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TPP: The next big bad acronym
« on: December 03, 2014, 03:45:11 PM »
Like SOPA, PIPA and CISPA, TPP is the next big bad political acronym.

Unlike the previous 3 mentioned, TPP is something that affects a much wider spectrum of life than the online part. TPP stands for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Its a bit long-winded to explain all the details, but this video sums it up quite nicely:
TPP: The Dirtiest Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of


The main points are:

-It allows companies to sue governments

-It removes protocols put in place for consumer safety

-It allows companies to prosecute on a whim, by simply saying it would affect their "expected future profit" and they would be able to prosecute in secret, with no third party needing to be present to observe the trial.

Oh politics, you so dirty.

You can sign this petition against it if you feel so obliged: http://action.sumofus.org/a/tpp-lawsuits/

There are other actions you can also take (the video has links in the description)

The main thing is to make sure as many people know about it as possible. Just like a grape, TPP will probably shrivel up if exposed to enough (sun)light. Except grapes become raisins.
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Re: TPP: The next big bad acronym
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 06:27:07 PM »
I like raisins, I'll sign this petition!
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Re: TPP: The next big bad acronym
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 06:24:58 AM »
The truth behind the secret TTIP trade deal


TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] may be a different deal to TPP but there are many similarities. The video briefly explains what it is.

You cans sign the petition against it here: http://action.sumofus.org/a/stop-ttip-eci/

Here's a link for more info on TTIP: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/what-is-ttip-and-six-reasons-why-the-answer-should-scare-you-9779688.html (Not sure if this link is country-restricted or not, hopefully not)
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Re: TPP: The next big bad acronym
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 04:11:04 PM »
Another place where you can petition against TTIP: https://stop-ttip.org/
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