Stop Press - 18 March 2016 -
TransCanada Sues Obama Administration for $15 Billion for Rejecting Keystone XL - http://www.opednews.com/articles/TransCanada-Sues-Obama-Adm-by-EcoWatch-Keystone-Xl-Pipeline_Obama-Effect_Pipeline_Supercapitalism-160107-843.html
Stop Press - 16 August 2015
Recently a mining company announced it will sue Romania for billions of dollars.
Why? Because in the face of massive protest, the Romanian government decided not to proceed with a gold mine that would blow up four mountains, displace two whole villages and create a toxic cyanide lake in the Roșia Montană region.
Canadian company Gabriel Resources is using a so-called Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism set up between the UK and Romania to file the case. It is the same kind of secret “corporate court” that would be included on a much bigger scale in the EU-US “trade” deal, TTIP.
Gabriel Resources claim they have spent $500million developing the project. But their CEO says he might try to claim up to $4billion from Romania in 'compensation'. This is a bleak example of how “trade” deals like TTIP can harm people, the environment and our democracy as corporate profits take precedent over the voice of people.
You have probably never heard of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but where it will have tremendous negative effects for 90% plus of the people of the EU and the USA. For only the ultra-rich and minority 1% powerful will derive great benefit from the wealth and repercussions of the TTIP. The people will gain totally negative results and end up paying out far greater sums for their goods and services to the powerful corporations. But that's how the TTIP has been designed; as a mechanism to use people for the benefit of the top elite 1%, who control around 50% already of all the total wealth of the world according to Credit Suisse's 'Global Wealth Report', 2014.
'Julian Assange on the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control'
'The Truth behind TTIP' - http://action.sumofus.org/a/ttip-video/
Tufts University researcher's 'independent' analysis concerning the TTIP states that there will be no benefits for the vast majority of the people of the EU and the USA - 'The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: European Disintegration, Unemployment and Instability' - http://ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/wp/14-03CapaldoTTIP.pdf
Once in place the treaty is 'Irrevocable', meaning that we can never pull out of it. The question is, who in their right mind would ever sign up to such a contract that locks you in 'forever'.
Indeed if the UK tried to get out of the TTIP once our politicians had signed the trade deal on our behalf, they would be sued through the TTIP's 'secret' trade courts by every corporation in the world for compensation in respect of loss of trade and profits. That would bankrupt the United Kingdom and make the people of the United Kingdom beholden to the mighty corporation. That is why also once signed up to, the UK would never try to come out of such a draconian trade deal, as they would know the 'dire' consequences for the people long-term and the country. Who in their right mind would sign up to such a deal...our politicians who apparently are now in the back pocket of big business.
Indeed and overall when people realise what a rip-off TTIP is once signed, it will be too late to do anything about it and where we shall all (except the rich) be paying to the corporation and their whims for ever and a day...for do you know of any big business that cares more about people than profits? For one, I do not.
Overall, our politicians are selling us a big lie as usual and where the TTIP will destroy lives, jobs and the futures of all future generations to come due to in part, the vast investment in robotics that is going to be made and where millions of jobs will be lost. The TTIP will back all such efforts to save costs and we shall have no redress whatsoever...that is why millions of jobs in the EU and the UK will definitely go through this unprecedented corporation driven trade agreement that will destroy far more lives eventually than what even WW2 did. This is not said in gest, but absolute seriousness when looking at corporate projections.
'Fast Track Trade Traitors Murderers and Enemies' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Fast-Track-Trade-Traitors-by-Rob-Kall-Enemies_Enemies-Of-Democracy_Fast-Track_Killing-150614-57.html
With a 30-year moratorium on the release of any of the documents into the public domain, the TTIP stinks even from the very start. For if everything was all above board, why place 30-years of secrecy over the documentation and where it certainly points to the worst values in humankind. Indeed, something of the ilk that it is extremely sinister and why the people have to know about the TTIP before it is far too late to do anything about it and before our politicians have signed our futures away. For the TTIP is irreversible once signed. How sinister is that ?
