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Video: Community Forum on the Transpacific Free Trade Agreement

A community forum exploring the local impacts of past Free Trade Agreements, what the massive new Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement means for your community, and how you can help prevent this "NAFTA of the Pacific."

Community Forum on the Transpacific Free Trade Agreement
What does Wall Street want from the new Pacific Rim trade deal?
More Offshoring of Good-Paying Jobs to In the Race to the Bottom for Workers;

New Tools for Attacking Environmental and Consumer Safety Policies;

Further Deregulation of Banks and Insurance Companies;

Longer Patents that Restrict Access to Generic Medications.

After opening remarks by Elizabeth Swager of Oregon Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, we hear from:

Greg Pallesen - Vice President of Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, Local 5 on trade related job loss;

Ted Gleichman - chair of the LNG Committee of the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, and serves on the steering committee of Oregonians for Renewable Energy Policy (OREP), which promotes feed-in tariffs to speed adoption of renewable energy. Ted is also a former member of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (ASFCME)."

Kim Marks - a grassroots organizer who works within Rising Tide North America Collective and former board member of the Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment and BARK who speaks about the impact of trade on labor and the environment;

homepage: homepage: http://www.OregonFairTrade.org
phone: phone: 503-736-9777