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Rockntractor
06-04-2015, 05:25 PM
Wikileaks has released 17 different documents relating to the so-called 'secret' negotiations for a massive global trade deal known as the Trade in Services Agreement, a lesser known cousin of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that US President Barack Obama has been campaigning heavily for in Washington.


The leak has been timed to coincide with a meeting of leaders for the Trade in Services Agreement in Paris. TiSA is one of three trade treaties that global political leaders have been trying to agree on, alongside TTP and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Negotiations for the deals have been conducted in private. While this is standard procedure, it has raised suspicions about the content of the talks. One UK MEP wrote an op-ed on the fact that she'd seen the 'undemocratic' TTIP deal (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/04/secrets-ttip-corporations-not-citizens-transatlantic-trade-deal), but wasn't at liberty to reveal any of its contents. Another study said even EU representatives in Brussels thought their European Commission colleagues were making deals behind closed doors.
Moe>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/wikileaks-posts-largest-leak-of-trade-negotiations-in-history-charting-progress-tisa-10296061.html

Elspeth
06-04-2015, 11:35 PM
The very fact that there is ZERO transparency in regard to this agreement means that it must subvert the Constitution and betray the American people. We'll be left to fighting it after the fact, like Obamacare, but the fight will go nowhere.

noonwitch
06-05-2015, 01:12 PM
The very fact that there is ZERO transparency in regard to this agreement means that it must subvert the Constitution and betray the American people. We'll be left to fighting it after the fact, like Obamacare, but the fight will go nowhere.



Aren't you just making assumptions without the facts to back them?

Dori
06-05-2015, 01:36 PM
It's my understanding that congress members are allowed to read it.

But why can't it's contents be known? This secrecy is what causes suspicion and conspiracy theories.