Seattle City Council Unanimously Opposes Fast-Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Bravely taking a principled stand on an issue over which they have absolutely no influence.

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What are they wasting their time on now?
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Been there, done that last week. :)
http://www.thestand.org/2015/03/bellingh…
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At long last; after 3 years of hanging gigantic banners over the border, freeways, buildings, running op-eds in the newspaper, demonstrating at our Congressional offices, teach-ins by Sierra Club and Occupy, resolutions passed by the State Dems, turning up in huge numbers to town hall meetings, this issue is getting a little traction. "Free trade" is about the free flow of capital across borders, not about preserving democracy or fair trade. Monsanto wants to monopolize your shopping cart after putting local organic farmers out of business. And they can do it through the investor-state dispute resolution system that allows them to sue your country for any regulation that interferes with their right to make a profit. Speak up/speak out on the local level.
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@4 diafros: Thank heaven there is still some hope.
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But, how many 'savvy' Americans & their global corporate associates are 'poised' to make windfall profits from their international cross investments & pre planned treaty 'arrangements' at the direct expense of the harmless non shareholders, ie. 95% - 99% of America, et al?
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While the good sales folks of Wall St. may prefer to tell their 'Enron-able' customers that were also the victims of 'The Preliminary Foray of The Wall St. Meltdown', et al, that it's just some Unions that are fighting back, how much of the Fighting Back of Unions against the Secret, Unethical & Anti-Democratic Arrangements of The Global Treaties' 'Death-Star-Chamber' Tribunals, can be understood in the context of the harmless NON Shareholders, including Union members, fighting to Survive (not 'thrive') Against the Uncaring, 'Profits at Any (body else's) Costs', SHAREHOLDERS & their Colluding, Global Corporate Leaders?
- Wall Street Journal, blog, Mar. 25, 2015

TPP & GLOBAL TREATIES;
Gain a political 'Smidge', Lose ('Hidden' & Secret Costs) a Lot; The NET EFFECT. How many Years will Paying Tribunals' Penalties Bush Back tour Retirement Date?
Global Corporate Economy Conniving to Get Harmless NON Shareholders to Pay Trillion$ in Court Costs, Punitive 'Penalties', etc.?
No Treaties = Corporations/SHAREHOLDERS pay for Their Own 'Mistakes'.

'Fast Tracking', TPP corp. 'U.S.'s' Feeble Attempt to Avoid Court; SHAREHOLDERS & NON Shareholders Await Supreme Court's Findings to Proceed.

How Many Preferred Shares of TPP, C-CIT, TTIP, CETA, et al, Generated Enterprises are You Selling your Right to Sue the Global Corporate Economy for? 'New' Shareholders Can Say 'NO' to & Over-Rule TPP, CETA, TTIP, et al, Plans?

Will corp.'USA' et al, & Feds to Prepay $Billions for All 'Trade' Treaty/'Arrangements', et al, Secret ('Death-Star-Chamber) Tribunals' Punitive Damages to Protect Home State's Taxpayers? Other States, Municipalities, et al, "...(we) need to control corp. USAs 'Contributions' “.

Undemocratic, Higher Taxes & More Cuts to Services to Pay Secret Penalties; NON Shareholders Have to Pay corporates USA, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Canada, et al, & their SHAREHOLDERS.

But, If Not PUTIN; 'The WHITE KNIGHT', then Who Do YOU Want to Bankroll the Saving of the harmless NON shareholders of the World from Fast Tracking TPP's, CETA's (TTIP) Secret 'Death-Star-Chamber' Tribunal Penalties?
Will China, Iran, the Muslim World, et al, Support Putin in Suits?
How about Warren Buffett, &/or, the 'coveted' Hong Kong investor, et al?

It will be good for, not only the NON shareholders of the enterprises that can be generated by the on-going global 'cooperation' of corporate treaties, agreements, partnerships, et al, including the Trans Pacific Partnership, the EU - Canada CETA, TTIP, the China - Canada Investment Treaty, et al,
but,
for the potential shareholders, as well,
who are quite interested to know if President Xi Jinping (China) will support Russia as a co-member of B.R.I.C.S. when President Putin uses his potential role as 'The White Knight'.

And, while President Putin's potential support as 'The WHITE KNIGHT' in the development of the TPP, et al, litigation below can dramatically off-set the hundreds of billions of dollars due to the present & future sanctions leveled by American led, et al, corporations & financial institutions via their governments' signing their global corporate economic treaties/'arrangements',
and the potential for making trillions of dollars for the Russian economy over the next 30 - 40 years & beyond,
are the citizens (SHAREHOLDERS & NON shareholders) of Germany & JAPAN just being prudent in wanting to wait for the outcome of:
1) The Submission to The SUPREME COURT of CANADA & the highest court in Germany, et al, to make their findings regarding 'The Submission':
'The SHAREHOLDERS & Corporations of AMERICA, CHINA, Japan, Germany, Canada, et al
v
the harmless Canadian NON shareholders, both; Native & non Native, et al'?
(see; davidehsmith.wordpress.com)
and

2) 'The MERKEL (Chancellor of Germany) Letter; To Sue, or, Be Sued?' ?
(see; davidehsmith.wordpress.com)

Have the federal representatives of the nations that are the potential signatories of TPP, TTIP, et al, willingly provided the NON shareholders of US, Canada, Europe, the Trans Pacific nations, et al, with the aforementioned information? Are the federal representatives, et al, depriving the NON shareholders of Canada, et al, of the due diligence information that enables the family of the NON shareholders of Canada, et al, to make informed decisions regarding their financial planning?

