As Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations continue in Malaysia, 200 members of the Anti-FTA Coalition in Malaysia rallied against the agreement on Thursday claiming it would lead to ‘Colonialism’ of Malaysia by the U.S
As TPPA negotiations begin in Malaysia this week, MSF (Doctors without Borders) has written to all TPPA leaders seeking rejection of US proposals which would strengthen patent on medicines and delay the availability of cheaper generic medicines
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner for economics, discusses why international trade agreements, including the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), should put public interests ahead of commercial interests. He argues that the current process is neither democratic nor transparent
At a recent conference of international HIV/AIDS groups, many expressed their concerns about the provisions on patent protection in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, arguing that these could reduce access to cheap medicines for many people in need.
People on five continents took action leading up to the Lima negotiations, with a focus on World Fair Trade Day on May 11.
In Australia there were protests in Sydney and Melbourne.Photos are at
Educational events about the TPP took place in the United States in Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, St Louis, Washington. Detroit, New York, Berkley, San Antonio, Chicago and Tampa.
MSF Activist Stephen Cornish's opinion piece in the Canadian National Post shows how TPPA proposals on medicines would limit access to affordable medicines in Canada, and have even more devastating impacts in developing countries
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.
Chile’s former chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA) Rodrigo Contreras warns that TPPA proposals will restrict options for development in health and education, in biological and cultural diversity and in the design of public policies
South American consumer groups say proposals at TPP negotiations in Peru would weaken protections for consumers on food, privacy and labor standards