Trans Pacific Partnership: Dissenting Lawmakers Punished as Corporate Takeover of United States Advances


Dr. Joseph Mercola | Guest Writer for Wake-Up World

Despite strong opposition, on June 24 the US Senate passed the Fast Track bill 1,2 (known as Trade Promotion Authority or TPA) that gives the President carte blanche to negotiate and finalize free trade deals in complete secrecy, which brings us one step closer to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The TPP, which appears to be nothing short of a corporate takeover of global powers, has the legal ability to thwart all future attempts at protecting the public from genetically engineered (GE) foods. For this and many other reasons, the TPP must be stopped.

As explained by Ben Beachy and Ben Lilliston in recent interviews, the TPP, which involves the United States and 11 other countries around the Pacific Rim, is a vast expansion of terms already found in the notoriously unpopular North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). If ratified, the TPP will have tremendous ramifications for our health, economy, and environmental protections — not to mention the loss of individual, state, and national rights, as it sets up binding rules that supersede US law.

As noted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation 3 (the primary concern of which is the TPP’s impact on digital regulations), we have but one narrow window of opportunity left. The Fast Track legislation does force the White House to release the final trade agreement text 60 days before Congress votes on it, giving us a two-month long window to dissect it and convince our lawmakers not to ratify it.

In the meantime, we need to continue hammering our representatives, driving home the message that we will not accept a yes vote on TPP. Nor will we accept a yes vote on the Pompeo bill, which would also eliminate state rights to label and regulate GMOs. This is actual language from the Fast Track Bill introduced April 16, 2015:

Section (3) Trade in Agriculture (I)(ii)

(I) developing, strenthening, and clarifying rules to eliminate practices that unfairly decrease US market access opportunities… including:

(ii) unfustified trade restrictions or commercial requirements, such as labelling, that affect new technologies, including bio-technology;

Contact your Congressman now!

Please, contact your member of Congress and tell them to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). While Fast Track passed, we may still prevent the TPP from becoming reality if we can convince Congress to vote against the ratification of it.

  1. Write down what you will say. You can use facts in this article and other articles discussing the free trade deal, but tell them to oppose the TPP when it comes up for vote.
  2. Rehearse what you will say.
  3. Remember to be respectful.

In the U.S., you can find your congressman by clicking this link.

The time to apply pressure is right NOW. In addition to the source above, you can also find contact information for your state’s Congressman and additional information on the TPP, and

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  1.' Barbara Lee says:

    This is all part of the New World Order that the Illuminati (1% who own everything) talk about. We must do everything possible to stop this TPP from going through. Beware, the new dollar bill that is coming out in October will be the start. That dollar will not be backed by US gold, it will be backed by China. We’ve already begun to be sold down the river, so TAKE ACTION NOW EVERYONE

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