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No Back-Room Deals for the 1%
TPP: Out of the Shadows!
September 6-15, 2012

Sign up to attend anti-TPP events or to volunteer @ http://tradejustice.net/tppform

Join labor, environmental, public health, family farm, consumer, Occupy, animal rights, & other social justice groups from Sept 6-15 at the 14th major round of Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP) negotiations (near Washington, DC) to demand an end to back-room dealmaking for the 1%. TPP will be the US' largest Free Trade Agreement. Roughly 600 corporate lobbyists have been granted access to the negotiating texts, but the public is barred from viewing them.

TPP is likely to:

- Offshore good jobs to low-wage nations & undercut working conditions globally

- Create new tools for attacking environmental & consumer safety policies

- Deregulate Wall St banks, hedge funds & insurance companies

- Further concentrate global food supplies, displace family farmers, expand factory farms & subject consumers to wild price fluctuations

- Lengthen patents, blocking access to affordable, generic medications

Activities will include:

- Sat, Sept 8 & Sun, Sept 9: direct action training in Baltimore

- Sun, Sept 9: rally @ the site of the negotiations -

- actions through the negotiations!

RSVP for info on carpools, buses, housing, & volunteer opportunities @ http://tradejustice.net/tppform

Sept 8 & 9:Action Camp: Stop Global Corporate Coup!

Real News Network Bldg, 235 Holiday St, Baltimore, MD

Download training flier @ http://gjae.org/Balt989

Itsoureconomy.us will hold a direct action training led by Backbone Campaign's Bill Moyer of & Earth First!'s Kim Marks, focusing on spectacle actions as well as ways to engage negotiators. For an idea of what will be covered, visit http://backbonecampaign.org. After the training participants will travel together to the rally. Register @ http://tradejustice.net/tppform & find out about carpool & housing opportunities.

Sun, Sept 9, 3PM: Rally for Good Jobs, Affordable Medicine & a Healthy Environment

Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy, Leesburg, VA (near Washington, DC)

Download rally flyer @ http://gjae.org/Sept9NY

RSVP @ http://tradejustice.net/tppform to reserve a seat on free union-operated buses from DC to Leesburg & for carpool and bus info to get to DC.

Rally Endorsers: American Jobs Alliance, American Medical Student Ass'n, Bergen County Green Party, Brooklyn For Peace, Citizens Trade Campaign, Communication Workers of America, Fair World Project, Family Farm Defenders, Friends of Animals United NY/NJ, Friends of the Earth, Global Justice for Animals & the Environment, Healthcare for the 99%, Health Global Access Project, Int'l Ass'n of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, Int'l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters, Itsoureconomy.org, Manhattan Greens, Mingas Network, Nat'l Family Farm Coalition, NY Committee in Solidarity w/ the People of El Salvador, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, Occupy Astoria LIC, Occupy Wall St Environmental Solidarity, Occupy Wall St Trade Justice, October2011.org, Organic Consumers Ass'n, Penley Global Law, Pennsylvania Fair Trade Coalition, Peruvians in Action NY, Public Citizen, Queerocracy, Rainforest Action Network, Rainforest Relief, NY Whale & Dolphin Action League, Sierra Club, TradeJustice NY Metro, United Students Against Sweatshops, West Queens Greens, & Wetlands Activism Collective. In solidarity: Occupy Queens.


Actions will be taking place throughout the week! Let us know what dates you're available & we'll work to arrange housing.

Can I Help in Advance? Can I Help if I Can't Make it to VA?

Register @ http://tradejustice.net/tppform to learn about & sign up for volunteer opportunities in advance of the week of action & off-site during the week of action.

Can I donate funds?

Donate @ http://tradejustice.net/tppfund.

What about online petitions and letters?

1) Spread the Word About the Trans-Pacific Partnership Send a letter to the editor to major news outlets and demand that they cover the deal that is swiftly becoming “NAFTA-on-steroids” with the world.
2) Demand a New Trade Model Ask your senators to help steer our trade policy back on course by cosponsoring the 21st Century Trade Agreements Act today.
3) Derail the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP negotiations continue in Leesburg, Virginia, with the public locked out and the texts held in tight secrecy. Urge U.S. Trade representative Ron Kirk to release the draft texts.
4) Take Fracking Out of our Trade Agreements Tell US Trade Representative Ron Kirk that no trade agreement should pave the way for increased fracking.

Remember: fill out the form @ http://tradejustice.net/tppform to RSVP & for info on carpools, buses, housing, & volunteer opportunities.

Questions: (718) 218-4523 or notpp@tradejustice.net

More info: http://tradejustice.net/tpp * http://stoptpp.org * http://tpp2012.com/ * http://citizenstrade.org * http://tradewatch.org