This is a story from last week, that I should have passed on. Commondreams.org ran the story with the headline, “US Trade Agreement Leak Reveals ‘Radical New Powers’ for Multinational Corporations.” It was also titled, “Obama administration agrees to deal that contradicts domestic agenda”
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) might be described as NAFTA for Asia. Negotiations have gone on behind closed doors. Public Citizen has posted a leaked document that shows that, like NAFTA, the treaty is intended to weaken democracy and strengthen corporate power over and against sovereign nations.