The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What ‘Free Trade’ Actually Means

“The coming corporate tyranny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership can only be defeated through a democratic movement of Transnational People Power.” To discuss “free trade agreements” or the “free market,” we must first identify the theoretical versus the functional definitions of these terms – because theoretical definitions look at what those terms should mean, whereas functional […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like

A Transnational Corporate Coup over the Democratic Process & Public Accountability In 2008, the United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced the U.S. entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks as “a pathway to broader Asia-Pacific regional economic integration.” Originating in 2005 as a “Strategic Economic Partnership” between a few select Pacific countries, the TPP has, […]