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Secret Trade Pact would Allow Foreign Corporations to Sue U.S. for Damaging Investment “Expectations”

“This is really troubling,” Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) told the Times. “It seems to indicate that savvy, deep-pocketed foreign conglomerates could challenge a broad range of laws we pass at every level of government, such as made-in-America la
AllGov.com
added Mar 27, 2015 14:38
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[Ohio] Brown Statement on Released Trans-Pacific Partnership Investment Provisions

amount to a corporate handout at the expense of consumers despite the assurances of our negotiators. We need strong language to prevent multinational corporations – like Big Tobacco - from using trade agreements to challenge health and safety laws.
US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:37
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[Australia, Uruguay] SECCOMBE: Big Tobacco's plan to stub out plain packaging

it’s vitally important that Australia fight Big Tobacco to the end, not only for it’s own citizens’ sake, but also for the sake of those in less affluent countries, who are now the industry’s prime targets. Second, we’ve got to be a whole lot more carefu
The Saturday Paper (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:32
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[Australia, Uruguay, USA] AUDIO: The full story... Leaked TPP plan raises health, environment concerns

Democrat senator ELIZABETH WARREN: ...Philip Morris is trying to use ISDS to stop Uruguay from implementing new tobacco regulations aimed at cutting domestic smoking rates.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 11:38
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[Australia, USA] The TPP is so bad even the US congress is shocked

“This is really troubling,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat. “It seems to indicate that savvy, deep-pocketed foreign conglomerates could challenge a broad range of laws we pass at every level of government, such a
MacroBusiness (au)
added Mar 26, 2015 23:48
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GRAHAM: What you don't know about the Transpacific Partnership

Lawmakers have voiced their fears. “This is really troubling,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the Senate’s number three Democrat. “It seems to indicate that savvy, deep-pocketed foreign conglomerates could challenge a broad range of laws we
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added Mar 26, 2015 23:45
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[Uruguay] HOFFA: TPP Investor Language Will Leave Taxpayers on the Hook

Companies are already challenging governments around the globe when they feel elected officials are holding down their profit margins. Tobacco giant Philip Morris, for instance, is currently appealing Uruguay's regulation of advertising on cigarette pack
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 26, 2015 15:13
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[USA] Despite Leak Of TPP Text, Obama Officials Say Trade Deal Will Not Let Companies Overturn US Laws

“There is nothing that indicates that the U.S. is proposing to empower corporations to attempt to overturn domestic regulations,” wrote Matthew McAlvanah, the chief spokesman for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, on Feb. 6. But the New York
International Business Times
added Mar 26, 2015 15:11
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[Australia] TPP Leak Reveals Extraordinary New Powers for Foreign Firms to Challenge U.S. Policies and Demand Taxpayer Compensation

Public Citizen’s analysis of the leaked text is available here. It shows: The TPP would grant foreign investors and firms operating here expansive new substantive and procedural rights and privileges not available to U.S. firms under U.S. law, allowi
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 26, 2015 09:52
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Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - Investment Chapter

This document must be protected from unauthorized disclosure, but may be mailed or transmitted over unclassified e-mail or fax, discussed over unsecured phone lines, and stored on unclassified computer systems. It must be stored in a
Wikileaks.org
added Mar 26, 2015 09:50
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