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What is TPP?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would create a super-treaty which would jeopardize the sovereignty of the nations involved by giving that power to large corporations like Wal-Mart, Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Halliburton, Philip Morris, GE, GM, Apple.
- There are currently 11 nations involved: U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico and Canada. Japan has shown interest.
- The economic power of this group is more than 40% larger than the 27- nation European Union.
- TPP will offshore millions of good-paying jobs to low-wage nations, undercutting working conditions globally and increasing unemployment.
- TPP will expand pharmaceutical monopoly protections and institute longer patents that will decrease access to affordable medications
- TPP will limit food GMO labeling and allow the import of goods that do not meet US safe standards.
- TPP will institute SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA-like regulations and Internet measures which restrict our right to free speech.
- TPP will roll back Wall Street regulations, and prohibit bans on risky financial services.
- TPP will give multinational corporations and private investors the right to sue nations in private tribunals. These tribunals have the power to overturn environmental, labor, or any other laws that limit profit, awarding taxpayer funded damages.
- TPP will encourage the privatization of lands and natural resources in areas where indigenous people live.
… unless we let them know “No Deal!”
WHAT IS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY?
Food Sovereignty is:
- The right of peoples, countries, and the state unions to define their agricultural and food policy without the “dumping” of agricultural commodities into foreign countries.
- Food sovereignty organizes food production and consumption according to the needs of local communities, giving priority to production for local consumption.
- Includes the right to protect and regulate the national agricultural and livestock production and to shield the domestic market from the dumping of agricultural surpluses and low price imports from other countries.
- Landless people, peasants, and small farmers must get access to land, water, and seed as well as productive resources and adequate public services.
- FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE A HIGHER PRIORITY THAN TRADE POLICIES.
What Is the TPP?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international trade and investment pact currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the United States and countries throughout the Pacific Rim. Corporations behind the TPP include Bank of America, Koch Industries, Citigroup, Pfizer, Cargill, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Monsanto, Verizon, Wal-Mart and many others.
Corporate interests want to use the TPP to:
• Offshore good-paying jobs to low-wage nations and under-cut working conditions globally
• Create new tools for attacking environmental and consumer safety policies
• Expand the deregulation of banks, hedge funds and insurance companies
• Institute longer patents that restrict access to affordable, generic medications While approximately 600 corporate lobbyists have been given special status to review negotiating documents and advise negotiators, the general public has been barred from reviewing what U.S. negotiators have proposed in our names.
The twelfth major round of TPP negotiations is taking place in Dallas this May. Please join us dragging these negotiations out of the shadows and ensuring that we aren’t saddled with a back-room deal that enriches the 1% at the expense of the economy, the environment, family farms, public health, indigenous rights, Internet freedom and democracy itself.
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