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Occupy San Diego July 7 STOP TPP Day of Action

From July 2 to July 10, the political leaders of the Pacific Rim nations met in San Diego on the 13th Round of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations aka TPP to turn the Pacific Ocean and its peoples into a giant privatized corporate lake characterized by non-union workers, Wal-Mart supply chain feeders, poisoned, landless agricultural laborers, a dying biodiversity, and rising, drowning sea levels.

Occupy San Diego, along with a Community-wide coalition, the STOP TPP Coalition, worked closely with Citizens Trade Campaign to raise awareness on the TPP, which is dubbed the NAFTA of the Pacific Rim.

Occupy San Diego, through the OSD Free Education Collective put on the First Annual Weeklong International People’s Conference: A Better World Is Possible as a way to give people in the struggle a platform to voice their grievances and build local, national, and international networks. The conference was recorded and will be made available online.

Also, on July 7, The Coalition to Stop TPP took to the streets with pots and pans to raised the alarm on the TPP.

What is TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would create a super-treaty which would jeopardize the sovereignty of the nations involved by giving that power to large corporations like Wal-Mart, Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Halliburton, Philip Morris, GE, GM, Apple.

  • There are currently 11 nations involved: U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico and Canada. Japan has shown interest.
  • The economic power of this group is more than 40% larger than the 27- nation European Union.
  • TPP will offshore millions of good-paying jobs to low-wage nations, undercutting working conditions globally and increasing unemployment.
  • TPP will expand pharmaceutical monopoly protections and institute longer patents that will  decrease access to affordable medications
  • TPP will limit food GMO labeling and allow the import of goods that do not meet US safe standards.
  • TPP will institute SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA-like regulations and Internet measures which restrict our right to free speech.
  • TPP will roll back Wall Street regulations, and prohibit bans on risky financial services.
  • TPP will give multinational corporations and private investors the right to sue nations in private tribunals. These tribunals have the power to overturn environmental, labor, or any other laws that limit profit, awarding taxpayer funded damages.
  • TPP will encourage the privatization of lands and natural resources in areas where indigenous people live.

International People’s Conference Schedule and List of Guests - http://stoptpp.org/2012/06/29/peoples-conference-list-of-guests-4/

Chomsky to OSD on FTA’s - http://stoptpp.org/2012/06/22/noam-chomsky-to-osd-on-ftas/

“The words “free trade agreement” should bring to mind the response attributed to Gandhi when he was asked what he thought about western civilization: “it might be a good idea.” Same with “free trade agreements.” Maybe they would be a good idea, maybe not, but the question scarcely arises in the real world. What are called “free trade agreements” have only a limited relation to free trade, or even trade at all, and are certainly not agreements, at least if the people of a country are regarded as its citizens.

The FTAs are investor rights agreements, negotiated mostly in secret by representatives of transnational corporations and the few powerful states that cater to their interests. The public is largely excluded, and often opposed. The agreements include highly protectionist elements, such as the monopoly pricing rights that impose enormous costs on consumers and have no legitimate justification. They interpret “trade” to include actions internal to command economies, as when a giant corporation produces parts in Indiana, ships them to a subsidiary in Mexico for assembly, then sells the product in California, with each border crossing called “trade” — a very large component of world “trade.”

We did not call it “trade” when parts were produced in Leningrad, assembled in Poland, and sold in Moscow, all within the Soviet command economy. The concept of “trade” is further illuminated by events taking place right now. The World Bank has just ruled that the Canadian mining corporation Pacific Rim can proceed with its case against El Salvador for trying to preserve lands and communities from highly destructive gold mining. Under the investor rights agreements, the crime of imposing environmental constraints can be punished on the grounds that it harms potential profits.

Predatory corporations must be guaranteed the right to destroy for profit, whatever the human cost. That is only a tiny sample of what is called “trade,” a category designed, not surprisingly, to enhance the power and privilege of the designers. The public should be concerned, informed, and engaged.”

WWW.STOPTPP.ORG

…more videos coming soon

Last July stockholders met in San Diego to continue discuss the terms for the TPP. We in San Diego had a different plan.

San Diego Police Department at Victim of Capitalism Crime Scene

San Diego Police Department at Victim of Capitalism Crime Scene

Occupy San Diego Chalk-uppies Comic-Con

In Solidarity with the people of LA, chalking is not a crime!

