I know— let’s take a subject many people would find boring like international trade agreements, and make a visually boring representation that is even more dull, to stir the masses.
Here’s the result:
Now that we have that out of our system, this is why we should all be watching this video anyway, and learning more about these two related trade agreements, the evil twins: TTIP and TPP.
If successfully passed in their present form, these agreements will impact the day to day lives of most U.S, European, and Asian citizens and likely influence trade to other nations, as well.
The Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) has been focused on global trade issues for 30 years. They have been one of the leading voices against globalization efforts that mostly benefit the multinational corporations at the public expense.
Imagine a race to the bottom where individual nations and local communities are powerless to restrict the flow of agricultural goods that are inferior and undermine local environmental standards and quality control measures. Both TTIP and TPP are being negotiated largely in secret and promise to do just that.
To learn more about these agreements and how attempts to circumvent the normal negotiation process are being orchestrated, visit the IATP Trade Secrets section of their site to find out more.
Thank you IATP for the work you do on our behalf.