TradeJustice Protests TPP Signing in New Zealand|
at NZ and Mexican Consulates in NYC
On Thursday, February 4th, 2016, over 50 TradeJustice activists and allies protested the signing of TPP in New Zealand with a protest at the New Zealand Consulate in Manhattan. Protesters communicated the message that TPP is a bad deal -- but not a done deal! Despite TPP's signing, we can still stop this agreement by ensuring that Congress does not vote to implement it. Towards the end of the protest, activists marched to the nearby Mexican consulate, where a series of speakers addressed the harmful effects of free trade agreements with the US on Latin America and chanted "No more NAFTAs! No TPP!" The protested ended with a prayer led by lay minister Catherine Skopic and a moment of silence for the 43 disappeared students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, victims of the deadly drug war in Mexico that has developed as a consequence of NAFTA.