Saturday, June 21, 2014

PSI Special Report on TISA

From TISA vs Public Services
"There is a virtual alphabet soup of new trade and investment agreements under negotiation – the TPP, TTIP, CETA, PA, TISA and more. Despite the bewildering array of acronyms, all of these negotiations tend to pursue a similar, corporate-driven agenda. Each agreement becomes the floor for the next, in a state of perpetual negotiation and re-negotiation. Hard-won exceptions to protect public services or insulate financial services regulations from investor-state challenge, for example, become targets for elimination in the next set of talks. Moreover, this frenzy of negotiating activity remains cloaked in a veil of secrecy......With a stroke of pen, a single neo-liberal government can essentially lock all future governments into a policy straight-jacket " 
More on TISA from Yves Smith

No comments: