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Countries Losing Sovereinty To Corporations; Epidemic Of Corporate Investment Lawsuits Against Countries Thanks To WTO, Free Trade Agreements, TPP

HOW FAIR TRADE AGREEMENTS GET PASSED, AND TPP IS NOT ANY EXCEPTION

PlowboyGrownUp June 10, 2015 TPP "Out of the total $1,148,971 given, an average of $17,676.48 was donated to each of the 65 "yea" votes. The average Republican member received $19,673.28 from corporate TPP supporters. The average Democrat received $9,689.23 from those same donors…
Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, who is the former US trade representative, has been one of the loudest proponents of the TPP… He received $119,700 from 14 different corporations between January and March…"

melting mermaid June 10, 2015 Republicans sold out the American people for baubles. They sold out their political power too, to the corporations. Not a smooth political maneuver, Imho,considering they have to be re-elected. Corporations don't. But, I guess that's why we have the revolving door. Everybody wins, oh I mean everyone except regular citizens, or are we serfs already.

Nuclear-Free-Zone June 10, 2015 That is – Of the people, BUY THE PEOPLE, for the corporations (or "corpse" for short). In pursuit of entertainment, with liberty and just ice for all… the rich.

FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS RESULT IN LOSS OF MANUFACTURING JOBS IN US, PLUS A HUGE RISE IN CORPORATIONS SUING NATIONS



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HUGE CORPORATIONS CONTINUE TO BULLY, TAKE OVER AND FINANCIAL SUE COUNTRIES WITH FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS


“Investor State Arbitration" -- rules created under international trade treaties that allow foreign corporations to sue national governments for billions, just to get their way.

Investor-State Attacks: Empowering Foreign Corporations to Bypass our Courts, Challenge Basic Protections http://www.citizen.org/investorcases


House Pushing Back on Trade Deal; More Detail on How Secret Arbitration Panels Undermine Laws and Regulations: 

Investor-state lawsuits threaten democracy: 

TPP WILL ONLY MAKE THE PROBLEM OF HUGE CORPORATIONS SUING COUNTRIES WORSE



https://youtu.be/spgGcPCFGnY

THREE CASES WHERE CORPORATIONS SUED COUNTRIES FOR 'LOST PROFITS'


How it's being used and what's in store for us in the very near future: 

Three recent investor-state cases brought by vulture capitalistic industry corporations against low-income Latin American countries illustrate a stark reality: legitimate public interest policymaking and the functions of domestic court systems are being undermined by unaccountable foreign tribunals, adversely affecting poor communities as well as national development goals.

Pacific Rim Mining Corp. v. El Salvador. After failing to complete the necessary environmental protection steps to obtain a mining permit in El Salvador’s main watershed region, Canadian gold mining company Pacific Rim Mining Corp. reincorporated a Cayman island subsidiary in Nevada and then filed an investor-state suit against El Salvador under CAFTA. The company now seeks hundreds of millions in compensation for its “lost profits” through an international tribunal, challenging the country’s mining laws. As an imminent jurisdictional ruling drags out, violence and threats against local environmentalists in the region where Pac Rim wants to run a cyanide-leach gold mine continue.

Chevron v. Ecuador. After 18 years of litigation in two countries, 30,000 indigenous peoples and farmers in Ecuador’s Amazon won a historic $18 billion ruling ordering Chevron to clean up horrific contamination of land and drinking water. But, instead of starting the long overdue clean up and provision of health care to the victims of their extreme pollution, Chevron filed an investor-state suit under the U.S-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty to try to evade complying with judgments made and confirmed in U.S. and Ecuador courts. Even before it decided it had jurisdiction, a tribunal issued an order for Ecuador’s president to block enforcement of the court orders. This ruling sets a dangerous precedent, allowing deep-pocketed corporations to challenge the functions of a country’s domestic court system and the decisions of its duly-appointed judges – and would violate Ecuador’s constitutional separation of powers.

Renco v. Peru Renco Group Inc, invested in a metal smelter in La Oroya, Peru, which has been designated as one of the top 10 most polluted sites in the world. The firm was sued in U.S. court on behalf of severely lead-poisoned children in La Oroya. Renco filed an investor-state suit under the U.S.-Peru FTA, alleging that Peru’s failure to grant it a third extension on its remediation obligations constituted a violation of the FTA investment provisions and demanding $800 million in compensation. The mere threat of the case puts pressure on the Peruvian government to weaken its environmental and health policies, and has disrupted justice in the victims’ case in U.S. courts.

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Countries Losing Sovereinty To Corporations; Epidemic Of Corporate Investment Lawsuits Against Countries Thanks To WTO, Free Trade Agreements, TPP
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/06/countries-losing-sovereinty-to.html

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http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/corporations-art-and-science-of.html


EVEN THE HARD WORKING JAPANESE ARE AFRAID OF TPP AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF IT PASSES


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Even Japanese workers fear loosing their jobs to $50/month workers in Vietnam.

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