Now that the TPP negotiations are stalled, there’s a huge window of opportunity to declare your city, town or county a TPP-Free Zone
Join with WILPF’s Earth Democracy, Corporations v. Democracy, Advancing Human Rights and Disarm Issue Groups in the “We Will Not Obey” campaign of the Alliance for Democracy to pass a TPP-Free Zone Resolution in your community.
To learn more about TPP-Free Zones, please join these calls that take place every two weeks. Mark your calendar. Next calls are on Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20.
Nancy Price, Earth Democracy will be presenting.
Wednesday, August 19
Thursday, August 20
Call from 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm (ET)
Here’s the registration link
Now with Fast Track passed, we must defeat the TPP, one of the three free trade agreements for which Pres. Obama wanted Fast Track. The other agreements are: TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the 28 countries of the EU and the US, and TiSA – the Trade in Services Agreement – also being negotiated in secret among 50 specially invited countries that will cover 90% of services and lead to extensive privatization of what remain in public hands.
This trifecta of free trade agreements is the capstone that the global, political, financial and corporate elite are using to further construct their Global Corporate Empire
These three trade agreements will make it impossible for WILPF Branches and members in collaboration with other grassroots groups to work together for local grassroots community solutions. Read here how these agreements will impact many aspects of community life: local democracy, economy, climate, jobs, city planning and zoning, and local human rights. Don’t forget that the TPP means more exports of dirty energy, more air and sea transports of imported goods, and thus more global warming and extreme weather leading to the loss of lives and property and to conflict and movement of people seeking better lives.
Now’s the time to have 100 resolutions passed by December 1. We, you, can do it together
Already 10 cities and 2 counties have passed such resolutions.
Click on a pin to read each resolution text and press release. Or go to www.tppfreezones.org for resolutions texts, materials, and posters.
Here are some tips for getting organized:
If you’d like more information, pointers or want to discuss how to organize locally for a TPP-Free Zone and in particular, if your town in New England has a 2016 Town Meeting, please email me at nancytprice39 (at) gmail.com and we’ll set up a time to talk.