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TTP’s Full Spectrum Dominance


By Jim Kirwan

There’s a new wrinkle in paradise. On February 9, 2015 a four day interruption began that has already idled over thirty major cargo ships outside the port of Los Angeles. San Francisco has also been affected.

This event will become a six to eight week delay in offloading the ships but this will already take months to get the national supply line back to normal. This threat is real and is being dictated by the multinational-corporations of the Trans Pacific Partnership; in their corporate bid to achieve Full Spectrum Dominance over the critical needs of every person and small business owner in America today.

Here are some of the additional facts that people need to know about.

“What is the TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would create a super-treaty which would jeopardize the sovereignty of the nations involved by giving that power to large corporations like Wal-Mart, Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Halliburton, Philip Morris, GE, GM and Apple.

·       There are currently 11 nations involved: U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico and Canada. Japan has shown interest.
·       The economic power of this group is more than 40% larger than the 27- nation European Union.
·       TPP will offshore millions of good-paying jobs to low-wage nations, undercutting working conditions globally and increasing unemployment.
·       TPP will expand pharmaceutical monopoly protections and institute longer patents that will  decrease access to affordable medications
·       TPP will limit food GMO labeling and allow the import of goods that do not meet US safe standards.
·       TPP will institute SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA-like regulations and Internet measures which restrict our right to free speech.
·       TPP will roll back Wall Street regulations, and prohibit bans on risky financial services.
·       TPP will give multinational corporations and private investors the right to sue nations in private tribunals. These tribunals have the power to overturn environmental, labor, or any other laws that limit profit, awarding taxpayer funded damages.
·       TPP will encourage the privatization of lands and natural resources in areas where indigenous people live.
… unless we let them know “No Deal!”
Several Excellent videos explaining TPP in this article by Mitch Santell  
“Go to Prison for File Sharing? That's What Hollywood Wants in the Secret TPP Deal The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) poses massive threats to users in a dizzying number of ways. It will force other TPP signatories to accept the United States' excessive copyright terms of a minimum of life of the author plus 70 years, while locking the US to the same lengths so it will be harder to shorten them in the future. It contains DRM anti-circumvention provisions that will make it a crime to tinker with, hack, re-sell, preserve, and otherwise control any number of digital files and devices that you own. The TPP will encourage ISPs to monitor and police their users, likely leading to more censorship measures such as the blockage and filtering of content online in the name of copyright enforcement. And in the most recent leak of the TPP's Intellectual Property chapter, we found an even more alarming provision on trade secrets that could be used to crackdown on journalists and whistleblowers who report on corporate wrongdoing.

Here, we'd like to explore yet another set of rules in TPP that will chill users' rights. Those are the criminal enforcement provisions, which based upon the latest leak from May 2014 is still a contested and unresolved issue. It's about whether users could be jailed or hit with debilitating fines over allegations of copyright infringement.

Dangerously Low Threshold of Criminality: The US is pushing for a broad definition of a criminal violation of copyright, where even noncommercial activities could get people convicted of a crime. The leak also shows that Canada has opposed this definition. Canada supports language in which criminal remedies would only apply to cases where someone infringed explicitly for commercial purposes.

This distinction is crucial. Commercial infringement, where an infringer sells unauthorized copies of content for financial gain, is and should be a crime. But that's not what the US is pushing for—it's trying to get language passed in TPP that would make a criminal out of anyone who simply shares or otherwise makes available copyrighted works on a “commercial scale.”

As anyone who has ever had a meme go viral knows, it is very easy to distribute content on a commercial scale online, even without it being a money-making operation. That means fans who distribute subtitles to foreign movies or anime, or archivists and librarians who preserve and upload old books, videos, games, or music, could go to jail or face huge fines for their work. Someone who makes a remix film and puts it online could be under threat. Such a broad definition is ripe for abuse, and we've seen such abuse happen many times before.

Fair use, and other copyright exceptions and limitations frameworks like fair dealing, have been under constant attack by rights holder groups who try to undermine and chip away at our rights as users to do things with copyrighted content. Given this reality, these criminal enforcement rules could go further to intimidate and discourage users from exercising their rights to use and share content for purposes such as parody, education, and access for the disabled.”

Read the rest here:

Go to Prison for File Sharing? That's What Hollywood Wants in the Secret TPP Deal

What makes this issue so vital to virtually every American, as well as to the rest of the planet, is that this savage power-grab is aimed at the heart of global trade, not to mention the global freedom to buy whatever anyone might need at any given time ­ anywhere on earth now or in the future: Because if TPP passes, the multi-national corporations will own and control the movement of all goods and energy in the world to the bitter end of everything on this planet.


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