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Towards Fascism in Australia

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US Congressman John Hall warned that the nation could quickly descend into Fascism if more is not done to curb the influence of corporate money in politics.

Hall said, “I learned when I was in social studies class in school that corporate ownership or corporate control of government is called Fascism.

Well things are no different here in Australia.  We are facing corporate control of our government by Big Tobacco and we should be alarmed.

The Herald Sun reports:

Philip Morris wants a clause added to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), currently being negotiated, which would allow the company to sue the commonwealth for damages internationally.
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Associate Professor Thomas Faunce says Philip Morris has lobbied the United States Trade Representative regarding the TPPA
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“Such provisions grant investors covered by them a right to initiate dispute-settlement proceedings for damages in international arbitration proceedings against foreign governments…without having to first seek damages in domestic courts,” Professor Faunce writes in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia.

No doubt, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is being negotiated by Australian, New Zealand, and American diplomats. Isn’t this the stuff that Wikileaks is telling us about?  Once again, we see the United States interfering in the foreign affairs of other countries.

I agree … smoking is healthier than fascism.

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Written by Greg Naylor

16 January 2011 at 8:22 pm

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