secret with all of the Pacific nations except China. Just like the ACTA treaty, corporations are involved in the secret negotiations. The EFF has the low down on the copyright implications of the treaty, but the patent provisions look particularly bad. The provisions that would allow corporations to sue countries, states and cities for potential damages for laws they adopt clearly put corporate rights over people’s rights.

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