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Adam: Mon, 6/8: Protest Rep. Rice: Fast Track Traitor + Emergency Conf Call! Pls. share w/ TradeJustice New York Metro + events, news, action alerts & more!
News and Events 
6/6/14



 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, June 7: Rick Spisak Interviews Adam Weissman of TradeJustice NY Metro about TPP and Fast Track on Progressive News Network

Monday, June 8: Rally: Tell Turncoat Kathleen Rice: A Yes Vote on Fast Track is a NO Vote on a Second Term! Facebook Event * Printable Flier

Monday, June 8: TPP/TTIP/TISA: Obama's Betrayal of Workers: Mimi Rosenberg Interviews Adam Weissman on Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report

Monday, June 8: EMERGENCY NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL: HOUSE FAST TRACK VOTE MAY BE THIS WEEK!!!!

Tuesday, June 9: TPP & TISA's Threat to Climate Justice: Adam Weissman of Global Justice for Animals and the Environment Presents to 350 Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 9: Fast Track /TPP/TTIP/TISA Update: A Brief Update by Adam Weissman (Global Justice for Animals and the Environment) on Eco-Logic w/ Ken Gale

Tuesday, June 9: TPP Twitterstorm

Wednesday, June 10: Emergency Capitol Hill Letter Drop vs. Fast Track

Wednesday, June 10: National Fast Track Resistance Call: Conservative opposition to fast track

Thursday, June 11: Fast Track / TPP Update at NY Safe Energy Coalition Meeting

Sunday, June 14: National TPP Conference Call: LGBTQ Rights Threatened By TPP w/ Cleve Jones

Tuesday, June 16: TPP Twitterstorm

Tuesday, June 23: TPP Twitterstorm

Wednesday, June 24: National Fast Track Resistance Call

Sunday, June 28: National TPP Conference Call: Details TBA

Tuesday, June 30: TPP Twitterstorm


ACTION ALERTS

ACTION #1:  Express your outrage to Rep. Rice for supporting Fast Track! Call her legislative director Colleen Nguyen at (202) 225-5516 and email her at colleen.nguyen@mail.house.gov. If you live in her district, let her know and give her your address! Let her know that you will remember her Fast Track vote when you go to vote in November 2016!

ACTION #2: Take Rep. Zeldin's Poll and Tell Him You Oppose Trade Promotion Authority (a.k.a. Fast Track)

ACTION #3: Urge Your Representative to vote NO on Fast Track! You can find our who represents you and how to contact her at http://clicktocallcongress.org.

TOP STORY:
WITH VOTE POTENTIALLY DAYS AWAY, REP. RICE REVERSES HER POSITION, NOW SUPPORTS FAST TRACK

BEFORE

FRESHMAN DEMOCRATS TELL OBAMA TO CHANGE COURSE ON FAST TRACK FOR THE TPP (Communication Workers of America, 1/29/15)

OBAMA LOOKS FOR TRAITORS

"Obama has also personally reached out to Democratic Reps. Jim Himes of Connecticut, Sam Farr of California, David Price of North Carolina, Kathleen Rice of New York, Cedric Richmond of Louisiana and Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, among others, as part of his lobbying blitz." - Obama goes into overdrive on trade push (Politico, 6/2/15)

THE FLIP

The President is right on trade by Rep. Kathleen Rice (The Hill, 6/6/15)

AFL-CIO Assails Rep. Rice’s Fast Track ‘Flip Flop’ (NY State of Politics, 6/6/15)

Rep. Rice, switching sides, backs trade deal opposed by labor unions (Newsday, 6/6/15)

Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on Rep. Kathleen Rice’s about-face on Fast Track (New York State AFL-CIO, 6/6/15)

Statement from Chris Shelton of the Communication Workers of America:
 
"Representative Rice's announcement that she is reversing her position, which was most recently stated on April 23rd, is a betrayal of working people. Fast track for the TPP will destroy jobs, compromise food safety, increase pollution, raise prescription drug prices, and gut regulations that protect us from wall street banks. We've lost over 1,000 good call centers jobs from NYS to off-shoring from just one company, Verizon.  Previous bad 'free trade' deals greased the skids of those job losses. The TPP is the largest deal yet, and Fast Track is the legislative vehicle to ram the TPP through Congress. We need honest leaders, regardless of party, not lies to justify siding with big corporate interests over everyone else. If Rep. Kathleen Rice is going to vote to cost her constituents jobs, it's time for all of us to consider whether she deserves to keep her job."

