CORPORATISM IN THREE LETTERS: TPP
by Steven Neill
June 4, 2015
Never, Never, NEVER Surrender to TPP
Imagine, if you will, a trade agreement that will cost millions of American jobs and thousands of American businesses while granting foreign corporation outrageous new powers to attack the laws we rely on for a clean environment, safe food and decent jobs. It does this by providing foreign firms the unlimited ability to drag the US government in front of foreign tribunals composed of 3 private attorneys authorized to order massive payouts. These lawyers will rotate between being “judges” and suing governments for the corporations in a twisted system called the “investor-state” regime. It give an individual foreign corporation equal status with the US federal government - allowing the foreign firms to privately enforce a public treaty.
Imagine these totally unaccountable corporate lawyers being loosed on a system set up to ensure corporate profits.