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Thu Aug 18, 2016, 05:43 PM

Nationwide Rock Against the TPP Tour

From [link:Nationwide “Rock Against the TPP” Celebrity Concert Tour|Huffington Post: Nationwide “Rock Against the TPP” Celebrity Concert Tour]

Despite resistance from within his own party, President Obama has made passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a top priority before leaving office. The TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries which would cover 40 percent of the world’s trade.

For seven years policymakers, press, and the rest of the public were locked out of the closed-door negotiations while 500 corporate advisors crafted the deal, which was finally released last year. Masked as a trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership would affect worker’s rights and wages, environmental regulations, sovereignty of nations and democratic rule of law, internet freedom and online creativity, food safety and agriculture, healthcare and financial regulation, and much more.

For these reasons, legendary guitarist Tom Morello and his new label Firebrand Records, along with the digital rights group Fight for the Future, have organized the Rock Against the TPP tour. The tour is a nationwide series of large-scale concerts, protests, and teach-ins featuring high profile musicians and celebrities.

Read the rest at HuffPo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/nationwide-rock-against-t_b_11556550.html

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