#896 Resisting global corporate takeover (Trans-Pacific Partnership)

Today we take a look at what the TPP is all about, why it’s being negotiated in total secrecy and why we need to resist it


Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Robert Reich takes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership - @MoveOn - AIr Date: 1-29-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Say It Loud - Invincible

Ch. 4: Act 2: Wikileaks TPP Revelations Prove US in "Left Field" With Trade Deal - @TheRealNews Network - Air Date: 12-15-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Sound of Defeat - Sound of Defeat - EP

Ch. 6: Act 3: Obama Pushes TPP Passage to World Leaders - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: What Difference Does It Make? - The Smiths (Remastered By Johnny Marr)

Ch. 8: Act 4: Lori Wallach (@WallachLori) on Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 11-29-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Revolt - Strong Words for Strong People

Ch. 10: Act 5: Jeff Abbott on CAFTA and the TPP - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 2-2-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Talkback - Now Then...

Ch. 12: Act 6: Stop Fast Track of TransPacific Partnership via @MoveOn — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard

Ch. 14: Act 7: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date: 2-21-14


Ch. 16: Thoughts on Charlie Hebdo and freedom of speech - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Ch. 17: The effects of animal agrigulture - Kate

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 18: Final comments

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

Activism: Stop Fast Track of TransPacific Partnership via @MoveOn


Obama administration asks for fast tracking of TPP: "Democrats oppose Obama's demand for fast-tracking Pacific trade deal” by Siri Srinivas at The Guardian

Follow-up/new Action!

SIGN: Tell Congress: We Can't Afford to Outsource More Jobs via MoveOn.org and the CWA

Sources/further reading:

"NAFTA on Steroids: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy” by Lori Wallach at The Nation

"The Top Secret Deal Between 11 Countries That Will Affect Your Life" - MOC #186Lee Camp

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2015-02-17 16:18:33 -0500
    Hi Jay, the answer is that I recorded that version of “This Fickle World” from Theo Bard’s music MySpace page back in 2010. I don’t think it’s ever been available to buy online but I have no idea why that’s the case. I met Theo briefly back around that time so I just dropped him a note asking what the deal is with that song not being available. Email me (jay at bestoftheleft dot com) and I’ll send you my copy.
  • commented 2015-02-08 11:37:17 -0500
    Why does the song “This Fickle World” by Theo Bard only seem to exist as a short clip in BOTL shows, and nowhere else? I’m dying to hear the whole song but it is nowhere online. Any ideas? Thanks for the great shows — Jay in Upstate NY
  • commented 2015-02-07 12:50:57 -0500
    Tried to find EM link to rep. in activism. 10 minutes wasted. Finally got to phone activism and hit star after first message and was cut off. I can’t spent 25 minutes w/o results due to ill formed web site. Off to google. sorry