Yesterday Wikileaks posted a near-ready investment chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) dated January 20. It shows the Government...
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By Jon Rappoport March 18, 2015 www.nomorefakenews.com Now that the documentary, Citizen Four, has been released, and now that it has won an Osca...
Yesterday Wikileaks posted a near-ready investment chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) dated January 20. It shows the Government has not listened to New Zealanders opposing special rights for foreign investors and their enforcement in controversial, private, offshore tribunals.
Nor has it protected the New Zealand Government’s right to regulate from being attacked by foreign investors and from rogue interpretations by investment arbitration tribunals, as promised.
The text shows the main rules relied on by foreign investors are largely unchanged from the previous leak in 2012. In one important case, the worst option was chosen.
There is no agreement on restricting capital flows in a financial crisis; the choice is between a weak exception and a meaningless one.
Here’s a lesson for lobbyists: eating your words is a lot safer than drinking the poison you help sell.
By Jon Rappoport
March 18, 2015
Now that the documentary, Citizen Four, has been released, and now that it has won an Oscar, it’s time to revisit unanswered questions, which I raised soon after Snowden’s identity was revealed to the world.
This is not an article about the value of the documents Edward Snowden took from the NSA. I leave those judgments to others.
This article is about Snowden himself and his back-story.
Kia Ora! Hello! Talofa! Hola! Bonjour! Namaste!
Invite your friends, whanau and workmates to be an accomplice with you THIS SATURDAY March 7 to voice your opposition to the planet being treated like a global monopoly board game to make real the psychopathic world domination plots of the super-rich.
Around the world, governments are giving away a level of sovereign power to a global investment class in accordance with the strictures of a strategy known as new constitutionalism. This strategy seeks to expand markets by locking in the changes within a supranational jurisdiction, thereby restricting the democratic participation of nationally-based publics and indigenous peoples.
‘New constitutionalism’ is embedded into theTrans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Armies of professionals, sponsored politicians and elite technocrats are working on what is essentially a global neo-colonial project (AKA globalization), which is an economic war framework directed by the super-rich.[ii]
From the leaked chapters, we know that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will:
Give transnational corporations the capacity to directly sue governments in secret tribunals;
Allow foreign investment and financial speculation to be even less restricted;
Undermine protections for labour, while strengthening copyright claims over workforce creativity;
Roll-back environmental protections written into legislation, regulations, and bylaws;
Dismantle obligations to treaties that protect general human rights, indigenous rights, and nature;
Favour anti-competitive cartels of transnational corporations that undermine small-scale producers;
Allow big pharmaceutical corporations to charge more for medicines;
Undermine popular dissent by privileging the fiction of investors’ ‘commercial sovereignty’.
N.B. Action words were italicized to sublimely trick you into participating enthusiastically!
[i] SEE: It’s Our Future Resources Page
athttp://www.itsourfuture.org.nz/resources/;http://www.itsourfuture.org.nz/resources/; and also: TPP Watch athttp://tppwatch.wordpress.com/
[ii] SEE “Code Purple: Whistle Blowing on ‘Free markets’, the ‘Shock Doctrine’ and ‘New Constitutionalism’” athttp://snoopman.net.nz/2014/03/10/code-purple/; and also: A Poorly Understood ‘Bargain’: How Democracy and the 60s Movements became Orphans in the ‘Free Market’ Era athttp://snoopman.net.nz/2013/08/31/a-poorly-understood-bargain-or-how-democracy-and-the-60s-movements-became-orphans-in-the-free-market-era/