'The Lie Machine' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Lie-Machine-by-Paul-Craig-Roberts-America_Corporate_Corporations_Power-141012-777.html by Dr Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration
Indeed our politicians are deceiving us again and working with the giant corporations behind closed doors and behind the people's backs so that in future years we shall all pay dearly for our goods and services. In this respect what they are about will eventually destroy the National Health Service (NHS) and where hypocritical Labour has stated recently that they will make the NHS their main electoral platform and they will 'save it'. But where in reality they have signed up to this death knell behind closed doors to this sinister TTIP as well. But have you heard of this TTIP? Probably not and the reason is that government, the main political parties and the media (mostly owned by the rich and powerful) are not making you aware of this so-called trade agreement that is being carried out in secret meetings behind closed doors between politicians and the corporations; the people being totally excluded and kept in the dark. But where, what has been found out about this so-called free trade agreement, it is in reality a license to print the taxpayers money and to sue sovereign governments for lack of profit margins through secret courts; and where the public (the taxpayer) again will not be privy or ever know the verdicts and huge pay-outs within these secret courts. Indeed these courts will have the power to overrule the laws of sovereign states and governments with no right of appeal. In this respect they will be final and whatever these secret courts decide in terms of financial payments to the corporations, we the people will have no redress and will have to pay homage and compensate the powerful corporates out of our hard earned taxation.
'The Illusion of Democracy' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Illusion-of-Democracy-by-Gilbert-Mercier-150304-357.html
For the TTIP’s biggest threat to society is its inherent assault on democracy. One of the main aims of TTIP is the introduction of Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), which allow companies to sue governments if those governments’ policies cause a loss of profits. In effect it means unelected transnational corporations have the power to dictate the policies of democratically elected governments. For ISDSs are already in place in other bi-lateral trade agreements around the world and have led to such injustices as in Germany where Swedish energy company Vattenfall is suing the German government for billions of dollars over its decision to phase out nuclear power plants in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. Here we see a public health policy put into place by a democratically elected government being threatened by an energy giant because of a potential loss of profit. Nothing could be more cynically anti-democratic. The loss of millions of jobs is another as jobs are created in the USA because it has fewer rights for workers -
But added to this as corporations have got larger and larger over the last 20-years through continual consolidation, this has caused a vast reduction in competition that means that we shall all have to pay out far more; even without secret corporate cartels being created. Therefore our politicians are making it legal for corporations to extort money out of the people and in so doing making secret cartels legal as well. For as we know, these vast corporations do talk to each other for mutual advantage in the markets and behind closed doors. The political leaders also know this of course, but are putting a blind eye to the TTIP and where they are looking after the mighty corporation and super-rich, not the people who vote and put them into power. Although having stated this, indirectly through the rich and powerful through their funding of political parties at elections, sway the balance in who will be our political leaders and their administrative cohorts. That is why political leaders and those at the top are so cosy with the rich and powerful corporations, no matter if the political leaning is between the Conservatives-Labour or the Democrats-Republicans divide.
Members of the House of Lords and Members of Parliament that have current and past interests in 'Private Health Care' and who were allowed to vote on the Health and Social Care bill (directly influential on turning the NHS towards the private sector) and turning it into an Act - 'NHS privatisation: Compilation of financial and vested interests' - http://socialinvestigations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/nhs-privatisation-compilation-of.html
Current listing of House of Lords and our MP's interests in private health care - 'Compilation of Parliamentary Financial Links to Private Healthcare - http://socialinvestigations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/compilation-of-parliamentary-financial.html
Therefore contact your MPs and write letters to your newspapers (who again are saying little as they themselves are controlled as mentioned before, by the rich and the powerful who will only benefit from the TTIP) stating that the TTIP will be a disaster for the people of your country forever as once signed, it can never be withdrawn or repealed. That is how sad our political classes really are and where they are selling the future world to the corporations. This clearly is not for the good of the people who put them into power and why the TTIP corrupt and so unfair. Indeed our children will eventually ask, why did we allow this to happen.