(Occupied) Zombie Flash Mob - “Zombie Capitalism Kills”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6rMqpyRCRc

Live from Los Angeles: LAPigD Department confrontation with citizens for chalking on the sidewalks.

Shots (probably bean bags) were being fired by LAPD.

Occupy San Diego July 7 STOP TPP Day of Action

From July 2 to July 10, the political leaders of the Pacific Rim nations met in San Diego on the 13th Round of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations aka TPP to turn the Pacific Ocean and its peoples into a giant privatized corporate lake characterized by non-union workers, Wal-Mart supply chain feeders, poisoned, landless agricultural laborers, a dying biodiversity, and rising, drowning sea levels.

Occupy San Diego, along with a Community-wide coalition, the STOP TPP Coalition, worked closely with Citizens Trade Campaign to raise awareness on the TPP, which is dubbed the NAFTA of the Pacific Rim.

Occupy San Diego, through the OSD Free Education Collective put on the First Annual Weeklong International People’s Conference: A Better World Is Possible as a way to give people in the struggle a platform to voice their grievances and build local, national, and international networks. The conference was recorded and will be made available online.

Also, on July 7, The Coalition to Stop TPP took to the streets with pots and pans to raised the alarm on the TPP.

What is TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would create a super-treaty which would jeopardize the sovereignty of the nations involved by giving that power to large corporations like Wal-Mart, Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Halliburton, Philip Morris, GE, GM, Apple.

  • There are currently 11 nations involved: U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico and Canada. Japan has shown interest.
  • The economic power of this group is more than 40% larger than the 27- nation European Union.
  • TPP will offshore millions of good-paying jobs to low-wage nations, undercutting working conditions globally and increasing unemployment.
  • TPP will expand pharmaceutical monopoly protections and institute longer patents that will  decrease access to affordable medications
  • TPP will limit food GMO labeling and allow the import of goods that do not meet US safe standards.
  • TPP will institute SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA-like regulations and Internet measures which restrict our right to free speech.
  • TPP will roll back Wall Street regulations, and prohibit bans on risky financial services.
  • TPP will give multinational corporations and private investors the right to sue nations in private tribunals. These tribunals have the power to overturn environmental, labor, or any other laws that limit profit, awarding taxpayer funded damages.
  • TPP will encourage the privatization of lands and natural resources in areas where indigenous people live.

International People’s Conference Schedule and List of Guests - http://stoptpp.org/2012/06/29/peoples-conference-list-of-guests-4/

Chomsky to OSD on FTA’s - http://stoptpp.org/2012/06/22/noam-chomsky-to-osd-on-ftas/

"The words “free trade agreement” should bring to mind the response attributed to Gandhi when he was asked what he thought about western civilization: “it might be a good idea.” Same with “free trade agreements.” Maybe they would be a good idea, maybe not, but the question scarcely arises in the real world. What are called “free trade agreements” have only a limited relation to free trade, or even trade at all, and are certainly not agreements, at least if the people of a country are regarded as its citizens.

The FTAs are investor rights agreements, negotiated mostly in secret by representatives of transnational corporations and the few powerful states that cater to their interests. The public is largely excluded, and often opposed. The agreements include highly protectionist elements, such as the monopoly pricing rights that impose enormous costs on consumers and have no legitimate justification. They interpret “trade” to include actions internal to command economies, as when a giant corporation produces parts in Indiana, ships them to a subsidiary in Mexico for assembly, then sells the product in California, with each border crossing called “trade” — a very large component of world “trade.”

We did not call it “trade” when parts were produced in Leningrad, assembled in Poland, and sold in Moscow, all within the Soviet command economy. The concept of “trade” is further illuminated by events taking place right now. The World Bank has just ruled that the Canadian mining corporation Pacific Rim can proceed with its case against El Salvador for trying to preserve lands and communities from highly destructive gold mining. Under the investor rights agreements, the crime of imposing environmental constraints can be punished on the grounds that it harms potential profits.

Predatory corporations must be guaranteed the right to destroy for profit, whatever the human cost. That is only a tiny sample of what is called “trade,” a category designed, not surprisingly, to enhance the power and privilege of the designers. The public should be concerned, informed, and engaged.”

