Trade "deal": Secret Tribunals Thrown in Free!
Trade "deal": Secret Tribunals Thrown in Free!
By Jen Sorensen / fusion.net

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or “TPP,” may sound like a boring subject to some Americans, but the details are alarming. Leaked documents show that the agreement would allow multinationals to sue any country whose laws they claim stand in the way of profits. These companies’ challenges to environmental regulations, worker safety laws, and other protections, would be hashed out in private tribunals that operate outside of established legal systems. Obama has staunchly defended the secret agreement and is pushing for fast-track approval, alienating many in his own party. Which makes me wonder: WTF? fasttrack1 fasttrack2 fasttrack3 fasttrack4See more excellent comics at Fusion Graphic Culture.

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Trade "deal": Secret Tribunals Thrown in Free!