For once it is signed it is forever and where corporate and political power together knows no bounds as history has clearly shown with wars and human suffering.
But there is an important question to be asked and where this is, what are our politicians doing to us with this terrible TTIP trade agreement including the food that we all eat?
For very recently the Norwegian Government's research confirmed that there is no evidence that GM crops are not harmful for human consumption and therefore we should be extremely worried - 'No scientific evidence of GM food safety: Norwegian Govt Study' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/No-scientific-evidence-of-by-Nafeez-Ahmed-Food_Food-Agriculture-Org-FAO_Genetically-Modified-Food-GMO_Monsanto-150714-629.html . For GM crops will be allowed to be produced once the TTIP is signed.
Further in-depth reading can be found at - https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/no-scientific-evidence-of-gm-food-safety-a1c814d0f70c
Before the Norwegian 'independent' research the EU relaxed the EU crop spay regulations recently also so that carcinogenic US sprays can be used that cause future cancers in European people including Britain, for once the TTIP is signed, the 500 milion+ EU people will be fed crops sprayed with these insecticides and where health economists predict that due to this, an increase in cancer treatments of 200,000,000,000 EURO over a 10-year period will ensue across the EU (a lot of people dying of course) - ' EU To Allow Carcinogenic Pesticides After TTIP Pressure from US' - http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/EU-To-Allow-Carcinogenic-Pesticides-After-TTIP-Pressure-from-US-20150522-0030.html
One can only conclude from the above that our politicians are not really bothered about the people's health and that the minority super-rich and corporations are calling all the shots. Therefore why do we really need politicians is the big question when they now harm us more than they protect us on the Altar of corporate power and profits?
For when it comes to ultimate control, less than a mere thousand people control the destiny of the USA as an example, and at their pleasure. For it's official now, as they even control the White House in reality, even before a new President is elected, no matter which Party gets into power. In this respect, in the USA things are not as they seem and where western media controlled by the top 1% wealthiest Americans, is suppressing the 'real' America of today. America has bought their political leaders before they even enter the White House and where the working poor, working class and middle class that accounts for 90% of the American people, have no say anymore in their country's future. Only the rich and powerful have any real say.
'Twenty-First-Century Fascism: Private Military Companies in Service to the Transnational Capitalist Class' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Twenty-First-Century-Fasci-by-Peter-Phillips-ASHCROFT_Bilderberger_Billionaires_Capitalism-151021-227.html
Indeed the article by investigative journalists at the New York times released on 10 October 2015 makes this perfectly clear For just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House. - http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/11/us/politics/2016-presidential-election-super-pac-donors.html?emc=edit_na_20151010&ref=headline&_r=0
The 'Real' reason why the USA is pressing forcefully for the TTIP...is to save its own skin and the US government will do anything to prevent bankruptcy and decline of their rich.
One of the real problems with the TTIP amongst other things, is that we shall end up adopting lower standards in health/food et al, the US standards.
But one can say without a shadow of doubt, that the overriding reason that the USA is pushing for these trade treaties is because it is in deep financial trouble and why they are trying to get out of this at the expense of the EU and the far-east (TTP) - the only way for them. Indeed leading international economists have undertaken an in-depth analysis of the total debt/fiscal gap of the USA and the fiscal gap is not US$18 trillion, but an unsustainable and unpayable fiscal 'gap' of US$222 Trillion in 2012 (now of course greater). Therefore the USA is in deep doo-doo and they see these massive trade agreements as their 'only' way to get out of their unprecedented economic troubles and where they will rob Peter to pay Paul to try and get them out of their enormous debt problems. The EU will therefore suffer long-term as they will become a party to this vast debt burden as partners and the word Partnership is significant in the TTIP. For the US will drag the EU down in the process in an attempt to pay down their colossal debt mountain. We are literally being used as fools by the Americans.
