Vatic Note: This is beyond anything we had ever dreamed of in the plan for globalizing. Early on we did blogs on history and on who were the main players, what their agenda was and why. Now we know for sure that what we put forth on the previous World Wars and who was behind them are now confirmed.
Khazars own the big banks and brokerage houses like Rothschild and Goldman Sachs which has gone world wide. Then when we look at the various corporations board of directors, we find bankers sitting on those boards and we know who runs the banks.
So now we know those who are missing any conscience, humanity, or compassion are trying to rule the world. If this below does not convince you then nothing will.
Just to put something like this together in these trade agreements, means that those doing it are complete and total psychopaths and need serious mental health treatment just to function in society, much less run the world.
Read this below and know that we must NEVER GIVE UP OUR GUNS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.... Call your congressman and senator and tell them to rescind these agreements, otherwise we are well on our way to third world status in every way. This is definitely a "MUST READ" Horror story.
The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History - TPP
By Chris Hedges, Information Clearing House, November 9, 2015
November 09, 2015 "Information
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- The release Thursday of the 5,544-page
text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership—a trade and investment
agreement involving 12 countries comprising nearly 40 percent of
global output—confirms what even its most apocalyptic critics
“The TPP, along with the WTO [World Trade
Organization] and NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement], is
the most brazen corporate power grab in American history,” Ralph
Nader told me when I reached him by phone in Washington, D.C. “It
allows corporations to bypass our three branches of government to
impose enforceable sanctions by secret tribunals. These tribunals
can declare our labor, consumer and environmental protections [to
be] unlawful, non-tariff barriers subject to fines for
noncompliance. The TPP establishes a transnational, autocratic
system of enforceable governance in defiance of our domestic laws.”
The TPP is part of a triad of trade agreements
that includes the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). TiSA, by calling for the
privatization of all public services, is a mortal threat to the
viability of the U.S. Postal Service, public education and other
government-run enterprises and utilities; together these operations
make up 80 percent of the U.S. economy. The TTIP and TiSA are still
in the negotiation phase. They will follow on the heels of the TPP
and are likely to go before Congress in 2017.
These three agreements solidify the creeping
corporate coup d’état along with the final evisceration of national
sovereignty. Citizens will be forced to give up control of their
destiny and will be stripped of the ability to protect themselves
from corporate predators, safeguard the ecosystem and find redress
and justice in our now anemic and often dysfunctional democratic
institutions. The agreements—filled with jargon, convoluted
technical, trade and financial terms, legalese, fine print and
obtuse phrasing—can be summed up in two words: corporate
The TPP removes legislative authority from
Congress and the White House on a range of issues. Judicial power is
often surrendered to three-person trade tribunals in which only
corporations are permitted to sue. Workers, environmental and
advocacy groups and labor unions are blocked from seeking redress in
the proposed tribunals. The rights of corporations become
sacrosanct. The rights of citizens are abolished.
The Sierra Club issued a statement after the
release of the TPP text saying that the “deal is rife with polluter
giveaways that would undermine decades of environmental progress,
threaten our climate, and fail to adequately protect wildlife
because big polluters helped write the deal.”
If there is no sustained popular uprising to
prevent the passage of the TPP in Congress this spring we will be
shackled by corporate power. Wages will decline. Working conditions
Unemployment will rise. Our few remaining rights
will be revoked. The assault on the ecosystem will be accelerated.
Banks and global speculation will be beyond oversight or control.
Food safety standards and regulations will be jettisoned. Public
services ranging from Medicare and Medicaid to the post office and
public education will be abolished or dramatically slashed and taken
over by for-profit corporations. Prices for basic commodities,
including pharmaceuticals, will skyrocket.
programs will be drastically scaled back or terminated. And
countries that have public health care systems, such as Canada and
Australia, that are in the agreement will probably see their public
health systems collapse under corporate assault.
be empowered to hold a wide variety of patents, including over
plants and animals, turning basic necessities and the natural world
into marketable products. And, just to make sure corporations
extract every pound of flesh, any public law interpreted by
corporations as impeding projected profit, even a law
designed to protect the environment or consumers, will be subject to
challenge in an entity called the investor-state dispute settlement
The ISDS, bolstered and expanded under the TPP, will
see corporations paid massive sums in compensation from offending
governments for impeding their “right” to further swell their bank
accounts. Corporate profit effectively will replace the common good.
Given the bankruptcy of our political
class—including amoral politicians such as Hillary Clinton, who is
denouncing the TPP during the presidential campaign but whose
unwavering service to corporate capitalism assures her fealty to her
corporate backers—the trade agreement has a good chance of becoming
And because the Obama administration won fast-track authority,
a tactic designed by the Nixon administration to subvert democratic
debate, President Obama will be able to sign the agreement before it
goes to Congress.
The TPP, because of fast track, bypasses the
normal legislative process of public discussion and consideration by
congressional committees. The House and the Senate, which have to
vote on the TPP bill within 90 days of when it is sent to Congress,
are prohibited by the fast-track provision from adding floor
amendments or holding more than 20 hours of floor debate.
cannot raise concerns about the effects of the TPP on the
environment. It can only vote yes or no. It is powerless to
modify or change one word.
