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    WikiLeaks releases documents related to controversial US trade pact

    Document dump regarding Trade in Services Agreement comes day after organization put $100,000 bounty on documents from series of US trade treaties

    WikiLeaks on Wednesday released 17 different documents related to the Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa), a controversial pact currently being hashed out between the US and 23 other countries most of them in Europe and South America.

    The document dump comes at a tense moment in the negotiations over a series of trade deals. President Barack Obama has clashed with his own party over the deals as critics have worried about the impact on jobs and civil liberties.
    On Tuesday, WikiLeaks put a $100,000 bounty on documents relating to the alphabet soup of trade treaties currently being negotiated between the US and the rest of the world, particularly the controversial Trans-Pacific trade agreement (TPP). The offer, announced yesterday, has already raised more than $33,000.


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    It should not take a pro-transparency group leaking trade agreement/negotiations document to reveal what is happening with these negotiations/agreements. The public at large has a right to know whats going on, and how these possible agreements will affect them. Thank you again Wikileaks.
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    Re: WikiLeaks releases documents related to controversial US trade pact

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: WikiLeaks releases documents related to controversial US trade pact
    It should not take a pro-transparency group leaking trade agreement/negotiations document to reveal what is happening with these negotiations/agreements. The public at large has a right to know whats going on, and how these possible agreements will affect them. Thank you again Wikileaks. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    You're right, it shouldn't take this for us to know. But I'm glad that Wiki is out there doing this service.
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    Re: WikiLeaks releases documents related to controversial US trade pact

    We citizens only need to be protected from our government. Correct me if I'm wrong, but any secret that is kept by the government in peace time, particularly pertaining to the economy is bad.

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    Re: WikiLeaks releases documents related to controversial US trade pact

    We don't need to be privy to the actual negotiations.

    We do need to be able to see what the negotiators decide to bring before our officials--the final suggestion so to speak.
    I may be wrong.

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