Jeb Bush's new offshore private equity, past campaign statements about streamlining executions and llimiting prisoner appeals to 1 filing, his list of foreign policy advisers are a sharp contrast to his folksy manner.
Radical free trade policies did not begin with the birth of NAFTA, nor with the founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 – both had been in place in over 90 developing and transitional economies for over a decade through structural adjustment programmes imposed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). (Walden Bello)
The TPP is the latest and most important new trade agreement that seeks to create new standards for intellectual property that are more friendly to pharmaceutical companies and publishers.
The TPP chapter on intellectual property includes all sorts of obligations designed to expand and extend drug monopolies.
"Today’s votes to stall Fast Track and TPP are a major win for anyone who cares about climate change," said 350.org executive director May Boeve. "This disastrous deal would extend the world's dependence on fracked gas, forbid our negotiators from ever using trade agreements in the fight against global warming, and make it easier for big polluters to burn carbon while suing anyone who gets in the way."