Details of Sweeping TPP Trade Deal Revealed

What they didn’t want you to know before

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is now publicly available.
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The TPP: A Monster Too Big to Fail?

Obama was never about creating more jobs in America. He was and is about Globalism
The TPP: A Monster Too Big to Fail?

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by Jon Rappoport | Infowars.com | October 8, 2015


“For every President, there comes a moment when he does what he has been put into office to do. All prior bets and decisions are off the table. They carry no freight. He knows this. He knows he has no excuses. He has no one to blame. He must win. He must succeed. If he fails, he falls. He falls hard. The electorate? His colleagues, friends, and advisors? His flock of adoring supporters? All dust in the wind. He must do this one thing. He must go as deep and as dark and as crazy as he has to, in order to pull off the crime he was sent in to commit.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

I have written extensively about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty and its destructive effects.(Full archive here.)

Now that all 12 nations have agreed to the text, the US Congress must vote on it. Since the Congress has already granted Obama fast-track authority, no committees will discuss it; no filibustering is permitted; no changes can be made to the text.

Again I stress: Obama was put in the White House to make TPP and similar treaties come to fruition. Failure is not an option.

Obama’s mentor on foreign policy, Zbigniew Brzezinski, is David Rockefeller’s right-hand man. And David is Globalism personified.

The TPP elevates mega-corporations beyond even their present status: In a nutshell, any threats against international corporate piracy would be adjudicated in private corporate tribunals—so the outcome is completely predictable.

And as with all other Globalist trade treaties (NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, etc.), more jobs in industrialized nations will move to countries where slave labor is standard operating procedure.

Obama was never about creating more jobs in America. He was and is about Globalism.

Otherwise, there was no way he could have advanced beyond the Illinois State Senate, in his artificial career.

The pressure on him now is enormous. With fiery bits of protest against the TPP springing up in the US Senate and House, with Trump and Bernie railing against the Treaty, Obama is counting his chickens (votes) every day.

His people are on the phones, holding private meetings with Representatives and Senators, coordinating their strategies with corporate lobbyists.

It’s all hands on deck. Deals are being struck. Promises are being made. Markers are being called in.

“You want a bridge? You want a tunnel? You want your boy to get into Harvard? You want a new hooker? You want these juicy photos of you to remain hidden? You want the cocaine thing to go away forever? You want that house in the Bahamas?”

Whatever it takes. The TPP must pass.

You can bet the NSA is in on this one. They’ve been spying on Congressional members for years. Because those members might be terrorists? Are you kidding? Whatever NSA has on recalcitrant Representatives and Senators can now be used to twist their arms.

And members of Congress know that, if by some chance the TPP fails to pass, and they helped to defeat it, they’ll be prime targets the next time Obama tries to ram it through. They’ll be naked in the rain, alone, at the mercy of greater forces.

For Obama, for David Rockefeller, for Brzezinski, for the Trilateral Commission, the CFR, Bilderberger, and the presidents and premiers and prime ministers of the 12 TPP countries, this is The Big One.

Then…there is this little thing called the Internet. New torpedoes from independent news sites are hitting the TPP every day. It turns out that the world is not entirely asleep. What a revelation. In the old days, the TPP would have passed without a whisper or a whimper. But now…

And as the unemployment situation-disaster grows worse in a number of industrial nations—in large part owing to past Globalist trade treaties—it’s become harder to sell the next great treaty that will further sink workers and economies. Unions are feeling the squeeze. How can they support the TPP when their millions of members see the looming horror show?

The primary lie about Globalism is obvious to anyone who has eyes. How can our august leaders pretend that shutting down domestic factories and businesses and sending all those jobs to distant nations is a good thing? How can these leaders tell us that the ability to buy cheap imports is a wonderful outcome, when millions of people here at home have been thrown out of work?

The Globalists are sitting at the table shoving in all their chips on a bet that is a transparent bluff—and the question is, who is going to call them on it?

Obama is aging rapidly in the Oval Office. He has been told many times, from above, that this, the TPP, is his moment. This is when he pays off his debt to those who put him in the Presidency. This is not a Ferguson moment or a Charleston moment or an immigration moment or a Common Core moment or a Syria moment or a gun-control moment. This is his moment to sell a supreme number-one lie. This is a test of his political skills and his allegiance to the forces of destruction.

This is it.

He is supposed to take off his mask behind the scenes and make his bones.

At that level, the TPP has nothing to do with he-said he-said or rational argument. It has to do with how far Obama will go to earn his position in the mob and avoid the consequences of failure.

The Globalist bosses intend to rule the planet. The TPP is their next big step. They’re not in the business of promoting losers.

