People want to know why I have such a skeptical attitude about Obama? Last night, he talked about all the wonderful trade agreements he’s signing that are creating jobs. Sure they are – for $1 an hour in other countries. This is the agreement that not only gives media corporations all the same intellectual property laws that were already beaten down in the SOPA fight, it also permits corporations to override environmental protection laws. No wonder they don’t want anyone to see a copy!
WHAT: More than forty labor, environmental, public health and community organizations will hold a rally outside the Lansdowne Resort on Sunday, September 9 demanding a public voice in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations taking place inside.
The secretive pact is poised to become the largest free trade agreement in U.S. history, and is expected to affect the economy, the environment and consumer safety in Virginia and beyond.
Protesters are demanding that U.S. negotiators tell the American public what they have proposed in our names.
WHO: Allison Chin, President, Sierra Club
Ron Collins, Chief of Staff, Communications Workers of America
Matthew Kavanagh, Director of U.S. Advocacy, HealthGAP
Erich Pica, President, Friends of the Earth US
Occupy Wall Street and many others
WHERE: Outside the Lansdowne Resort
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176
WHEN: Sunday, September 9, 3pm