Flyers for TPP

After searching for flyers to help raise local awareness about the upcoming, fast-tracked TPP vote, I couldn’t find anything more recent than this past summer. They had dates on them for events long past, and so I customized previous flyer material and tailored the new flyers for shoppers at our natural foods co-op and our upcoming “Share the Bounty Week” — an annual gathering of politicians, community garden leaders, Transition Town folks, food banks, churches, school administrators, natural foods co-ops, and others concerned about local food security and increasing options for healthy, local foods.

How timely that next week just happens to coincide with various meetings during which I will be distributing my flyers! I couldn’t have planned this end run any better. Since no one rallied to my original call for public meetings, I’ll just slip this info into large public meetings already scheduled. ūüėȬ† I also synchronously got to give a “no on TPP” public service announcement at Wednesday’s screening of Naomi Klein’s new documentary, “This Changes Everything,” alerting 60+ viewers that TPP is designed to change everything positive we just watched happen in the film.

I have copied the simple flyer here in case anyone wants to copy and paste into your own document, with your own Congressional contact info. We don’t have a date yet for the fast track vote, but I suspect they’ll try to sneak this in during the holidays or at some other high period of public distraction. It’s now or never to spread the word. WordPress wouldn’t keep my formatting, but you get the idea. Please share as you feel led and correct formatting as you need to. I also turned this into a PDF file and emailed some people with wider local networks than I have.

UPDATE: To customize for a different angle of interest/concern, please see this link: http://www.exposethetpp.org/TPPImpacts_Public-Health.html¬†¬†¬† . To the left, you’ll find a vertical list of everything else the TPP affects, so that you can choose your angle for your audience.

TPP: The most brazen corporate power grab in American History

What is TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would create a super-treaty which would jeopardize the sovereignty of the nations involved by giving that power to large corporations like Wal-Mart, Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Halliburton, Philip Morris, GE, GM, Apple.

  • There are currently 11 nations involved: U.S.,¬†New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia,¬†Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico and¬†Canada.¬†Japan has shown interest.
  • The economic power of this group is more than¬†40% larger than the 27- nation European Union.
  • TPP will offshore millions of good-paying jobs to¬†low-wage nations, undercutting working conditions¬†globally and increasing unemployment.
  • TPP will expand¬†pharmaceutical¬†monopoly¬†protections and¬†institute longer patents that will ¬†decrease access to¬†affordable medications
  • TPP will limit food GMO labeling and allow import of¬†goods that do not meet US safe standards.
  • TPP will institute SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA-like regulations¬†and¬†Internet measures which restrict our right to free speech.
  • TPP will roll back Wall Street regulations, and prohibit¬†bans on risky financial services.
  • TPP will give multinational corporations and private investors the right to sue nations in private tribunals. These tribunals have the power to overturn environmental, labor, or any other laws that limit profit, awarding taxpayer funded damages.
  • TPP will encourage the privatization of lands and natural resources in areas where indigenous people live.

‚Ķ unless we tell Congress to say, ‚ÄúNo Deal!‚ÄĚ

FAST TRACK

In May 2015, Congress voted to allow ‚Äúfast track,‚ÄĚ which means a speedy ‚Äúyes‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúno‚ÄĚ vote on this 5,000+ page treaty whose secret, final text was only just leaked after years of secret corporate meetings. Fast track vote means no Congressional debate, negotiation, or rewriting of this treaty drafted by corporations. If Congress votes yes, TPP becomes law, with corporations as judge, jury and executioner via international tribunals that trump all national, state and local sovereignty. We do not know the vote date, but voting will be soon, probably when people are distracted by other things.

WHAT TO DO:

If you want continued access to organic foods, basic food safety standards, and to know what’s in your foods ‚Ķ if you support a local economy and wish to grow it, tell Congress to Vote NO on TPP.

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski: (202) 225-3915 www.walorski.house.gov

Senator Dan Coats: (202) 224-5623 www.coats.senate.gov

Senator Joe Donnelly: (202) 224-4814 www.donnelly.senate.gov

9 responses to this post.

