Under a similar existing clause, a French company sued Egypt because Egypt raised its minimum wage and a Swedish company sued Germany because Germany decided to phase out nuclear power after Japan's Fukushima disaster.
“It is incomprehensible to me that the leaders of major corporate interests are actively involved in the writing of the TPP while elected officials have little or no knowledge as to what is in it.”
The diverse set of groups that fought NAFTA two decades ago have remained united through the Citizens Trade Campaign, which is trying to stop the fast-track legislation for the TPP and the TTIP. Opponents have gained significant traction by raising questions about the corporate interests behind the proposed agreements.
The Thom Hartmann Program The Daily Take http://www.truth-out.org/author/itemlist/user/48233 George Washington would be rolling over in his grave if he knew what President Obama was up to. Right now, the president is preparing push through what has the potential to be the largest trade deal in human history: the Trans-Pacific Partnership,...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens to undermine our own laws and increase the opportunity for corporate takeovers of public resources. The worst part? These negotiations are taking place behind closed doors.