Monday, February 8, 2016

February 8: National Toxic Trade Call In Day!

Let's FLOOD Congress with our calls! If you don't have the numbers of your reps handy, no worries: The Sierra Club has set up this toll-free number you can use to get a hold of those critters:

              1-888-701-6507                 

To refresh your memory about the TPP (yes, the MSM absolutely refuses to mention it), here's what Chris Hedges says about it:

“The TPP, along with the WTO [World Trade Organization] and NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement], is the most brazen corporate power grab in American history,” Ralph Nader told me when I reached him by phone in Washington, D.C. “It allows corporations to bypass our three branches of government to impose enforceable sanctions by secret tribunals. These tribunals can declare our labor, consumer and environmental protections [to be] unlawful, non-tariff barriers subject to fines for noncompliance. The TPP establishes a transnational, autocratic system of enforceable governance in defiance of our domestic laws.”........


And here's what Public Citizens says about the TPP:

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): More Job Offshoring, Lower Wages, Unsafe Food Imports
 Have you heard? The TPP is a massive, controversial, pro-corporate "free trade" agreement among the United States and 11 other countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Although it is called a “trade” agreement, the TPP is not mainly about trade. Of TPP's 30 chapters, only six deal with traditional trade issues.

Secret TPP Text Unveiled: It's Worse than We Thought

In early November 2015, after seven years of close-door negotiations with the public, press and policymakers locked out, the final TPP text was released. In chapter after chapter, the final text is worse than expected, with the demands of the 500 official U.S. trade advisers representing corporate interests satisfied to the detriment of the public interest.The text reveals that the pact replicates many of the most controversial terms of past pacts that promote job offshoring and push down U.S. wages.
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Yikes!! Please call today and ask a friend or two to call as well!! If you would rather send an email, just find your critter at either House.gov or Senate.gov.