Though president once railed against so-called "free trade" agreements, he has now become outspoken champion of secretive deals that critics call attack on democracy, workers, and the planet.
In May, an international trade agreement was signed that effectively serves as a kind of legal backbone for the restructuring of world markets. While the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) negotiations were not censored outright, they were barely mentioned in our media. This marginalization and secrecy was in stark contrast to the global historical importance of what was agreed upon - See more at: http://www.occupy.com/article/exposing-trade-services-agreement-free-pass-multinationals-run-wild#sthash.bgjkMqEL.dpuf
The eighth round of Trade in Services Agreement negotiations kicked off Sunday in Geneva, with negotiators planning to delve into market access offers and rules on financial services, telecommunications, domestic regulation and transparency, the EU has announced.”