And, would a reasonable person conclude by a preponderance of the evidence, &/or, beyond a reasonable doubt, that these documents, et al, demonstrate that the SHAREHOLDERS of AMERICA, CANADA , the EU & Trans Pacific nations, et al, really do not care which NON shareholders pay them the punitive penalties, etc., by way of their secret ('Death-Star Chamber') TRIBUNALS, as long as its not the SHAREHOLDERS who pay & not their corporations regardless of which country the corporations:
1) operating from,
2) maintain their headquarters,
3) use to do their cyber banking, accounting, 'taxation', etc.
&
4) et al?

And, re; the CHINA – Canada Investment Treaty (C-CIT), et al, is it understandable why the 'coveted' Hong Kong investor & his associates are 'concerned' with the aforementioned findings of The SUPREME COURT of CANADA, et al, & the effects of the potential findings, et al, on the EU, AMERICA, the Trans Pacific nations, et al, treaties with CHINA, et al?

In regard to arms sales (and other 'contentious' products & services & investors, repatriating profits, et al) ; how about the sale of arms (non nuclear) in general in regard to the 'trade' treaties that are continuing to be secretly negotiated and how will the Tribunals, both; B.R.I.C.S. & non BRICS, adjudicate, decide & penalize the NON SHAREHOLDERS for the sale of legitimate, semi- legitimate & 'illegal' sales of arms within the signatories nations & the those of others, &/or, unaligned? Of particular, interest is China, which does have an treaty with Canada, which puts China 'at odds' with other arms manufacturing & nuclear powers that it (China) does not have any 'arrangements' with.
Are these types of questions that your politicians & the corporate lobbyists calls 'forget-me-nots' ('Buyer Beware') that will be (maybe) worked out after the fast tracked signatures are obtained?

And, what do you think is the significance of the line in The Submission to The Supreme Court of Canada '...And, lest one forgets that the revelation of the present perilous international treaties/'arrangements' began with the regard for the rights of Native Canadians as per the Treaties/'arrangements' that corporate Canada & the Government of Canada have 'foisted' upon Native Canadians...'? What are the various ways that this line will cost the SHAREHOLDERS, et al?

On the other hand, it may be worth repeating yet again,
'What the TREATY of VERSAILLES was to the 20th century PALES in COMPARISON to the TPP, CETA, C-CIT, NAFTA, et al, in the 21st'.

And, how will YOUR submission to YOUR highest court IMPROVE upon The Submission that is presently before The Supreme Court of Canada?

David E.H. Smith
- Researcher
- 'Qui tam...'
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Also see; 'SECRET TPPartnership, CETA & C-CIT TRIBUNALS are INSIDER TRADING... '
at
davidehsmith.wordpress.com
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Please consider sharing the enclosed information & questions with 10 members of your family, friends, associates in order that they can use the due diligence info to make more informed decision about their families' financial planning, & then they can share it with 10 others...
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For more Information & Questions re; The Relationship between Human (Nature) Rights & Economics by way of the C-CI Treaty, the CET Agreement, TPP, et al, and The WAD Accord
&
List of RECENT ARTICLES, LETTERS & NOTIFICATIONS by DEHS,
see; davidehsmith.wordpress.com
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BRAVO Seattle!!!
I wrote to the New York Times two days ago... "The Secret economic global negotiations going on at this time create an uninformed and passive citizenry. They obstruct civic capacity for making informed judgements and decisions, in service of our effective self-governance. They reduce our capacity to protect the interests of people, families, communities and nature. As Alvin Toffler once told me, in a complex world, we need an intelligent citizenry for Participatory Democracy. Transparency International should investigate the Secret economic negotiations that buy political influence, affecting local governments and community resources. Town Attorneys have no idea how the treaties will impact their communities. Environmental progress can be nullified by international corporate suits. Please continue to expose this."

I need a linkage with people in Seattle who organized this... I live on Long Island... I called our two Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and left messages... their people didn't call me back... they will fall in line behind President Obama... Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, where I live, has a powerful Democratic County Executive who may also fall in line... so the Democratic Town Attorneys, Town Councils and Supervisors in the County will be afraid to support this because the Corporate Democratic party will hurt them...
- Sanford Hinden
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Why would we let 600 corporate lobbyists spend 5 years whispering into our negotiators ears, while Congress, civil society and our entire democratic process are kept out of the process? Really. What do you expect the final result to look like?