TPP AND TOXIC TRADE: GLOBAL JUSTICE IN THE BALANCE
Start: December 20, 2015• 7:30 PM
Last week, during COP21 negotiations, a leaked corporate document surfaced indicating that during the course of negotiations, there was to be no linkage or discussions about the relationship between neoliberal trade and climate change. Yet the industry lobbyists had unfettered access to the wealthy, most influential world leaders both at the climate talks and during the drafting process for the TPP / TTIP / TiSA and other corporate-designed free trade treaties.
And the Customs Enforcement Bill, just passed in The House, bars the president from addressing climate change in any coming trade bills, and in fact, the TPP does not mention climate change even once.Climate injustice is one of many big issues that would be cemented by the Customs bill to ensure generations will witness apocalyptic weather events, destruction of indigenous cultures and lives, shrinking habitats, advancing cancers, fouled waters and more, all in the name of corporate profit over people and the planet.
Among civil society groups attending the climate talks, and members of the Least Developed Countries, the sentiment is clear: Current free trade regimes, like The TPP / TTIP / TiSA, with their strictly corporate influence will have a disastrous impact on climate-- the end result of the worst climate offenders paying to play at the COP21, and under free trade regimes the world over.
Under the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) process, oil and fracked gas drilling will be fast-tracked to global disaster unless we stop these corporate trade deals, and insist our Representatives work for equity in trade.
NATIONAL TPP TEAM INTERACTIVE CALL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20
4:30 PACIFIC / 5:30 MOUNTAIN / 6:30 CENTRAL / 7:30 EASTERN TIME
TPP & TOXIC TRADE: GLOBAL JUSTICE IN THE BALANCE
The National TPP Team welcomes Ben Lilliston, Director, Corporate Strategies and Climate Change at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).
Mr. Lilliston is a widely published author on the implications of agriculture and trade, and their implications on climate and sustainable global development. He was in Paris during the talks, and will give us his take on the state of disagreement among those we call world leaders.
Also, please welcome, Dan Mauer, Legislative Director, Communication Workers of America, and former Legislative Director for Representative George Miller, CA. who will update us on the implications of the Customs Enforcement Bill that just passed the House, and the likelihood that it will pass in The Senate.
Also welcome Chloe Schwabe, director of the Faith-Economy-Ecology project for the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
And Dr Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance / Flushthetpp.org will update us on actions during the coming State of the Union, President's Day Week, a killer Buycott campaign and more.
We look forward to having you with us on the last call of 2015, where we will also introduce plans for 2016 on the campaign to stop the TPP and other toxic free trade regimes.
Thanks for your continued support on this crucial campaign,
Co-Coordinator, National TPP Team