Jon Rappoport – The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

TPP Endgame: Turn America into a Third World Wasteland

A worldwide corporate plantation of serfs indebted to global government
TPP Endgame: Turn America into a Third World Wasteland

by Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com | June 25, 2015


The end result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) passed by a traitorous Congress will be to reduce America to a third world wasteland on par with Mexico where the median household income is $4,500.

The idea behind the so-called trade agreement is to replace and expand NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement passed by the supposed liberal president Bill Clinton.

“NAFTA was supposed to create 200,000 new jobs through increased exports to Mexico but, by 2010, growing trade deficits with Mexico had eliminated 682,900 U.S. jobs, with job losses in every U.S. state and congressional district,” write Robert E. Scott for the Economic Policy Institute.

NAFTA streamlined the process of moving manufacturing jobs from the United States to Mexico and eventually China and now Vietnam where the monthly salary is around $150 per month.

NAFTA resulted in the loss of around 5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs and the TPP will dramatically increase the losses.

40 million more U.S. jobs could be sent offshore over the next two decades if the current trend deindustrializing America continues under TPP, notes Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton University.

In addition to sending jobs offshore, the TPP will significantly decrease the wages of non-college degree workers.

Scott writes that “expanded trade with low-wage countries has reduced the annual wages of a typical worker by $1,800 per year. Given that there are roughly 100 million non-college-educated workers in the U.S. economy (about 70 percent of the labor force), the scale of wage losses suffered by this group translates to roughly $180 billion.”

“The TPP’s implications on the poor and working class of the United States are grave and serious. From information gathered thus far it is known that the TPP would drive down wages even further,” writes the Rev. Bruce Wright, President’s Commission on Ending Homelessness.

The corporate trade agreement will create a “potentially dramatic increase in poverty, unemployment, and homelessness due to decreasing wages, further joblessness, and increased health costs.”

The federal government’s Census Bureau reports half of the United States population is now living at or below the poverty line. Median household income adjusted for inflation has declined for five years in a row.

“During the four years that marked President Barack Obama’s first term in office, the real median income of American households dropped by $2,627 and the number of people in poverty increased by approximately 6,667,000, according to data released today by the Census Bureau,” CNSNews reported in September, 2013.

More than 50 percent of the population — 165 million of 308 million Americans — receive some sort of government assistance and the number of Americans on welfare has increased from 97 million to 107 million since Obama took office.

The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from 17 million in the year 2000 to more than 47 million today.

The New Corporate Serfdom

This corporate drive to impoverish humanity and consolidate wealth and power is part of a process designed to reinvent and modernize the feudal system of the Middle Ages. The new serfdom now emerging will not simply control Europe, but the entire world under the rule of a globalist government.

In the Middle Ages under monarchical feudalism peasants were slaves who had no rights, were perniciously taxed, were forced to turn over the best part of their harvest to manorial lords, were not allowed to own oxen or horses, hunt (under penalty of death) and had to ask permission to move or get married. They were not allowed to own weapons.

As Daisy Luther notes, a return to this system is now emerging. From globalist trade agreements and corporate monopolization and ever increasing government regulation, today’s oligarchs are ushering in a return to serfdom.

“Agenda 21, a document devised by the United Nations, goes even further to separate the 90% from the 10%,” she writes. “In the name of tree-hugging largess,  A-21 is quietly working to round up the peasants and place them in cities, with massive restrictions on their movement.  Through public transit that only goes to certain places, A-21 is ‘keeping the peasants on the estate.’ People are shoehorned into tiny apartments with no opportunity to become self-sufficient and grow their own food.  Using ‘national land’ (parks) requires payment in many areas.  Even the collection and use of rainwater is being targeted by Agenda 21, sending the very clear message:  WE OWN EVERYTHING.”

TPP is about the global elite not only owning everything but also reducing humanity to a state of grinding poverty. People on the edge of starvation and homelessness are less concerned with liberty and overthrowing the elite and their minions than merely surviving.

Senate Advances Fast-Track Trade Bill For Obama

The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority.

The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become law.

Fast-track authority would allow Obama to send trade deals to Congress for up-or-down votes. The White House wants the authority to conclude negotiations on a sweeping trans-Pacific trade deal.Thirteen Democrats backed fast-track in Tuesday’s vote, handing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a major legislative victory. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) voted against the procedural motion.

The Democrats cast “yes” votes even though the trade package did not include a workers assistance program for people displaced by increased trade. The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program was a part of the last fast-track package approved by the Senate in May, but became a key part of opposition to the package among Democrats in the House.

To move fast-track forward, the White House and GOP leaders in both chambers decided to break TAA away from fast-track and to try to approve both in separate votes.

After the Senate votes Wednesday on final passage for fast-track, it will take a procedural vote on a package that includes TAA and trade preferences for African countries known as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

McConnell has promised both bills, as well as a customs and enforcement bill favored by Democrats, will reach Obama’s desk by the end of the week.

