The state department has upgraded Malaysia from a tier 3 to a tier 2 country in the Trafficking in Persons Report, just in time for the concluding TPP Ministerial in Hawaii this week, all human rights activists and many members of Congress are rightfully upset.
The recent discovery in Malaysia of 28 migrant camps where people were kept in cages, 139 mass graves, coupled with the country’s chronic slavery and human trafficking, and its Tier 3 rating, meant the only way to ensure possible passage of the TPP was to upgrade Malaysia whether they deserve it or not.
If you are just as upset as I am that the state department would undermine the purpose of the Trafficking in Person’s report and upgrade Malaysia solely to advance the TPP, please join the National TPP Team Call this Sunday 4:30 Pacific / 7:30 Eastern Time. We are using a different system link to register. Please sign up for our call by clicking this link: https://actionnetwork.
National TPP Team Call Sunday August 02, 4:30 Pacific / 7:30 Eastern Time
TPP and Human Trafficking
Call-in number: 605-562-3140 / Access Code: 951146#
We are joining forces with the Popular Resistance team who hold their calls on alternate Wednesday evenings as they concentrate on building an organizing network to prepare for mass actions this fall.
We will hear from:
- Andrea Miller, People Demanding Action
- Dr. Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance
- Adam Weissman, Trade Justice New York
- Update from Public Citizen and other guest speakers…
And best of all, your thoughts, actions, campaigns and ideas that will help build a coalition to raise awareness and a larger movement to save the planet and the people who live on it from the grips of the TPP and other bad free trade deals.
Click the link to sign up for the call: https://actionnetwork.