TPP/TTIP Resources

Shortcut to this page is: http://bit.ly/TPPresources

Ohio lost 112,500 jobs due to trade with TPP countries (graphic): EPI

EPI TPP job loss map


 

Tell USTR No TPP

CLICK HERE to write to the USTR:
http://bit.ly/USTRnoTPP


public citizenNewly 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.

Write Your Members of Congress


 

Call to Action Against Global Corporate Domination: November 14-18

#FallRising to Stop TPP, TTIP, & TiSA

Click here for a general schedule

Click here for a page of outreach materials for the action.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.


 

 

 

Mass Mobilization To Stop The TPP Announced, As Text Is Released

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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.


 

The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History

A protester holds a slogan during a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
A protester holds a slogan during a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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.”


 

 

TPP_TTIP_NO_imageTell the #Senate. Stop the sneak attack on #Medicare. #NoTPP #NoTTIP

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.

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6405/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11290

With thanks to https://www.facebook.com/socialsecurityworks


 

barberWe need a voice: Oppose ‘fast track’ for the TPP
Written by Rev. Dr. William Barber | The Hill

http://www.peopledemandingaction.org/component/k2/item/344-we-need-a-voice-oppose-fast-track-for-the-tpp

Tell Congress: Don’t betray democracy!
No “Fast Track” for the TPP!
https://www.stopfasttrack.com/

#NoFastTrack #NoTPP


 

http://www.citizen.org/documents/tpp-investment-leak-2015-release.pdf

For Immediate Release: Contact: Symone Sanders (202) 454-5108 March 25, 2015 Lori Wallach (202) 454-5107, lwallach@citizen.org TPP Leak Reveals Extraordinary New Powers for Thousands of Foreign Firms to Challenge U.S. Policies and Demand Taxpayer Compensation Unveiling of Parallel Legal System for Foreign Corporations Will Fuel TPP Controversy, Further Complicate Obama’s Push for Fast Track http://www.citizen.org/documents/tpp-investment-leak-2015-release.pdf
For Immediate Release: Contact: Symone Sanders (202) 454-5108
March 25, 2015 Lori Wallach (202) 454-5107, lwallach@citizen.org
TPP Leak Reveals Extraordinary New Powers for Thousands of Foreign
Firms to Challenge U.S. Policies and Demand Taxpayer Compensation
Unveiling of Parallel Legal System for Foreign Corporations Will Fuel TPP
Controversy, Further Complicate Obama’s Push for Fast Track
http://www.citizen.org/documents/tpp-investment-leak-2015-release.pdf

 

The Top Secret Trade Deal You Need to Know About – Moyers & Company

Bill Moyers talks with Yves Smith, founder of Aurora Advisors and Naked Capitalism blog, and Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He blogs at Beat The Press.

 

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#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?

Plenty!!

 

Nader

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

http://ralphnaderradiohour.com/lori-wallach-solar-power-war-talk/

 

 

 

Democracy not corporatocracy

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 (smccoy@ustr.eop.gov), and his team at The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (correspondence@ustr.eop.gov), 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

4. Public Knowledge’s letter to the president you can send demanding openness in the TPP’s IP (intellectual property) chapter

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!

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Web Sites

Visit http://www.stopfasttracknow.org/
Visit http://www.stopfasttracknow.org/

 

<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.

OTHER SITES

AFL-CIO http://www.aflcio.org/Issues/Trade

Alliance for American Manufacturing http://americanmanufacturing.org/blog/tpp-and-lure-cheaper-shoes

Citizens Trade Campaign: http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/

ExposeTheTTP http://www.stopfasttracknow.org/

Fight For The Future: http://www.fightforthefuture.org/

FlushTheTPP.org http://www.flushthetpp.org/
and National Fast Track Resistance Weekly Calls: http://www.flushthetpp.org/national-fast-track-resistance-weekly-calls/

PopularResistance.org: http://www.popularresistance.org/trans-pacific-partnership-we-will-not-obey/

Public Citizen http://www.citizen.org/tpp//

Stop the Secrecy: https://stopthesecrecy.net/

Trade Justice.net: http://tradejustice.net/

StopTheSecrecy.net

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Past TPP/TTIP blog posts (in reverse chronological order)

TPP Update — MILLIONS against the TPP on both sides of the Pacific!

Write Your Senator to Challenge USTR Froman

You won’t believe how many people are upset about this secretive agreement

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

Tech Companies Urge Senator Wyden to Reject Fast Track and Bring Transparency to TPP

Why the Whole World Should Fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Exposing the #TPP

Media Companies Lobby for Trans-Pacific Partnership | Republic Report

Online Day of Action: Tuesday, Feb. 25th! ← Flush the TPP!

TPPA Environment Chapter & Chair’s Commentary Posted by WikiLeaks Issues for NZ

Press release – Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

Leaked TPP ‘Environment Chapter’ Shows ‘Corporate Agenda Wins’

Flush the TPP Update — With New Wikileaks Release, Momentum Builds Against Fast Track!

After 20 Years of NAFTA Poverty, Lawmakers Move to Fast-Track TPP

What Congress does when we’re not watching…

TPP Petition

Excerpts from “The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress”

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Why it Should be on Your Radar – genxposé

US Fails To Close TPP Deal As Wikileaks Exposes Discord

Yves Smith and Dean Baker on Secrets in Trade | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Poison Alphabet Soup: #TPP, #TTIP, #ISDS

Chain email says major Pacific trade deal could be taken up in Senate without committee review or debate

Organizations and Resources About #TPP

Flush the TPP Update – Tell Stan to Make a New Plan – Don’t Trade Lives for Profits!

Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Global Revolt Against Corporate Domination

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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_fvL5g5LNzXcxJ8nyutLli6HoXxXXg5zsNPnK36hjUs/viewform

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