Power Point Presentation on “Corporate Globalization, Corporate Power, Free Trade, Mega Trade Agreements and the Negative Impacts of TPP” by Janet M Eaton, PhD

This 60 slide educational power point presentation with photos, quotes, and references was created to provide background knowledge on corporate globalization, corporate power, and free trade agreements as context for understanding the mega-trade agreements like TPP, TTIP, CETA and TISA. It also provides specific knowledge on the nature and negative impacts of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). The power point concludes with information on the Canadian government’s promises to consult citizens and groups before ratifying the TPP and makes recommendations for influencing government and becoming engaged in government consultations on the TPP. Clickable links to video clips provide current audiovisual analysis of subjects covered in the presentation. Link to Power Point:

http://www.commonfrontiers.ca/Single_Page_Docs/PDF_Docs/Jan08_16-TPP-FINAL-PPT.pdf

Audiovisual Links include:

Video on Corporate Power:

Professor Susan George speaking on Shadow Sovereigns : How global Corporations are Seizing Power https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOrJqWMzpXM

Videos on Free Trade Agreements and Corporate Power

Free Trade 101 video from Common Frontiers [3 Min] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvdhZ04ElmY   Explanation of free trade and investor state agreements from perspective of a business executive -satirical

TheRealNews Days of Revolt: The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History With Chris Hedges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tRIFmhA7gs&feature=youtu.be In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and organizer Kevin Zeese break down the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after discussing corporate power.

Videos on TPP explained;

What is the TPP? (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Sierra Club US https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYm6nGCF46I

The TPP The Dirtiest Deal you’ve never heard of. [3 Min] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9ZFDpuiFUs  Australian perspective

Videos on ISDS

German TV documentary on ISDS Konzerne klagen – wir zahlen [Eng subtitles] 0-2 Min Intro / 2:00 – :11:00 min] Digby Neck ISDS case explained. https://youtu.be/YV2NZ9MQh0w?t=12m22s   [12 min to 18 min]

Dutch Documentary on ISDS: TTIP: Might is Right (VPRO Backlight) [49:16Min] https://youtu.be/YV2NZ9MQh0w?t=12m22s [12 min to 18 min]

https://youtu.be/j0LOwmwgkdA?t=14s Intro Gus

https://youtu.be/j0LOwmwgkdA?t=18m46s BITs whats w

Both Documentaries provide in depth interviews with Canadian International Investment Law Professor Gus Van Harten in unpacking the ISDS. The German film highlights the Nova Scotia, Digby Neck Quarry Bilcon case while the Dutch film highlights the Lone Pine Resources case against the Quebec decision to ban fracking among others.

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About janetmeaton10

* Janet M Eaton is an independent researcher, activist, public educator who has taught part-time in several Nova Scotia’s universities most recently at Acadia University in Political Science and Environment and Sustainability. She has served as a consultant to national NGOs , conducted workshops on Paradigms and Paradigm Shifts for provincial and municipal level governments ; has been a leader in the Environment and Peace Movements co-founding a white arm band campaign that went national to try to stop the war on Iraq, was head of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace where she served as a UN rep to the Women’s commission at the UN. She was Sierra Club Canada’s international rep on Water privatization and Corporate Accountability attending the World Social Forum in Brazil. In 2006- 7 she served as Trade Critic in he shadow cabinet of the Green Party of Canada. She is presently the Trade & Environment critic for Sierra Club Canada as well as their rep on the national Trade Justice Network opposing Free Trade Agreements, and Common Frontiers that works in solidarity with South American social democratic countries. She was also a founding board member of the Nova Scotia Food Policy Council. She considers herself a systemic change agent and has recently completed a 12 week intensive online course for "Agents of Conscious Evolution" to become a leader in the field of evolutionary systems theory and is working on a book : Beyond Collapse: Reframing our World. Janet has a PhD in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University but for more than a decade has been involved with the anti-corporate globalization movement and researching and teaching about political and economic failures and alternatives. Before that she worked in the field of Community Education and Community Economic Development at Dalhousie University and before that a number of other things including marine biology. She has two daughters, one an endangered species biologist with Environment Canada and the other an artist and teacher and four grandchildren.
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