It is fair to say that the information, leaked about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and discussed in the video clip below, mirrors the terms, which are currently being negotiated in secret, for the EU-US Free Trade Agreement (also known as TAFTA or TTIP). Both deals are being fast-tracked by the Obama and UK governments – the push is for implementation by the end of 2014.
Simply put, these Trade Agreements will remove all the bits of legislation aimed at protecting ordinary people and the environment. In free-trade-speak, these protections are known as ‘barriers to trade’… and that says it all.
The Top Secret Trade Deal starts at about 13 minutes, after a harrowing preview of ‘Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars.
The Top Secret Trade Deal You Need to Know About
Bill Moyers discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership with journalist Yves Smith and economist Dean Baker, then a preview of filmmaker Robert Greenwald’s new documentary Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars. Also a Bill Moyers essay on Obamacare’s rocky rollout.