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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:57 PM

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being negotiated in secret





The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being negotiated in secret and the stakes for the 99% couldn't be higher. Go to www.TPP2012.com and click on TAKE ACTION today. Share Public Citizen Global Trade Watch's song parody to the tune of Jackson 5's ABC with friends and family and encourage them to take action too! Follow us @PCGTW and the hashtag #TPP2012. Together, we can STOP the TPP!

Have you heard? The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "free trade" agreement is a stealthy policy being pressed by corporate America, a dream of the 1 percent, that in one blow could:
-offshore millions of jobs,
-free Wall Street and its banksters from oversight,
-reduce Internet freedom,
-ban policies needed to create green jobs and rebuild local economies,
-decrease access to medicine by extending drug company monopolies,
-empower corporations to attack our environmental and health safeguards, such as tobacco control and clean air and water regulations.

Closed-door talks are on-going between the U.S. and Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam; with countries like Japan and China potentially joining later. 600 corporate advisors have access to the text, while the public, Members of Congress, journalists, and civil society are excluded. And so far what we know about what's in there is very scary!

But there's still time to organize to shine a light on the horrors of the TPP and convince our governments to instead pursue policies that benefit the 99% in our countries. Watch this video and then take action by signing our petition calling for an end to secrecy in the TPP negotiations and learn more at www.TPP2012.com.



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The Trans-Pacic Partnership (TPP) would create
a super-treaty which would jeopardize the
sovereignty of the nations involved by giving
their power to large corporations like Wal-Mart,
Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, Pzer, Halliburton,
Philip Morris, GE, GM, and Apple.

— There are currently 11 nations involved: US,
New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Chile,
Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico
and Canada. Japan has shown interest.

— The economic power of this group is more
than 40% larger than the 27- nation
European Union.

— TPP will oshore millions of good-paying
jobs to low-wage nations, undercutting
working conditions globally and
increasing unemployment.

— TPP will expand pharmaceutical monopoly
protections and institute longer patents that
will decrease access to aordable medications.

— TPP will limit food GMO labeling and allow the
import of goods that do not meet
US safety standards.

— TPP will institute SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA-like regulations and internet measures
which restrict our right to free speech.

— TPP will roll back Wall Street regulations, and prohibit bans on risky nancial services.
... unless we let them know “No Deal!”

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Monday, July 2, Noon - Protest the TPP on the first day of the Talks. Join the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council Rally and Press Conference at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel!

July 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 - People’s Conference: A Better World is Possible! Evening discussions with international, national and local grassroots organizers and experts. Click for Details.

Saturday, July 7, 11 am - Major Pots and Pans March to STOP TPP! Bring Your Pots and Pans and Drums! Gather at 10:30 am in Freedom Plaza (Civic Center). March at 11 am. Rally at noon at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel!


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Huey P. Long Jun 2012 OP
limpyhobbler Jun 2012 #1
rbnyc Jul 2012 #2
Huey P. Long Jul 2012 #3
rbnyc Jul 2012 #4
Huey P. Long Jul 2012 #5

Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:16 PM

1. du rec nt.

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 04:46 PM

2. thought maybe i'd kick this...

...since I was stopping by.

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Response to rbnyc (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 04:25 PM

3. thank you.

 

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Response to Huey P. Long (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 08:33 PM

4. To me it looks like the Supreme Court ruling...

...on the affordable care act has served corporations in two powerful ways. First, to ensure the governments ability to deliver customers to insurance companies. Second, to create an enormous distraction from the rushing through of TPP.

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Response to rbnyc (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 08:28 AM

5. I'd say thats just about right. The overarching directive is FOR corporations.

 

All the spin and clothing are just surface for the main goal. Corporate takeover.

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