Citizen Action Monitor

TPP is “the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries”

TPP’s generous intellectual property protections could still complicate efforts to control drug costs in Canada. No 1519 Posted by fw, November 19, 2015 “While not as bad as feared, this … Continue reading

November 19, 2015

TPP approval will force Canada to change digital policies to conform to “Made in America” standards

“Attempts to preserve Canadian law were unsuccessful,” says legal expert Michael Geist No 1517 Posted by fw, November 17, 2015 “As Canadians assess the 6,000-page agreement, the implications for digital … Continue reading

November 17, 2015

“We’re not going down this failed path anymore,” declares Bernie Sanders in TPP Senate speech

“Since 2001 we have lost 60,000 manufacturing facilities in America, a lot of it is attributable to trade.” No 1515 Posted by fw, November 16, 2015 “Since 2001 we have … Continue reading

November 16, 2015

Maclean’s editorial and university prof celebrate the TPP as a great deal — Great for whom?

Maclean’s editors “ignore how the TPP and similar agreements they promote extend state-designated monopolies.” No 1512 Posted by fw, November 14, 2015 “The hypocrisy of ‘free market’ advocates is astounding. … Continue reading

November 14, 2015

“Can you bear the cost of $1,000 for a pill to treat Hepatitis C?,” asks WHO Director-General

Margaret Chan is concerned that the TPP may “close the door to affordable medicines,” wondering, “Is this really progress?” No 1511 Posted by fw, November 14, 2015 “A massive trade … Continue reading

November 14, 2015

New York City declared a TPP-Free Zone by Council-approved resolution

Congress urged not to grant President Obama permission to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. No 1509 Posted by fw, November 12, 2015 17 of the 19 Whereas clauses … Continue reading

November 12, 2015

Trudeau government likely to approve TPP, a deal even worse than expected, says Toronto Star columnist

“We shall see what Trudeau does. He has surprised before. But the odds are that this deal, however bad, is done.” No 1507 Posted by fw, November 11, 2015 “Until … Continue reading

November 11, 2015

Critics sound alarm bells as risky TPP details begin to emerge

Fears over Canadians’ privacy, Internet freedom, extended copyright terms, foreign takeovers of companies, and more. No 1505 Posted by fw, November 9, 2015 “Experts and newly seated government officials are … Continue reading

November 9, 2015

“TPP could cost Canada hundreds of billions of dollars,” says businessman Jim Balsillie

Signing it would be “the worst public policy decision in the country’s history.” No 1504 Posted by fw, November 9, 2015 “Jim Balsillie warns that provisions tucked into the Trans-Pacific … Continue reading

November 9, 2015

Canada’s leading TPP watchdog demands “full public consultation”

US and Japan are already pressuring Trudeau to adopt TPP as soon as possible, claims Maude Barlow No 1503 Posted by fw, November 8, 2015 “Citing concerns about how the … Continue reading

November 8, 2015

TPP exposed — Terms harmful to most Americans, contrary to Obama’s myth-based sales pitch

“TPP would offshore more American jobs, lower our wages, flood us with unsafe imported food and expose our laws to attack in foreign tribunals,” says trade expert. No 1502 Posted by … Continue reading

November 7, 2015

Obama’s TPP enables corporate investors to terrorize member nations into doing what they’re told

TPP, as well as TTIP and TISA, are “the most criminal treaties in history” No 1485 Posted by fw, October 21, 2015 “As of 5 October 2015, a super-secret 12-nation … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

US-dominated TPP designed primarily to confront China economically and militarily

“Obama was intensively involved in the arm-twisting to get all 11 countries to sign up.” No 1471 Posted by fw, October 7, 2015 “The formation of the TPP is inextricably … Continue reading

October 7, 2015

Can anti-TPP forces triumph over tyrannical rich and powerful corporate and political policy makers?

“We are winning and can finish the job.” Sheer bravado? Or are there sure signs of cracks in the negotiations? No 1468 Posted by fw, October 4, 2015 “Many of … Continue reading

October 4, 2015

TPP free trade deal is really a stealth neoliberal assault on low-earners designed to protect investor rights

By favouring TPP, are Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau selling out Canadian workers to maximize corporate profits? No 1465 Posted by fw, October 1, 2015 “So we can’t say a lot … Continue reading

October 1, 2015

With opposition growing on all fronts, Obama’s Fast Track push will be defeated

“There is bi-partisan opposition in Congress and a large movement of movements organized to stop it” No 1240 Posted by fw, January 25, 2015 “The corporate media is reporting that … Continue reading

January 25, 2015

Big money from Wall Street drives Obama’s push to fast track new Pacific Rim free trade deal

And America’s working class will get screwed again, worse even than with NAFTA No 1218 Posted by fw, December 28, 2014 “Barack Obama, Bill Clinton see it in their political … Continue reading

December 28, 2014

United by climate crisis, massive “Movement of Movements” set to target UN, Obama, and corporate power in Sept.

Tens of thousands of activists are expected to attend Peoples Climate March and two-day conference No 1130 Posted by fw, August 27, 2014 “…with the Paris Treaty, a binding international … Continue reading

August 27, 2014

The only progress Obama made with TPP on his Asian trip was in building opposition to it

Is the White House’s biggest con man ever losing his touch, or are people finally beginning to see through his duplicity? No 1038 Posted by fw, April 25, 2014 Obama’s … Continue reading

April 25, 2014