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Will Obama’s Secret TPP Agreement Expand Fracking, Mining & Industrial Pollution?
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TPP: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You!
At Risk: Our Jobs, Our Environment, Our Food, and Our Health!

Join us for the first of a series of educational forums to learn more about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what we can do to stop it! Each event will feature different speakers and cover different aspects of the TPP.

Fri, Oct 26th: TPP vs. the Environment: Obama’s Secret Plan to Expand Hydrofracking and Mining?

Directions: 6 train to 33rd Street. Walk North to 35th Street and West towards Madison Avenue.

Alisa Simmons, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch
Ilana Solomon, Trade Representative,The Sierra Club
Manuel Perez-Rocha, Associate Fellow, Global Policy, Institute for Policy Studies
Bill Weinberg, World War 4 Report
“[Natural gas] is an ideal fuel – energy source that we can use for the next hundred years. So I want to encourage natural gas production.” – President Barack Obama, July 16, 2012

Behind closed doors, the Obama administration and the governments of 10 other countries are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive expansion of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. Leaked texts have revealed that TPP will contain rules that give foreign investors in fracking projects the power to sue the US in international tribunals for unlimited sums if our government decides to ban hydrofracking! Plus, TPP will eliminate the public interest review process for liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals designed to export fracked gas to TPP member nations!

Join a panel of speakers to learn why TPP threatens public interest laws, how NAFTA-style free trade agreements have already helped extractive industries violate human rights and pollute then environment in Latin America, and how the fracking industry may use TPP to eliminate public review and undermine anti-fracking legislation.

SUGGESTED DONATION: $5-15 for each event; FREE if you can’t afford to pay.

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Info: Phone: (718) 218-4523 Email: [email protected] Web:

the link: (contains more info about the presenters)
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage" Anais Nin .. and yet we must arm ourselves with fear