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The Biggest Secret Trade Deal You'Ve Never Heard Of, Explained


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Cal
- 434 days ago - motherjones.com
The United States is nearing the end of negotiations on a massive free trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here's what it's all about



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Christeen Anderson (489)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 4:14 pm
Thank you for this very interesting and informative article. I am totally against these back door deals that are kept from the public.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 4:57 pm
thanks Cal, noted. I guess we will know when and if they want us to!!!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 5:28 pm
Thanks.
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 1:10 am
I think they try for a global trade within bad conditions for the people. It's up to us to transform it and control it.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:51 am
Noted. thanks.!!
 

Colin Hope (244)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:40 am
Noted and thanks Cal!!
 

John S. (303)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:13 am
Thanks for the article.
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 6:06 am
" "One downside [of secrecy] is its critics can assume the worst-case scenario, and proponents can assume best-case scenario,"

+++++++++++++++ Considering how Republicans have spent the last 5 years in TOTAL DEDICATION TO DESTRUCTION OF OBAMA POLICIES....I don't question why these negotiations are private. The details WILL be revealed. Until anyone here reveals themselves as an expert in international trade agreements...I think we should just wait before we start jerking our knees.
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 8:10 am
noted
 

Carol D. (109)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 10:54 am
noted thanks
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:52 pm
What I've been reading regarding this deal is just no good for the majority of the citizens in the U.S. One thing that particularly struck me is the "eminent domain" section where a foreign corporation is allowed to confiscate the property of U.S. citizens. This is already being done regarding the Keystone Pipeline. Hence, the secrecy.
 
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