|English: Number of corporations that control nearly all U.S. media (through time) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Network diagram showing interlocks between various U.S. corporations/institutions, and four major media/telecom corporations (circled in red). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
STOP CALLING THE TPP A TRADE AGREEMENT: IT IS NOT. This is the message by Dave Johnson, of the Campaign for America’s Future, in an article published online. He writes: “TPP elevates corporations and corporate profits to and above the level of governments. TPP lets corporations sue governments for laws and regulations that cause them to be less profitable. Enabling tobacco companies to sue governments because anti-smoking campaigns limit profits has nothing to do with trade. Enabling corporations to sue states that try to regulate fracking has nothing to do with trade.
“While giving corporations a special channel to sue governments, labor, environmental, consumer and other “stakeholder” organizations do not get a channel for enforcement. This helps enable corporations to break unions, force wages down and pollute without cost. “ Readthe article by clicking here