United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk is this week in Singapore conducting trade negoations on behalf of President Obama. These Uber secret meetings have been occuring since 2002 with US participation since 2010.
Anti-globalization advocates accuse the TPP of going far beyond the realm of tariff reduction and trade promotion, granting unprecedented power to corporations and infringing upon consumer, labor, and environmental interests
One widely republished article claims the TPP is "a wish list of the 1%" and that "of the 26 chapters under negotiation, only a few have to do directly with trade. The other chapters enshrine new rights and privileges for major corporations while weakening the power of nation states to oppose them
USTR Kirk has been challenged by many to make the details of the meeting public and accused of lack of transparency and that the US citizens should be kept informed of US trade negotiations.
Do we the citizens have a right to know what is being proposed?
What do we know ....