Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Why Tpp Is Bad

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Why Tpp Is Bad

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What do you get when you gather 600 multinational corporate advisers and a few government officials together to create "partnership"? You get a lengthy, undemocratic and unfair document that strips ratifying countries of their sovereignty. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a corporate coup.

The TPP, if ratified, would affect a broad range of issues - the environment, workers and jobs, access to medicines and more. It would allow foreign corporations to sue governments directly for unlimited cash compensation in private, nontransparent tribunals over almost any domestic, environmental or other policy the corporation alleges is hurting its ability to profit.

It would undermine our country's national, state and local laws especially those that protect American families. …

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