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Newly Released Text Even Worse Than We Thought
The finally public text reveals that the TPP would offshore more American jobs, lower our wages, flood us with unsafe imported food, raise the price of medicines and expose our laws to attack in foreign tribunals.
It is clearer than ever that the TPP might be a good deal for the multinational corporations that influenced the secret negotiations — but it is not a good deal for the rest of us.
#FallRising to Stop TPP, TTIP, & TiSA
Click here for a page of outreach materials for the action.
The United States is negotiating three massive international treaties–the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade-in-Services Agreement (TiSA). These deals are crafted in secret by multinational corporations and big bankers for their own benefit at our expense. They will expand global corporate rule, harming the planet and people everywhere, and destroying democracy.
By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org
November 5th, 2015
A mass mobilization in Washington, DC from November 14th to 18th has been announced to begin the next stage of the campaign to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP was made public 10 days from the actions.
The protest, co-sponsored by 59 organizations, is being spearheaded by Popular Resistance and Flush The TPP and includes environmental, human rights, labor, climate change and good government groups. They have been organizing this mobilization for months knowing that the TPP would be made public around this time.
Sign and share this petition to congressional leadership opposing the TPP.
Posted on Nov 6, 2015
By Chris Hedges
Rising up to stop the TPP is a far, far better investment of our time and energy than engaging in the empty political theater that passes for a presidential campaign.“The TPP creates a web of corporate laws that will dominate the global economy,” attorney Kevin Zeese of the group Popular Resistance, which has mounted a long fight against the trade agreement, told me from Baltimore by telephone. “It is a global corporate coup d’état. Corporations will become more powerful than countries. Corporations will force democratic systems to serve their interests. Civil courts around the world will be replaced with corporate courts or so-called trade tribunals. This is a massive expansion that builds on the worst of NAFTA rather than what Barack Obama promised, which was to get rid of the worst aspects of NAFTA.”
There is a trade agreement being negotiated behind closed doors that will have broad-reaching impacts on the American economy. Called Trans-Pacific Partnership—or TPP—this trade deal is set to be fast-tracked through Congress, before the American public has the chance to weigh in.Not only is there a risk to American jobs, but as currently written, the deal could raise Medicare prescription drug costs.
With thanks to https://www.facebook.com/socialsecurityworks
Tell Congress: Don’t betray democracy!
No “Fast Track” for the TPP!
The Top Secret Trade Deal You Need to Know About – Moyers & Company
#FightFastTrack: Coalition Takes Aim at Lawmakers over Corporate-Friendly ‘Trade’ Agreement
Environmental, labor, and community groups are staging public forums and creative direct actions urging their representatives to say no to a rushed TPP deal
What Can We As Citizens Do About TPP and TTIP?
Ralph Nader interviews Public Citizen’s Lori Wallach as she explains in clear and engaging detail why so-called “Free Trade” is really an international corporate coup.
Posted on November 28, 2014 at…
Here’s a short list of more resources and ACTIONS you can take right now, as well as useful web sites, and past blog posts!
1. Template email you can send to lead TPP negotiator, Stan McCoy (firstname.lastname@example.org), and his team at The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (email@example.com), as well as a list of Organizations and Resources About #TPP to inform and educate yourself and others
2. Public Citizen’s petitions to release the TPP draft text, have Congress reject fast tracking, as well as a sample script for calling your representative to voice your concerns directly
3. Citizens Trade Campaign’s long list of actions you can support in opposition to TPP and fast tracking
5. Followers of CoffeePartyUSA can encourage that organization to take a stand on the TPP at http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/tpp_petition
6. Help to #GetMoneyOut of politics by becoming a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the American Anti-Corruption Act
As always, please feel free to add to this list in the Comments, and please share this and everything else you can find about the TPP, TTIP, and ISDS on social media.
We can still influence DC if enough of us speak up, speak out, and take action!
<Excerpt from 4/14/15 email>
This is the time to take action!
1. Use www.StopFastTrack.com to contact Congress.
2. Encourage people to use www.StopFastTrack.com by sending emails to your contacts, spreading the word through social media and holding visibility actions/leafletting. Visit our Facebook page to find memes/posts to share. A new batch of TPP OccuCards are in. CLICK HERE TO ORDER.
Alliance for American Manufacturing http://americanmanufacturing.org/blog/tpp-and-lure-cheaper-shoes
Citizens Trade Campaign: http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/
Fight For The Future: http://www.fightforthefuture.org/
and National Fast Track Resistance Weekly Calls: http://www.flushthetpp.org/national-fast-track-resistance-weekly-calls/
Public Citizen http://www.citizen.org/tpp//
Stop the Secrecy: https://stopthesecrecy.net/
Trade Justice.net: http://tradejustice.net/
Past TPP/TTIP blog posts (in reverse chronological order)
Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Close of the Fourth Round Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations | Office of the United States Trade Representative
Chain email says major Pacific trade deal could be taken up in Senate without committee review or debate
Nov. 8th to 14th Week of Action: Say NO to Fast Track and Unjust Trade!
This fall, communities across the U.S. will once again join international allies in a global week of action against unjust trade. With Obama pushing to announce a TPP “framework” in November and the threat of Fast Track tripling in the lame-duck session, we need to demonstrate that hundreds of thousands still oppose corporate agreements meant to put profit before people and the planet.
Let us know if you think your community can hold an action of any kind this November, and help us stand beside those resisting unjust trade from New Zealand to New York.