Under TPP, the power of international investors will be ABSOLUTE—and ObamaCo has lied and lied about it

By EA Dyson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, WikiLeaks released draft text of the all-important investment chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. A Friends of the Earth analysis of the leaked TPP investment chapter text shows that the U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and the White House have been misrepresenting the implications of TPP investment provisions, saying that the TPP provisions for investor-state dispute resolution are similar to U.S. constitutional standards (as when the state highway department takes a family’s backyard for a road expansion and must pay them just compensation).  In fact, the TPP investment chapter text exposed by WikiLeaks departs significantly from U.S. constitutional standards.

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