Protesters Demand Transparency for the Trans-Pacific Partnership at Office of the U.S. Trade Representative with Banners, Lockdown http://www.popularresistance.org/protesters-take-over-us-trade-rep-building-expose-secret-negotiations/
One protester from FlushTheTPP.org,
who locked himself to Margaret Flowers on top of the building’s
scaffolding, has firsthand experience with how transnational
corporations control and design free trade agreements like these. Steven
Bray decided to quit his job after his former employer, Caterpillar,
sent the entire company a link to an automated message in support of the
U.S.-Colombian Free Trade Agreement. “When I learned how many of my
coworkers responded without actually considering the text and its
potential consequences, I couldn’t stand it. This made the voice of one
CEO sound like the voice of 10,000.” The Colombia trade agreement has
had a serious negative effect on farmers and workers in Colombia and has resulted in massive nationwide protests.
Protesters promised to escalate their tactics if President Obama
continues to undermine the Constitution, transparency, and democracy. On
Tuesday, the protesters will crash a Fast Track train into Congress
after driving it across the city from the US Chamber of Commerce
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