Is There a Global Nat Turner Out There?

If you were upset when NAFTA was passed, and then the MFN for China imposed, and then the WTO ratified, you haven’t seen nothing. The pending TPP being quietly slipped through by the Obama-Republican free trade coalition could trigger  a stroke.

The TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership, is part of the Power Elite’s continuing quest to reduce American workers to the economic status of slaves on the Global Plantation. And, this time, it appears that the Unions might actually be fighting back. The Unions have prepared a video interviewing workers in other countries about TPP, it deserves a look-see. One thing it reminds us of is that with Capital going global, workers must do so as well. The foreign and American workers have more in common than either do with the 1% in their own countries.

This video presents a message from workers across the Pacific Rim about the potential negative consequences of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and globalization agreement among 12 countries (Australia, Brunei-Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam). If this agreement puts corporate rights first, workers and their families in all 12 countries could be harmed by downward pressure on wages and labor rights; more polluted air and water; reduced access to life saving medicines; and more powerful corporations influencing our laws and trying to override our voices. We encourage you to learn more about the TPP, share the video, and sign the petition to ask the governments involved to put people first as they work on this deal. Learn more about the TPP here:

http://aflcio.org/fair-tpp

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