The latest Wikileaks release outlines the secret deals being conducted by Western state on behalf of international companies under the Trans Pacific Partnership deal, to ensure those companies can engage in whatever malpractice and destruction of the environment they choose to . If those companies object to anything a local state is doing to restrict their trade or profits, that state entity can be sued in a highly partial court of law without any jurisprudence standing (ie i totally biased without safety measures against conflict of interest of the legal agents involved.
If the consequences of the TPP were not so incredibly damaging for the environment and the future of this planet-this piece of negotiation would be seen as pure farce and another mighty demonstration of the woeful lack of intelligence of the political parties and individuals involved.
Common Dreams describes the bill as a “Fast track to Hell”; which in many respects, the deal is.
A Hell of climate hothouse change and unfettered environmental and species destruction; let alone a hell for human “consumers” of unregulated and unsafe products and significantly reduced capacity to respond to public health issues like rates of tobacco consumption . But more particularly it is a madhouse.
A truly insane drive to destroy the planet with unregulated commodification before any of us get the smallest opportunity to save our species and the other remaining species on this planet that are “useful” to us, from the wholesale destruction of this planet through the insanity of “market forces” .
That supposedly sane negotiators from all those Pacific countries could seriously consider this Partnership deal as some thing worthwhile to even consider for a moment is deeply disturbing, and is a spectacularly horrifying litmus test of how irrevocably the human species has departed from any sense of connection with the planet it depends upon to survive.
The signing of the TPP will surely show that the human species really doesn’t deserve this planet.
Common Dreams identifies a further draft international treaty, the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), which will further strengthen the power of the international corporates.
All of this would make perfect sense if the only thing that mattered on this planet was making money (for the rich)….
And if any of us need a reminder, a Stanford University study, released June 19th 2015 notes what should be blindingly obvious to any one who looks around beyond their smartphone; that we have entered a massive species loss period which is likely to result in the extinction of our own species . Sawing off the limb we are sitting on, is the comment made by Paul Ehrlich , the lead researcher for the study…