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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Reflects the Worst Part of Politics: Rights of the Powerful Trumping the Rights of the 99%

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NETWORK's Sister Simone Comments on Signing of Trans-Pacific Partnership

'Trade deals must uphold the common good rather than cater to the special interests.'

Faith Groups Oppose the TPP Trade Agreement
Faith Groups Oppose the TPP Trade Agreement
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TPP, negotiated in secret and crafted largely with and for the benefit of large multinational corporations and their lobbyists, reveals the worst part of politics: powerful economic rights once again trump the rights of workers, small farmers, patients seeking health care, and the environment.

The rules of the global economy must be rules that work for the benefit of all, rather than rules that work for a privileged few.   This agreement provides protections for investor rights while failing to provide the same rights to workers and communities.

It is now up to Congress to stop this agreement. Congress must answer Pope Francis’s call to say no to ‘an economy of exclusion’ by rejecting the TPP.'
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