The Trans-Pacific Partnership

by Sheila Goldner The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a US-led global alliance that will give free reign to multi-national corporations to pillage raw materials and labor of  developing countries without restrictions by governments, trample rights of workers and communities, boost corporate power, and ruin the environment. Today, there are 12 countries in the TPP:  the United States, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico and Vietnam. Of the 29 Chapters, only five actually deal with trade.  Six hundred corporate representatives have been involved [...]