TRADEJUSTICE IN THE MEDIA

The Sunday Show - NO TPP with Adam Weissman (Here There Be Monsters, 5/31/15)

TRADEJUSTICE IN ACTION

TradeJustice Activists Expose Monsanto's Rose in Fast Track, TPP, and TTIP at March Against Monsanto and Monsanto Free School

TradeJustice Activists and Allies Lobby Staff of NJ Senators Booker and Menendez Against Fast Track, for Human Trafficking Amendment


UN HIGH COMMISSIONER ON HUMAN RIGHTS CONDEMNS TPP & TTIP

UN criticizes Obama's big trade deals (Al Jazeera, 6/4/15)

UN experts voice concern over adverse impact of free trade and investment agreements on human rights (UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 6/2/15)

MASSIVE LEAK OF TISA NEGOTIATING DOCUMENTS

Trade in Services Agreement - Press release (Wikileaks, 6/3/15)

Wikileaks Drops Another Damning Trove Of Secret Trade Deal Documents (Huff Post Politics, 6/3/15)

Another Leaked Trade Agreement, Another Reason to Oppose Fast Track (Huff Post Politics, 6/4/15)

Wikileaks posts 'largest leak of trade negotiations in history' charting progress of TiSA (The Independent, 6/5/15)

TPP NEWS

Confidential USTR Emails Show Close Industry Involvement In TPP Negotiations (Intellectual Property Watch, 6/5/15)

New Polls Spotlight Damage of Past Trade Deals, Reveal Opposition to TPP Content (Eyes on Trade, 5/28/15)

Barney Frank: Obama Is Making 'A Big Mistake' On TPP (Huff Post Media, 6/1/15)

FAST TRACK BATTLE IN THE HOUSE

IS NANCY PELOSI CARRYING WATER FOR FAST TRACK?

Pelosi claims to not be actively whipping votes for Fast Track -- but unlike Harry Reid, she hasn't expressed opposition to it. Call her at (202) 225-4965. and let her know that if she doesn't start showing leadership on this issue by whipping votes AGAINST Fast Track and publicly expressing her opposition, you'll let your Rep. know that it's time to elect a new Democratic leader in the House who will show REAL leadership.

White House’s secret weapon on trade: Nancy Pelosi  (Politico, 6/3/15)

200 Republican votes needed for US fast-track trade passage-Pelosi (Reuters, 6/4/15)

Pelosi: 'Not my responsibility' to find votes for Obama trade bill (The Hill, 6/4/15)

Pelosi Says Passing Trade For Obama Isn't Her Burden To Bear (Huff Post Politics, 6/4/15)

Left raises pressure on Pelosi to oppose Obama's fast-track (The Hill, 6/5/15)

Leader Pelosi Should Stand for Internet Users and Come Out Against the TPP Fast Track Bill (Electronic Frontier Foundation, 6/4/15)

OBAMA WORKS TO TURN DEMS ON FAST TRACK...

Obama's toughest trade fight lies ahead (The Hill, 5/24/15)

Obama goes into overdrive on trade push (Politico, 6/2/15)

Dem: Obama taking trade fight too personally (The Hill, 6/3/15)

Fast-Track Trade Bill Gains Dem Ally As House Vote Looms (Law 360, 5/28/15)

Black Caucus is Wooed for Trade Pact Votes (The Wall Street Journal, 6/4/15)

Whip List: Obama's trade pitch faces tougher sell in House (The Hill, 6/5/15)

Himes announces backing of ‘fast-track’ trade power to Obama (Washington Times, 6/3/15)


WHILE PAUL RYAN LINES UP GOP VOTES

PAUL RYAN CORNERED: CLAIMS OBAMATRADE MORE TRANSPARENT THAN IRAN DEAL EVEN THOUGH TEXT STILL HIDDEN IN CAPITOL BASEMENT (Breitbart, 6/3/15)

Ryan: 'Within striking distance' on trade (The Hill, 6/4/15)

Paul Ryan Says He's 'Never Been' So Confident The House Will Have The Votes For Fast-Track (Huff Post Politics, 6/4/2015)

Paul Ryan's new partner: Obama (CNN, 6/5/15)

GOP pushes "fast-track" trade bill ahead of House vote (CBS News, 6/6/15)

Republicans caving over Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority (AllenBWest.com, 6/5/15)


FAIR TRADE FIGHTERS WORK TO DEFEAT FAST TRACK

Labor groups pressure Sam Farr to vote no on fast-track and Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Monterey County Weekly, 5/11/15)

Campaigning Democrats Oppose Fast-Track for Obama (Wall Street Journal,  6/3/15)

Groups Hold National Day of Action to Oppose "Fast Tracking" of TPP (Ms. Magazine Feminist Wire, 6/3/15)

