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Starts Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:30 AM for 5 days


Location: Various

Every Monday: TPP Facebook Blitz Urge The Daily Show and the Colbert Report to address TPP.
Details at http://tradejustice.net/blitz1614


Every Tuesday: TPP Twitterstorm Help make TPP-related hashtags trend on Twitter and light up the Twitterverse with TPP-related tweets with a different theme every week.
Details at http://tradejustice.net/storm


Th urs, Mar 6, 6:30PM: March Recess Fast Track/TPP Action Planning Meeting

In January 68 groups rallied at the Queens office of Rep. Joe Crowley. 10 days later, Crowley announced his opposition to the Baucus-Camp fast track bill. From March 17-21, Congress will be in recess again. What can we accomplish this time? Join reps from many of the groups that cosponsored the Crowley rally to plan our next big action! Location: Food and Water Watch office, 68 Jay Street (between Front and Water Streets), Suite 713, Brooklyn. Directions: F train to York Street. Make a right on York (towards the river).


Tues, Mar 11, 7PM: Ask Staten Island Community Board 1 to Pass a Resolution vs. TPP

Present testimony on how TPP will harm our communities and to ask CB1 to pass a resolution against TPP and Fast Track. A resolution could lead to other community boards passing their own resolutions against TPP and the perhaps our City Council, thus providing more negative visibility for the TPP. For more info contact Richard at OrgBuild@netcarrier.com Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, 2329 Victory Blvd. (between Crafton Ave. and Wooley Ave.), Staten Island. Directions: S62, S92 and S93 buses (check schedules at http://tripplanner.mta.info). Additional Details: http://tradejustice.net/si31114

Sun, Mar 16, 23, & 30, 7:30PM : National TPP Team Conference Call A webinar and conference call with expert presenters and activist updates .To join the call, dial (559) 726-1300 and enter access code 536655 #. To view the slide presentation, go to http://www.anymeeting.com/moveforjustice1. If you are unable to participate live, you can listen later by calling 559-726-1399- and entering the access code 536655# to hear a recording of the call. More info: http://tradejustice.net/call3214
Sat, Mar 15, TPP: The Global Monsanto Protection Act
Find out how Monsanto plans to use TPP to force member nations to drop bans and labeling requirements on genetically modified foods and what we can do to stop it. Presenter: Adam Weissman of Global Justice for Animals and the Environment. Hosted by March Against Monsanto NYC. Time and location: to be determined.
Additional Details: call (718) 218-4523 or email info@tradejusice.net.

Wed, Mar 19, 2:30PM: Panel: Women and Trade: Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Feminist Issue While trade liberalization has been touted as a key driver of development, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most recent example of an alliance that threatens to enrich and protect corporations at the expense of the livelihoods of the most vulnerable, including rural, indigenous, and urban women living in poverty. The secrecy in which the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is being negotiated has not prevented the disclosure of deeply concerning aspects of the proposed agreement. This panel will consider the way in which the TPPA undermines the ability of governments to fulfill their domestic social, environmental and economic goals, with focus on the grave implications this has for women. Organized by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) as part of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Location: Chapel, Church Center of the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza (1st Ave) at 44th Street, Manhattan, NYC. Directions: Take the 4, 5, 6, or 7 to Grand Central. Then walk or take the M42 bus to 1st Ave and walk two blocks north to 44th St. Additional Details: http://tradejustice.net/fem31914


Fri, Mar 28 @ 6:30 PM: TPP & Food Monopolies A discussion hosted by the Park Slope Food Coop Fair Trade Committee.
Location: Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union St (between 6th and 7th Aves), Park Slope, Brooklyn. Directions: R to Union St; 2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza, or B/Q to 7th Ave .


Organization: Tradejustice New York Metro

Directions: Various

Contact Info: Scott Baker (ssbaker305@yahoo.com) (718) 218-4523

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:

Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for (more...)

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