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6/25 Staten Island TPP Teach-in, 6/27 Zapatista Solidarity Protest, 6/29 Conf Call w. Rep. McGovern & Pride Outreach, News, Action Reports, and More!

TradeJustice Update

6/23/14

Malu and Leila at Zapatista Protest
TradeJustice New York Metro activists Leila Garrison (Global Justice for Animals and the Environment) and Malú Huacuja del Toro (Ows Zapatista Solidarity Working Group) at the Zapatista Solidarity protest organized by John Penley and the Occupy Wall Street Zapatisa Solidarity group

Upcoming Events

Tues, June 24th, 3-4PM: The Factory-Less Goods Controversy How this Government Rule Change Would Classify Foreign Goods As US-Made
Presenter: Dr. Rob Scott, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute
Details:  The Office of Management and Budget is proposing a dangerous "Factory-less Goods Production (FGP) and Global Value Chain (GVC) rule" to artificially inflate manufacturing production and artificially reduce the trade deficit. HERE'S WHAT IT WOULD MEAN FOR THE US: Our trade deficit would shrink and our manufacturing output would grow with the stroke of a pen, without adding any more real jobs or production.  Dr. Scott will discuss how the OMB rule will result in deceptive statistics that will cover up our economic problems.  Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA, will moderate and provide information about what we can do to stop this looming threat.
Details:  contact: Sara Haimowitz (sara @ prosperousamerica . org (no spaces) or 202-688-5145).
Organizers: Coalition for a Properous America

Wed, June 25th, 7:30PM: Panel: TPP: How US Trade Policy Will Affect Us
Presenters: John Kabinski Middle Class Action Project: Introductions and Facilitation
Adam Weissman, TradeJustice New York Metro: What is the TPP
Bob Emerick, Peace Action Brooklyn: Economic Effects of TPP
Mary Hernandez, SI Unitarian Church, Social Justice Cmte: Organizing in Mexico During NAFTA
Steve Lawton, CWA 1102: Labor’s Race to the Bottom: Poverty and Violence
Hyun Lee, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development: Pacific Pivot, TPP, and Korea FTA @ 2
Alex Beauchamp, Director Food And Water Watch: TPP's Impact on Our Food and Water
Sole' Haren, Build a Better Planet: The Environmental Consequences of the TPP
Location: ATU Local 726 Union Hall, 3948 Amboy Road (between Brown Avenue & Hillside Terrace), Staten Island.
Directions: Take the 1 to South Ferry or the R to Whitehall St.-South Ferry. Then take the Staten Island Ferry to and take take Staten Island Railroad to Great Kills.
Contacts:  Steve (917) 682-7049 * Slawton @ cwa-1102 . org (no spaces) or Adam: (718) 218-4523 * adam @ tradejustice . net (no spaces)
RSVP and More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438634216392563

Friday, June 27, 12:00pm – 7:00PM: Mexican Consulate Protest: Stop Paramilitary Attacks Against The Zapatistas
TradeJustice New York Metro was founded in 2002 as a solidarity project with the Zapatista's Consulta Popular Sobre El ALCA (People's Consultation on the Free Trade Area of the Americas). Now, the autonomous Zapatista communites are facing deadly attacks by governement linked paramilitary groups as they continue to resist corporate power, defend the land, the natural resources of the jungle, and build a horizontal, leaderless community for a world where many worlds fit. To learn more about the connection between Zapatista solidarity and TPP, read http://occupywallstreet.net/story/what-does-upcoming-zapatista-freedom-school-have-do-tpp.
Location: Mexican Consulate, 27 E 39th St. between Madison and Park Ave, Manhattan
Directions:
4, 5, 6, 7, or Times Square Shuttle to
Contact: owszapatista @ gmail . com (no spaces)
RSVP and More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/287427711430881

Fri, June 27th-Sun, June 29th: TPP Outreach at NYC Pride 2014 Events
Volunteers are needed to wear signs, distribute fliers, and collect names and addresses on letters to Congress addressing TPP's threat to access to affordable HIV medications at all of th events listed below.
For details on how to meet other volunteers and get materials to distribute call Adam at (718) 218-4523 or email adam@tradejustice.net. Please call IN ADVANCE!
The Rally: Friday, June 27th 2014:  6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m, Hudson River Park: Pier 26
Dyke March: Saturday, June 28th, 2014 5pm
Teaze Party: Saturday, June 28th 2014:  4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Pridefest Street Fair: Sunday, June 29th 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Hudson St. btwn Abingdon Sq. & W. 14th St.,
Pride March: Meet at 36th St. & Fifth Ave at 11AM

Sundays, Jun 29th , 7:30-9PM: Nat'l TPP Team Conference Call
Special Guest:Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Number: (559) 726-1300
Access Code: 536655#
Webinar & Live Chat: http://tradejustice.net/webi
Recorded Audio After Call: 559-726-1300 Pin: 951146#
RSVP and More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1458694931044746

Action Reports

TradeJustice Activists Expose Koch-TPP Connection at Koch Party on Park Ave
http://tradejustice.net/?page=KochTPP

TradeJustice Activsts Join OWS Zapatista Solidarity Group Members for 24 Hour Protest at Mexican Consulate
http://tradejustice.net/?page=Zap61914


 
Action Alerts


Tell Your Senators to Defund Secret Trade Deal Negotiations That Kill Buy American Rules

http://action.prosperousamerica.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=17808


News

Obama says hopes for Pacific trade pact in November
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/20/us-usa-trade-tpp-idUSKBN0EV2KE20140620

House examines TPP trade deal
https://ocj.com/2014/06/house-examines-tpp-trade-deal/

New Zealand suggests cutting Japan out of Pacific trade talks
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/20/usa-trade-nz-idINL2N0P016P20140620

Shariah In Brunei: Lawmakers Pressure Sultanate To Get Out Of TPP Free Trade Talks Due To Islamic Law

http://www.ibtimes.com/shariah-brunei-lawmakers-pressure-sultanate-get-out-tpp-free-trade-talks-due-islamic-law-1606598

WikiLeaks Reveals Global Trade Deal Kept More Secret Than the Trans-Pacific Partnership
http://truth-out.org/news/item/24486-wikileaks-tisa-global-trade-deal-kept-more-secret-than-the-trans-pacific-partnership

Senators Tell USTR That Asia Trade Pact Is In Jeopardy Without Currency Provisions
http://www.manufacturingnews.com/news/2014/USTR-Currency0521141.html

Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Up In April

http://ourfuture.org/20140604/enormous-humongous-trade-deficit-up-in-april?utm_source=pmupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140604

Press Releases

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) not in Australia’s interest, say community organizations

http://prideatwork.org/national-lgbt-organizations-demand-us-stop-negotiating-tpp-with-brunei.html

National LGBT Organizations Demand Us Stop Negotiating TPP With Brunei

http://prideatwork.org/national-lgbt-organizations-demand-us-stop-negotiating-tpp-with-brunei.html

119 Members of Congress Call on United States to End Trade Negotiations with Brunei
http://pocan.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/119-members-of-congress-call-on-united-states-to-end-trade-negotiations

Reports

Trade Deals That Threaten Democracy:
How the US-EU and TransPacific Trade and Investment Agreements will further empower corporations and undermine public services, social and environmental protection and trade union rights (IUF/
IUL/ UITA)

http://www.iuf.org/w/sites/default/files/TradeDealsThatThreatenDemocracy-e_0.pdf

Opinion

Real people pushed out of TPP talks
http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12958-real-people-pushed-out-of-tpp-talks.html

Rigged Trade Deals: “Our Job Is To Notice”
http://ourfuture.org/20140527/rigged-trade-deals-our-job-is-to-notice?utm_source=pmupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140527

Audio

NAFTA in Mexico: Bad and Getting Worse
http://danahey.com/nafta-in-mexico-bad-and-getting-worse/

National TPP Conference Call Recordings

June 15th Call w/ Rep. Alan Grayson
audio, slides, chat box, and notes
http://tradejustice.net/?page=Natcall61514

June 18th Citizens Trade Campaign Monthly Call

partial recording
http://rec001.freeconferencecalling.com/mp3/1080420/766942/LA3977_06182014123013405_1097239.mp3

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