Dismantle the Trans-Pacific Partnership
A People’s Resistance to Corporate Globalization

Actions Starting May 11 2013 in a Community Near You!

Bringing the Movement Against Corporate Power Back to the Streets!

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pretends to be a 21st Century Trade Deal. It purports to “open new markets and create new business opportunities” for all participating countries. But 30 years of neoliberal free trade is enough to show us these corporate rights pacts only benefit the elite and increase inequality. The TPP can only create new barriers to an alternative economic future where living well and protecting the earth are more important than corporate profits. It will undermine the ability of communities to collectively decide what is in their best interests.

In May, just prior to a new TPP negotiating round in Peru, we call on the 99% who are harmed by corporate globalization to oppose the TPP in their community. There are many reasons for people to come together on this date:

  • The TPP undermines access to fundamental medicines by extending monopoly protections for Big Pharma
  • The TPP empowers corporations to sue governments for environmental and health measures they do not like
  • The TPP restricts Internet innovation and increases the surveillance of online interactions
  • The TPP undermines Indigenous rights and human rights
  • The TPP creates a race to the bottom on working conditions, environmental standards and all kinds of public regulations
  • The TPP prioritizes large-scale corporate agriculture (GMOs, antibiotics, etc) over sustainable local farming

We can and must stand together against this latest corporate assault on democracy. On May 11, we can start to bring the anti-corporate globalization movement back to the streets. Hold community assemblies to discuss the problems with the TPP and the free trade model. Stage creative actions or stunts that draw attention to the TPP negotiations in Peru. Trans-national community resistance put a freeze on the WTO. It stopped the Free Trade Area of the Americas. It can stop the TPP.

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Organized/endorsed by:
Alay ng Kultura, Anakbayan, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3937, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW), Backbone Campaign, BAYAN USA Pacific Northwest, Citizens Trade Campagn (CTC), Common Frontiers, Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ), Community to Community, Council of Canadians, Global Exchange, Institute for Policy Studies: Global Economy Project, International Association of Machinists (IAM) District 751, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 46, Newground Social Investment, OpenMedia, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, Philippine-US Solidarity Organization (PUSO), Pin@y sa Seattle, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action, Seattle Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), Sierra Club, Society for Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21, Washington Community Action Network, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE-AFSCME) Local 443, Washington State Labor Council, Witness for Peace Northwest