[permaculture] The Largest Corporate Power Grab You’ve Never Heard Of - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive trade agreement between 12 countries on the Pacific Rim.
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Fri Jun 12 10:43:05 EDT 2015
The Largest Corporate Power Grab You’ve Never Heard Of
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive trade agreement between
12 countries on the Pacific Rim that could massively boost corporate power
at the expense of our climate and environment, human and workers’ rights,
sovereignty and democracy. We’re standing with millions of people across
the world urging world leaders to publish the text of the TPP as it stands
now, and reject efforts to fast-track this agreement in the United States
Why is this important?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a highly secretive and expansive
free trade agreement between the United States and twelve Pacific Rim
countries, including Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia. Leaked text
reveals that the TPP would empower corporations to directly sue governments
in private and non-transparent trade tribunals over laws and policies that
corporations allege reduce their profits. Legislation designed to address
climate change, curb fossil fuel expansion and reduce air pollution could
all be subject to attack by corporations as a result of TPP. Additionally,
the deal could criminalize internet use, undermine workers’ and human
rights, manipulate copyright laws, restrict government regulation of food
labeling and adversely impact subsidized healthcare.
This week, Wikileaks released newly leaked documents that confirm the
worst: the United States’ TPP negotiating team is walking away from
supporting strong environmental safeguards. Without protections for land
use, logging, and climate pollution, the TPP has gone from a bad deal to a
The movement we are building locally, nationally and globally to move
beyond fossil fuels and create a safe climate future is growing by the day
and the fossil fuel industry is getting scared of the uncertainty ahead.
The TPP is a symptom of this fear – a massive bid to overthrow any
restrictions we might throw at them. But we can stop this. The might of our
movement is greater than their money or manipulation.
Click here to send a message to world leaders rejecting the Trans-Pacific
And if you live in the United States, click here to send a message
demanding your Members of Congress oppose fast-tracking to agreement >>
Check out this infographic that we put together to spread the word about
the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and make sure to share it with your friends!
Lawrence F. London
lfljvenaura at gmail.com
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