Watchdogs push for more transparency in Pacific free trade deal
- Year: 2012
- Length: 4:33 minutes (4.17 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
The US and eight other countries are inching closer to a sweeping free trade agreement in the Asia Pacific region that covers intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and more. But opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are pushing back, saying the deal would boost corporate power at the expense of jobs, human health and the environment. Activists disrupted the negotiations in Dallas, Texas this past weekend to draw attention to their concerns, and say they’ll continue to fight the agreement all the way to the halls of Congress. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein reports.