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TPP: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You


The TPP is a corporate handout disguised as a trade deal. It gives multi-national corporations unprecedented rights and is being negotiated in secret.

From “Reject Fast Track for the Trans Pacific Partnership Action Page":

"If you have not yet heard about the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, it's because the corporate special interests pushing it don't want you to know anything about it until it is too late.

It is so bad that even members of Congress are forbidden from telling us what they know about it. It is so bad that journalists are forbidden from conferences where it is being negotiated in secret, lest they tell the rest of us about what's it in, only wealthy lobbyists welcome.

But what we do know from leaked documents is that they are plotting a massive corporate takeover of sovereign government trade policy, including :

  • gutting privacy rights,
  • crippling internet freedom,
  • unfettered worldwide exploitation of workers
  • and unbridled environmental destruction,

all in the name of maximization of private corporate profit, which is to say greed.

And to bend over backwards to these horrors as much as possible, certain members of Congress are apparently about to introduce a bill to abdicate their constitutional authority to make trade policy, by delegating
so-called "fast track" authority to some agency amenable to these same self-serving corporations.

Under NO circumstances can Congress consent to dereliction of their responsibility to protect the trade interests of the American people.

For the last four years Congress has refused to legislate at all except on a stop gap, last minute emergency basis. It's time for Congress to start governing again, by rejecting "fast track" irresponsibility over trade policy.

This is something the Right and the Left can agree on:

It’s bad policy for all Americans (Except the Wall Street Elite). And, it’s bad legislation.

Wanna do something about it?

Well, now’s the time to contact your lawmakers.

You can do it on your own, and/or you can join with other Patriotic Americans by
visiting:

Action Page: Oppose Fast Track For Trans Pacific Partnership http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1143.php

The above text is the exact wording of the petition that this action page sends to all your members of Congress, and President Obama also.

If you want to DO something, first please submit the action page above. And after you do feel free to request any of their policy action bumper stickers. You can have one for no charge, not even shipping, from the return page from your action page submission, or from this direct link: http://www.peaceteam.net/all_bumper_stickers.php

To find out more, you can go to “Public Citizen at https://www.citizen.org/tpp

TPP: Corporate Power Tool of the 1%

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 American jobs,

• free the banksters from oversight,

• ban Buy America policies needed to create green jobs and rebuild our economy,

• decrease access to medicine,

• flood the U.S. with unsafe food and products

• and empower corporations to attack our environmental and health safeguards.

Closed-door talks are on-going between the U.S. and Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam; with other countries, including 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!"

And more at: http://tpp2012.com/

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