#963 The corporate takeover under our noses (Trans-Pacific Partnership)

Air date: 10-27-15

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Today we take a look at the proposed TPP trade deal from a whole variety of different angels. Since the agreement was negotiated entirely in secret primarily between corporate interests it’s not surprising to find that the deal looks pretty bad for everyday people no matter what angle you’re looking from

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Crony Capitalism Goes Global: The TPP & ISDS Explained - Follow the Money #2 - @RepresentDotUs - Air Date: 04-01-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Redemption Of Zounds - Zounds

00:06:27 Ch. 4: Act 2: TPP Signed...So What the F&%$ Is In It? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-07-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: She Said - Stray Dogg

00:11:25 Ch. 6: Act 3: TPP will Allow Corporations to Sue Countries! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 5-14-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Nightwalker Vol. 1 - Boogie Belgique

00:16:01 Ch. 8: Act 4: Don't Expect The Master's Media To Cover the Master's Trade Deal - The F Word with @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 4-28-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Greek Tragedy - Plusplus

00:19:07 Ch. 10: Act 5: TPP vs. Human Rights Groups Express Concern Over Record of Member Nations - @democracynow - Air Date 06-11-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Afraid New World - Easter and the totem

00:24:11 Ch. 12: Act 6:  TPP Grants Banks Terrifying Secret Powers - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-20-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Sneeuwland - Oskar Schuster

00:34:05 Ch. 14: Act 7: Obama Rams Through TPP With Little Democratic Support, Even from Black Caucus - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 6-24-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Ennio - Silence Is Sexy

00:38:36 Ch. 16: Act 8: Breast Cancer Patient Arrested for Protesting TPP: "This is Price Gouging at the Cost of Lives" - @democracynow - Air Date: 10-06-15

Ch. 17: Song 8: Adventure, Darling - Gillicuddy

00:48:12 Ch. 18: Act 9: Disaster: TPP Kills Internet Freedom, Bomb-Throwing Begins - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-13-15

Ch. 19: Song 9: Horfid (Live @ KEXP) - Lay Low

00:54:24 Ch. 20: Act 10: #FallRising to #StopTPP via @EFF & @FlushtheTPP — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 21: Song 10: Activism - Shihan

00:57:22 Ch. 22: Act 11: Not too early to doubt the motivations of secretive, corporate trade deal - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-9-15

01:00:13 Ch. 23: Final comments asking what we can do better here at BotL

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

Activism: #FallRising to #StopTPP via @EFF & @FlushtheTPP


Terms on the Trans-Pacific Partnership were finalized: "Trade Officials Announce Conclusion of TPP—Now the Real Fight Begins” via Electronic Frontier Foundation

Follow-up/new Action!

ATTEND the #FallRising to Stop TPP, TTIP, & TISA by registering through Flush the TPP: Call to Action Against Global Corporate Domination: November 14-18 & RSVPing to the Facebook event

Find out projected job loss & more expected in your area using the Public Citizen state-by-state outcome map: 50 Reasons We Cannot Afford the TPP’s Expansion of the NAFTA Model.

Then use ContactingTheCongress.org to directly lobby your representatives to vote no on passage of the TPP.


What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)? via Electronic Frontier Foundation

WATCH: "U.S., Other Nations Reach Agreement On Trans-Pacific Partnership” via NPR

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Leveling the playing field for American workers & American businesses. via Office of the US Trade Representative

Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement via Office of the US Trade Representative

"TPP deal: US and 11 other countries reach landmark Pacific trade pact” via The Guardian

"TPP or not TPP? What's the Trans-Pacific Partnership and should we support it?” via The Guardian

"Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Reached, but Faces Scrutiny in Congress” via The New York Times

"Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Job Loss, Lower Wages and Higher Drug Prices” via Public Citizen

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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