How TPP Hijacks Democracy

Dave Johnson

OurFuture.org’s Richard Eskow discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s “Democracy Hijacking” with Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, this past weekend on his radio show “The Zero Hour with Richard Eskow.”

The “hijacking” refers to a central feature of the TPP. If the 12-nation agreement is authorized by Congress, corporations would be able to drag whole countries before a corporate tribunal of three private-sector attorneys (corporate attorneys who are at other times paid to sue countries) when they feel the countries have done something that limits their profits. They can demand compensation from the taxpayers of that country if the corporate court rules that the county has violated the corporation’s TPP rights.

Listen to the full segment above (via Podbean), edited from the full show.

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