It will contribute to the significant deceleration of the global neoliberal onslaught
Despite the first deeply disappointing signs of Donald Trump by forming a cabinet of plutocrats and former Goldman Sachs jackals, he finally made a positive move through signing for the US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
As globalnews.ca reports:
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a notice starting withdrawal from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Trump called the move “a great thing for the American workers.” It remains unclear if Trump would seek individual deals with the 11 other countries in the TPP, a group that includes Canada and represents roughly 13.5 per cent of the global economy, according to World Bank figures. Trump has blamed past trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization for a decline in U.S. factory jobs.
TPP is part of the international trade deals (TTIP, CETA, TiSA and TPP) which seal the definite domination of the corporate and banking mega-monsters over the states.
Across the Atlantic, we have seen over the last decades a massive transfer of power from the public to private interests, a push for economic and financial liberalisation, growing inequalities, poverty and environmental destructions. TTIP, CETA, TiSA and TPP are attempts to make these erroneous decisions irreversible.
While negotiations for these trade deals are taking place under complete secrecy, various document leaks have shown that these threaten democracy, public services, and social & environmental standards, and jeopardise small-scale quality farming, food and pharmaceutical standards, the indispensable energy transition, and the right and ability of people to change society for the better.
The beneficiaries of these agreements are the big corporations who designed and lobbied for them, not citizens.
It is very disappointing that governments have completely ignored the massive protests in Europe and elsewhere against those deals and continued the 'negotiations' with the lobbyists as planned.
It is possible that we have a multilevel internal war inside and outside the US between the big capital on the context of these international agreements and Trump is being used in this war.
It is also quite disappointing that a potential damage on TPP (and hopefully on the other agreements) is not coming from the power of the people whose voice has been completely ignored by the corrupted politicians. It comes because of the war between the big capital. And we had to wait someone like Donald Trump to make a first move against these agreements. This is really a sad moment where someone realizes how deeply democracy has been degenerated.
Nevertheless, the anti-neoliberal forces of the Left should grab the chance and take advantage of such actions like Trump's, to achieve more victories against these international agreements, until their final destruction.