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Wall Street Attacks Finance laws Via Trade Deals

Wall Street Seeks to Change Dodd Frank rules Via Trade Deals

U.S. bankers and insurers are trying to use trade deals, which can trump existing legislation, to weaken parts of the Dodd-Frank Act designed to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.

Their effort is drawing fire from groups who argue that Wall Street wants to make the trade negotiations a new front in its three-year campaign to stop or alter the law.

Digital coalition demands fair deal on TPP copyright provisions

A coalition of organisations has started a ‘Fair Deal’ campaign against copyright provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

The Fair Deal coalition includes the Australian Digital Alliance, Electronic Frontiers Australia and InternetNZ and represents Internet users, schools, universities, consumers, IT firms and business.

It has called on TPP negotiators to reject copyright proposals which would restrict internet use by requiring [the] termination of Internet access for infringement of copyright or encourage service providers to police Internet use

Trans Pacific Partnership puts member countries' health at risk

International trade agreements bring new transnational food companies into countries, along with new food advertising and promotion. This has often led to an increase in unhealthy foods entering the domestic market. The TPPA could go even further and increase the influence of the food industry on domestic regulatory regimes and policies. See the link to the Conversation blog

http://theconversation.com/trans-pacific-partnership-puts-member-countri...

Put health ahead of profits in Asia-Pacific trade pact

Kelly Nicholls from Medecins Sans Frontieres writes in The Australian that US proposals in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations for restrictive intellectual property rights on medicines would make the TPPA the most damaging trade agreement ever for access to essential medicines in developing countries. http://www.msfaccess.org/content/trans-pacific-partnership-threat-afford...

New TPPA Leaflets!

Check out AFTINET’s new leaflet on the TPPA

AFTINET’s new leaflet shows how the corporate agenda in the TPPA would affect medicine prices, workers rights, the environment and internet freedom, and would give special rights to foreign investors to sue governments over health and environment regulation.

Also our new factsheets that show how the corporate agenda in the TPPA would affect the provision of services, women’s rights and worker's rights .

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