'TTIP and climate talks -- how big polluters are hijacking the world's climate future' - https://action.sumofus.org/a/ttip-climate-video/?akid=15892.8742958.Mvqm8i&rd=1&t=1
'Cancer Capitalism' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Cancer-Capitalism-by-Mark-Taliano-Bailout_Capitalism-Over-Humanity_Finance_Finance-151024-207.html
Indeed I cannot understand why US and EU politicians don't do their homework and see the 'real' reason to why the USA and EU elites want these massive treaties that combined locks-in around 50% of the global economic turnover) and where they are not for the well-being of the 500 million+ EU citizens and 300 million+ US citizens, but for their own ends to survive ultimately. It is a strategy therefore for survival in essence and the EU have been sold the TTIP on totally false pretences that will not be of economic benefit for the EU and US citizens long-term. Indeed with massive outsourcing to the low-cost labour economies, millions of US and EU citizens will lose their jobs as this is the way that globalised capitalism works, making those in western nations on higher wages lose their jobs for US & EU corporate profits. For these massive corporations and super-rich have no empathy at all for the people in reality and only exist for their rich shareholders. Unfortunately a truth of the first order.
For the EU according to some leading economists again is being hoodwinked by the US and we shall pay dearly for this inept understanding by the EU parliament. That is why I state the people will be absolutely astounded and will most probably rise up over the next 2/3-decades when most is out in the open after the TTIP is signed up to. Indeed a former US secretary-of-state for Labor under Clinton estimates that 3 million jobs will go from the EU to low-cost economies over time once the TTIP is signed, as the corporations out-source across the world.
For if the TTIP succeeds, the consequences for the people of the EU will be catastrophic and far worse than the effects of WW2, as the ramifications brought about subtly over time by the TTIP, will be in perpetuity as the treaty is 'irrevocable - a sheer long term recipe for revolutions based upon historical facts, as no-one can stand hardship and oppression long-term and what the TTIP will bring to the table. The problem that the EU has once it finds out that it has been hoodwinked by the Americans, is that they have the military might to back up anything and the EU will have to accept the consequences. I am not saying that the US will take military action, but ultimately the EU knows it has and therefore will always be in the driving seat when it comes to trade disputes with the TTIP.
But, the USA will also bankrupt the EU and its people in the process of paying off their fiscal gap of US$222 Trillion, leaving China et al in control of the world order eventually, unless the USA starts to throw nuclear weapons around and then we are all done for - 'Western Government's Death Wish for Their People - Government does not protect the people anymore as corporate profits are far more important than human life and long-term health' - http://worldinnovationfoundation.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/western-governments-death-wish-for.html
Stop Press - Cameron Forced to put in the Queen's Speech or suffer defeat in parliament if he did not exclude the NHS from the TTIP trade negotiationsCameron was forced to include a clause yesterday (19.05.16) so that the NHS was excluded in the TTIP negotiations. This should tell everyone that he is working for the corporations, as the TTIP is a corporate treaty in reality and why should he have had to be forced to do this if the TTIP is so good for the people?
But he is having to do this under duress. Unfortunately for the NHS this will not stop the EU from privatising the NHS over a relatively short period of time when we have signed to stay in the EU and where because the TTIP makes it clear that 'MONOPOLIES' cannot exist, the EU will demand that the NHS is privatised.
And Britain will not be able to do a single thing against this, as we would then be trapped inside an all-powerful EU and under their total control. Don't believe me, return here in a mere 10 years time to see that all the above has unfortunately come true if we stay in the EU. For only by voting OUT can the NHS be saved and that is ultimately the truth.
