An enormous corporate-friendly treaty that many people haven't heard of was thrust into the public limelight Wednesday when famed publisher of government and corporate secrets, WikiLeaks, released 17 documents from closed-door negotiations between countries that together comprise two-thirds of the word's economy.
Just sent Wikileaks press release to the two main newspapers where I live. Next will be a letter exposing these criminals.
Update: letter sent
Several times I have written about the secret trade deals being negotiated —TPP, TTIP-- and how it will affect us negatively in terms of the economy, jobs, wages, the environment, health care, nation governments being sued by corporations—that’s right, corporations—if they feel that national laws will threaten their bottom line in the future. Now Wikileaks has published 17 documents on another secret deal called TISA -Trade In Services Agreement-: https://wikileaks.org/tisa/
As Nick Dearden of Global Justice Now has aptly put it: “It’s a dark day for democracy when we are dependent on leaks like this for the general public to be informed of the radical restructuring of regulatory frameworks that our governments are proposing,”
This is another corporate-friendly treaty that too many people do not know exists. In the preliminary reviews analysts are warning that this trade pact, TISA or Trade in Services Agreement , aims to further privatize/deregulate vital public services such as transportation to healthcare with the potential of harming people in the countries involved in this agreement, including our own nation, but also more broadly across the world.
This is a secret pact being negotiated by 50 countries for about two years which include the USA, the EU and 23 other nations. Tellingly, the nations excluded are the BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The terms of this treaty will have implications for transportation, communication, democratic controls, and for nations that are not even participating in the deal. The International Civil Society has sent out a letter in opposition to this secret deal:
To quote from this letter:
"The TISA negotiations largely follow the corporate agenda of using “trade” agreements to bind countries to an agenda of extreme liberalization and deregulation in order to ensure greater corporate profits at the expense of workers, farmers, consumers and the environment. The proposed agreement is the direct result of systematic advocacy by transnational corporations in banking, energy, insurance, telecommunications, transportation, water, and other services sectors, working through lobby groups like the US Coalition of Service Industries (USCSI) and the European Services Forum (ESF). Notwithstanding several financial, economic, social and environmental crises, the services rules proposed for the TISA replicate and greatly expand upon the same rules that “discipline” government measures and limit policy space for regulation, enshrined in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and free trade agreements (FTAs), which contributed to those crises.”
"Democracy is eroded when decision-making about important sectors– such as financial services (including banking, securities trading, accounting, insurance, etc.), energy, education, healthcare, retail, shipping, telecommunications, legal services, transportation, and tourism– is transferred from citizens, local oversight boards, and local or provincial/state jurisdiction to unaccountable trade’ negotiators who have shown a clear proclivity for curtailing regulation and prioritizing corporate profits.”
This leak comes on the heels of two other ones:
It is important, is it not, that people should know what is being done in their name so that they can take action to stop such abuses?
If it has a lot of capital letters, is secret, and is supported by the "D" and "R" sock puppets in the government, you can bet that We the People are going to feel it very painfully and there won’t be any Vaseline, either.
“The New World Order”, as Poppy Bush used to say.
This is why “they” are going to do nothing about Anthropogenic Global Warming. Privatize and deregulate everything is exactly the opposite of what Naomi Klein clearly outlines in her work that must be done to reduce carbon emissions not to mention the other aspects of ecocide.
Profits Uber Alles.
Welcome to Planet Auschwitz.
Right on action! Please keep us informed of these two newspaper’s response to your efforts-
Thank you for this action that puts the onus of keeping the people informed by the media-
Excellent letter and hope your local media publishes/publicizes it. Thank you!
The Bilderberg Group, the New World Order, and Project for New American Century (PNAC), et alia all populated by the Bush family, the Clintons, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Cheney, and myriad corporate/banking/finance/insurance/energy executives ALL advocate their brand of economic, environmental, and resource hegemony worldwide. New World Order and PNAC have taken down their websites and are purportedly no longer in existence…in name only. Rest assured the membership remains along with their ongoing machinations to paralyze our planet. We live in the Gilded Age on steroids!
Global Governance (or New World Order, if you prefer) is being ushered in by corporatacracy, whereby the sovereignty of nation-states is being pushed to the corporate community. Democracy is leaking from the citizens (whatever they had) to the shareholders. The fix is in.
