Scandal is latest blow to deeply controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement
Yesterday, a top Japanese official in charge of negotiating the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement resignedover serious allegations of bribery and corruption.
In a rapid response that unfolded overnight, more than 10,000 people signed a petition launched by Fight for the Future demanding an investigation into the bribery allegations and whether they affected the TPP, and called upon President Obama and other world leaders not to sign the agreement on February 4th amid such a scandal.
Fight for the Future points to growing opposition to controversial trade deal
WASHINGTON, DC––Last night, during President Obama’s last State of the Union address, the Commander in Chief dedicated only 28 seconds to defending the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a massive deal between a dozen governments that the President has said is a top priority in 2016.
Heather Dewey-Hagborg – Radical Love: Chelsea Manning Wednesday, January 20 – Saturday January 23, 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos, Switzerland
As part of the Victoria and Albert exhibition Future Design curated by Mariana Pestana for the World Economic Forum, US-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg will premiere her work Radical Love: Chelsea Manning, full color life-sized 3d printed portraits of Chelsea Manning generated from her DNA.
Fight for the Future joined 29 other organizations in an open letter to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg calling for Facebook to stop its disingenuous campaign encouraging users to support “Free Basics” in India. See the full text of the letter below. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional comment.
Dear Mark Zuckerberg,
You have said that “connecting the world is one of the greatest challenges of our generation.” We all agree. We also believe that a connectivity agenda must respect the right of all to equally access, receive and impart information. For this reason, we are concerned about Facebook’s recent attacks on the millions of internet users in India and around the world who have fought, and who continue to fight, for Net Neutrality.