Join the International Call to End the WTO and Stop the New Wave of Free Trade Agreements on December 3rd, the first day of the World Trade Organization meetings in Bali, Indonesia. The WTO meeting will be followed by another round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) meetings by lead negotiators in Singapore. Negotiations for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TAFTA) are also underway.
All of these trade agreements share the same fundamental principle that profits are more important than the health and needs of people and the planet. They are destroying local economies and public infrastructure in order to establish a global neo-liberal economic system that privatizes all goods and services. These agreements grant transnational corporations the power to change laws even down to the local level and challenge court decisions in their own tribunal that operates outside of sovereign judicial systems and cannot be challenged by domestic courts.
On December 3, we call on all allies for fair trade, peace and justice to gather in a public space at noon and declare global resistance to these toxic trade agreements. We will not obey secret deals made by transnational corporations that defy public interests and desires and destroy hard-won protections of people, workers and the environment. We demand the rights of all people to live with dignity, to meet their basic needs and to build a 21st century sustainable green economy.
- We are acting in solidarity with people all over the world to end the race to the bottom in jobs and wages.
- We respect the right to have a job with a living wage and safe working conditions.
- We want 21st century jobs that build a sustainable green energy economy.
Communities in the United States are starting to pass resolutions to declare that they will not obey trade agreements that cause harm to their communities. To learn how you can do the same in your community, visit “Declare Your Community a TPP-Free Zone.”
To participate in the international day of action:
- Endorse the Call to End the WTO and Stop the New Wave of Free Trade Agreements by contacting Mary Lou Malig of La Via Campesina – Asia at [email protected].
- Register your action with Flush the TPP by contacting Cassidy at [email protected].
- Find tools for your day of action at FlushtheTPP.org/tools.
- Share photos, videos and reports about your day of action with Flush the TPP by contacting Margaret at [email protected].
Actions on Dec. 3:
Baltimore, MD – TPP Global Day of Action Baltimore Style! Penn Station at 5 pm, see for details: http://www.flushthetpp.org/tpp-global-day-of-action-baltimore-style/
Washington, DC – Rally and Petition Delivery at the Office of the US Trade Representative at noon, See details here: http://www.flushthetpp.org/globaldayofactiondc/
New York, NY – See details here: http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-nyc/
Long Island, NY – noon, Outside Newsday Headquarters 235 Pinelawn Drive Melville, NY, see http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-long-island-ny/
Albany, NY – Corner of State St and Pearl St at noon. See http://www.occupyalbany.org/flush-the-tpp/
Plattsburgh, NY – Meet at noon at the corner of Broad and Beekman, more details to come. See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-in-plattsburgh-ny/
New Haven, CT – Check here for details: http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-new-haven/
Brooksville, FL - St. Petersburg Times Office, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613 at 2 pm. See: http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-brooksville/
Orlando, FL – Join the Light Brigade at 7 pm. Meet at Colonial & Bumby, Orlando, FL. Event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/255140131304700/?ref=5 See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-orlando-fl/
Lake Worth, FL – At 11:30 am, meet at Lake Worth, FL — Bryant Park for an International Solidarity Protest Against Free Trade and TPP at the southwest access to the bridge over the InterCoastal Waterway. Hosted and organized by Occupy Palm Beach! See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-lakeworth/
Belfast, ME - City Hall, Council Chambers, 131 Church St. Belfast, ME 04915 at 7 pm. See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-belfast/
Hanover, NH – Meet at 3:30 pm near the green at the Four Corners, possible march. See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-hanover-nh/
Philadelphia, PA – At 5 pm, 15th & Market St. Station. Join us as we hand out flyers and raise awareness around the TPP! Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410326482538186 See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-philly/
Columbus, OH - Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Exact details to come. Contact Natalie Yoon at [email protected] for more information! See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-columbus-oh/
Decorah, IA – Flash mob. See details here: http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-decorah/
St. Louis, MO – Rep. Ann Wagner’s Office, 301 Sovereign Court, Suite 201, Ballwin, MO 63011 at 11 am. See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-st-louis/
Overland Park, KS – At 3 pm, meet in front of JoCo Central Library at 9875 W. 87th St,. Overland Park, KS. Event website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/JOCOMoveon/409983815693974?sk=events. See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-overland-park-ks/.
Chicago, IL – Details to come, see here: http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-chicago/
Cheboygan, MI – Noon, 870 S. Main Street. Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Straits-Area-Concerned-Citizens-for-Peace-Justice/330282423781340 and see http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-cheboygan-mi/
Pueblo, CO - Meet at 4th St and Midtown Circle, Pueblo, CO, Event website: http://activatepueblo.tumblr.com and see http://www.flushthetpp.org/flush-the-tpp-pueblo-co/
Fort Collins, CO – From 2 to 4 pm, meet at NE corner of College and Mountain. See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-fort-collins-co/
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – March at the Jardin to the office of the US Consulate at 10 am, see http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-milwaukee-wi/
Honolulu, HI – TPP Awareness Campaign, Federal Building at 6 pm. See http://www.flushthetpp.org/tpp-awareness-campaign/
Olympia, WA - Tivoli Fountain at Washington State Capital Grounds at noon. See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-olympia/
Portland, OR – At Reed College, more details to come. See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-action-reed/
Orange, CA – At 5 pm, The Orange Circle, Glassell Street and Chapman Ave, Event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1437322823153577 and see http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-orange-ca/
Palm Springs, CA – Meet at 5 pm at the Marilyn Statue Park, Tahquitz Canyon @ Palm Canyon, Palm Springs. Event website: http://www.occupycoachellavalley.net See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-palm-springs-ca/
Grass Valley, CA – At Tomes Bookstore, 6:30 to 8 pm. See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-grass-valley-ca/
Sacramento, CA – At the state capital building, raise your voices against the TPP, at 11 am. See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-sacramento/
Other Days of Action in solidarity:
Nashville, TN – Dec. 9 at 6 pm. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave, N. Nashville, TN. Event website: http://www.nashvillepeacejustice.org/ See http://www.flushthetpp.org/round-table-discussion-on-how-to-stop-tpp/
Milwaukee, WI on Dec. 11 – See http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-day-of-action-milwaukee-wi/