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Take Action. Derail Fast Track. Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Job Loss, Lower Wages and Higher Drug Prices

Have you heard? The TPP is a massive, controversial "free trade" agreement currently being pushed by big corporations and negotiated behind closed doors by officials from the United States and 11 other countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

http://www.citizen.org/TPP

 

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WASHINGTON — Liberal lawmakers, labor leaders and environmental groups took their insurgency against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal to Congress on Wednesday, staging a protest against the secretive pact on the Capitol Hill lawn and spending the day lobbying lawmakers to derail fast-track authority for the deal.

Congress is debating this week whether to give Barack Obama’s administration the power to submit the agreement to the House and Senate for a simple up-or-down vote — a special authority it has asked for — without giving members the chance to add amendments.

The sweeping trade deal, in the making since the early days of Obama’s presidency, touches on a number of policy areas, setting international standards for everything from food safety to environmental regulations to intellectual property to corporate governance, and would cover 12 countries on the Pacific Rim. It has been negotiated entirely in secret, with the U.S. public barred from seeing a copy of a draft, aside from what has been leaked.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/15/liberal-allies-of-obama-hell-no-to-tpp-trade-deal.html

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2013/11/15/five-key-questions-and-answers-about-the-leaked-tpp-text/

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We have too many battles,  on too many fronts,  time to decide wich battles to fight,  or just start going underground little by little.  I chose the latter,  but thats just  me.  

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While the Occupy movement has forced a public discussion of extreme corporate influence on every aspect of our lives, behind closed doors corporate America is implementing a stealth strategy to formalize its rule in a truly horrifying manner. The mechanism is the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Negotiations have been conducted in extreme secrecy, so you are in good company if you have never heard of it. But the thirteenth round of negotiations between the United States and eight Pacific Rim nations will be held in San Diego in early July

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy.

http://www.thenation.com/article/168627/nafta-steroids

http://www.flushthetpp.org/

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We have too many battles,  on too many fronts,  time to decide wich battles to fight,  or just start going underground little by little.  I chose the latter,  but thats just  me.  

​This is going to affect everyone in a very bad way.

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The TPP Will Rewrite Global Rules on Intellectual Property Enforcement

All signatory countries will be required to conform their domestic laws and policies to the provisions of the Agreement. In the US, this is likely to further entrench controversial aspects of US copyright law (such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act [DMCA]) and restrict the ability of Congress to engage in domestic law reform to meet the evolving IP needs of American citizens and the innovative technology sector. The recently leaked US-proposed IP chapter also includes provisions that appear to go beyond current US law.

 

more about effects on the internet:

https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp

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There's only one way to stop it,  are you willing to do it? It's been well established that Dems and Repubs are just wings of the same bird, so it won't get done with legislation. 

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The only way anything will ever get better is for it to get so bad, so horrible, all the content, passive, fluoridated zombies will have no choice but to rise up to stop them.  There's only one President who can make that happen I think.....

http://i.imgur.com/bK87Qjg.jpg?1

For real though..... "fight this..... stop that..... awareness this/that..... protest these.... boycott those.... ribbons up your ass...... ", what has ANY of ANYTHING like this ever done, besides make them richer, us dumber & more stressed out, & always being a complete waste of our time?   So what's most people solutions?  Keep doing the same things over & over, & hoping things might turn out different.... ie- definition of true insanity.

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There's only one way to stop it,  are you willing to do it? It's been well established that Dems and Repubs are just wings of the same bird, so it won't get done legislation. 

In the US, our constitution and founding documents allow and even demand that from time to time the people must depose and prosecute corrupt politicians. The problem is that the people don't have equal firepower to the criminals, including mind-control beams, UFOs, rail guns, EMPs, and weaponized contagions.

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