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June 22, 2016

Rock Against the TPP

The corporate forces behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) kept the deal as secret as possible for as long as possible. And they would love for that silence to continue as Big Business lobbyists push Congress to vote on this terrible “trade” deal.

But We the People will not stay silent. We the People are going to get LOUD.

RockAgainstTheTPP

The Rock Against the TPP roadshow — which has already generated buzz in Rolling Stone and Billboard — is a nationwide concert series going on throughout the summer.

Audiences at the free shows will be treated to performances by Tom Morello, activist and guitarist of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage; Evangeline Lilly, advocate and actress best known for Lost and The Hobbit; the infamous political punk rock group, Anti-Flag, and many more.

In addition to musicians and celebs, expert speakers from major organizations will explain how the TPP would threaten U.S. jobs, food safety, access to medicines and other aspects of our daily lives.

The first show is July 23 in Denver, Colorado. Other locations after that will be announced — check www.RockAgainstTheTPP.org regularly to see if a city near you is added to the list.

Fight for the Future is hosting the concert series, along with help from a diverse coalition of groups including Public Citizen, Sierra Club, the Communications Workers of America, the Citizens Trade Campaign and others.

See the full line-up and tour dates at www.RockAgainstTheTPP.org!

Comments

West Smith

THE TPP MUST BE STOPPED.

THE Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a massive multi-country agreement that was negotiated entirely in secret that would give corporations the power to decide our laws on everything from access to affordable medicines to what we eat.

It would undermine financial reform and destabilize job markets across the globe. It would also protect corporations from having to pay their TAXES by making it easier for them to move their businesses out of the United States.

Even worse, corporate lobbyists that used to work for Monsanto, DuPont and Big Tobacco wrote the language for the secret trade deal on behalf of the Obama administration!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will hurt millions of Americans by eviscerating broad swaths of regulations that protect consumers, workers, the environment and our financial system. Yet due to a nearly-complete blackout of coverage of this trade deal in the traditional corporate media, you wouldn’t know it.

The lack of proper media scrutiny has enabled TPP’s supporters in the Obama administration, and their corporate allies, to spread lies and misinformation about this giant trade deal without any pushback. Even worse, the president himself has told some of these falsehoods about this corporate power grab.

The threats posed by the 5,000-page TPP don’t stop there. Now that the TPP text is finally out, it’s clear why it was kept secret for so long — the deal is even worse than we thought. As one might expect for a deal negotiated behind closed doors for seven years with 500 corporate representatives serving as official U.S. trade advisers (but with the public and Congress cut out), the TPP would:

I will not vote for, or support in any way, any politician, liberal or conservative, who supports the TPP.

I will work tirelessly to do what ever I can to stop the TPP including making donations to organizations dedicated to unseating these so called politicians who put corporate profit over the health and well being of the American People.

Brian J. Barrett

At the expense of lost domestic jobs this bill cannot go forward.

West Smith

The cause of most major problems facing the United States today can be summed up in three words,

DONATIONS TO POLITICIANS

When politicians take money from corporations, it weakens what we stand for (DEMOCRACY) because politicians must act in favor of the corporations and not the American people.

This is why politicians are making sure that corporations do not have to pay their fare share of taxes which they then force the American people to pay by raising our taxes and cutting many of our vital social services including Social Security and Medicare in order to make up the tax money that corporations SHOULD be paying.

Politicians are also trying to privatize
SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, along with many other government services including THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION and the UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE because corporations want to control and profit off of them.

We now have corporate owned private prisons where corporations are being paid lots of money for keeping their prisons full of people.

The drug war is responsible for the incarceration of millions of non violent people who's only crime is eating something to make them feel better.

Where is the crime in doing that?

People drink for the same reason.

People should never be arrested for just putting something into their body's

PEOPLE WHO ABUSE DRUGS NEED COUNSELING, NOT PRISON.

These corporate run prisons are using inmates to replace the U S slave labor systems of the past.

Corporations are forcing Millions of prisoners to work FOR FREE in their product manufacturing and mass food production services.

(Disgruntled prisoners are handling the food that we buy in our grocery stores.)

THIS IS LEGALIZED SLAVERY TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW IN THE UNITED STATES.

This is nothing but corporate greed.

We have CORPORATE CEOs participating in writing out the language for new laws that are being passed in congress.

Corporations are gaining control over the United States.

AND THE POLITICIANS WHO ARE ALLOWING ALL THIS TO HAPPEN ARE DESTROYING THE MIDDLE CLASS AND OUR DEMOCRACY!

Political contributions are the cause of greedy pharmaceutical CEOs jacking up the prices of life saving medications to hundreds of times more of what they should actually be selling for because politicians are protecting these CEOs, allowing
them to charge what ever they want to.

Political donations are the cause of NOTHING being done about climate change because politicians are protecting fossil fuel corporations, allowing them to continue to pollute and destroy our planet.

It causes POVERTY because politicians are protecting corporations from having to pay their workers a decent livable wage.

This forces Americans to rely on credit cards (with outrageously high interest rates) to make ends meet.

Can you imagine what it would look like if Social Security and/or Medicare were under the control of a corporation that doesn't give a damn about the health and welfare of their own employees?

Name almost any problem the United States has and it can be traced down to corporate bribery.

We need to start a major massive radical nonstop revolution (PEACEFUL) against this entire political campaign process.

We need to get the majority of the American people on board with pressuring the government to get money and all donations completely out of politics.

DONATIONS TO POLITICIANS OF ANY KIND MUST BE MADE ILLEGAL.

ALL POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS MUST BE FINANCED BY THE GOVERNMENT WITH EQUAL AIR ADVERTISING TIME FOR EVERY CANDIDATE.

And NO candidate
(like Donald Trump the fraud)
Will be permitted to buy more air time by using their own money.

If we do this then we will finally have an honest government with real caring politicians who work for the well being of the American people and NOT for greedy corporate CEOs.

It will make the economy and infrastructure of the United States very strong with a showing of successful Democracy for all citizens.

If donations to politicians remain legal then we will have to spend an eternity fighting power craving politicians for the same things over and over again like we have already been doing for years while at the same time watching our precious freedoms quietly disappear until our freedoms are gone.

We won't even have the freedom to protest against the force that took our freedoms away.

These outrageous and unconstitutional laws caused by political Donations that are listed here in this letter are just a very small portion of what's being taken away from the American people.

The road to put a permanent
end to putting PROFIT over the health and safety of the American people must be included in the Democratic PLATFORM.

GET DONATIONS OUT OF POLITICS

P. Brooks McGinnis

Hi Alan:

I gave today. I stand with you. I had to go back and change the recurring nature of the donation. somehow no matter how careful I am it is always recurring. I am on a fixed income and just can not give you all my limited funds. I am done with most democrats. Not you. Not Jeff Merkley. Here is a note I am sending to most democrats that think I will give them money because they happen to be democrats. That is so not the case after watching Berrnie get cheated out of the primary. No more democrats for me. I do not care if Trump is elected because I do not viote for crooked NAFTA and TPP advocating Hillary.

Best Wishes
P. Brooks McGinnis

I am one of the millions that are left out of the political extravaganza that the 80% corrupt democrats and 100% corrupt republicans are going to entertain the American voters with for the next 5 months. We are going to get the most mudslinging ever! We have the very worst candidates ever. We Bernie supporters are being told to hold our nose and vote for crooked, under criminal FBI investigation Hillary bought Clinton. She is saying Bill Clinton will be her major helper on domestic business deals. Like his wonderful NAFTA. That means a TPP will be forthcoming with a Hillary win. She will also attack without provocation Iran. It is scripted by her billionaire owners and handlers.


Any way, I can see no way forward with the voter fraud loving democrats.


There is no major party that represents the American people.


Best Wishes
P. Brooks McGinnis


PS: Here is a note I am sending out to all these democrats wanting me to give them and their corrupt party donations.

Your contribution from 22 Jun 2016
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Alan Grayson $1.00
Tip to ActBlue: $0.20
Total: $1.20

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P. Brooks Mcginnis
P.O. Box 55098
Portland, OR 97238-5098


I cannot support crooked, war mongering, TPP advocating, nuclear bomb manufacturing, voter fraud and voter suppression advocating, massively polluting, corporate democrats. Burn down the Democratic Party. The democrats do not deserve our support, they do not support the American people, they support their big corporate funders.

http://www.movement4bernie.org/


http://www.jill2016.com/


http://www.wolf-pac.com/



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oregongreenenergy@gmail.com
EMPLOYER
unicornhorninc.com
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Miss Jensen

We have been signing petition after petition phone calls after phone calls. To oppose the pipeline project. From the congress to the white house itself. Telling them we do not want this pipeline. Oil is not worth it dirty energy will not help our economic growth. It only causes pollution and destruction of habitats. Poisoning the water with oil. And with all of the disasters the land is not stable enough for this large of a project. That jobs will go over seas
also that pipelines burst. Leak and corrode and
have to be constantly maintained which will cost
more money. Look what happened in South Dakota
Texas and Alberta. Trying to put up the same pipeline. Keep it in the ground!

Dale Boyco


Bill O'Reilly of the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News said on Thursday June 9 that "Obama had 8 years to get the country back on the fast track economically but it hasn't happened yet"

Did O'Reilly ever stop and think that the reason that It hasn't happened is because when ever Obama tried to use an idea to fix something, the Republicans would block it.

Even if that same idea was a Republican idea in the first place.

Everything about this smells racists even if no one says it out loud.

It is the opinion of many Americans that the tea party Republicans have been trying to make it a popular belief that a black president will ruin the United States.

They have been doing everything they can to ruin our country so that history will look back on these years and say that the United States most darkest years were when we had a black president.

This explains why the Republicans would throw away their own ideas when President Obama wanted to use them.

Jeanne Pascal

Bad for the environment, bad for animals and bad for the US. STOP this.

Harold Hill

TPP would rapidly accelerate ESCALATING INEQUALITY which is not sustainable and makes at least a dozen social problems much worse. It must be stopped and destroyed in order save the middle class and have any hope of recapturing the American Dream of upward mobility.

Marc Pilisuk


with you on fighting TPP and Citizens United. Having trouble sending a nonrecurrent contribution and getting ActBlue to recall my password,

Sparkle Doodle Dandy

Just passing on some info.

Roman Avila

TPP Is the corruption in its maximum expression and we must destroy this toxic agreement in which all are the biggest losers.

jbruce38

https://youtu.be/51L3Z6BFK2A

99-1

(when I play it live, it has more energy)

I also have songs where I address the TPP and those that support it.
It's called, You Ain't Nothin' but the Same Ol', Same Ol'.

It has a singalong component.

Consider me for this event or others in the future. I live in Portland, OR.

Bruce Liles (jbruce38)

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