“If we all keep working together and trusting each other, then by the end of the week the President will have TPA, TAA and AGOA and Preferences on his desk — with Customs in the process of heading his way too,” he said on the floor.

The House has already passed fast-track but it must still vote on the package including TAA, which faces opposition from conservatives.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reiterated on Tuesday his pledge to vote again on TAA as soon as it clears the upper chamber.

“The House will consider TAA once it passes the Senate as part of a new trade preferences bill. And we are ready to go to conference on the customs bill. Our goal is to get TPA and TAA to the president’s desk this week and deliver this win for the American people,” he said in a statement.

The Senate vote to end a filibuster against fast-track appeared in doubt until the final moment as a group of pro-trade Democrats balked at McConnell’s decision to split it off from TAA, a move made necessary to circumvent opposition in the House.

Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet (Colo.), Chris Coons (Del.), Ben Cardin (Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Maria Cantwell (Wash.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Patty Murray (Wash.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) refused to say publicly how they would vote.

McConnell’s margin for error shrank further when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is running for president, announced he would vote to block the bill, declaring in a Breitbart.com op-ed that it had “become enmeshed in corrupt Washington backroom dealmaking.”

Other Republican White House hopefuls, including Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, oppose fast-track.

Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.), the senior Democrat on the Finance Committee, held talks with other pro-trade Democrats late into the evening Monday to address their concerns.

He delivered an impassioned speech in favor of the bill shortly before the vote, arguing that it would allow the United States to keep pace with China in the competition for Asian markets.

“This is our chance to set a new course. This is our chance to put in place higher standards in global trade on matters like labor rights and environmental protection, shine some real sunlight on trade agreements and ensure that our country writes the rules of the road,” he said.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who co-wrote the trade bill with Wyden, argued the vast majority of global economic growth will take place outside of the United States over the next decade.

“If our workers, farmers, ranchers and service providers are going to be able to compete in these growing markets, we must have open access to these markets and fair trade rules to boot,” he said on the floor.

Opponents led by Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown (Ohio) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) warned fast-track would cost thousands of American jobs and allow multi-national companies to evade U.S. law.

Brown reproached his colleagues for voting to give Obama fast-track authority while having little idea of the shape of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade accord that will receive expedited consideration in Congress as a result.

“We’ve gotten the worst of both worlds because we’re voting on TPA and we haven’t been able to see what’s in TPP,” Brown said before the vote.

The AFL-CIO waged a fierce lobbying campaign against fast-track for months.

“It will do nothing to prevent repeating the mistakes of failed trade policies that have contributed to stagnating wages, increasing inequality and the closure of more than 60,000 factories since 2000,” the union wrote in a letter dated Monday.

Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) missed the vote. McConnell said Corker would have voted “yes” if he had been present, while Brown noted that Lee and Menendez would have voted “no.”

Obama-Backed Trade Bill Fails in the House

House voted 302 to 126 to sink a measure to grant financial aid to displaced workers
Obama-Backed Trade Bill Fails in the House

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by Washington Post | June 12, 2015


BREAKING: House Democrats delivered a stinging defeat to President Obama’s trade agenda when a vast majority voted to derail legislation designed help him advance a sweeping deal with 11 Pacific-rim nations.

The House voted 302 to 126 to sink a measure to grant financial aid to displaced workers, fracturing hopes at the White House that the package would smooth the path for Congress to approve a separate bill to grant Obama fast-track authority to complete an accord with 11 other Pacific Rim nations.

“I will be voting to slow down fast-track,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on the floor moments before the vote, after keeping her intentions private for months. “Today we have an opportunity to slow down. Whatever the deal is with other countries, we want a better deal for American workers.”

The dramatic defeat could sink the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping free trade and regulatory pact that Obama has called central to his economic agenda at home and his foreign policy strategy in Asia. Obama’s loss came after a months-long lobbying blitz in which the president invested significant personal credibility and political capital.

Republican leaders, who had backed the president’s trade initiative, pleaded with their colleagues to support the deal or risk watching the United States’s economy lose ground in Asia.

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TPP: The Unraveling Begins

TPP will hand huge corporations the power to change U.S. laws

by Jon Bowne | Infowars.com | June 9, 2015


The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade package is beginning to unravel, with more prominent voices slamming President Obama and the republican leadership over the secretive deal that threatens to cost American jobs and hand big corporations new powers that would violate national sovereignty.

Critics of the TPP assert the trade deal will give huge corporations the power to change U.S. laws.

Physicians are rallying as they become increasingly concerned about the passage of TPP. Prescription drug costs could waylay the affordability of biologics and thousands of prescription drugs by drastically altering intellectual property protections. Under the TPP, corporations could sue countries for restricting their products due to legislation brought to fruition by government policies. The Investor State Dispute Settlement portion of the TPP gives the upper hand to the corporatocracy. Legislative bodies would only act as advisory boards to the ruling governments.

