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Toxic TPP: Out of
Week of Action
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Partnership (TPP) is a proposed 11 country international deal that is
poised to become the largest Free Trade Agreement in U.S. history.
Approximately 600 corporate “advisers” – including
representatives of notorious corporate polluters – have been
granted access to the negotiating texts of the agreement, while the
general public, environmental groups, and even most members of
Congress are barred from even reviewing what U.S. negotiators are
proposing in our names.
If it continues
on its current course, the TPP is likely to:
encourage an increase in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a
dangerous procedure that can permanently contaminate water supplies
and poison farmland.
* allow corporations to attack restrictions
on the importation of toxic products and poisonous chemicals as
“barriers to trade” in international tribunals outside
the jurisdiction of the US court system.
* empower foreign
investors to sue our government for prohibiting polluting projects
and ecologically destructive resource extraction (and give US
investors the power to attack environmental protection in other
* enable polluters to escape responsibility for
remediating toxic sites
promote coal exports, encouraging further mountaintop removal
* further endanger critical ecosystems, including Malaysian
and Peruvian rainforests and Canadian and Chilean boreal forests.
exacerbate climate change, agricultural pollution, and animal
suffering by driving a global shift towards increased consumption of
animal products, particularly those from factory farms and feedlots.
(Animal agriculture accounts for 51% of climate change, according to
a paper published by the WorldWatch Institute)
As the 14th major
round negotiations gets under way in the northern Virginia suburbs of
Washington, DC, please join with environmental, labor, public health,
family farm, consumer, Occupy and other social justice organizations
from September 8-15th for a major mobilization demanding an end to
back-room dealmaking for corporate polluters!
8th and 9th:
Direct Action Training to Stop the TPP Global Corporate Coup!
News Network Building, 235 Holiday Street , Baltimore,
Admission is Free! Housing is provided!
a printable flier about the training at http://gjae.org/baltnat
3PM: TPP Out of the Shadows! Rally for Good Jobs, Affordable Medicine
& A Healthy Environment
Resort • 44050 Woodridge Pkwy •
Leesburg, Virginia (near Washington, DC)
a printable flier at http://gjae.org/tppnational
creative actions will take place through the negotiations!
Attend the direct action training to learn more and fill out the form
at the link below to indicate what days you are available to attend
at http://tradejustice.net/tppform now for info on carpools, buses,
housing, and volunteer opportunities.
ABOUT THE WEEK OF ACTION:
CAN I HELP IN ADVANCE? (sign up to help in any of these ways at
Make signs, banners, and other visuals in advance of the rally that
people can bring down.
2) Volunteer to make calls to invite New
York activists to come down for this mobilization. We can
provide lists of names and numbers.
3) Pass our fliers at
rallies, marches, and other events to publicize the rally, training,
and other actions. We can suggest places to flier.
I MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT?
to cover materials and other action-related costs at
CAN'T MAKE IT TO VA - ARE THERE OTHER WAYS I CAN HELP? (sign up to
Make calls to reporters to invite them to the actions in Leesburg to
and confirm that they received press releases. Anyone can help
with this regardless of experience if they have a phone and a
computer (to mail press contact lists to and email press releases
from. People with additional media experience may also be able
to help in developing press contact lists and updating news releases
with new action details.
2) Offer to house sit or pet sit for
someone planning to spend several days in Leesburg.
ABOUT ONLINE PETITIONS AND LETTERS?
the Word About the Trans-Pacific Partnership
to the editor to major news outlets and demand that they cover the
deal that is swiftly becoming “NAFTA-on-steroids” with
a New Trade Model
to help steer our trade policy back on course by cosponsoring the
21st Century Trade Agreements Act today.
the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP
negotiations continue in Leesburg, Virginia, with the public locked
out and the texts held in tight secrecy. Urge
U.S. Trade representative Ron Kirk to release the draft
Fracking Out of Our Trade Agreements Tell
US Trade Representative Ron Kirk that no trade agreement
should pave the way for increased
Call (718) 218-4523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
don't forget - fill out the form to RSVP
online now for info on carpools, buses, housing, and volunteer
Learn more about how TPP threatens the
Justice for Animals and the Environment: http://gjae.org/tppfli
Sierra Club: http://sierraclub.org/trade/downloads/TPP-Factsheet.pdf
of the Earth:
Citizen's Global Trade Watch: