The TransPacific Partnership (TPP):
Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 18th, 2013 3:49 PM
Why Corporations Are Pushing it and
How People on Four Continents
Unite in Resistance
Q & A and Open Discussion with Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director of Citizens Trade Campaign
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive new international trade pact being pushed by the U.S. government at the behest of transnational corporations. If it continues on its current course, the TPP will serve two primary purposes:
1. Making it easier for corporations to shift jobs throughout the world to wherever labor is the most exploited and regulations are the weakest; and
2. Putting checks on democracy at home and abroad by constraining governments’ ability to regulate in the public interest.
The TPP is already being negotiated between the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam — but it is also specifically intended as a “docking agreement” that other Pacific Rim countries would join over time, with Japan, Korea, China and others already expressing some interest. Corporations already cheering the TPP include Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Wal-Mart, Chevron, Newscorp, GE and Halliburton. The TPP has been questioned — if not outright opposed — by labor, environmental, family farm, consumer, indigenous and other social justice groups on four continents.
Join us to learn about the current state of negotiations, growing #NoTPP movements across continents, and upcoming opportunities for action to #StopTPP!
Citizens Trade Campaign was the first to publish leaked texts of U.S. proposals for the TPP, and has worked closely with Occupy and others at TPP negotiating rounds in San Diego, Dallas and elsewhere.
Time will be allotted for Q&A and open discussion.
Monday March 25, 6:30 – 9 pm.
2017 Mission Street, 2nd Floor #200, near Mission/16th Street BART
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