Update, June 13: Fast Track was defeated in the House of Representatives… for now. We can do this if we are in the struggle for the long haul. Success!
My dear friends,
If you ever plan to participate in decisions made by so-called “leaders” on your behalf, today is the day to do it. The Senate already passed “Fast Track” trade negotiating authority, and it is scheduled to be voted on in the House of Representatives today. If passed, it will be much harder to stop upcoming free trade agreements, which increase corporate rights and make it harder to protect public health, communities, human rights, and the earth itself.
Go to Credo Action for the phone number for you to call your congressional representative. Simply tell whoever answers that you urge your representative to vote “no” on Fast Track.
If you want to know more about this, see my blog on Fast Track to Hell, which spells out what’s so bad about the upcoming Trans Pacific Partnership, the first in a series of very bad agreements that don’t just deal with trade. You can also watch the video presentation that I gave with Emanuel Sferios on Toxic Trade Agreements and the TPP. Finally, the book that I wrote, Shaking the Gates of Hell, is about the process of “corporate globalization,” in which transnational corporations write and promote these corporate bills of rights in their quest to consolidate global corporate rule.
There are many among the 1% who would benefit materially from increased corporate profits, but so many more among the general population who would be harmed. Fortunately, more and more people are awakening to the extent of the damage being done by these misguided policies, and realizing that only “the power of the people” can stop them. Even if Fast Track passes, the struggle will go on. As the sign says, “The 1% has awakened a sleeping giant and filled us with great resolve.” Join us!
As I wrote in Fast Track to Hell: “We don’t need to leave these decisions to government “leaders” who are blinded by allegiance to their corporate sponsors. The fact is, we who can see what is at stake are the only ones who can stop this fast track to hell. I trust that God and all the powers of the living earth are with us in this struggle.”
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