I just wish people would wake up to the reality of the EU and where we shall definitely not be able to save the NHS and anything else for that matter that we cherish so much, once we sign to stay in the EU. For this time it will be forever.
Dr David Hill
World Innovation Foundation
30 August 2014
(updated 22 October 2019 - change of images only)
Welcome to 'Planet Hell' in a Generation
COP21 (combating Climate Change - The Agreement, Paris, 2015) - Welcome to Planet Hell, starting in earnest with the next generation, as all 'Trade Agreements' are exempt and where trade is the greatest polluter. COP21 was therefore totally hot air and nothing more. Indeed it is now guaranteed that our planet will and be sequentially destroyed on the altar of global corporation profits - Fact not Fiction and our political elites are selling the world's people down the river for their own personal financial wellbeing.
'Japan will not sacrifice growth in combating climate change: Prime Minister Abe' - http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Japan-will-not-sacrifice-growth-in-combating-climate-change-Abe
'House (US House of Representatives) backs bill to exclude climate change from trade deals' - http://wtop.com/politics/2015/12/house-backs-bill-to-bar-climate-change-from-trade-deals/
'Leaked EU 'internal' document shows that the Climate Change Agreement in Paris does not include the massive trade deals (TTIP et al) and ordered by the EU - consequently COP21 is a total lie in addressing any meaningful reductions in climate change - http://media.waronwant.org/sites/default/files/EU%20TPC%20document%20for%20COP21.pdf?_ga=1.88612568.299136426.1448098872
'Trade policy – Europe’s ugly face in Paris?' - https://stop-ttip.org/blog/trade-policy-europes-ugly-face-in-paris/
'There is no EU solution to climate change as long as TTIP exists' - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/there-is-no-eu-solution-to-climate-change-as-long-as-ttip-exists-a6763641.html
'TTIP and Climate Change: Low economic benefits, real climate risks' - https://www.iisd.org/itn/2015/12/01/ttip-and-climate-change-low-economic-benefits-real-climate-risks/
'"Leaked TTIP Document shows EU hypocrisy at COP21" - http://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/37656
'How investor rights in EU trade deals sabotage the fight for energy transition' - http://corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/pollutersparadise.pdf
'TTIP and climate talks -- how big polluters are hijacking the world's climate future' - https://action.sumofus.org/a/ttip-climate-video/?akid=15892.8742958.Mvqm8i&rd=1&t=1
'Entirely the wrong decision on climate change in Paris' - http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/energy-environment/entirely-the-wrong-decision-on-climate-change-in-paris/
Clearly our political leaders are insanely destroying all our futures with allowing such trade treaties as TTIP to exist and to take charge of all EU-USA trade, thereby undermining completely any attempt to control climate change. That is why COP21 is a welcoming card to Planet Hell without doubt and the destroyer of worlds is TTIP.
