#FallRising to Stop TPP, TTIP, & TiSA


Click here for a page of outreach materials for the action.


The United States is negotiating three massive international treaties–the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade-in-Services Agreement (TiSA). These deals are crafted in secret by multinational corporations and big bankers for their own benefit at our expense. They will expand global corporate rule, harming the planet and people everywhere, and destroying democracy.

From November 14 to 18, 2015, people will converge on Washington, DC to demand that the United States drop these deals and create, in a transparent and democratic way, alternative international agreements that put people and the planet first. Our actions coincide with the APEC meetings in the Philippines, where US officials (including trade reps) will push the TPP, and our Philippine allies will have mass protests.

The TPP, TTIP, & TiSA are much more than trade deals–only 5 of the 29 TPP chapters even deal with trade. They are corporate power grabs that impacts every aspect of our lives. If passed, the TPP, TTIP, & TiSA would take away environmental protections, offshore American jobs & decrease wages, remove food safety laws, curtail internet freedom, inhibit access to lifesaving medicine, spur further financial deregulation and more. Under Obama’s recent Fast Track bill these treaties  would even ban climate action and immigration reform.



Here are some of the most dangerous aspects of TPP, TTIP, TiSA.

  • Rigged Tribunals: These deals give corporations the power to sue governments for any law or regulation that hurts their expected future profits. So, if your local, state or federal government wanted to put a ban on fracking or GMO foods, increase the minimum wage or worker protections, promote renewable energies or affordable medicine, or regulate big banks they could be sued and forced to remove the law. All of this would happen in rigged trade tribunals where the judges are usually corporate lawyers on temporary leave from their corporate job. This new corporate law would supersede US courts including the Supreme Court.
  • Deregulation: Under TPP, TTIP, & TiSA regulations at all levels of government would be forcibly lowered (“harmonized” to the lowest standard of any country in the deal) so that corporations can more easily move between countries. NAFTA and other “free” trade agreements started this process. TPP, TTIP, & TiSA would expand it to new countries and new sectors of economies. This “regulatory harmonization” removes the power of governments to pass laws that protect people and the planet. Furthermore, localization would go out the window. Say good bye to Buy American or Buy Local provisions!
  • Privatization: TPP, TTIP, & TiSA would drive greater and permanent privatization of in many sectors of participating countrie’s economies including services which represnt 80% of the US economy. You name it–prisons, education, health care, municipal water, the postal service–and it will probably be turned over to private for-profit companies.All of this takes away our right and ability to create the new world we desperately need.

The TPP, TTIP, & TiSA impact people of color, the poor, and oppressed communities most. These deals would expand US empire, white-supremacy, and corporate capitalism. They would further privatize schools and prisons, allowing the ruling class to profit from the destruction of black and brown communities. They would increase human and sex trafficking, forced migration, and the ongoing genocide of indigenous peoples. All of this would be upheld by more repressive policing and military intervention.

Around the world people are rising against TPP, TTIP, & TiSA.  In many countries, thousands are taking the streets to stop these agreements and call for a new system that puts human needs before corporate greed. In the US, a large and diverse movement of movements that includes labor, environmentalists, advocates for food security, education, human rights, housing, anti-war, Internet freedom and more has come together.

This November let us rise together with our global sisters and brothers in creative nonviolent resistance to end corporate globalization. Join the call to action by completing the form below. Also join the Facebook Event and Invite all of your Friends.


If you are flying, you can arrive at either the National Reagan airport or BWI. Reagan is closer. If you are driving, there is a lot of paid parking in DC from $7-10/day.  If you don’t want to pay, park outside of the city at one of the metro stops and take the metro in. Four stops have overnight parking: Franconia Springfield, Greenbelt, Huntington, and Wiehle-Reston East. More info here.

If you are arriving by bus, the bus driver will either drop you at Union Station or, if you charter the bus, possibly at the church or hotel. We have an account with Rally Bus if you want an easy way to organize a bus from your location. If you have open seats or need a ride fill out the ride board here and view people’s responses here.

Where to Stay:
There is space to store gear, sleep, and cook for many people at First Trinity Church. We also have sleeping space in the historic St. Stephens activist church. Sign up below to stay in the church or possible homestay. Otherwise, if you can organize your own housing, do it! Some people are staying with friends or relatives in the area or at hotels and others are doing couchsurfing or air b&B. We recommend the Hotel Harrington where activists often stay in DC. It is a good location and good price, especially if you share larger rooms with lots of people. There are some good hostels in D.C. for cheaper options too!


This action is part of Flood the System.

What to Bring:
Bring musical instruments, drums, noise making devices, banners, props, art, costumes, things to share with the group, a water bottle, ID (if you have it), cash, warm clothes (it could be a bit chilly), sleeping bag or blankets and pillow, tent or anything you might want if we decide to occupy, your favorite book, friends, and most importantly, yourself. Let us know if you need anything!

Click here to make a donation to support this work. For more information, visit www.FlushtheTPP.org.

Flyer: Click here for PDF Version or Word Version.


Endorsers:                                                      Participating Organizations*:

350 DC                                                                Electronic Frontier Foundation

350 Loudoun                                                     Open Media

350 NYC

Alliance for Democracy

Alliance for Global Justice

American Medical Student Association

Backbone Campaign    


Beyond Extreme Energy

Big Apple Coffee Party

Biosafety Alliance

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Blue Skies Campaign

Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community

CASA de Virginia

Center for Global Justice

Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War


Common Frontiers

Council of Canadians

Energy Action Coalition

Energy Justice Network

Expose the TPP – USA


Family Farm Defenders

Feminist Majority

Fight for the Future


Food and Water Watch

Food Democracy Now!

Gabriela DC

Global Justice Ecology Project

Global Justice for Animals and the Environment


GMO Inside

Guatemala Solidarity Project

Hampton Roads Light Brigade


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Jobs with Justice, Atlanta

Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) – Peasant Movement of the Philippines

Label GMOs

March Against Monsanto

March Against Monsanto – Denver

Moana Nui Action Alliance

New Jersey State Industrial Union Council

Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education

Organic Consumers Association

People Demanding Action

People for a New Society

Popular Resistance

Public Banking Institute

Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

School of the Americas Watch

Show Up! America

Sierra Club, Atlantic Chapter

Students for a National Health Program

Student Global AIDS Campaign

Sum of Us

Sustain US

Trade Justice New York Metro

United Students Against Sweatshops

We Are Cove Point


*Participating Organizations oppose the TransPacific Partnership and work in solidarity with Flush the TPP but do not necessarily oppose the TPP for the same reasons as Flush the TPP.