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Flush the TPP! Protests Are Everywhere -- But None Yet In Oregon?

This TPP Trade "Agreement" (TREATY) allows international corporations to sue any government that attempts to protect its citizens from their misdeeds.

In "corporate courts" even. Nice huh?

According to The Nation's interpretation of leaked documents in 2012, countries would be required to conform their domestic laws and regulations to the TPP Agreement, which includes provisions on government spending in certain areas[52] As of 2012, US negotiators were pursuing an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, also known as corporate tribunals, which according to The Nation can be used to "attack domestic public interest laws".[52] This mechanism, a common provision in international trade and investment agreements, grants an investor the right to initiate dispute settlement proceedings against a foreign government in their own right under international law. For example, if an investor invests in country "A", a member of a trade treaty, and country A breaches that treaty, then the investor may sue country A's government for the breach.[53]

New protests against this so-called "Trans-Pacific Partnership" (TPP) are planned all over the world. And in many U.S. states regardless of their supposed political climate.

But none even near Oregon? See for yourself:

walk across the river 25.Jan.2016 11:09


Been weekly protests in Vancouver for quite a while.

"Once again we will be protesting the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal in front of senators Murray and Cantwell's office at the Marshall House, 1212 Officer's Row, Vancouver @ 3PM Thursday, January 28th."

Just a little, local, variously-associated, ad hoc group. Whatever weather, but some dry days would help turnout.