It is interesting to dissect which governments and nation states are simply vassals of Washington hegemony, and which actually put their people and priorities first. Earlier this week a German court ruled that a major provision within the TTIP is without cause because corporations shouldn’t have, and don’t need a separate non-sovereign court system to mediate over financial disputes between companies and governments. But on the other side of the pond, countries residing under U.S. dominion as Pacific Rim economies met in New Zealand and happily signed away their own sovereignty by agreeing to the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The TPP is a trade agreement which was written under the cloak of secrecy, and carries with it new and powerful tools to allow corporations to stand outside the authority of nations and borders, and to even be allowed to sue a country if that government enacts policies that might cause fiduciary harm to those corporations.
In response to this, thousands of people in New Zealand protested the signing of this agreement.