Corporate rule being masked as free trade

The World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund and World Bank act in many respects like a quasi world government, imposing corporate views of economic policy on weak nations.  Now a series of international treaties are being proposed that would give pro-corporate policies the force of international law.

The net result of all these treaties would be to weave the whole developed world except for China into a network in which international tribunals would have authority to override national law in favor of corporate interests.

The links below give details.

Bill Moyers interviews Dean Baker and Yves Smith on The Corporate Plot That Obama and Corporate Lobbyists Don’t Want You to Know About.  This is a full transcript of the video above, and an excellent overview of the TPP and of President Obama’s policies generally.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: a Trade Agreement for Protectionists by Dean Baker, a follow-up to the Bill Moyers interview.

The Global Corporatocracy Is Almost Fully Operational by “Don Quijones” for the Testosterone Pit.  When the TPP and the U.S.-E.U. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are ratified, nations accounting for half the world’s GDP will be knit together in a giant, corporate-controlled trading bloc.

Real News Network’s Jaisal Noor interviews Canada’s Yves Engler on Canada and EU to Ink Largest Trade Agreement Since NAFTA.  This is a report on a TPP-type treaty between Canada and the European Union.

Free Trade Agreements: Bypassing Democracy to Institute Plunder by Colin Todhunter on his East by Northwest web site.  This is a report on TPP-type treaties being negotiated by the European Union.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Is a Bad Trade Deal by David Brodwin for U.S. News & World Report.

AFL-CIO to Fight “Trade” Deals Like TPP by Dave Johnson for TruthOut.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not a free trade deal | It’s a corporate coup—against us! by Jim Hightower on The Hightower Lowdown.

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