11 Nations Sign TPP Deal

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
11 Nations Sign TPP Deal

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Signatory countries include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam – America withdrew, China excluded.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation earlier called TPP "a secretive, multinational trade agreement that threatened to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement."

It's NAFTA on steroids, a stealth corporate coup d'etat, a giveaway to corporate predators, a neoliberal ripoff, a freedom and ecosystem destroying nightmare.

Corporate predators and lobbyists representing them wrote the agreement, exclusively benefitting business interests at the expense of public health and welfare.

On Thursday in Santiago, Chile, 11 nations signed the renamed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPT
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