On January 23, 2017 President Donald Trump made clear that the United States is no longer pursuing the horrific trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In an Executive Order, Trump officially abandoned and disbanded the TPP which the Obama administration, Congressional hacks, Wall Street, and major corporations had worked for eight years to solidify.
Much of the text of the TPP was unknown to American citizens since it was lobbied and created in secret. However, leaked sections of the document revealed a plan to not only “remove barriers on trade” which, in reality, is political speak for NAFTA on steroids and a massive sucking sound of American jobs fleeing across the Pacific, but also that the TPP contained a number of frightening points that would have allowed for the corporate domination of the American regulatory system, copyright law, and the Internet as well as the American food supply.
As Brett Redmayne-Titley wrote for Activist Post in April, 2016,
If Americans don’t stop TPP corporations will literally be able to circumvent the existing laws of the EPA, FDA, trade unions, collective bargaining agreements, patent protections, banking regulations and many other American regulations and rights. All will be negated solely by the arbitrary diktats of corporations. This treason is being currently and secretly included in the language of the TPP treaty here in San Diego. Should state, local, or federal governmental agencies attempt to enforce American laws in favor of their citizens that conflict with the wishes of the multi-nationals, a separate corporate court will have supreme jurisdiction – and the last say – over any American governmental agency. Ominously called, “The Tribunal,” it has the power to override any existing American regulation. Absurdly, Federal agencies, State Gov’ts, City authorities, citizen’s property rights, and competing American corporate interests will be considered as the Defendant before this tribunal. When brought to the dock, these defendants – these nations – will be charged, by the plaintiff corporation, with a new crime: “Technical Barrier to Trade.” Really.
The TPP was estimated to cost at least 448,000 jobs by researchers. For more reading on this disastrous trade deal, I would recommend reading Derrick Broze’s article “TPP Trade Deal Will Cost US 448,000 Jobs, Say Researchers,” Jon Rappoport’s “The TPP, Monsanto, Rockefeller, Trilateral Commission, Brzezinski,” and “What’s The Deal With The TPP?” by Jeb Kicker. Please see also Dr. Chandra Muzaffar’s “Trans-Pacific Partnership – Threat To National Sovereignty,” Joseph Thomas’ “Saving Face: America’s TPP Disaster,” and “The TPP and GMOs: What’s So Bad About Death?” by Jon Rappoport,
Many analysts are suggesting that Trump’s Executive Order is a signal that the Trump administration truly plans a more protectionist trade policy. We certainly hope so.
We congratulate President Trump for ending the push for the disastrous TPP and we hope that NAFTA and the various other “free trade agreements” such as CAFTA, GATT, and the various bilateral agreements made between the U.S. and China are next on the chopping block. Indeed, this writer has long advocated for an end to the TPP, even including it in my list of demands for a political revolution.
We strongly encourage President Trump to continue his assault on the disastrous Free Trade policy that has so utterly devastated the American economy.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 850 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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This is great news, but we have to stay vigilant as I’m observing massive capital flows into and out of the United States creating more global interdependence….which is a primary objective of the treaties. Multinational corporations are aggressively swapping shares in natural resource based equities and nation state owned resources and infrastructure are being “privatized” interests and control sold to foreign conglomerates, e.g. US interstate highways, federal lands going to Chinese solar companies (Harry Reid’s son!) and Russian uranium mining operations.
….Saudi Arabia is selling off shares of Aramco and, in turn, last year purchased the largest oil refinery in the United States. Russia’s state owned Rosneft consolidated with another state owned oil producing company and is privatizing, preparing to sell off shares. China heavily involved in the swapping too and is leading the UN led (UNTAD) new Silk Road project designed to create regional governance in the effort to end nation state sovereignty. Nestle buying water rights in Canadian and European communities. Only the tip of the iceberg!
Trump Example. Trump kicked off the “jobs in America” meme by touting his ability to convince Masayoshi Son, the Japanese billionaire owner of Sprint to create more jobs in the US – in return it is expected the Trump admin will grease the skids allowing Sprint to purchase T-Mobile, the bid rejected in 2014 by US antitrust regulators.
You’ve been sharpening your pencil (lol)…GOOD
Absolutely great news. THESE trade treaties have been a disaster in the USA, and all the scum politicians have made themselves rich supporting them while they knowingly destroyed our Country
Maybe the T.P.P. will go on without the US being involved .. New Zealand and Australia already have free trade agreements with China and they are now considered to be a part of Asia .
good, since the TTP and TTIP were specifically designed to contain and isolate both Russia(TTIP) and CHina(TTP) economically. Now China and Russia will be free to make economic deals with Vietnam, Pakistan and all the other countries they want to.
Good job, Trump the Dumb, you just helped China AND Russia!
So you want to isolate Russia and China by destroying the U.S.A. economy?
Why would the U.S.A. try to control which country trades with which other?
What has Russia, China, and the U.S.A. done to you?
How did you get so sick?
I’m not trusting in this yet because the TPP is driven by UNA 2030.
In a report on Newsnight on BBC2 it was suggested that now, trade agreements can be done with countries independently thus giving the US [corporations?] more leverage.