#792 Don't get down with TPP (Corporate Takeover)

We dive into the murky waters of the Trans Pacific Partnership (or TPP to those cool kids in the know). For those who are fans of corporate personhood, you're gonna love corporate sovereignty! Why be a person when you could be a country?!

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Corporations Determined To Rule The World - Disorderly Conduct (@Dis_Con) - Air Date 10-31-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Comin' back for more - Robert Crew

Ch. 4: Act 2: Chomsky on the Trans Pacific Partnership - @grittv - Air Date: 6-19-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Seen This Before - Love Us or Hate Us: Hillbilly Rock N Roll

Ch. 6: Act 3: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): A Threat to Affordable Medicines for Millions - MSFCanada - Air Date: 5-16-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Protect & Serve - Guitar and Drum

Ch. 8: Act 4: New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-10-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: Kill the Poor - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Ch. 10: Act 5: WikiLeaks Leaks Controversial Secret Trans Pacific Partnership Documents - @dennistrainorjr - Air Date: 11-13-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: Dawn Departure, Jefferson County - Wild Ones

Ch. 12: Act 6: Caller: How will TPP Effect our Sovereignty? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-16-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: The Lion's Roar - The Lion's Roar (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 14: Act 7: Trans-Pacific Partnership is Hugely Troubling - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-16-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: What we've got - Emilyn Brodsky & Anthony da Costa

Ch. 16: Act 8: How To Kill TPP: Stop Fast Track - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-16-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Slow It Down - Life In a Beautiful Light

Ch. 18: Act 9: Expose the TPP - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 20: Act 10: Leaked TPP Document Reveals No Regard for Environment in Trade Agreement - @therealnews - Air Date: 1-17-14


Ch. 21: Disappointed in two parts of the reproductive rights episode - Zach from San Francisco

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 22: Final comments finishing up my response to Zach about Thom Hartmann not actually body-shaming and thanking those who donated to my plunge

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Expose the TPP

Additional Activism:

Flush the TPP

Don't let congress fast-track the TPP - Electronic Frontier Foundation Petition

Write your representative to oppose fast-track trade authority - Public Citizen

Speak out against the TPP agreement - Electronic Frontier Foundation

Join Keith Ellison and DFA to help the TPP fast-track

Information for this segment can be found at:

What is the Trans Pacific Partnership? - Electronic Frontier Foundation

TPP: Job loss, lower wages and higher drug prices - Public Citizen

Who backs the TPP and a 'NAFTA on steroids'? A.L.E.C. - The Nation

h/t John Nichols

The top secret deal between 11 countries that will affect your life

h/t Lee Camp


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-02-17 19:19:19 -0500
    Jay, I like to think I am informed, but I did not understand this insult to our democratic process until your great analysis. Thanks.