Episode 18: The TPPA – Another Stupid “Free” Trade Agreement

Posted: December 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
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You can download this episode on MediaFire here.

This episode covers the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which is a corporate power tool of the 1% that has problems such as secrecy and a lack of transparency, and has also been linked to U.S. interests. On this show we have a great interview with journalist, lawyer and activist Edward Miller live from a rally against the TPPA in Aotearoa (New Zealand), where the TPPA negotiations are taking place. Unfortunately there was police brutality at this rally – see here for an update on this brutality that we didn’t cover on the show. We also discuss free movement for money rather than people and neoliberal globalisation generally. There is some discussion on environmental issues including: 4 degrees of global warming, art for the environment, buying junk at Christmas time, the environmental impact of internet use, ecosearch.org, envirosearch.org and The Species Barrier podcast. Other issues covered are the social benefits of libraries (email the author at rwil2924@uni.sydney.edu.au for a copy of this article), speciesism, Caitlin Moran’s idiotic comment and intersectionality (this time on the links between different forms of oppression amongst humans).

Book Recommendation:

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Clips:

Leftover Crack ‘Super Tuesday’, CNNNN ‘Series 1, Episode 2’, Noam ChomskyDiscussion on Globalization’, It’s Our Future ‘What is the TPPA?’, Interview with Edward Miller on Perth Indymedia – conducted by Karun Cowper from Occupy Perth and Perth Indymedia, CNNNNAustin PowersPeep Show ‘Series 3, Episode 1’, Leftover Crack ‘Gay Rude Boys Unite’.

Comments
  1. […] for Australia and many other countries. To find out more about this agreement, listen to our 18th episode and RTRFM Indymedia (9/9/2013 episode). We also give a farewell to Kevin Rudd, mention that someone […]

  2. […] and Labor not giving their preferences to the Greens, Scott Ludlam speaking out against the TPP agreement, and arguments for and against voting (see episode 36, part 2 for more on this). You can view our […]

  3. […] focusing mainly on a failure to address the structural causes of poverty, such as capitalism and neoliberal institutions like the International Monetary […]

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