'US fiscal gap is now $222 Trillion dollars, a $11 Trillion dollar increase from last year! MARKET TICKER' - http://investmentwatchblog.com/us-fiscal-gap-is-now-222-trillion-dollars-a-11-trillion-dollar-increase-from-last-year-market-ticker/
You Tube (five of countless) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU8SsEtFvds
Rule By The Corporations: The TTIP, The Corporate Empowerment Act' - http://www.globalresearch.ca/rule-by-the-corporations-the-ttip-the-corporate-empowerment-act/5452726
'New Study Shows Dangers of Trade Agreements that Help Corporations Sue Governments - http://triplecrisis.com/new-study-shows-dangers-of-trade-agreements-that-help-corporations-sue-governments/
'The European Union ( EU ) is a long-term ‘Disaster’ waiting to happen over the next two-decades and therefore why should we the people pay for an ultimately failing system - especially when there is no accountability and the costs are astronomical and rising?' - http://worldinnovationfoundation.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/the-european-union-eu-is-long-term.html
'Corporate Psychopaths, Transcript of Interview with Clive Boddy, Author, part 1' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Corporate-Psychopaths-Tra-by-Rob-Kall-130727-402.html
'Corporate Psychopaths and Bullies, Transcript of Interview with Clive Boddy, Author, part 2' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Corporate-Psychopaths-and-by-Rob-Kall-130727-614.html
'Chomsky Talks about Psychopaths and Sociopaths' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Chomsky-Talks-about-Psych-by-Rob-Kall-Corporations_Health-Mental-Sociopath-Narcissism_Narcissism_Psychopath-140215-378.html
'Who Are the Enemies of Democracy?' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_rob_kall_060219_who_are_the_enemies_.htm
'Corporatism is Killing America' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Corporatism-is-Killing-Ame-by-Rob-Kall-120819-348.html
'World War Three Is Under Way and YOU Are the Enemy' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/World-War-Three-Is-Under-W-by-Rob-Kall-110706-550.html
'Rob Kall: Traitors and Heroes/Traitors as Heroes' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_rob_kall_060827_traitors_and_heroes_2f.htm
'Calling Out and Challenging Evil... While We Still Can' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Calling-Out-and-Challengin-by-Rob-Kall-121003-737.html
'Made In America; Real Monsters-- Corporate Personhood' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Made-In-America-Real-Mons-by-Rob-Kall-110501-620.html
'The War Against Humanity; Targeting the Real Axis of Evil' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_rob_kall_071229_the_war_against_huma.htm
What you should know about the 'Gates Foundation' and Others, and how they manipulate the system to their own ends and predominantly unknown to the people - indeed they are not the so-called good guys that they make out to be - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Privatized-Ebola-by-Margaret-Kimberley-Bill-Gates_Bottom-up-Top-Down_Ebola_Philanthropy-Giving-141016-114.html
'The Government Problem' (24 December 2014) - http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Government-Problem-by-Robert-Reich-Government-Crime_Government-Takeover_Legislation_Money-141224-359.html
'The Billionaire Sentenced to Five Years in Prison' (25 December 2014) - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Billionaire-Sentenced-to-F-by-Rob-Kall-Billionaires_Corporate-Personhood_Hong-Kong-141225-388.html
The Mindset of some of our political elite - Read about Establishment 'Paedophiles' including our political leaders.
Who would have thought that the list would include Blair and Brown - http://www.seancopland.com/articles/sex_offenders_register_free_online_search.html
Read what the longest serving veteran US Senator in American history has to say about the 'cancer' that is destroying America's way of life and the backbone of their nation, the middle-class, who have lost the most and will continue to do so under the present economic values. Also added to this what others have to say including Richard Reich, former United States Secretary of Labor.
'American's Real Struggle-- Against Billionaire Oligarchy' (2015) by US Senator Bernie Sanders - http://www.opednews.com/articles/American-s-Real-Struggle--by-Bernie-Sanders-Billionaires_Oligarchy_Real-Democracy-150209-894.html
And also about the effects that the TTP (Trans Pacific Partnership) will wreak havoc on future America - 'This is what corporatocracy looks like!: Trading US Democracy for Corporate Profits with TPP' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/This-is-what-corporatocrac-by-Dave-Lindorff-Corporate-Corruption-Crime_Corporate-Rule_Corporatocracy_Democracy-150215-572.html
'How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1 Percent and Bust the Rest' - http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/how_trade_deals_boost_the_top_1_percent_and_bust_the_rest_20150217?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+Truthdig+Truthdig%253A+Drilling+Beneath+the+Headlines
A forerunner of the TTIP (and TPP, the USA-Asia Pacific equivalent) and what is happening to other so-called 'free trade agreements' (government's being sued and taxpayer's paying out to corporations through NAFTA, CAFTA etc), can be viewed in the article 'The TPP - A Sampling of What to Expect' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-TPP--A-Sampling-of-Wh-by-Dennis-Kaiser-Agreements_Corporations_Corporations_Democracy-150526-108.html