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:
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.