[Duurzaamlijst] (Fwd) Monsanto uncorking the champagne

Boyd Noorda (privé-adres: zie sociamedia.nl) mailinglists-out op sociamedia.nl
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Date sent:	Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:53:53 -0500
From:	"Alice Jay -- Avaaz.org"
Subject:	Monsanto uncorking the champagne

URGENT! Negotiators meet in 48 hours. You've already signed the TPP 
petition, now {click here} to ramp up the pressure, and share this 
email with everyone to stop the corporate takeover:

Monsanto´s about to celebrate their biggest coup ever, but we´ve got 
until the weekend to stop them. 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a huge, ultra-secret deal among 
twelve major countries that would give corporations unprecedented 
power -- allowing them to use new global tribunals to sue our 
governments for passing laws that protect us, but reduce their 
profits! This could apply to everything from labeling GMO foods to 
protecting internet freedom. Wikileaks has broken the story and 
opposition is building fast, but the countries are rushing to seal 
the deal in 48 hours. 

This is insane, but we have a chance to stop it -- 3 countries are 
wobbling, and if they pull back now the whole deal could crumble. If 
we deluge leaders in Chile, New Zealand and Australia with a global 
call to stand strong, we can stop this corporate takeover before 
Monsanto uncorks the champagne. Sign up now and share this with 

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The leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership drafts read like an extended 
Christmas wish-list for big business -- it would set a global 
standard of companies imposing their will on our governments through 
an opaque system of tribunals. These courts could limit access to 
cheap generic medicines in favour of branded medicines, and even 
allow cigarette companies to sue governments over health regulations 
that they say threaten profits! ItTMs almost too crazy to be true.

But practically no one has heard of the TPP! The talks are so 
secretive that not even our elected lawmakers know what´s in it -- 
just the negotiators and 600 corporate lobbyists. Now leaked texts 
have shocked politicians and citizens from Chile, New Zealand, and 
Australia. And they are pushing back on the corporate bullying, and 
against the US that is hell-bent on getting a deal agreed before 
there is too much public scrutiny. 

The TPP affects us all -- it infringes on our rights and undermines 
our democracies just to protect the corporate bottom line. And we 
only have days to stop it. Join the urgent call and tell everyone: 


It can be easy to feel small in the face of big corporate forces 
driving our governments. But people, not money, are the true source 
of power. Time and again, our community has proved that when we come 
together to protect our rights against corporate takeover, we can 
win. Let´s now stop this unprecedented threat to our democracies. 

With hope, 

Alice, David, Jooyea, Alex, Aldine, Julien, Ricken, and the Avaaz 

PS - Many Avaaz campaigns are started by members of our community! 
Start yours now and win on any issue - local, national or global: 


WikiLeaks publishes secret draft chapter of Trans-Pacific 
Partnership (The Guardian)

Full text of the leaked draft text (Wikileaks)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty is the complete opposite of 
'free trade' (The Guardian)

Fast track risky path for Pacific trade pact (Seattle Times)

For Free Trade's Sake, Get IP Out of the TPP (Huffington Post) 

Philip Morris Leads Plain Packs Battle in Global Trade Arena 
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