New World Order and PNAC have taken down their websites and are purportedly no longer in existence…in name only"
The “Council on Foreign Relations”, from the Rothschild, Rhoades, Morgan, Rockefeller, Lazard- etc. “Round Table” always has their backs…
Good point. How sad that so many shadow groups (remember FDR warning about the perils of a “shadow government”) such as you reported have continued their manipulations in secrecy envied by the CIA, FBI, NSA, SIS (MI-6) and Mossad. They have built a virtually impenetrable fortress of greed and avarice.
“The Financial Elite’s Covert War Against the Civilian Population”
Yes, it is quite A story- I have been reading portions (one long read) of Carrol Quigley’s book “Tragedy and Hope” from an online book source and from “3rd World Travellor”- It is really amazing how this group of ubber wealthy Brits and their American counterparts decided that Anglo Saxons should rule and control the world so long ago-
Man, they have become so entrenched in the wheels and gears of power that it is hard to imagine breaking their grip on America, let alone the rest of the world-
After reading just A few chapters it all becomes so clear how our World History was molded and shaped by these self appointed World Rulers-
I see these “Trade” deals as the final nail in our coffin as far as the common man having any legal stand against these predators- Our Constitution and Bill of Rights will be nothing but an “old piece of paper” as Mr. Bush so arrogantly stated- Revolution calls, but that is A scary thought indeed-
It is so damn good to know that wiki leaks and Jullian Assange are still out there fighting the good fight- All of those persecuted whistleblowers have done so much for us all-How can we ever possibly thank them for their courage and sacrifice? IMO it is A crime and disservice to all of them for people to not fight back!!!
Get yer hydra here, folks. Get it here. You can’t tell the players without a program and if you got an old program, you need a new one now.
Once upon a time TISA was part the of the services portion of the Doha Round of the WTO. Anybody remember that? It got pretty much beat down and got very, very quiet but its evil poision has now sprung up with a new name, same bad game. But all the opposition that came out against it under the auspices of the WTO all seem to have dissipated.
Obomber supports Slavery, Republicans oppose - WTF ?
Over at truthdig escaped lab rat posted this, I found the original: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-lux/slavery-really_b_7462932.html
“So the fast track plan to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership has run
into a new wrinkle after an amendment passed in the Senate debate:
slavery. Yes, really, slavery: the Senate voted for an amendment that
would make it more difficult for countries that engage in slavery to be
in the TPP, and the Obama administration objected. This is bizarre
stuff, folks, but welcome to the world of international trade deals.”
“The President does not want an anti-slavery provision in what he calls
the “most progressive trade deal of all time” because it would keep a
country noted for its egregious slave trade out of the treaty? I have to
admit this bothers me just a little. Okay, a massive amount. We’re not
going to object to slavery because a country that openly engages in it
might trade more with China than with us? Doesn’t this kind of blow up
the whole “most progressive trade agreement in history” thing?”
My position on today’s global economy begins with the cost and impact of travel/transport. Miserable traffic worldwide is a monumental waste of resources. Global trade likewise wastes fuel transporting manufactured goods the furthest distances around the globe and trucked within nations. Cities overwhelmed with traffic cannot build economies that benefit most citizens. The global economy likewise only builds economies that benefit a priviledged few, trickle-down for the rest. The more a nation becomes dependent on global trade, the more their people become vulnerable to severe disruption to the transport of essential commodities, especially food. I fear the WTO leaders are in this way planning to starve to death those they regard as excess population. Those who believe reincarnation think it might not be a coincidence that George W Bush was born shortly after Hitler died.
Hitler would not have been given a human birth again so quickly as he would have had to work his way through the millions of “lower” species before meriting the privilege of another human birth. Then these human births would be much more challenging, remedial and cleansing then the position of an elite aristocratic family resulting in his eventual presidency.
The karmic lessons learned through these processes would make it almost impossible for him to repeat his same egotistical and hubristic errors of the Hitler folly.
These are the beliefs of esoteric, Buddhist,Moslem, and Hindu teachings of the soul being caught in the wheel of transmigration of beings sometimes called the Wheel of 84 (8 million 4 hundred thousand species) in which the soul is trapped in a vicious circle of incessant repetition of life and death.
I realize you might have not meant literally that Bush had in fact become Hitler but more of the idea that he is Hitler like … Maybe so, but without the charismatic speaking skills.