TPP: Is it the Death of Democracy and the Birth of 'Corpratocracy'?

Wednesday 7 October 2015, 1:32AM
By Peter Drew

With yesterday's incredible announcement about the TPP, it is timely to re-circulate this article I wrote for Scoop News back in May when the US Senate did their sudden and inexplicable back flip on the TPP and agreed to allow President Obama to have TPP fast track authorisation through Congress.

While yesterday's announcment that an agreement has been reached on the TPP document, that does not mean that the TPP is still going to come into effect.  It still has to be approved by the Parliaments of the 12 nations involved.  So the people of New Zealand and the other 11 nations still have this one window of opportunity to instruct their MPs not to approve the TPP, which would essentially be committing an act of treason in handing over the legal control of a sovereign nation to the global corporations of the TPP.

Every MP in New Zealand has been sent a copy of that article.  Right now is the time for the people in New Zealand, the media in New Zealand, and the MPs in New Zealand to take a stand for their country and draw their line in the sand.

Our country cannot just be handed over to global corporate control.