Posted September 28, 2018 09:06:07 It is an increasingly urgent moment.
With the US presidential election on November 8, deaf activists are preparing for a critical election that could determine whether the world goes back to the same old failed system of political and economic governance that has been the world system since the 19th century.
Former US President Donald Trump, a staunch opponent of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, has been an outspoken supporter of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – a massive transatlantic trade deal that is being negotiated between the US, the EU and the European Union.
“TTIP is a very bad deal,” said Dr Andrew Fauci, an international rights lawyer who has written extensively about the trade agreement.
The TTIP deal would include the protection of the rights of countries like Australia, the US and Japan to sue governments and national corporations over violations of their domestic laws. “
The fact that it has been negotiated in secret with no public debate, no consultation with civil society groups and a secretive committee set up to rubber stamp the deal makes it even more dangerous.”
The TTIP deal would include the protection of the rights of countries like Australia, the US and Japan to sue governments and national corporations over violations of their domestic laws.
The deal would also enable US corporations to sue countries such as Vietnam, Singapore and India, claiming that the laws and policies of those countries were not in accordance with international human rights standards.
This week, Dr Faucei said the deal’s “unfair, illegal, unnecessary and detrimental” provisions would have a chilling effect on international trade.
In his book, The Great Divergence, which has been called “a great work of social and political history”, he described the TTIP as “the most dangerous trade agreement of our time” because of the trade deals that it will have on domestic laws, the rights and civil liberties of countries and their ability to defend their sovereignty.
Mr Trump has said he is concerned about the TTip and other trade agreements, saying they will allow corporations to bring lawsuits against governments for violating their citizens’ rights and would give the US an unfair advantage.
While Mr Trump has been largely supportive of the TPP and other international trade deals, the president-elect has also voiced concerns about the Transatlantic Trade and Development Partnership (Taft-Hartley) – the US trade deal with the European Economic Area.
Taft, which is currently being negotiated, would include more rights for people with disabilities, including the right to access healthcare.
TPP would also allow for the establishment of an “international regulatory regime to safeguard the rights, environment and social justice of all countries in the area” – a term that has become increasingly used to describe what the TTIF will be.
Currently, the world deals with two “trade regimes”, a global “trade regime” and an “environmental regime”.
The “trade” in these two terms is used to define what people with certain abilities and disabilities have the rights to enjoy in order to avoid discrimination or exclusion in their own countries.
However, in order for people to be able to enjoy a fair and equal deal, there must also be a “environment” to ensure that people with special needs and disabilities can live in a dignified way.
TTIP would essentially become the “environmentalist” system of trade negotiations that the US has been using for decades.
Professor Andrew Coughlan, a researcher with the University of Queensland’s Centre for International Law, said the TTIIP would be a massive transfer of power away from governments to corporations and international bodies, which would likely result in a loss of democratic accountability.
A TTIP could result in corporations becoming the “new owners” of government and other institutions.
Dr Coughlin said it would be “very difficult” for governments to fight back against the TTIs policies, which he described as “unnecessary, illegal and detrimental”.
“There will be a lot of pressure on governments to sign up,” Dr Coughlens comments.
“They’ll have to start signing up to whatever the new trade deal is.
And the new deal will likely be so bad, so awful that people will stop talking about it.”
Mr Faucesi said that despite Mr Trump’s support for the deal, he had already seen some positive signs for it.
For example, he said the TPP had led to “a lot of good things” in Australia and other countries, including a significant drop in crime.
According to the US Department of Commerce, the number of people with intellectual disabilities living in the US dropped from 9 per cent of the population in 2008 to just 1 per cent in 2017.
On the campaign trail, Mr Trump repeatedly said he would not sign the TTFP but he has also made a number of promises about the deal.
He promised to renegotiate