TPP Chapter published by WikiLeaks

    November 13, 2013
    Lacy Wise
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WikiLeaks is at it again, publishing secret political documents of largest-ever economic treaty. A controversial chapter of the Trans-pacific partnership negotiations between twelve countries: United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Chile and Peru.

Nobody is sure of who “leaked” it to undermine the secrecy of this draft, but six hundred corporate advisors have had access to the draft. The public has been deprived from the public because of the agreements nature, and considering its negotiations have been going on since 2008. The information contained could effect American corporations and those in other country’s economies.

Now that WikiLeaks has published the copy of the agreement, its possible countries involved may have repercussions, including Australians possibly paying more for drugs and medicines, media: (movies, computer games and software), and be placed under surveillance as part of a crackdown, led by US, on internet piracy.

The leaked chapter of the trade agreement reveals Australia’s position on copyright, patents and other property issues, with a heavy focus on enforcement for, or lack of, internet piracy. It contains information to aid the multinational movie and music industries, to maintain and increase prices, which are both large American exports, and similarly the same information that may hinder software giants and pharmaceutical manufactures.

All negotiations have been behind closed doors, and even parts of the document American congress hasn’t even read. The parts Congress has had available to read, they were under supervision.

“The US administration is aggressively pushing the TPP through the US legislative process on the sly,” says Julian Assange, the founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks.

“If instituted,” Assange continues, “the TPP’s intellectual property regime would trample over individual rights and free expression… If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you’re ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs.”

Feel free to read the the 95-page, 30,000-word chapter, on WikiLeaks.

Image (via) WikiLeaks.

  • Yep

    For the first 30 something years of my life, I pretty much felt the world was ok. Yeah, it had problems but everything was in control. Since 9/11, I have felt like that our government is out of control. It is like 9/11 opened the flood gates for government abuse. It is not just me either. Other people are seeing this. I go to local places. Nothing fancy. Grocery shopping, Walmart, the post office. Everyone is stressed out and all the conversations turn to not trusting our government. No wonder congress has a 9% approval rating.

    I am not a conspiracy theorist either. The only conspiracy I wholeheartedly believe is the Kennedy assassination theory that Oswald didn’t kill Kennedy. I am not alone their either because a recent poll had 86% of Americans not believing. The only other I am will to entertain is that 9/11 was an inside job. The more I read about this the more I realize the official story is nonsense. In fact, I just read the transcripts from the interviews with the commission members and the majority of them don’t believe the official story either. All the other conspiracy theories I don’t put much credence in.

    All I know is that something is wrong in this nation. Something is very very very wrong. We are a shadow of our former selves. Our government has gotten out of control.