Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership
NO to TPP “Free Trade”
We are waking up. The fog is lifting. We are sweeping away the lies and secrecy.
From July 2 to July 10, the political leaders of the Pacific Rim nations are meeting in San Diego to turn the Pacific Ocean and its peoples into a giant privatized corporate lake characterized by non-union workers, Wal-Mart supply chain feeders, poisoned, landless agricultural laborers, a dying biodiversity, and rising, drowning sea levels. We cannot and will not let this happen.
The TPP meeting is officially referred to as the 13th Round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks. The nations involved are the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Chile, and Peru. Japan, Mexico and Canada have indicated a desire to join. The economic power of this group is more than 40% larger than the 27-nation European Union. The claimed purpose of TPP is to promote development and create jobs.
The General Assemblies of Occupy San Diego and Occupy City Heights hereby invites our communities, our regional neighbors, and our co-inhabitants of Earth, in general, to join us in both protesting the TPP and also in creating a new world.
We will march with pots and pans, and drums to kick off an international week-long conference and roundtables on what is wrong with the TPP Pact and what are the people’s alternatives.
See http://stoptpp.org/ for more information
The Facts (http://stoptpp.org/thefacts/)
What is TPP?
The Trans Pacific Partnership would create a super-treaty which would jeopardize the sovereignty of the nations involved by giving that power to large corporations like Wal Mart, Warners, Sony, BP, JP Morgan, AIG, Veoilia, and Monsanto.
- There are currently 9 nations involved: US, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Japan, Canada and Mexico have shown interest.
- The economic power of this group is more than 40% larger than the 27- nation European Union.
- The TPP would offshore millions of good-paying jobs to low-wage nations and under-cut working conditions globally increasing unemployment and union labors.
- Allow foreign firms the ability to acquire land, natural resources, and factories without government reviews
- USTR (US Trade Representatives) are pushing for TPP countries to expand pharmaceutical monopoly protections and institute longer patents that will decrease access to affordable medications
- The U.S. would agree to waive Buy America procurement policies for all of the firms operating in the TPP countries
- Limit food GMO labeling and allow the import of goods that do not meet US safe standards.
- Excessive copyright rights and enforcement which would affect the ability of creators to create content, stifle innovative technological products, and that ability of users to use content in new ways.
- Would institute CISPA like regulations and “3 strikes” internet measures kicking people off the internet after committing three infringement violations.
- It would roll back Wall Street, and prohibit ban on risky financial services.