Nov 16, 2013
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international treaty being negotiated in almost total secrecy by the United States and eleven other nations. This week, Wikileaks published one of the twenty-nine chapters, the chapter on Intellectual Property. In this episode, we highlight the details of the patent and copyright laws contained in the leaked TPP chapter and then we quickly look at the bills that passed the House of Representatives this week.
Music in This Episode Intro and Exit Music: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio) The English and Japanese versions of "Lets Stop the TPP" produced by Consumers International. I Don't Need a Doctor by David Pannozzo (found on Music Alley by mevio) Links to Information in This Episode The leaked chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released on November 13, 2013 by Wikileaks .
CD052: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
Genetically modified corn has pesticides in the corn itself
Aereo gives you access to basic cable stations for about $8/month (if available in your city). S. 252: PREEMIE Reauthorization Act
S. 330: "HIV Organ Policy Equity Act"
S. 893: "Veteran's Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013"
H.R. 2922: Supreme Court Security
H.R. 982: "Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013"
H.R. 2655: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013
H.R. 3350: Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013
Presidential Message to Congress: Continuation of the National Emergency in Respect to Iran