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Thu Jun 19, 2014, 10:05 PM

WikiLeaks Reveals Global Trade Deal Kept More Secret Than the Trans-Pacific Partnership

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout 19 June 2014


Labor leaders, environmentalists, health professionals, food advocates and defenders of our democracy joined together at Westlake Center in Seattle, Washington to protest the highly secretive global trade agreement, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Friday, January 31, 2014. (Photo: Alex Garland / Flickr)

Embattled WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange announced Wednesday from London the publication of a secret draft text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), a controversial global trade agreement said to make it easier for corporations to make profits and operate with impunity across borders.

The whistleblower and transparency website WikiLeaks published on Thursday the secret draft text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, a controversial global trade agreement promoted by the United States and European Union that covers 50 countries and is opposed by global trade unions and anti-globalization activists.

Activists expect the TISA deal to promote privatization of public services in countries across the globe, and WikiLeaks said the secrecy surrounding the trade negotiations exceeds that of even the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) that has made headlines in the past year.

Demonstrations erupted in Geneva in April as diplomats met in secret for the sixth round of negotiations over TISA, which would cover international trade in a wide range of service industries ranging from finance and telecommunications to transportation and even local utilities such as water. Protesters demanded that the draft text be released, but it has remained secret until now...
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Reply WikiLeaks Reveals Global Trade Deal Kept More Secret Than the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Original post)
nationalize the fed Jun 2014 OP
Armstead Jun 2014 #1
truebrit71 Jun 2014 #2
Armstead Jun 2014 #7
Phlem Jun 2014 #3
IDemo Jun 2014 #4
Armstead Jun 2014 #6
SamKnause Jun 2014 #5
KoKo Jun 2014 #8

Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 10:20 PM

1. Will we EVER Learn?

 

Profit Uber Alles.

And our fucking government is pushing for this?




Public services for the public? RIP

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Response to Armstead (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 10:34 PM

2. How's that whole "Hope and Change" thing working out for you?

 

....the shame of it is that Hillary was just as corporately owned as Obama, and she's already been anointed...

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 07:42 AM

7. Yep.

 

We love our Oligarchs.

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Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 10:34 PM

3. We are just cannon fodder to the 1%

Breath it in and understand where your soul, and your family's soul stand.

See that pebble, that's what it's worth to the 1%.

Now bask in the painful understanding that is reality and please act accordingly.

We Matter!

-p

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Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 10:36 PM

4. I'm frankly not sure why they bother with that secrecy thing anymore

The general response of most of the population to news such as this is divided among - resignation that there's nothing that could stop it anyway; disinterest in the topic entirely; fear of the consequences of uttering a peep of protest; or a defense of the latest neoliberal outrage, either as part of the way things have always worked or a necessary tool for the new economic reality.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 07:40 AM

6. We're a nation of sheep

 

I hate to say that, but we let them get away with it -- and then we defend them for doing it to us.

Love your oligarchs.

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Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 12:27 AM

5. Thank you WikiLeaks.

Thank you Julian Assange.

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Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 09:38 AM

8. Recommend....

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