Exposing the TPP: Corporate Power Tool of the 1%

May 22, 2013

Event at a Glance

Date

May 22, 2013, 6:00 pm

Location

Labor Notes 7435 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48210 (Take the Central/Cecil exit off of I-94. Southwest corner of 51st and Michigan.)

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Slide Presentation, Q & A, and Discussion with Lacey Kohlmoos of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 p.m. in Detroit.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive “free trade agreement” that isn’t really about trade. It’s now being negotiated behind closed doors and influenced by over 600 corporate advisers. If it passes, the TPP will shape what governments do on labor rights, global health, food safety, consumer rights, financial regulations, and the environment. Yes, it’s that big.

TPP’s biggest cheerleaders include Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Wal-Mart, Newscorp, Cargill, Chevron, and Halliburton.

TPP’s biggest challengers are labor, health, environmental, family farm, consumer, indigenous, human rights, and other social justice groups on four continents.

Lacey Kohlmoos is the Senior Field Organizer for Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. She has worked across the globe with social justice organizations.

Join Labor Notes and Public Citizen for a discussion on how the TPP would impact our daily lives and how we can work together to stop Congress from passing it!

Call 313-842-6262 for information.