  1. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    TPP. Let it be turned to nothingness , let it be no more. Let sovereignty reign on all levels. Let TPP go down the tubes to never rear its twisted head again

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  2. Posted by CindyW on November 14, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Oh Laura! Great for you! I printed off those older flyers back in April when I went to the Bloomington Farmers Market with my friend Silvia, but we arrived too late to give them to the activist table that would have handed them out, and I was too chicken to just hand them out myself ūüė¶ – even though as a student in Bloomington, I demonstrated against the Vietnam War at the football stadium 43 years ago! ūüôā
    Ann was busy that day with something, and we didn’t go to her place anyway.

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  3. Hey, Cindy, let me know if you’d like me to email you any PDF’s customized for your area. I’d need your Rep’s name, as the Senators are the same. I offered the same to Ann K for Bloomington and just spent this morning dropping off flyers and rabble rousing around town. If we don’t choose this battle, then seriously, why are we even here?! People need to ask themselves that question, because the TPP affects every area of life … and none of them in a good way.

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  4. Thanks Laura, Horrible trade deal. Probably the worst yet.

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  5. Posted by Kieron on November 15, 2015 at 3:14 am

    I adapted yours just enough to include my senators. Will pass them out an an opportune venue tomorrow..

    No doubt Paris is paying the price that’s being exacted in order to distract us from TPP.

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  6. Yes, and also to conveniently make it that no protesters will be allowed for the UN Climate talks or whatever globalist enslavement du jour they’re trying to pull off next month.

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  7. Yes, Winged Witch, worst yet … unless we manage to make it no deal. Bright side would be people would wake up, I think??? if it passed, but by then it would be beyond the 11th hour…..

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  8. Posted by CindyW on November 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for the offer, Laura. But I would have to go to West Lafayette to find anyone who would consider the TPP a threat. Here where I am the official mantra is “our leaders mean the best for us” – by both conservatives & liberals. I told one “activist” about TPP and her answer was “well, President Obama says it’s a good thing and I trust him.” Re the no protest in Paris in December – EXACTLY my first thought when I heard it. The “false flag” people are saying lots of peculiar things – my favorite is the conference between CIA/Mossad/MI-5/ and their French equivalent DGSE on 29th October. I know from reading novels that the French security forces are incredible – they are not hampered by US ideas of due process. Napoleonic law assumes guilty first until proven innocent. So I find it very, very, very hard to believe the French would let something like this happen without knowing anything about it. They can hold an innocent person incommunicado for days just because they were present near a crime. They are NOT less experienced or knowledgeable about terrorism than we are, which most Americans watching MSM assume.

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  9. You’re welcome, Cindy. I hear you on all accounts. Yes, the French don’t mess around. Also, received this in an email from someone:

    That pesky Economist Magazine cover that was arousing so much speculation a few weeks ago turns out to be very interesting after all. Bo

    “Revelation of the Method concerns mind control in the last stages and at a high level. When you tell someone what you are doing to them – murder, mayhem, kidnap, rape, you name it – and they do nothing to stop you or protect themselves, you have created a doubly enslaved subject.”
    http://whale.to/b/revelation_method_q.html


    “The two numbered arrows from the controversial ‘The World in 2015’ Economist Magazine cover (January 2015) unscramble into 11.13.15. The portrait-painting near the arrows is DaVinci’s ‘La Belle Ferronni√®re’ — housed in the Louvre in Paris. Behind little Alice in Wonderland is what could be an abandoned soccer ball (football) — which may symbolize the internationally televised France-Germany soccer match that was interrupted by the attacks.”

    “La belle ferronni√®re is a portrait of a woman, usually attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, in the Louvre. It is also known as Portrait of an Unknown Woman. The painting’s title, applied as early as the seventeenth century, identifying the sitter as the wife or daughter of an ironmonger (a ferronnier), was said to be discreetly alluding to a reputed mistress of Francis I of France, married to a certain Le Ferron. The tale is a romantic legend of revenge in which the aggrieved husband intentionally infects himself with syphilis, which he passes to the king through infecting his wife.”

    [Laura again: I knew about the Economist Cover and the dates and French painting. I hope I’m wrong in connecting that story to recent stories about how Ebola is sexually transmitted, and all these African Muslims are now invading Europe and raping the women. El Mundo Malo sure wants a leg up. For whatever it’s worth, I do feel that these Paris attacks were intended to be much worse than they were, and that they were intended to happen in multiple countries. I feel like as bad as things were — and obviously orchestrated — they were not as bad as they could have been….. El Mundo Bueno is quite the resilient and persistent realm. ūüôā

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