There will be a
mass mobilization Nov. 14 through 18 in Washington to begin the
push to block the TPP. Rising up to stop the TPP is a far, far
better investment of our time and energy than engaging in the empty
political theater that passes for a presidential campaign.
“The TPP creates a web of corporate laws that will
dominate the global economy,” attorney Kevin Zeese of the group
Resistance, which has mounted a long fight against the trade
agreement, told me from Baltimore by telephone. “It is a global
corporate coup d’état. Corporations will become more powerful than
countries. Corporations will force democratic systems to serve their
interests. Civil courts around the world will be replaced with
corporate courts or so-called trade tribunals. This is a massive
expansion that builds on the worst of NAFTA rather than what Barack
Obama promised, which was to get rid of the worst aspects of NAFTA.”
The agreement is the product of six years of work
by global capitalists from banks, insurance companies, Goldman
Sachs, Monsanto and other corporations.
“It was written by them [the corporations], it is
for them and it will serve them,” Zeese said of the TPP.
hurt domestic businesses and small businesses. The buy-American
provisions will disappear. Local communities will not be allowed to
build buy-local campaigns. The thrust of the agreement is the
privatization and commodification of everything. The agreement has
built within it a deep antipathy to state-supported or state-owned
enterprises. It gives away what is left of our democracy to the
The economist David Rosnick, in a report on the
TPP by the Center for
Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), estimated that under the
trade agreement only the top 10 percent of U.S. workers would see
their wages increase. Rosnick wrote that the real wages of
middle-income U.S. workers (from the 35th percentile to the 80th
percentile) would decline under the TPP.
NAFTA, contributing to a
decline in manufacturing jobs (now only 9 percent of the economy),
has forced workers into lower-paying service jobs and resulted in a
decline in real wages of between 12 and 17 percent. The TPP would
only accelerate this process, Rosnick concluded.
“This is a continuation of the global race to the
bottom,” Dr. Margaret Flowers, also from Popular Resistance and a
for the U.S. Senate, said from Baltimore in a telephone
conversation with me. “Corporations are free to move to countries
that have the lowest labor standards. This drives down high labor
standards here. It means a decimation of industries and unions. It
means an accelerated race to the bottom, which we must rise up to
“In Malaysia one-third of tech workers are
essentially slaves,” Zeese said. “In Vietnam the minimum wage is 35
cents an hour. Once these countries are part of the trade agreement
U.S. workers are put in a very difficult position.”
Fifty-one percent of working Americans now make
less than $30,000 a year,
a new study by the Social Security Administration reported.
Forty percent are making less than $20,000 a year. The federal
government considers a family of four living on an income of less
than $24,250 to be in poverty.
“Half of American workers earn essentially the
poverty level,” Zeese said. “This agreement only accelerates this
trend. I don’t see how American workers are going to cope.”
The assault on the American workforce by
NAFTA—which was established under the Clinton administration in 1994
and which at the time promised creation of 200,000 net jobs a year
in the United States—has been devastating.
NAFTA has led to a $181
billion trade deficit with Mexico and Canada and the loss of at
least 1 million U.S. jobs, according to a
report by Public Citizen. The flooding of the Mexican market
with cheap corn by U.S. agro-businesses drove down the price of
Mexican corn and saw 1 million to 3 million poor Mexican farmers go
bankrupt and lose their small farms. Many of them crossed the border
into the United States in a desperate effort to find work.
“Obama has misled the public throughout this
process,” Dr. Flowers said. “He claimed that environmental groups
were supportive of the agreement because it provided environmental
protections, and this has now been proven false. He told us that it
would create 650,000 jobs, and this has now been proven false.
calls this a 21st century trade agreement, but it actually rolls
back progress made in Bush-era trade agreements. The most recent
model of a 21st century trade agreement is the Korean free trade
That was supposed to create 140,000 U.S. jobs. But what
we saw within a couple years was a loss of about 70,000 jobs and a
larger trade deficit with Korea. This agreement [the TPP] is sold to
us with the same deceits that were used to sell us NAFTA and other
The agreement, in essence, becomes global law. Any
agreements over carbon emissions by countries made through the
United Nations are effectively rendered null and void by the TPP.
“Trade agreements are binding,” Flowers said.
“They supersede any of the nonbinding agreements made by the
United Nations Climate Change Conference that might come out of
There is more than enough evidence from past trade
agreements to indicate where the TPP—often called “NAFTA on
steroids”—will lead. It is part of the inexorable march by
corporations to wrest from us the ability to use government to
defend the public and to build social and political organizations
that promote the common good.
Our corporate masters seek to turn the
natural world and human beings into malleable commodities that will
be used and exploited until exhaustion or collapse. Trade agreements
are the tools being used to achieve this subjugation. The only
response left is open, sustained and defiant popular revolt.
Chris Hedges, previously spent nearly two
decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle
East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50
countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National
Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for
which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.
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