EFF to Participate in Anti-TPP Rally in US

The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) is expected to be signed off tomorrow. It seems that the global anti-TPP movement is only set to step things up on the day of the signing. The EFF is joining a “TPP is Betrayal” rally organized by “Flush the TPP”.

In California, a rally is set to take place tomorrow organized by the Facebook group Flush The TPP. From the event page:

Protest fast track and the TPP outside Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office at high noon on this day of nationwide actions. Creative signs, street theater, music, all welcome! It’s near the Montgomery St. BART Station on the north side of Market St. Not so fast! Flush the TPP!

Co–sponsors: East Bay MOVE to AMEND, BFUU Social Justice Committee, Women‘s International League for Peace & Freedom, Task Force on the Americas, Bay Area Women‘s Peace Action Circle, Occupy SF Action Council, Nicaragua Center for Community Action, TRANSCEND USA, more

The event will be joined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation who said that one of their own will be a speaker at this rally:

EFF’s Global Policy Analyst, Maira Sutton, will speak at a protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement held on the same day the agreement will be signed by top trade officials in a ceremony in New Zealand. The event is co-sponsored by a diverse coalition of organizations and will feature several speakers. Sutton will address the TPP’s threats to Internet users and invite participants to urge the rejection of the trade agreement’s ratification.

What is noteworthy about all of this is the fact that the focus for citizens now is fighting ratification. There was a battle to fight TPP from being completed. There was a fight to stop the signing. Now, the fight to stop the TPP has basically reached the last stage where citizens in these countries are now taking their last stand to fight it.

Drew Wilson on Twitter: @icecube85 and Google+.



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