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* Alisa Simmons, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
* Ilana Solomon, Trade Representative,The Sierra Club
* Manuel Perez-Rocha, Associate Fellow, Global Economy, Institute for Policy Studies
* Bill Weinberg, World War 4 Report
WHERE: Community Church of New York, John Haynes Holmes House, 28 East 35th Street between Madison & Park Avenues, Manhattan, NYC.
WHEN: Fri, October 26th, 6:30-9:30 PM
SUGGESTED DONATION: $5-15 for each event; FREE if you can't afford to pay.
RSVP : http://gjae.org/tppforums (we'll send directions & updates)
INFO: Phone: (718) 218-4523 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://gjae.org
" [Natural gas] is an ideal fuel – energy source that we can use for the next hundred years. So I want to encourage natural gas production." – President Barack Obama, July 16, 2012
Behind closed doors, the Obama administration and the governments of 10 other countries are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive expansion of NAFTA, North American Free Trade Agreement, that will increase the profits of the 1% - at the expense of
* family farmers * decent jobs * the environment * internet freedom * access to lifesaving drugs * animal rights * freedom of speech * indigenous communities * financial industry reform * national sovereignty * democracy * labor rights * food safety
Leaked texts have revealed that TPP will contain rules that give foreign investors in fracking projects the power to sue the US in international tribunals for unlimited sums if our government decides to ban hydrofracking! Plus, TPP will eliminate the public interest review process for liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals designed to export fracked gas to TPP member nations! NAFTA-style free trade agreements have already helped extractive industries violate human rights and pollute then environment in Latin America.
Join us to learn what we can do to stop TPP!
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Alisa A. Simmons is the National Field Director for Global Trade Watch. She has worked on a range of social and economic justice issues, including global trade, worker's rights, student's rights, LGBT civil rights and voter's rights.]
Ilana Solomon joined the Sierra Club's Labor and Trade program in March 2012. Before coming to the Club, Ilana was a Senior Policy Analyst with ActionAid, a rights-based anti-poverty organization.
Manuel Pérez-Rocha helps to coordinate the Network for Justice on Global Investment project, as part of the Institute for Policy Studies Global Economy Project.
Bill Weinberg is an award-winning 25-year veteran journalist in the fields of human rights, indigenous peoples, ecology and war. He is the author of Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico (Verso Books, 2000), and War on the Land: Ecology and Politics in Central America (Zed Books, 1991).
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Health Global Access Project http://healthgap.org
Mingas Network http://mingas.info
New York Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador http://nycispes.org
Occupy Wall Street Environmental Solidarity Working Group
Occupy Wall Street Trade Justice http://tradejustice.nycga.net
Pure Imagination (Progressive Radio Network) http://prn.fm/shows/music-shows/pure-imagination/
Sane Energy Project http://saneenergyproject.org/
Sierra Club http://sierraclub.org/trade
TradeJustice New York Metro http://tradejustice.net
Witness for Peace http://witnessforpeace.org
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