Today on Your Call: What is in the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade agreement?

Nov 19, 2013

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the highly secretive, multi-national trade agreement between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations. WikiLeaks has released a chapter focusing on patents, the medical establishment, and a whole section devoted to copyright and trademark issues. Why does Trans Pacific Partnership agreement matter? And how is it going to impact you? Join the conversation and call in with your question with Matt Martin and you.


Vinod Aggarwal, professor of political science at UC Berkeley

Maira Sutton, global policy analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Ben Beachy, research director with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Web Resources:

NY Times: Obama’s Covert Trade Deal

Public Citizen: Eyes on Trade

EFF: TPP Leak Confirms the Worst: US Negotiators Still Trying to Trade Away Internet Freedoms

Washington Post: The United States is isolated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

The Guardian: WikiLeaks publishes secret draft chapter of Trans-Pacific Partnership