In this special episode, we prepare for the Senate's upcoming push to fast-track multiple "free trade" agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We also look into the January 2015 draft text of the leaked TPP Investment Chapter.
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Information Discussed in this Episode
Leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership Chapters
Hearing: US Trade Policy, Senate Finance Committee, January 27, 2015.
Video: Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's speech at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University. Fox 10 Pheonix via YouTube. April 6, 2015.
Article: Trade bill timeline could push Senate to act by Adam Behsudi. Politico. April 2, 2015.
Article: U.S. Defense Secretary Supports Trade Deal with Asia by Helene Cooper. New York Times. April 6, 2015.
Congressional Research Service Paper: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Negotiations and Issues for Congress, March 20, 2015.
Monsanto Press Release: Why Does Monsanto Sue Farmers Who Save Seeds?
Report from Public Citizen: Table of Foreign Investor-State Cases and Claims Under NAFTA and Other U.S. "Trade" Deals, March 2015.
List of the 600+ corporate advisors who have been given access to the TPP text