…tpp, ttip, torpor, and wikileaks…

…the obvious remains, or should remain, obvious. the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or the Trans-atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), of the corporation, by the corporation and for the corporation. Multi-National Corporation (MNC), that is. And, as the immortal Alfred E. Neuman would say, ‘What, me worry?’…

And yes, Dean Baker over at beat the press has been ever diligently rebutting ‘curious’ editorials and reports from the corporate US MSM, and doing so with the same frequency that the drivel is trundled out as ‘truth’ to much of a populace seemingly lost in an unshakeable torpor. Similar efforts at informing the public, not just of the US, have been ongoing at other blogs such as common dreams, naked capitalism and firedoglake The UK newspaper, the Independent did look at the thing, with activists seeing advantages only to the MNCs. [The disadvantage of the other non-Five-Eyes group is that the members of the Five Eyes Benevolent Society already have access to their corporate and other information, naïvely thought to be confidential.]…

Then along comes WikiLeaks with its latest revelation, adding to its earlier leak of the two draft chapters on Intellectual Property (IP) rights of the TPP. This time the chapter is on the environment, and the pervasiveness of corporate influence and its disregard for the environment is made abundantly clear. Read the rest of this entry »