So it's no secret to Occupy SD that the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- the negotiations for which will be held in San Diego next week -- is a plot among large financial and international banking interests to skirt the laws of various countries, including the United States, under the guise of the warm and fuzzy term, "Free Trade."
But we are now able to see TPP in its pure, unmasked evil. The Obama administration has invited Mexico and Canada into the latest TPP talks to be held in San Diego. But, do we not already have a free trade agreement in North America? Oh yeah, the fucking NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT! This can be nothing but bad news for anyone not lucky enough to be a multi-billion-dollar corporation or sleezy enough to exploit the trade and labor laws of developing countries for personal gain. The only conceivable reason to include NAFTA countries into the TPP talks is to further slash regulations on already-underregulated industries.
For more on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, see the piece below by The Young Turks. To find out what you can do to stop TPP, visit www.stoptpp.org .