Published on Oct 8, 2015
Think Corporate Personhood is Bad? The TPP Will Give Us Corporate Nationhood
An Interview with Kevin Zeese.
Earlier this week, after years of secret talks, the United States and 11 other Nations announced that they have reached agreement on the Trans-pacific partnership, or The TPP. It’s been called Nafta on steroids, a Trojan horse to usher in a global corporate coup, and if you think the concept of corporate personhood is bad news, the TPP seeks to strengthen the legal framework for corporate nationhood.
Acronym TV host talk 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, Rep. Alan Grayson.
Interview for this segment:
Kevin Zeese is co-director of PopularResistance.org and It’s Our Economy, an organization that advocates for democratizing the economy. He’s also an attorney who is one of the original organizers of the National Occupation of Washington, DC. 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.
Congressman Alan Grayson is a Democrat serving Florida’s 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Alan previously represented Florida’s 8th District in the 111th Congress. Alan currently serves on two House Committees: Foreign Affairs and Science, Space, and Technology. For the Foreign Affairs Committee, Alan serves on the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee and the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee. For Science, Space, and Technology, Alan serves on the Energy and Environment Subcommittees.