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TPP Signing Today is Theater: Unpopular Deal Faces Fierce Opposition

Posted 14:06 EST on February 3, 2016

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February 3, 2016

Contact: Evan Greer, 978-852-6457, press@fightforthefuture.org

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.

Protesters gathered in front of the White House today ahead of the signing with signs reading “TPP = Betrayal” and “TPP would kill the Internet.” See photos here. More protests are planned across the country tomorrow. See list of actions in 38 cities here.

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PHOTOS: Protest at White House today ahead of TPP signing

Posted 13:57 EST on February 3, 2016

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.

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As top TPP negotiator resigns over bribery allegations, 10,000 people demand investigation, call on President Obama, other leaders, not to sign TPP on Feb 4

Posted 09:03 EST on January 29, 2016

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January 29, 2015

Contact: Evan Greer, 978-852-6457, press@fightforthefuture.org

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 resigned over 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.

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President Obama barely mentions Trans-Pacific Partnership during State of the Union Address

Posted 11:20 EST on January 13, 2016

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January 13, 2016

Contact: Evan Greer, 978-852-6457, press@fightforthefuture.org

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.

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New art exhibit features life-size 3D portraits of Chelsea Manning based on her DNA

Posted 10:41 EST on January 13, 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.

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