Fight for the Future

TPP Signing Today is Theater: Unpopular Deal Faces Fierce Opposition

Posted 14:06 EST on February 3, 2016

February 3, 2016

Contact: Evan Greer, 978-852-6457,

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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