The United States is negotiating three massive international treaties–the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade-in-Services Agreement (TiSA). These deals are crafted in secret by multinational corporations and big bankers for their own benefit at our expense. They will expand global corporate rule, harming the planet and people everywhere, and destroying democracy.
From November 14 to 18, 2015, people will converge on Washington, DC to demand that the United States drop these deals and create, in a transparent and democratic way, alternative international agreements that put people and the planet first. Our actions coincide with the APEC meetings in the Philippines, where US officials (including trade reps) will push the TPP, and our Philippine allies will have mass protests.
The TPP, TTIP, & TiSA are much more than trade deals–only 5 of the 29 TPP chapters even deal with trade. They are corporate power grabs that impacts every aspect of our lives. If passed, the TPP, TTIP, & TiSA would take away environmental protections, offshore American jobs & decrease wages, remove food safety laws, curtail internet freedom, inhibit access to lifesaving medicine, spur further financial deregulation and more. Under Obama’s recent Fast Track bill these treaties would even ban climate action and immigration reform.
The White House has released the text of the TPP, which you can read right here. It contains more than 5,000 pages, and will be under the microscope of Congress and the broader public for at least 90 days before President Obama can sign the agreement, between the United States and 11 other nations: Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore.
Please call or email your representatives, senators, presidents, etc. about your concerns of these trade deals, and let them know not to sign these deals whatsoever at all costs. For those in the United states, I’ve provided call lines that you can call:
White House comment line = 1-202-456-1111.
Congressional switchboard =1-202-224-3121. Ask for your senators and representative by name.
Time is seriously running out, and it is up to us with the help of God and Jesus Christ to do something about this before it’s too late. Stay safe everyone, and may God bless you, and us all.
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P.S. It shouldn’t be profits before people, it should be: