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In the meantime, Corporate Trade Agreements (inc. Big Pharma) are Crushing Democracy

February 17 2014 at 1:07 PM

Response to Glaxo and its transparency commitment

Big Pharma involved at the same time as they're supposedly aiming towards clinical transparency.

"Food Wars: Corporate Trade Agreements Overshadowing Democracy


"...Crushing Local Democracy with Corporate Trade Agreements

Fearing the spread of citizen activism, ballot initiative and community rights ordinances, major food corporations and biotech firms, joined by Big Pharma, multinational banks, and the fossil fuel industry, have been single-mindedly lobbying for approval of several new sweeping, secretly-negotiated international trade agreements, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA). These agreements, full of anti-consumer and anti-worker provisions, also grant multinational corporations the sovereign right to nullify local, state and national food labeling, food safety, Fair Trade, Buy Local, labor rights, indigenous, and environmental protection laws. In an unprecedented demonstration of North American and international solidarity and online/grassroots action, a broad coalition of anti-GMO, environmental, Fair Trade, and labor activists seem to have derailed the TPP and TAFTA, at least for the moment, preventing President Obama from ramming the TPP through Congress, utilizing so-called Fast Track authority..."


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  1. 'Extreme Secrecy' of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - admin on Feb 17, 2014, 1:30 PM
    1. 'Mainstream Media Silent on Dangerous Trans-Pacific Partnership' - Just as Big Industry inc Big Pharm likes it . on Feb 17, 2014, 1:47 PM

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