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Another Rana Plaza in the Making: Stop the TPP

Posted by in Fair Trade, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th May, 2013 | 4 Comments

Primark operated in Rama Plaza.The building collapse disaster in Bangladesh is an example of corporate globalization at work. As negotiations continue to solidify the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Lima, Peru, we draw the links between Free Trade and future disasters like we saw at Rama Plaza.
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TPP Days of Action Coming to Your Community

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 17th April, 2013 | No Comments

599036_10152640068720613_1588745988_nWhether one wants to reverse the global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions; expand access to life-saving generic medications; support indigenous rights; protect communities’ ability to combat global warming; or sustain family farms and defend food sovereignty, there is no shortage of reasons to act together on the TPP.
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Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 13th March, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: They TyeeIt’s 20 years since NAFTA. Its damage is why latest trade deal must be stopped.
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TPPxBorder Rally Reportback

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

StopTPPbannerSeattleWe called this rally TPPxBorder: The People’s Round. What I loved about it wasn’t only the fiery speakers, the diversity, the music, the unity, the hot Fair Trade coffee, and the ultra-legitimacy of our opposition to this heinous version of the TPP…. what I loved was learning about what an alternative deal would look like – one by and for the people. Listening to speakers and experts articulately describe what fair trade looks like, what it offers communities internationally, reminds me why these fights are so important, and the promise of real, practical, and respectful trade solutions. We have answers- now is the time to join hands and fight for them.
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Ten Reasons to Protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on December 1st

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 27th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

TPPlogo1Kristen Beifus, Executive Director of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, working on behalf of people and the planet for a fair global trading system and lead organizer of the December 1 Day of Action explains why the TPP needs to be protested. And how YOU can get on the bus (literally) to join the protest.
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NAFTA on Steroids

Posted by in Guest Posts, World News & Events on 3rd July, 2012 | 2 Comments

Farmers from Miyagi prefecture raise their fists along with other farmers from across Japan during a rally against Japan participating in rule-making negotiations for the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Tokyo October 26, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko NakaoWhile the Occupy movement has forced a public discussion of extreme corporate influence on every aspect of our lives, behind closed doors corporate America is implementing a stealth strategy to formalize its rule in a truly horrifying manner. The mechanism is the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Trade ministers to meet in San Francisco to negotiate the largest trade pact since NAFTA

Posted by in World News & Events on 14th June, 2010 | No Comments

FairTradeNotFreeAs I type this, there is a rally and march happening in Downtown San Francisco for a new Fair Trade agenda. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations begin this week in San Francisco. Trade ministers from all over the world will be in San Francisco for the TPP trade negotiations, which marks the defining moment […]
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