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The Predators Behind the TPP

It is primarily about power. Two kinds of it.

One is aimed at creating global disadvantages for China’s industrial power and putting brakes on what the two formerly communist giants on the Eurasian continent are developing together. The other is power of a collectivity of large politically well-connected corporations to engage in conduct unchecked by national rules, which seen by eyes unaffected by neoliberal dogma would be recognized as predation.
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Big Banks to America’s Firms: We Don’t Want Your Cash

U.S. banks are going to new lengths to ward off a surprising threat to their financial health: big cash deposits.
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BBC's Adam Curtis On The "Contradictory Vaudeville" Of Post-Modern Politics

So much of the news this year has been hopeless, depressing, and above all, confusing. To which the only response is to say, "oh dear."

What this film is going to suggest is that that defeatist response has become a central part of a new system of political control. And to understand how this is happening, you have to look to Russia, to a man called Vladislav Surkov, who is a hero of our time.
READ MORE: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/12/31/bbcs_adam_curtis_on_th...

US DOJ Is Run By Criminals: The Obama administration charged more journalists and legitimate government whistle blowers with espionage than all other presidents combined

In a private meeting Attorney General Loretta Lynch told lawyers representing media organizations that the Justice Department will not send journalists to jail for doing their job. A commitment that previous Attorney General Eric Holder had made after The Obama administration charged more journalists and legitimate government whistle blowers with espionage than all other presidents combined since the passage of the 1917 Espionage Act.

Whether it was targeting CIA whistle blower John Kiriakou for exposing the agency’s torture program, seizing Associated Press phone records, prosecuting Chelsea Manning or going after journalists James Risen and James Rosen, Holder undoubtedly oversaw the largest attack on the First Amendment in modern history.
READ MORE: http://investmentwatchblog.com/doj-is-run-by-criminals-the-obama-adminis...

New Report on Secretive EU Trade Deals Highlights Corrupt Agenda for Mass Privatisation

‘Public services in the EU are under threat from transatlantic trade agreements that could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water, health, and energy for the sake of corporate profits, according to a new report released today by an international group of NGOs and trade unions.

The study shows how the EU’s Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) deal with Canada, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) under negotiation with the US, could lock public utilities into irreversible commercialisation and remove governments’ ability to regulate services.
READ MORE: http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/new-report-on-secretive-eu-trade-dea...

TPP requests: Groser acted unlawfully

The whole fucking government is completely out of order and out of control at the moment. The cowards in the mainstream media wont point that out to everyone though.

The High Court in Wellington has found Trade Minister Tim Groser acted unlawfully in the way he rejected requests for information about Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.
READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/286864/tpp-requests-groser-acted...

White Hat Hackers Would Have Their Devices Destroyed Under the TPP

Car hackers, farmers fixing their high-tech tractors, and teenage DVD rippers; all over the world, these digital tinkerers could have their devices seized and destroyed by the authorities thanks to provisions in the newly-minted Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

The finalized copyright chapter of the TPP, leaked on Friday by Wikileaks, reveals that under the agreement, “judicial authorities shall, at least, have the authority to [...] order the destruction of devices and products found to be involved in" any activity that circumvents controls that manufacturers build into their software or devices, known as Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology.
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List of Corporations That Backed and/or Funded the TPPA

3M Company, Abbott, ACE Group, Advanced Medical Technology Association, Aflac International, American Apparel & Footwear Association, American Automotive Policy Council, American Chemistry Council, American Council of Life Insurers

American Farm Bureau Federation, American Feed Industry, Association American Forest & Paper Association, American Insurance Association, American Legislative Exchange Council

American Meat Institute, American Soybean Association, Amway, APL, Apple

Applied Materials, Archer Daniels Midland Company, American Natural Soda, Ash Corporation

Association of Global Automakers

Biotechnology Industry Organization

Boeing

Business Roundtable

BSA – The Software Alliance

CA Technologies

Cargill

Caterpillar

Chevron

Chubb Corp.

Citigroup Inc

Coalition of Services Industries

The Coca Cola Company Inc

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

Conoco Phillips

Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)

Imperilled by Unfree Trade

The estranged political classes continued their defiance of democratic practice by signing, again without the involvement of non-trade interests, a document that has been sold as a choice between the rash and the damned. The delegates at the Atlanta round of talks for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement came from twelve states, and some of them were acutely aware that domestic matters were pressing. The election cycle in the United States is starting to gain steam. Canada faces a close election on October 19. Australia’s new prime minister is hunkering down.
READ MORE: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1510/S00040/binoy-kampmark-imperilled-b...

Wikileaks release of TPP deal text stokes 'freedom of expression' fears

Intellectual property rights chapter appears to give Trans-Pacific Partnership countries’ countries greater power to stop information from going public.

“The text of the TPP’s intellectual property chapter confirms advocates warnings that this deal poses a grave threat to global freedom of expression and basic access to things like medicine and information,” said Evan Greer, campaign director of internet activist group Fight for the Future. “But the sad part is that no one should be surprised by this. It should have been obvious to anyone observing the process, where appointed government bureaucrats and monopolistic companies were given more access to the text than elected officials and journalists, that this would be the result.”
READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/09/wikileaks-releases-tpp-i...

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