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A Secret Trade Deal So Outrageous That Congress Isn't Even Allowed To Talk About It Publicly

"One part of the TPP that shows why negotiators want to minimize public awareness of the agreement consists of provisions giving corporations the right – as is the case under the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) – to directly sue governments for regulations that infringe upon their profits or potential profits."


This transatlantic trade deal is a full-frontal assault on democracy | George Monbiot

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Protests in Germany against transatlantic TTIP and Ceta trade deals

Protests in Germany against transatlantic TTIP and CETA trade deals - BBC News

Colonialism in Africa and the Slave Trade: Look! We're Learning!


Crash Course - The Atlantic Slave Trade -- In which John Green teaches you about one of the least funny subjects in history: slavery. John investigates when and where slavery originated, how it changed over the centuries, and how Europeans and colonists in the Americas arrived at the idea that people could own other people based on skin color.


Thousands of people demonstrate against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in the centre of Brussels, Belgium September 20, 2016. © Eric Vidal


Triangular Trade was a form part of a three-legged trade network. On the first leg, merchant ships bought good to Africa to be traded for slaves. On the second leg (Middle Passage) the slaves were transported to the West Indies. On the final leg, these products were shipped to Europe or European colonies in the Americas.


Cameron and Obama, south lawn, White House--------------- This transatlantic trade deal is a full-frontal assault on democracy George Monbiot

‘TTIP appears to be dead. People power wins. For now.’ The transatlantic trade deal TTIP may be dead, but something even worse is coming, by George Monbiot in the Guardian, 6 Sept 2016; Governments and corporate lobbyists keep inventing new ways to embed privatisation and circumvent democracy – in this case, the Canada-EU deal

The lies behind this transatlantic trade deal - Plans to create an EU-US single market will allow corporations to sue governments using secretive panels, bypassing courts and parliaments