Monday, June 29, 2015

Robert Reich's Warning About the Trans Pacific Partnership

Although directed to an American audience, these warnings are equally applicable to Canada:

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a zombie that refuses to die no matter how many stakes are driven through its heart. Today the Senate voted 60 to 37 in favor of “fast track” negotiating authority, and final passage of fast track is expected tomorrow – laying the groundwork for an up-or-down vote on the TPP without amendment or full discussion. The big global corporations and Wall Street banks that initiated and have lobbied hard for this anti-worker deal smell victory. Don’t let them have it. Please call your senators and representative now, even if you’ve phoned before, and tell them: No to fast-track and no to the Trans Pacific Partnership. Congressional switchboard: 202-225-3121. Here, again, is what’s at stake:

Posted by Robert Reich on Tuesday, June 23, 2015


  1. Neoliberalism, through trade deals is expanding and tightning its global corporate power hold.. Governments signing trade deals in secrecy and selling their citizens down the river. Harper as always, is doing the 1% bidding at the sacrifice of Canadian rights such as signing in secrecy the trade deal with China. Harper and his regime are a cartel turning free market control over to the corporate elite. They are in fact the financial elites enforcers. This is not exposed by the opposition or the MSM. How can Harper be stopped by Canadians when he implements his neoliberal agenda in secrecy. One will have to assume that the silence of the NDP and Liberals is because they support this agenda. Lorne, I'm starting to understand why Mound is voting for the Greens. I'm starting to lean that way myself.

    1. Everything I have read from the Mound leads me to believe that our major opposition parties are little different from Harper Inc., Pamela, save for style. That being said, however, I can't yet get past the notion that no change is even remotely possible while Herr Harper holds the reins of power, and the only way to dispose of him is to vote judiciously in the upcoming election.