We have previously written about the Trans-Pacific Partnership “trade” pact that is currently under secret negotiation. This deal would lead to more outsourcing of American jobs and worse, undermine American sovereignty. In the coming weeks the American people will have to mobilize to stop this “corporate insurance plan against democracy” or we will be struck by and stuck with another blow against a government of, by and for the people.
The following short video is a humorous take on the TPP, via Redacted Tonight. Below the clip are instructions you can use to contact your House representative in Washington weekdays.
That’s right. If your state, city or town has, for example, banned hydrofracking of gas or oil, the TPP will allow foreign corporations to sue in a corporate tribunal for the lost profits. The following is a more serious video clip from Thom Hartmann explaining what the TPP would do to you and the U.S. as a whole. Via RT.com:
In his State of the Union address, President Obama claimed that the TPP would increase jobs. That’s true, but not for Americans as Abby Feldman explained. This is discussed further on a HuffPo video of interviews after the President told House Democrats to not read the Huffington Post. Via HuffPo:
The TPP must be stopped!
PLEASE call your U.S. House Rep. If you do, you may wish to say you’re from a growing movement called Pitchforks Against Plutocracy, or Move to Amend, etc. and we’re all about electoral payback. Few things deserve electoral payback as much as voting to fast track the TPP! Make them understand that a vote in support of fast track for these trade deals will have electoral consequences for their party in the next election. Opposition to the TPP and the TTIP is also coming from the informed right-wing. This issue transcends ideology.
Keep calling! We need you to #StopFastTrack of the TPP. During any weekday, click here to be taken directly to your US House Rep: www.stopfasttrack.com
Tell your Rep. to say NO to Fast Track or there will be no support from you for members of their party in 2016. If your Rep. is already voting NO, thank him/her. As TPP negotiations near completion, Representatives from both parties are being pressured to change their votes. See http://bit.ly/1BefP8a.
On every Sunday, there is a conference call to discuss the TPP.
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 4:30 p.m. PST / 7:30 p.m. EST
Citizens Trade Campaign
Washington State Senator Maralyn Chase, who will share two of trade’s darkest secrets: the twin human horrors of forced physical labor and sex-trafficking
AFL-CIO (Trade Policy Specialist Celeste Drake)
Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch
Emilianne Slaydon of TPP Media March will share details about this Tuesday’s Twitter storm
For a trouble-free experience enable cookies for AnyMeeting.com, make sure you have the latest Adobe Flash player installed and follow the instructions below (in order) for calling, and then logging in: CALL FIRST from a phone (not a computer) then click the link to the video-only meeting room:
THE CORRECT PHONE NUMBER and PIN (Same every call):
Phone: 605-562-3140 PIN: 951146
Next, click to join the video portion of the meeting:
If you can’t make that call Sunday evenings, click here to for more actions you can take to stop the TPP.
You may be wondering why “progressive” Obama is pushing this destructive, corporate “trade” deal. The sad fact is, President Obama is NOT a progressive. His agenda is corporate America’s agenda. This has been the case for too many in the Democratic Party since President Clinton’s embrace of Wall St. and their “reforms” (deregulation) which ultimately lead to the crash of 2008. The political duopoly is a major reason why the United States is on the edge of a revolution. It’s a matter of enough people waking up to understand we have lost the republic the Framers built.
Note: this post has been updated with the most recent call information.