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The Trans-Pacific Partnership's Attack on Democracy: Our Jobs, Health, & Environment at Risk: Panel & Organizing Meeting
28th, 6:30 PM to 9 PM
RSVP at http://tradejustice.net/528!
ALL SOULS UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH 1157 Lexington Ave. between 79th and 80th Streets, NYC. Directions: 6 train to 77th Street. Walk two blocks north. Enter through garden
Alisa Simmons, National Field Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
Kenneth Peres, Chief Economist, Communications Workers of America
Ilana Solomon, Trade Representative, The Sierra Club
Manuel Perez-Rocha, Associate Fellow at Institute for Policy Studies
After the speakers conclude, we'll break into groups by Congressional district and plan to organize against TPP in our communities!What is TPP?
WHAT IS TPP?
The TPP, a trade agreement the U.S. is negotiating with 11 other nations, will outsource more jobs, prohibit banking regulation, and expand corporate intellectual property rights that curtail Internet freedom and limit access to lifesaving generic drugs. It will also grant foreign corporations the power to sue our government when our laws block their environmentally destructive projects and toxic products. The TPP is shrouded in secrecy. The Administration intends to complete negotiations by October 2013 with almost no media attention or input from the public and Congress. President Obama has said he'll ask Congress to grant him Fast Track Authority, which will force Congress to vote on the TPP without the power to change a single word of it.
Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Brooklyn for Peace,
Trade Campaign, Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline,
Studies Group, Communications Workers of America, Food
Watch, Global Justice for Animals and the Environment,
Sanctuary Committee (Community Church of New York),
Against Wars at Home and Abroad, Institute for Policy
York Climate Action Group, New York Environmental Law
Project, New York Whale and Dolphin Action League, NYC
Clearwater, NYH2O/Damascus Citizens, Occupy the
Pipeline, Occupy Wall
Street Trade Justice Working Group, OWS Environmental
Working Group, OWS Special Projects Affinity Group, Sane
Project, The Sierra Club, TradeJustice New York Metro,
Action, WBAI's Eco-logic, and World War 4 Report.