WWW.STOPTPP.ORG

…more videos coming soon

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Occupy San Diego Stop TPP Week of Actions

Background: From July 2 to July 10, the political leaders of the Pacific Rim nations are meeting in San Diego to turn the Pacific Ocean and its peoples into a giant privatized corporate lake characterized by non-union workers, Wal-Mart supply chain feeders, poisoned, landless agricultural laborers, a dying biodiversity, and rising, drowning sea levels. We cannot and will not let this happen.

Occupy San Diego as part of The Coalition to STOP TPP has been working alongside Global Trade Watch to put plan out several events taking place throughout the week, leading to a march on July 7 as part of a Global Day of Action against the TPP.

Marches & Rallies
Monday, July 2nd * 12:00 noon -Welcome TPP March and Rally

March to rally and support the Labor Council’s noontime rally and press conference at the Hilton Hotel next to the Convention Center

Fourth of July Petitioning
Wednesday, July 4th * Ongoing
Throughout the City

OccupyYourCorner and Soapboxes throughout the week

Saturday, July 7 * 10:30 am
Global Day of Action - Join San Diego for a major march with pots and pans and drums to STOP TPP.
Civic Center (1100 3rd Avenue)
Gathering at 10:30am; march to Hilton leaves at 11:00am

OSD Free Education Collective - The Peoples Conference: A Better World is Possible
Monday July 2nd * 6:30 - *8:30pm
Better World Conference:
Workers’ Rights, Outsourcing, Wal-Mart & Gentrification

Tuesday, July 3rd * 6:00 - 9:00pm
Better World Conference:
IP, GMOs & Healthcare AND Women & the TPP
Centro Cultural de la Raza (2125 Park Blvd)

Thursday, July 5th * 6:00 - 9:00pm
Better World Conference:
Geopolitics & Empire AND Indigenous Rights
Centro Cultural de la Raza (2125 Park Blvd)

Thursday, July 5th * 6:00 - 9:00pm
Better World Conference:
Local Economies & Sustainability AND Biodiversity & Climate Change
Balboa Park

Saturday, July 7 * 3:00 - 5:00pm
Better World Conference:
Fukushima & Nuclear Power
Peace Resource Center (3850 Westgate Place)

Guests and Speakers include -

Gustavo Esteva founder of Universidad de la Tierra (Oaxaca), Maira Stutton - Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fuerza Unida, Fuerza Mundial, Ilana Solomon - National Sierra Club, Sanya Reid Smith of The Third World Network (Malaysia), Colectivo Zapatista (San Diego), National Family Farm Coaliiton, plus speakers from Japan, South America, and more.
Links:
Main Stop TPP Page
Fliers and Info
Events

Occupy San Diego


Endorsement: Thanks to those that have supported us and stood in solidarity

     The words “free trade agreement” should bring to mind the response attributed to Gandhi when he was asked what he thought about western civilization: “it might be a good idea.” Same with “free trade agreements.” Maybe they would be a good idea, maybe not, but the question scarcely arises in the real world. What are called “free trade agreements” have only a limited relation to free trade, or even trade at all, and are certainly not agreements, at least if the people of a country are regarded as its citizens.

The FTAs are investor rights agreements, negotiated mostly in secret by representatives of transnational corporations and the few powerful states that cater to their interests. The public is largely excluded, and often opposed. The agreements include highly protectionist elements, such as the monopoly pricing rights that impose enormous costs on consumers and have no legitimate justification. They interpret “trade” to include actions internal to command economies, as when a giant corporation produces parts in Indiana, ships them to a subsidiary in Mexico for assembly, then sells the product in California, with each border crossing called “trade” — a very large component of world “trade.”

We did not call it “trade” when parts were produced in Leningrad, assembled in Poland, and sold in Moscow, all within the Soviet command economy. The concept of “trade” is further illuminated by events taking place right now. The World Bank has just ruled that the Canadian mining corporation Pacific Rim can proceed with its case against El Salvador for trying to preserve lands and communities from highly destructive gold mining. Under the investor rights agreements, the crime of imposing environmental constraints can be punished on the grounds that it harms potential profits.

Predatory corporations must be guaranteed the right to destroy for profit, whatever the human cost. That is only a tiny sample of what is called “trade,” a category designed, not surprisingly, to enhance the power and privilege of the designers. The public should be concerned, informed, and engaged.”