TPP Emails Show CEO Joked About Making “Royalty Payment” to US Officials

“These are our rules,” bragged Chemical company boss
TPP Emails Show CEO Joked About Making "Royalty Payment" to US Officials

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by Paul Joseph Watson | June 5, 2015


Emails released under a Freedom of Information Act request show how one chemical company CEO was so pleased with the rules being set by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal that he joked about making a “royalty payment” to U.S. government officials before bragging, “these rules are our rules.”

400 pages of confidential emails between industry advisors and USTR officials were obtained by Intellectual Property Watch. The USTR (Office of the United States Trade Representative), is the U.S. government agency responsible for developing the United States’ trade policy.

One of the emails was written by Jim DeLisi of Fanwood Chemical, a company that provides “technical marketing, direct sales, manufacturing and regulatory services” to the chemical industry.

Addressed to the USTR’s Barbara Weisel, the email states (emphasis mine);

“Hi Barbara – John sent through a link to the P4 agreement. I have taken a quick look at the rules of origin. Someone owes USTR a royalty payment – these are our rules. They will need some tweaking but will likely not need major surgery. This is a very pleasant surprise. I will study more closely over the weekend.”

Read the emails in full here – 1,2,3,4.

The context of the comments suggests that DeLisi is not actually advocating that U.S. officials be paid off, but the remarks clearly indicate how pleased corporations involved in the TPP negotiations are with the rules being made in secret by the U.S. government.

According to Derek Scissors, Ph.D., “rules of origin,” which are particularly key to the TPP, dictate “how to treat goods and services from sources that are not party to the agreement.”

According to Intellectual Property Watch’s William New, the trove of emails, the majority of which are blacked out, “reveal a close-knit relationship between negotiators and the industry advisors that is likely unmatched by any other stakeholders.”

“The cleared advisors in the email exchanges represent a range of industries and companies, including law firms. Among them are (in no particular order): Recording Industry Association of America, PhRMA, General Electric, Intel, Cisco, White and Case, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Motion Picture Association of America, Wiley Rein, Entertainment Software Association, Fanwood Chemical, American Chemistry Council, CropLife, Medtronic, American Continental Group consultants, and Abbott. There is also an exchange with generics pharmaceutical industry representatives,” writes New, noting that many of the industry advisors are themselves former USTR officials.

A whole raft of different issues are raised in the emails, from “access to medicines, Canada and culture, US patent reform, IPR and environmental information, software patentability, relations with the European Union, other trade agreements and international developments, and as expected numerous consultations over elements of the draft treaty text.”

As we reported earlier, President Barack Obama is looking to secure enough votes for Congress to approve the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) next week, which will allow the TPP itself to be fast tracked.

The TPP has attracted controversy due to the bulk of its text being kept secret. From what has emerged, critics assert that the trade package will eliminate U.S. jobs and allow foreign corporations to change laws in the United States with little judicial oversight.

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Obamatrade: Global Access to Citizens’ Data

Wikileaks has released 17 documents relating to TPP

by Emma Woollacott | Forbes | June 4, 2015


Under the draft provisions of the latest trade deal to be leaked by Wikileaks, countries could be barred from trying to control where their citizens’ personal data is held or whether it’s accessible from outside the country.

Wikileaks has released 17 documents relating to the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), currently under negotiation between the US, the European Union and 23 other nations. These negotiating texts are supposed to remain secret for five years after TISA is finalized and brought into force.

The deal, which has been under discussion behind closed doors since early 2013, is intended to remove barriers to trade in services. It’s a sort of companion piece to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which cover trade in goods – but potentially far bigger, with Wikileaks claiming that ‘services’ now account for nearly 80 per cent of the US and EU economies.

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WikiLeaks Offers $100,000 Bounty for Asian Trade Pact Pushed by Obama

“No more excuses. Let’s open the TPP once and for all,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said
WikiLeaks Offers $100,000 Bounty for Asian Trade Pact Pushed by Obama

by Krista Hughes | Reuters | June 3, 2015


Whistleblower website WikiLeaks offered a $100,000 bounty for copies of a Pacific trade pact that is a central plank of President Barack Obama’s diplomatic pivot to Asia on Tuesday.

WikiLeaks, which has published leaked chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating text before, started a drive to crowdsource money for the reward, just as U.S. unions launched a new push to make the text public.

“The transparency clock has run out on the TPP. No more secrecy. No more excuses. Let’s open the TPP once and for all,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a statement.

Nine hours after the campaign was launched, WikiLeaks’ website was showing $25,835 pledged by more than 100 people.

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