TPP and TPA Opposition Strengthens (Talk Radio News, Service 6/3/15)

EXCLUSIVE–SESSIONS TO OBAMA: WHY ARE YOU KEEPING OBAMATRADE’S NEW GLOBAL GOVERNANCE SECRET? (Breitbart, 6/5/15)

MORE FAST TRACK NEWS

‘Fast-Track’ Trade Vote in Flux, but Backers Are Confident (Roll Call, 6/3/15)

Both Sides Express Confidence in U.S. House Trade Vote Fight (Bloomberg Politics, 6/3/15)

Why 'Fast Track' Faces So Much Congressional Opposition (National Journal, 6/3/15)

Fast-Track Gains Backers in House (The Wall Street Journal, 6/4/15)
 
TWO MEMBERS OF BOEHNER’S LEADERSHIP TEAM OPENLY REFUSE TO ADMIT IF THEY’VE READ OBAMATRADE (Breitbart, 6/4/15)

House set to take up fast-track trade bill (Detroit News, 6/5/15)

OTHER TRADE NEWS

Congress plots to pay for a trade deal by raiding Medicare (LA Times, 5/18/15)

WTO Orders U.S. to Gut U.S. Consumer Country-of-Origin Meat Labeling Policy, Further Complicating Obama Fast Track Push (Eyes on Trade, 5/18/15)

White House touts key trade win (The Hill, 6/4/15)

Obama's trade quest in Congress trails him across Atlantic for meetings with G-7 leaders (US News and World Report, 6/7/15)


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Will Obama sacrifice seniors to 'free trade'?: Letter (South Jersey Times, 6/1/15)

OPINION

Barack Obama’s shocking TPP paradox: Why the gargantuan trade deal undermines everything he says he cares about (Salon, 5/18/15)

Forced Trade (Huff Post Politics, 5/25/15)

Don't be fooled. The Trans-Pacific Partnership's a bad deal (The Arizona Republic, 5/31/15)

Severing the 'Gordian Knot': Defying Conventional Wisdom and Reversing Current Trade Policy (Huff Post Politics, 6/2/15)

Why 'Fast Track' Faces So Much Congressional Opposition (National Journal, 6/3/15)

What the TPP Really Means: The Weakening of Capitalism (Huff Post Politics, 06/3/15)

The TPP Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight (FireDogLake, 6/4/15)


BAD COVERAGE - SLANTED AND MISLEADING ARTICLES THAT DESERVE CORRECTIVE RESPONSES
Help challenged these distorted articles by adding your views in the comments sections below these articles.

The Trade Deal Tearing the Dems Apart (The Daily Beast, 5/12/15)

Trade policy is not baseball (The Hill, 5/12/15)

Turncoat Democrats, It’s Time to Support Obama on Trade (The Daily Beast, 5/20/15)

The disdain Hillary Clinton deserves on trade (Newsday, 5/20/15) Submit letters to the editor here

OPPOSITION WATCH

Rep. Gregory Meeks Shills for TPP at Council of the Americas Capitol Hill Event (6/3/15)

VIDEO

Bernie Sanders Discusses TPP with Thom Hartmann and Callers (Brunch with Bernie, 6/5/15)

AUDIO

ED SCHULTZ PODCASTS

Podcast 195 – Obama Continues to Defend A Bad Trade Deal (4/24/15)

Podcast 200Workers Will Be Hurt By the TPP (5/5/15)

Podcast 201Obama to Make Hard Sell on TPP at Nike (5/6/15)

Podcast 202 – Even Trump Knows TPP is A Bad Deal (5/7/15)

Podcast 203 – Obama Pushes Trade Deal At One Of Nation'€™s Greatest Outsourcers (5/8/15)

Podcast 204 – House Does Not Have The Votes to Pass Fast Track (5/19/15)

Podcast 205 – The Senate Fast Tracks "€śFast Track"ť (5/19/15)

Podcast 206 – Senate Advances Obama's Trade Agenda (5/21/15)

Podcast 207 – Bad Trade Agreements Undermine U.S. Law (5/22/15)

Podcast 209 – It Is Up to The House to Prevent Another Disastrous Trade Deal (5/28/15)

Podcast 210 – Next Week Is Crucial for Trade Debate (Plus a Visit from Lionel) (5/29/15)

Podcast 213 – President Obama Burns Up The Phone Lines to Gain Support for Fast Track (6/3/15)

Podcast 214 – Stopping Fast Track is About Saving Jobs (6/4/15)

Podcast 215 – Obama Says TPP Will Bring China to the Table (6/5/15)

 
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