Activists Hang Four Anti-#TPP Banners on U.S. Trade Building in D.C.

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Bill Hughes on Sep 23, 2013

On September 23rd, Social Justice activists hung four huge anti-Trans-Pacific Partnership, (TPP), banners on the U.S. Office of Trade Representative building in Washington, D.C. None of the activists were arrested, although one, Tighe Barry, was detained briefly during the demonstration, and then released.

According to “Resist the Trans-Pacific Partnership”, unless “Fast Track” is defeated, a finalized trade deal will more than likely “further entrench corporate power in every area of our lives [including the Internet]…[especially] with more than 600 corporate advisors on board — [as negotiators] including [representatives from] Monsanto, Halliburton, Walmart and Chevron.”

Speaking on camera are Kevin Zeese, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Natalie Yoon and Tighe Barry. To learn more about this important issue, go to: “Resist the TPP — Stop Fast Track,” at:

[Special to the Baltimore Post-Examiner]


Dr. Margaret Flowers: “Stop the Fast Track of the TPP Trade Agreement!”

Bill Hughes on Sep 18, 2013

On Wed. Sept. 18th, in front of Penn Station in Bmore, Dr. Margaret Flowers shared her views on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. She labeled it, “NAFTA on steroids.” Dr. Flowers underscored that the treaty has been “negotiated in secret,” and its terms, “classified.” She said that President Barack Obama has asked to “Fast Track” the treaty. This would allow him to sign it into law before the U.S.Congress is given an “up or down vote on it.” In other words, the measure would not go through the usual legislative democratic process, with hearings, transparency, the calling of witnesses, etc.

Dave Johnson, writing in the “Campaign for America’s Future” pointed out that “Human Rights, consumer, labor, environment groups are not at the table. But over 600 corporate representatives are participating.” See:

Try this for an example of what may be in our future. A U.S. law required food companies to disclose whether tuna is “dolphin-safe” or not. A Mexican company, however, under NAFTA, complained that it “restricted trade.” It won the case!

Whatever is in the final version of the “Trans-Pacific Partnership,” will become the Law of our Land. It will supersede all of our laws and regulations dealing with food, public health and safety, workers rights, the internet, the environment, etc. The AFL-CIO has passed a Resolution opposing the TPP.

Finally, Dr. Flowers said that Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), who was privy to some of the items in the TPP called it a “threat to our national sovereignty.” To learn more about this important issue and what you can do about it, go to:

[Special to the Baltimore Post-Examiner]


Updated: Sept. 25, 2013

Flush The TPP: U.S. Trade Representative’s Office 9-23

FlushTheTPP on Sep 23, 2013


Kristen Beifus: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (#TPP)

Joint Statement by the United States of America, Republic of Estonia, Republic of Latvia, and Republic of Lithuania + Fact Sheets + Action Alert (#TPP #TTIP)

#TPP: The Terrible Plutocratic Plan by David Swanson

TPP agreement cuts banks loose, undermines Buy America, hurts food and environmental safety, but still on the fast-track by Obama

TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

See also:

Study: Mega-Trade Deal Would Make Most Americans Poorer by Joshua Holland