Many reports say that TPP is dead, but Popular Resistance published an article that is not so sanguine. Read more analysis in “TPP Too Big To Succeed? Public Opposition Joins In Weighing the TPP Down:”
Note: The chief economist of The Economist – a pro-trade publication, Simon Baptistis, is pronouncing that theTPP is dead. We don’t agree, while we are pleased to see supporters viewing the TPP as dead because of unsolveable disputes between nations, we see things differently. Mackenzie McDonald Wilkins a trade and climate organizer who works with us put it well in an email discussing this article:This reminds me of when people thought Fast Track was dead a few days before it was passed. Everything that I have heard suggests that negotiators are gearing up for another round as soon as possible and that they will likely, but not surely, try to squeeze the deal in before US elections get too hot and after Canadian elections in October. I also think the author is misinformed when suggesting that the big multinationals are not fighting for this tooth and nail when we just saw them donate hundreds of millions of dollars to pass Fast Track. They know how central this is to their ability to continue their economic domination but they certainly don’t want this public so one of our roles is to raise the issue in every way possible including in election season!
Hopefully we will be able to get together mass action this fall to push TPP to the tipping point where we can actually stop the world’s most powerful corporations in their tracks and put forward an alternative model of global politics and economy!
Read the full article here.