Originally published June 4 2015
Secret TPP trade deal will force deadly pharma drugs on the whole world
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) Signatories to the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal for which President Obama is seeking fast-track trade authority which most Republicans in Congress are attempting to grant him will result in massive marketing of dangerous Big Pharma drugs with little recourse for the general public.
In sum, the government health entities in the dozen or so nations negotiating the TPP will collectively conspire to favor mega-pharmaceutical corporations in their marketing of harmful, even deadly, drugs, all as a matter of conducting trade, alleges seasoned investigative journalist Jon Rappaport.
He wrote on his blog May 31:
Question: "Who said that drug was safe? Where did that assessment come from? People are dropping like flies."
Answer: "We all said it was safe. Remember? All twelve members of the TPP. We all agreed. So now we have to stick to our guns. Admit nothing. Keep your mouth shut."
This "trade treaty," the TPP, will, if passed, eventually morph into a close-knit international collective of government agencies that collaborate on medical-drug "safety."
Little of the TPP actually has to do with trade
What that all means, Rappaport continues, is that the health agencies of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and Peru will all ordain and declare dangerous drugs to be safe, and all in conjunction with each other, on behalf of the Big Pharma companies that make them.
"When a massive global agency, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership... is actually a criminal organization, it enjoys special benefits, not the least of which is freedom from prosecution," Rappaport noted.
He's not the only one to make that connection. Julian Assange, of WikiLeaks fame, said recently that the multinationals will rule.
"It is not even an even playing field, lets say you were going to let companies, make it easier for companies to sue governments, maybe that is right, maybe the government is too powerful and companies should have the right to sue them in certain circumstances," he said, as reported by RealClearPolitics.
"But it is only multinationals that get this right. U.S. companies that operate in the U.S. in relation to investments that happen in the U.S. will not have this right."
The TPP is the largest trade agreement in the history of the world. It includes countries that comprise 40 percent of the world's total annual gross domestic product, which is the measure of all goods and services created by a country in a single year.
"Now you're talking about real power. Now you're talking about the Wild West, in terms of the license to commit crimes," stated Rappaport.
He further notes that the entire arrangement will present an air of legitimacy because the players all seem so innocuous.
"The crazy outlaws wear suits and cut their hair. They carry briefcases and write reports. They don't chew tobacco and spit the juice on the street. They don't stagger out of saloons and fire their guns in the air," Rappaport wrote.
"They have workable relationships with the press. They're faceless. They gnaw away at populations from the inside."
Remember, this agreement is being negotiated in secret
For his part, Assange says that very little of the TPP has to do with trade.
"First of all, it is the largest ever international economic treaty that has ever been negotiated, very considerably larger than NAFTA. It is mostly not about trade, only 5 of the 29 Chapters are about traditional trade," he said from the Ecuadorian embassy in Great Britain, where he has been given asylum.
"The others are about regulating the internet, and what information internet service providers have to collect, they have to hand it over to companies under certain circumstances, the regulation of labor conditions, regulating the way you can favor local industry, regulating the hospital, health care system, privatization of hospitals, so essentially every aspect of a modern economy, even banking services are in the TPP," Assange said.
The most troubling aspect of the TPP, as we have reported, is that the Obama Administration (and other countries involved) are negotiating the agreement in secret, refusing to reveal the details to the very people who will be forced to live under its provisions.
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