Documents released by wikileaks confirm the beliefs and criticisms of the TPP by millions of voices around the globe. If the TPP is passed it will most certainly give even more power to the pharmaceutical industry and they will specifically seek to destroy national healthcare programs in any nation who has one. Here is an excerpt from the beginning of WikiLeaks expose on the Health Annex portion of the TPP, ”
Today, Wednesday 10 June 2015, WikiLeaks publishes the Healthcare Annex to the secret draft “Transparency” Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), along with each country’s negotiating position. The Healthcare Annex seeks to regulate state schemes for medicines and medical devices. It forces healthcare authorities to give big pharmaceutical companies more information about national decisions on public access to medicine, and grants corporations greater powers to challenge decisions they perceive as harmful to their interests.
Expert policy analysis, published by WikiLeaks today, shows that the Annex appears to be designed to cripple New Zealand’s strong public healthcare programme and to inhibit the adoption of similar programmes in developing countries. The Annex will also tie the hands of the US Congress in its ability to pursue reforms of the Medicare programme.”
Is anyone surprised? No, I don’t think so. It has become public knowledge that Big Pharma won’t be satisfied until none of us can afford the drugs they produce at astronomical profit rates or until we are all enslaved by debt or insurance premiums to be good little, law abiding model citizens who keep on consuming and are manipulated to think they have no voice or power. A culture of hopelessness is spreading it’s gloom and sense of apathetic acceptance. . Hopeless people don’t rock the boat. WikiLeaks feeds the public with hefty servings of hope almost as if they are passing out plates filled with truth to a hungry, starving global community.
Secrets never serve the interests of the people or the environment. Conversely, any time that corporations team up with any government official or agency, you can be certain that they are not conspiring to benefit society in some way. Any positive contributions they make are big news and get plenty of media attention. I am not saying that ALL corporations are evil giants preying upon The Earth and her inhabitants but I think the good ones are few and far between when the big picture is taken into consideration. Once upon a time, long, long ago, corporations were issued a charter authorizing them to do business with the stipulation that they present a clear benefit for the public good. More on that subject to follow….
To view the entire wikileaks post about the Health Annex of the TPP, you can go to this site: