The TPP is a clear and present danger
One of my Move to Amend partners put this together. He asked that it be given maximum distribution. For those not in the Houston Metropolitan area you can still help by teaming up with a local group to encourage Congress to do the right thing. You can also sign the petition in the link below. Many do not understand the harm that TPP will have on middle-class America. It is flying under the radar because we do not have a legitimate news media. Please read, act, and share.
Fast-Track is now on a fast track!
Please take at least one of these actions to help stop Fast-Track and the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership):
- Click here to take action now to stop Fast Track today! Fast Track means the American public doesn’t get to know what’s in the agreement before it is a done deal! We need to say a loud NO to this!
- Attend the February meeting of Houston Area Move To Amend to learn more about how the TPP could block and even destroy the Public Health sovereignty of America and other countries.
What: The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement – a 42 min video talk about the pharmaceutical industry’s conduct and the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Prefaced by “The Story of The Trans-Pacific Partnership (in 2 Minutes and 15 Seconds)” by Robert Reich.
Who: Dr Erik Monasterio, forensic psychiatrist and senior clinical lecturer with the University of Otago, Christchurch School of Clinical Medicine, New Zealand.
Why: U.S. trade officials say that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is almost ready and President Obama has allied with the GOP to support its passage. Some believe that Fast-Track Authority (FTA) and the TPP will be wrapped up by mid-March, reported Reuters. The twelve probable signatory countries account for over 40% of the world’s economy.
However, there is significant and growing opposition, both within government and without, to its “Iron Curtain” secrecy from the public including our representatives in Congress. At least four Senators, Carl Levin (D-MI), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have stood up in opposition. While the TPP is still shrouded in secrecy, the leaked parts are frightening. From food, medicine and the environment to the Internet and intelligence, the TPP is moving us towards complete corporate domination including trading away our own sovereignty and justice system for the sake of profit. It is more than a free trade deal, it’s a free for all for multi-national corporations.
For a bit of introduction read Dr Monasterio’s essay: Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on Equitable Access to Healthcare
He has kindly written, “….great to hear of your initiative. It is imperative that we work hard to bring awareness to the TPPA and its likely implications, in particular for those who are most vulnerable. … We need motivation and energy as the next round of negotiations is looming.”
Thank you for your support and best wishes,