WikiLeaks Calls for $100,000 Reward for Unpublished 26 Chapters of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
The bane of governments is at it again: WikiLeaks wants to expose the full contents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement by offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who can provide the 26 chapters that have been kept secret from the American people.
WikiLeaks has three of the chapters and published them in an effort to inform the public about the controversial free trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations. Now the group has started a crowdsourcing campaign to raise the money for the reward for supplying the remainder of the agreement. As of Wednesday night, more than $40,000 had been promised.
“The transparency clock has run out on the TPP,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said. “No more secrecy. No more excuses. Let’s open the TPP once and for all.”
Wikileaks says the remaining 26 chapters are being kept under wraps by negotiators and corporations that have been given access to what the group calls a “monster trade pact.”
According to Wikileaks, “the treaty aims to create a new international legal regime that will allow transnational corporations to bypass domestic courts, evade environmental protections, police the internet on behalf of the content industry, limit the availability of affordable generic medicines, and drastically curtail each country’s legislative sovereignty.”
-Noel Brinkerhoff, Steve Straehley
To Learn More:
*Wanted* Dead or Alive: $100,000 for Full Text of Trans-Pacific Partnership (by Jon Queally, CommonDreams)
Prize for Understanding Good Government (WikiLeaks)
Fast Track Trade Bill: When Obama and Republicans Agree…Watch Out (by Noel Brinkerhoff and Danny Biederman, AllGov)
Secret Trade Pact would Allow Foreign Corporations to Sue U.S. for Damaging Investment “Expectations” (by Noel Brinkerhoff and Danny Biederman, AllGov)
Obama’s Secret International Trade Treaty Caving on Environmental Protections (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
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