Stop The #TPP

Stop the TPP

The corporate and political leaders of the Pacific Rim nations are meeting in cities across America such as Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, and Leesburg to turn the Pacific Ocean and its peoples into a giant privatized corporate lake characterized by non-union workers, Wal-Mart supply chain feeders, poisoned, landless agricultural laborers, a dying biodiversity, and rising, drowning sea levels. We cannot and will not let this happen.

Congressman Alan Grayson is one of the most outspoken critics of Fast Track Authority. Tonight he will discuss what’s at stake now, what to expect from the Fast Track legislation recently introduced (HR 3830 and S 1900) as well as what we can and should be doing in the upcoming days to defeat it:

Date: Sunday, January 26th
Time: 4:30 pm PDT, 5:30 PM MDT, 6:30 PM CDT, 7:30 PM EDT
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If You Thought NAFTA Was Bad, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

TPP may lead lead to increased gas exports and increased imported foods, while undermining our domestic laws and increasing the financialization of nature.The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a new “free trade” agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. Like other Free Trade Agreements (remember NAFTA?), this one is basically a permanent power grab by corporations and financial companies that will make it impossible for the citizens of countries joining the TPP to choose what laws and rules they want to live under.

For Americans, it would lead to increased gas exports and increased imported foods, while undermining our domestic laws and increasing the financialization of nature.

Secret trade deals like the TPP threaten local food for schools, community fracking bans, GMO labeling efforts and other local initiatives to protect your food and water.

Take Action to Stop TPP

The Lies The USTR Is Spreading About Fast Track Authority To Push TPP Through Congress

(via Techdirt)

With the introduction of fast track authority (also known as “trade promotion authority”) in Congress, by which Congress abdicates its constitutionally-granted sole power to regulate foreign commerce, the USTR (which gains that power) is out in force…

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