-by Bill Still
Good morning, I’m still reporting on TPP.
According an interview with Julian Assange done by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, less than 14% of the text of the TPP has been released to the public. Twenty-five of its 29 chapters are still secret.
According to Assange:
“Once we’re in, we’re stuck forever.”
Goodman interviewed Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Monday and published the interview yesterday over the Pacifica network on their daily news show, Democracy Now at Democracynow.org.
This is simply outrageous! I just don’t know how to describe this in non-conspiratorial terms. We stand on the verge of becoming a world of slave states required to do exactly as the multi-national corporations want us to do. Humanity’s 2500-year-long quest for freedom will be eclipsed – forever.
This is not an exaggeration. If TPP passes, we will still have democratic-looking arms of government. We will still have elections, but they will be decided by corporate money alone. We have all seen this cloud of corruption that now dominates the halls of Congress. TPP will cast that method of operation in stone in perpetuity. Only Donald Trump gives us – the U.S – any chance of breaking this evil oligarchy. This is our last chance to turn this around.
And, if Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. Presidential election, TPP will surely pass in her first 100 days in office.
I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.