The Massive Corporate Power Grab You're Not Supposed To Know About

Despite attempts to conceal its contents from the public, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a massive proposed free trade deal between the United States and a block of Pacific Rim countries — has everyone from global health experts to open Internet advocates up in arms. Here's what they're all so angry about.

Video by yours truly for Represent.Us. You can also like Represent.Us on Facebook for more tales of money, politics, and corruption. Legislation to fast track the TPP is currently pending before Congress RIGHT NOW. If you'd like to pitch in to help stop the TPP, check out the action page and use Fight for the Future's toolkit to call your member of Congress. If you'd like to learn more about what's in the TPP, check out this excellent guide by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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