Friday, January 31, 2014

Flush the TPP is one of many groups in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. helping to coordinate this day of action. If you need assistance in planning an event near you, contact Cassidy at [email protected]!


January 2014 marks the twenty-year anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a pact that has had devastating consequences for working families, small farmers, indigenous peoples, small business and the environment in all three countries and beyond.  The pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been described as “NAFTA on Steroids.”  Four years into the TPP negotiations, this new corporate power grab threatens to:

  • Destroy livelihoods and accelerate the global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions
  • Further commodify agriculture, trample food sovereignty, hurt small farmers and contribute to forced migration
  • Enable new corporate attacks on democratically-enacted environmental and consumer protections
  • Undermine global economic stability by prohibiting effective regulation of financial markets
  • Reduce access to life-saving generic medications, increase the costs of prescriptions, and restrict freedom on the Internet

The harm that NAFTA has already cost our communities, and the new threats that the TPP poses, must be both acknowledged and resisted.  We also need to spread the word that since NAFTA, when people have come together across issue areas and across geographic borders, we have defeated similar corporate power grabs like the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), the Millennial Round of the World Trade Organization, and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). We will do so again with the TPP.

We are calling on you to attend, and ideally help organize, a demonstration against NAFTA and the TPP in your community.  An international march is already planned for Mexico City, and people are already beginning to organize actions in other cities. In the meantime…

For more info, email [email protected].

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