Activists Hang Four Anti-TPP Banners On U.S. Trade Building in DC

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On September 23rd, Social Justice Activists hung four huge anti-Trans-Pacific Partnership, (TPP), banners on the U.S. Office of Trade Representative building in Washington, D.C. None of the activists were arrested, although one, Tighe Barry, was detained briefly during the demonstration, and then released. According to “Resist the Trans-Pacific Partnership”, unless “Fast Track” is defeated, a finalized trade deal will more than likely “further entrench corporate power in every area of our lives [including the Internet]…[especially]with more than 600 corporate advisors on board — [as negotiators] including [representatives from] Monsanto, Halliburton, Walmart and Chevron.”

Speaking on camera are Kevin Zeese, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Natalie Yoon and Tighe Barry. To learn more about this important issue, go to: “Resist the TPP — Stop Fast Track,” at: https://www.facebook.com/events/426996234075963/.

An album of 24 photos, at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202154418285326.1073741921.1334685315&type=1&l=94b1efbe2c

Social Justice Activists Protest the TPP Agreement in D.C.

On Monday morning, September 23rd, social justice activists, in Washington, D.C., protested the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) secret trade agreement. The treaty terms are “classified.” According to critics of the deal, “The White House is trying to pass it through ‘Fast Track’ – a process that undermines our [Constitutional] system of checks and balances and subverts democracy.” It has been labeled a “corporate power tool for the one percent gang.”

The demonstration took place in front of the “Office of the U.S. Trade Representative,” where the TPP is being negotiated behind closed doors. The trade building is directly across the street from the “Executive Office Building,” which is right next door to the White House.
Above: Margaret Flowers and Steve Bray on the balcony at the Office of the US Trade Representative. They are linked together with bike locks to make it harder for the police to remove them.

According to Resist the TPP, unless “Fast Track” is defeated, a finalized trade deal will more than likely “further entrench corporate power in every area of our lives [like the Internet]…[especially]with more than 600 corporate advisors on board — [as negotiators] including [representatives from] Monsanto, Halliburton, Walmart and Chevron.”

None of the protesters were arrested, although one, Tighe Barry, was briefly detained by the police.

To learn more about this important issue, go to:
Flush The TPP

Resist the TPP — Stop Fast Track

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