Fight for the Future statement on signing of Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which threatens Internet freedom, democracy, and free speech
Today, leaders from 12 countries will gather in New Zealand to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The act is largely ceremonial––before the deal can become law it must be ratified by each country’s legislature, including U.S. Congress where it faces fierce opposition from both left and right.
A coalition of advocacy groups staged a protest outside the White House today, hours before President Obama and other world leaders are expected to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). See photos below, and a press release from the organizers below that.
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.