Free trade agreements are rarely what their titles imply. Basically, they are little more than complete give-a-ways to corporate interests. Free trade agreements represent a government’s relinquishment of its sovereign power. They make our laws meaningless, because any foreign entity can sue our country, for loss of trade profits if they feel our environmental or other laws somehow impeded their ability to “do business.” This is not good friends. Listen and Learn. “Moral Mondays” originally the brain-child of the Reverend William Barber, Director of the North Carolina NAACP, has arrived in NYC. Learn how civic and social activists are banning together to advocate for important causes, one issue at a time, on Mondays. Every Monday.
Trans Pacific Partnership is NAFTA on Steroids
Why would the United States Congress agree to giving up our sovereignty to allow foreign governments to challenge our laws in International Forums where the Judges are the Commercial Corporate Attorneys who are writing the “rules,” behind closed doors, preventing even our Congressional Representatives from knowing what’s going on. And why would this Congress give fast track authority to President Obama to ram these deals, called “Trade Agreements” through. And why would Obama want to? Why isn’t the right wing screaming about this? It’s called the Trans Pacific Partnership. It’s one of those “Trade Deals”….think NAFTA on steroids. How do we stop this madness? Our commentators are Adam Weisman of Global Justice for Animals and the Environment, and a member of Trade Justice NY Metro, and organization of community, environmental and labor groups opposed to so called “free-trade agreements,” and Katherine Johnson, from Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch.
Find upcoming TPP actions here http://www.exposethetpp.org/
Time to stop #FastTrack for #TPP. Agreement expands corporate rights while damaging working people Tweet this
Moral Mondays comes to New York
Some weeks ago we spoke with Reverend William Barber, a Minister and Director of the North Carolina NAACP about a term he coined called “Moral Monday,” which came about after he started visiting his state capital on Mondays to demonstrate and lobby for “moral” issues. Things like health care, child care, housing, civil rights for all Americans. The movement started to grow in leaps and bounds to the point where the North Carolina legislative building could not hold everyone. Then it spread to other states. We will learn how organizations in New York City and upstate New York have latched onto Moral Mondays to build coalitions that help each other get their issues front and center, one by one in our City Halls and State Capital. Guests include Lauren George, Associate Director of Common Cause, Nadya Stevens, Mobilization Director of CWA 1180, and Sara Nicoli from the Labor Religion Coalition of New York State.
#MoralMondays in New York helps activists build solidarity around common struggles Tweet this
1) Airport Worker Rights – Beginnings of Moral Monday: Reverend William Barber talks about the struggle that lead to the creation of Moral Mondays in North Carolina
2) Pushing for Livable Prevailing Wage – AFLCIO Economics: 32 BJ wokers explain why a prevailing wage is so important
3) Bettering Education in New York – Business Models for Progressives and Conservatives: Education was one of the themes of a past Moral Monday. We find out more about the push for better education in New York
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