Noam Chomsky (Contribution to Occupy San Diego on Free Trade Agreements when approached to being part of OSD Free Education Collective Counter-TPP Conference)

Occupy San Diego Stop TPP Week of Actions

Background: From July 2 to July 10, the political leaders of the Pacific Rim nations are meeting in San Diego to turn the Pacific Ocean and its peoples into a giant privatized corporate lake characterized by non-union workers, Wal-Mart supply chain feeders, poisoned, landless agricultural laborers, a dying biodiversity, and rising, drowning sea levels. We cannot and will not let this happen.

Occupy San Diego as part of The Coalition to STOP TPP has been working alongside Global Trade Watch to put plan out several events taking place throughout the week, leading to a march on July 7 as part of a Global Day of Action against the TPP.

Marches & Rallies
Monday, July 2nd * 12:00 noon -Welcome TPP March and Rally

March to rally and support the Labor Council’s noontime rally and press conference at the Hilton Hotel next to the Convention Center

Fourth of July Petitioning
Wednesday, July 4th * Ongoing
Throughout the City

OccupyYourCorner and Soapboxes throughout the week

Saturday, July 7 * 10:30 am
Global Day of Action - Join San Diego for a major march with pots and pans and drums to STOP TPP.
Civic Center (1100 3rd Avenue)
Gathering at 10:30am; march to Hilton leaves at 11:00am

OSD Free Education Collective - The Peoples Conference: A Better World is Possible
Monday July 2nd * 6:30 - *8:30pm
Better World Conference:
Workers’ Rights, Outsourcing, Wal-Mart & Gentrification

Tuesday, July 3rd * 6:00 - 9:00pm
Better World Conference:
IP, GMOs & Healthcare AND Women & the TPP
Centro Cultural de la Raza (2125 Park Blvd)

Thursday, July 5th * 6:00 - 9:00pm
Better World Conference:
Geopolitics & Empire AND Indigenous Rights
Centro Cultural de la Raza (2125 Park Blvd)

Thursday, July 5th * 6:00 - 9:00pm
Better World Conference:
Local Economies & Sustainability AND Biodiversity & Climate Change
Balboa Park

Saturday, July 7 * 3:00 - 5:00pm
Better World Conference:
Fukushima & Nuclear Power
Peace Resource Center (3850 Westgate Place)

Guests and Speakers include -

Gustavo Esteva founder of Universidad de la Tierra (Oaxaca), Maira Stutton - Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fuerza Unida, Fuerza Mundial, Ilana Solomon - National Sierra Club, Sanya Reid Smith of The Third World Network (Malaysia), Colectivo Zapatista (San Diego), National Family Farm Coaliiton, plus speakers from Japan, South America, and more.
Links:
Main Stop TPP Page
Fliers and Info
Events

Occupy San Diego


Endorsement: Thanks to those that have supported us and stood in solidarity

     The words “free trade agreement” should bring to mind the response attributed to Gandhi when he was asked what he thought about western civilization: “it might be a good idea.” Same with “free trade agreements.” Maybe they would be a good idea, maybe not, but the question scarcely arises in the real world. What are called “free trade agreements” have only a limited relation to free trade, or even trade at all, and are certainly not agreements, at least if the people of a country are regarded as its citizens.

The FTAs are investor rights agreements, negotiated mostly in secret by representatives of transnational corporations and the few powerful states that cater to their interests. The public is largely excluded, and often opposed. The agreements include highly protectionist elements, such as the monopoly pricing rights that impose enormous costs on consumers and have no legitimate justification. They interpret “trade” to include actions internal to command economies, as when a giant corporation produces parts in Indiana, ships them to a subsidiary in Mexico for assembly, then sells the product in California, with each border crossing called “trade” — a very large component of world “trade.”

We did not call it “trade” when parts were produced in Leningrad, assembled in Poland, and sold in Moscow, all within the Soviet command economy. The concept of “trade” is further illuminated by events taking place right now. The World Bank has just ruled that the Canadian mining corporation Pacific Rim can proceed with its case against El Salvador for trying to preserve lands and communities from highly destructive gold mining. Under the investor rights agreements, the crime of imposing environmental constraints can be punished on the grounds that it harms potential profits.

Predatory corporations must be guaranteed the right to destroy for profit, whatever the human cost. That is only a tiny sample of what is called “trade,” a category designed, not surprisingly, to enhance the power and privilege of the designers. The public should be concerned, informed, and engaged.”

Noam Chomsky (Contribution to Occupy San Diego on Free Trade Agreements when approached to being part of OSD Free Education Collective Counter-TPP Conference)

Call to Action to STOP TPP July 7, 2012