US demands in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement text, as revealed by WikiLeaks, have contradicted Obama’s policy and public opinion at home and abroad, reports Public Citizen.
With leaks revealing many ways in which our avenues for free speech are being shut down, it is clear we need to pressure our government for more consultation, says Adam Kingsmith of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.
Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, governments can be compelled by offshore tribunals to pay huge amounts in damages to powerful multinational corporations, warns Charles Santiago.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement allows an investor to sue the Malaysian government at an international tribunal, for unlimited monetary compensation and interest, warns the Consumers Association of Penang.
The Coalition to Stop the TPP, spearheaded by local labour groups and Occupy San Diego, is planning a week of protests and public education events against the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, reports Rebecca Burns of In These Times.
US-led free trade agreements continue to face stiff oppositions even as they gain traction with some governments turning to such pacts in the hope of boosting their sagging economies, reports Chee Yoke Heong.
Activists from the Anti-FTA Coalition gathered on 3 Dec 2010 at the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) in Kuala Lumpur to hand over a memorandum registering their concern over Malaysia’s plan to enter into free trade agreement negotiations.