In the previous post I mentioned the extreme dangers that secretly-negotiated, corporate-dictated international trade deals pose to our fragile planet, and our efforts to defend it.
A nightmarish example of such a deal is the prettily named Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), recently signed by – among other perpetrators – a representative of the former Northern Republican (aka Conservative) regime in Canada, just before they got the electoral boot.
Please note: The TPP is not a done deal for Canada until the newly constituted Parliament ratifies it. As of now, the Liberal majority looks alarmingly prepared to do so, but with enough public pressure, who knows what might happen…
Due to lack of time and space, I didn’t provide details on the actual dangers of the TPP to the earth and its inhabitants.
Well, here they are, in a new report just released: the dirty details of a very deadly deal.
Tar sands: a former landscape in Alberta, Canada