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Emergency Teach-in & Action on the Vancouver TPP Round
Learn about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and How to Take Action at the Negotiating Round Happening Right Now in Vancouver
Teach-In Saturday, June 15 * 7:00pm
Greenpeace’s Vancouver Office * 1726 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A3, Canada
Trade negotiators from throughout the Pacific Rim are meeting in Vancouver right now to negotiate an international pact that is a corporate rights deal, designed to increase profits on the backs of workers around the world.
Please come to an emergency teach-in about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement and be a part of planning actions this Saturday and Sunday.
Find out how the TPP will impact jobs, public health, the economy, the environment and democracy in British Columbia and throughout the globe.
Labor, social justice, environmental groups and the Pacific NW community just got word about this secret TPP round today-just hours before the round began. We need your help turning out people to this critical educational strategy session & actions.
Please help spread the word and please join us to resist the TPP!.
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BACKGROUND ABOUT THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive corporate power grab disguised as an international trade agreement. The TPP is already negotiated between Canada, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, Vietnam, and starting in July, Japan – which together cover approximately 40% of the global economy. However other Pacific Rim countries can join over time.
Over 600 Corporations are pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership including Monsanto, Walmart, Big Ag and Wall Street power brokers. The TPP has been questioned – if not outright opposed – by labor, environmental, consumer, indigenous, family farm, labor and other social justice groups on four continents.
How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Impact YOU?
As an Eater
TPP will limit what you know about your food
Small-scale farmers will be driven from their lands
GMO, unsafe & chemical ridden foods will flood your markets
As a Worker
Under TPP more living wage jobs will be lost & poverty wage jobs created
Corporations will increase profits by suppressing labor rights TPP will force workers to leave their communities & countries to find work
As a Community Member
TPP will further privatize the natural resources of communities around the world Bring corporate challenges to environmental & public safety laws
Inhibit access to lifesaving medicines by extending patents
As a Person
Over 600 Corporations are writing the TPP expanding corporate-personhood TPP allows companies to sue countries for policies that hurt their profits You don’t even have the right to know what is in the TPP
Kristen Beifus Executive Director
Washington Fair Trade Coalition 606 Maynard Ave S, Suite 102 Seattle, WA 98104 www.washingtonfairtrade.org