"Medicine prices will rise as Big Pharma [pharmaceuticals industry] gets more power to monopolize markets. Small farmers will suffer from unfair competition with industrial scale agribusiness. No wonder this has been agreed in secret," Dearden said Monday.
Dearden added that portions of the deal leaked online detail methods in which large multinational corporations could sidestep and, in some cases outright ignore, the laws of a sovereign nation in the interests of shareholder profit.
Uncertain implications for workers’ rights, employment, copyrights, sovereignty and the environment have drawn heavy criticism to the TPP from many members of government, as well as labor unions and watchdogs.
Global Justice Now, based in London, England, is a publicly-funded social justice organization seeking a just and equal world, according to the group’s website.