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05/01/2015

'The Trans-Pacific Trade (TPP) Agreement Must Be Defeated' – US Senator Bernie Sanders

Human Wrongs Watch

By US Senator Bernie Sanders, 5 January 2015 – Reader Supported News*

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disastrous trade agreement designed to protect the interests of the largest multi-national corporations at the expense of workers, consumers, the environment and the foundations of American democracy. It will also negatively impact some of the poorest people in the world.

Source: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/imo/media/image/galleries/daecbdc4-5056-a032-52bc-dca7ecde21f5/10.jpg

**Photo: Bernie Sanders

The TPP is a treaty that has been written behind closed doors by the corporate world. Incredibly, while Wall Street, the pharmaceutical industry and major media companies have full knowledge as to what is in this treaty, the American people and members of Congress do not. They have been locked out of the process.

Further, all Americans, regardless of political ideology, should be opposed to the “fast track” process which would deny Congress the right to amend the treaty and represent their constituents’ interests.

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