The TPP Will Give Us Corporate Nationhood

| Resistance Report

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After years of secret talks, the United States and 11 other nations announced Monday that they’d reached agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. It’s been called NAFTA on steroids, and is viewed as a Trojan horse to usher in a global corporate coup. Because if you think the concept of corporate personhood is bad news, the TPP only strengthens the legal framework for corporate nationhood.

Acronym TV host Dennis Trainor, Jr. talks with Kevin Zeese about the battle to defeat the TPP, Hillary Clinton’s reversal on the deal, and the long trail of lies told by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.

Also interviewed for this segment is Rep. Alan Grayson.

Kevin Zeese is co-director of and It’s Our Economy, an organization that advocates democratizing the economy. He’s also an attorney who is one of the original organizers of the National Occupation of Washington, DC, in fall 2011. He has been active in independent and third party political campaigns, including for state legislative offices in Maryland, governor of California and U.S. president, where he served as press secretary and spokesperson for Ralph Nader in 2004. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006 and was the only person ever nominated by the Green Party, Libertarian Party and Populist Party.

U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson is a Democrat serving Florida’s 9th District. Grayson previously represented Florida’s 8th District in the 111th Congress, and currently serves on two House Committees: Foreign Affairs and Science, Space, and Technology. For the Foreign Affairs Committee, Grayson serves on the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee and the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee. For Science, Space, and Technology, he serves on the Energy and Environment Subcommittees.