They just won’t stop with this crap. WHEN are we going to kill the corporation???? We need a revolution. A real one, not another Occupy.
The proposed new 50-nation Trade in Services Agreement now being negotiated is the latest in a series of proposals in create international structures to lock in corporate agendas and neutralize government regulation. It would, among other things, prevent municipal governments that privatized public services from taking them back if privatization didn’t work out.
I learned about TISA through a report published by two Canadian academics, Scott Sinclair of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Hadrian Mertini-Kirkward of the Institute for Political Economy of Carleton University, and commissioned by Public Services International, an international federation of public sector trade unions. What follows is based on their report.
Formal TISA negotiations began early in 2013, and negotiators hope they can finish up by the end of 2014. There’s a round of negotiations now going on in Geneva. The Chinese government reportedly wants to join, but the U.S. representatives aren’t sure the…
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