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Shake it off – Break the TPP!

October 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

It is time to SHAKE OFF the mother of all corporate give-aways — The Trans Pacific Partnership, a.k.a. “the TPP”. Sing it, dance it, above all BREAK IT! Take part in the Week of Action starting Oct. 10th [...]

TPP Press Conference/Rally to Decry US Promotion of Malaysian Human Trafficking

August 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, groups affiliated with Human Rights, Civil Rights, Religion, the Environment, among others, gathered at the Malaysian Embassy by the UN in NYC to to denounce the Obama administration’s attempt to minimize ongoing, widespread human trafficking and forced labor in Malaysia in order to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. On July 27th, the State Department upgraded Malaysia’s human trafficking rating despite continuing abuses and deteriorating enforcement. Human rights groups have called the move a cynical ploy to ease passage of the [...]

NYC Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal: NO to Fast Track; NO to TPP

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

  The Honorable NYC Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, held and spoke out against both “Fast Track” and the International Trade Treaty-The Transpacific Partnership (TPP), at a press conference on Monday, April 27, 2015, prior to a City Council hearing gathering testimony on that Topic: Resolution 576. Councilwoman Rosenthal is the prime sponsor of this resolution and was joined by Donovan Richards and Mark Levine, also NYC Coiuncil members; Josh Fox, Zephyr Teachout, Peter Sikora (CWA), Rev. Stephen H. Phelps, Sierra Club’s Stephanie Low and Eric Weltman of Food and Water [...]

NY City Councilman Mark Levine: Says NO To TPP/Fast Track

April 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

  MARK LEVINE TELLS AUDIENCE: CALL COUNCIL MEMBERS TO CO-SPONSOR ROSENTHAL RESOLUTION AGAINST FAST TRACK AND “BAD TRADE DEAL” Speaking at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on West 126th. St. in Manhattan on March 12, 2015, at a meeting entitled “How Would Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Impact Our Community?” New York City Council Member Mark Levine asks his audience to stand with him against Fast Track and the TPP, “a bad trade deal …that would gut environmental, labor, and even food safety regulations.” He urges his audience to call Council Members for [...]

NYS Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright: No To Fast Track and TPP

March 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

NYS Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright: No To Fast Track and TPP Speaking at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on W.126th St. in Manhattan on March 12, 2015, at a community meeting deploring the Fast Track and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) international trade agreement, NYS Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright asks Congressman Rangel to join with him and their fellow constituents on this matter. He was joined by other speakers, including NYC Council Member Mark Levine and Estela Vazquez, Executive VP of 1199/SEIU. The event was sponsored by the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter; Food and Water Watch [...]