Speaking Event: Another Free Trade Disaster - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and What We Must Do About It

When & Where
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst at MLK
Berkeley, CA
January 22, 2014 - 1:30pm
510 598 9696


The Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers presents Victor Menotti, Executive Director of the International Forum on Globalization to talk on the dreadful new Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) "free trade" agreement now considered by Congress.  TPP will benefit U.S. extraction companies and turn much of the pristine Pacific region into a slag heap.

Menotti is expert on the impact of globalization on ecosystems, and has helped build international networks among the traditional farming, forest, fishing, and indigenous communities whose survival depends on them.  He is the author of the IFG report, "Free Trade, Free Logging: How the World Trade Organization Undermines Global Forest Conservation," "The Other Oil War: The Halliburton Agenda on WTO Energy Services," the chapter "WTO and Native Sovereignty" in Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Economic Globalization, and, "The WTO and Sustainable Fisheries" for the Institute for Fisheries Resources.