Stop the TPP

JP-TPP-call-image.jpgThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement being negotiated in secret among 12 nations, including the United States. Only about a third of the agreement addresses typical trade matters. The rest is a secretive ploy to further empower multinational corporations to the detriment of the health, safety and quality of life of millions of men, women and children in the United States and other participating nations.

Among the most egregious problems of the TPP are: (1) the forfeiture of U.S. sovereignty; (2) the secretive negotiating process; (3) provisions that will lead to untold suffering and devastation; and (4) the dangerous "fast track" approval process.

Fair and equitable trade is desirable, but treaties negotiated in secrecy and rammed through Congress are not. Lord Acton, one of the most articulate defenders of political freedom in history said, "Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity."


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  • Alex Whittier
    America’s trade deals have become more and more dominated by multi-national corporations seeking only to expand and secure their monopolies across multiple countries. The purpose of trade deals should be transparent and focused on the growth of international cooperation, not supporting a select few economic elitists.
  • Carlos Camacho