The Sierra Club, Community Church's Green Sanctuary Committee, Environmental Working Group and Trade Justice are holding an educational forum on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive new free trade agreement being negotiated behind closed doors by 600 transnational corporations. The Nation calls it "NAFTA on Steroids." Please RSVP to
as to whether you will attend the panel discussion on:
Friday, October 26th, 6:30 to 9 PM
Gallery of the Community Church, John Haynes Holmes House, 28 East 35th St.
between Madison and Park Avenues, Manhattan
Moderator, Ken Gale, Producer of WBAI's environmental program, Eco-logic
Alissa Simmons, National Field Dir., Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
Ilana Solomon, Trade Representative, Sierra Club
Donation: $5-$15 or FREE if you can't afford to pay
RSVP and get more details & directions at
Learn more about TPP at http://www.citizen.org/tpp
This event will focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership's potential impact on fracking, although its total impacts would encompass every aspect of our lives. I urge you in the strongest possible terms to attend in order to discuss the most effective response for you and your organization. Public Citizen calls for a strategy to get out word as fast and widely as possible in order to provoke public outrage leading to effective mobilization and action. It would be a great help if you will distribute this invitation to your lists.
Thanks and look forward to seeing you there!
IF PASSED, THE TPP WOULD:
* Expand NAFTA's legal right to sue the US or NYS for "takings not taken," in this case, unfracked gas. (For an example, see Metalclad's successful case against Mexico at
click here )
" Move good-paying jobs offshore to low-wage nations and lower working conditions and labor rights all over the world.
" Create new tools to attack pro-environment and consumer safety policies
" Deregulate Wall Street banks, hedge funds and insurance companies - even more so than now.
" Displace family farmers, which would concentrate global food supplies and subject consumers (us) to spiking prices
" Extend patent expiration dates, which would block our access to affordable, generic medications
* Gain the legal right to override sovereign US policies at the federal, state, local and court levels; in other words, the US would function as a sovereign state no longer.
...and much more.
ARTICLE and an amazing PHOTO from The Nation October 2011 article http://www.thenation.com/article/168627/nafta-steroids link to
FLYER to print out and/or email and distribute (see below):
What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!
A Series of Educational Forums on the Trans-Pacific Partnership:
A Secret Plan to Globalize NAFTA
At Risk: Our Jobs, Our Environment, Our Food, and Our Health!
WHAT IS TPP?
Behind closed doors, the US Administration and the governments of 10 other
countries are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive expansion of