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AUDIO: Trans-Pacific Partnership

HOUR 2 Trans-Pacific Partnership Precautions While governments may hail the passage of trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA, workers may take a more cautious view, to say the least.  Another trade agreement is in the works, the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP.  The Oregon Fair Trade Campaign calls the Trans-Pacific Partnership "the most important thing you've never heard of."  You'll hear more about it, and the reservations about it, in this hour.       

The Jefferson Exchange
Monday, October 8, 2012

Actress Q’orianka Kilcher Arrested At Lansdowne TPP Talks

According to a statement issued by Rainforest Action Network, Kilcher arrived to assist in delivering petitions protesting the trade agreement and was “filming an interaction between other activists and police officers outside the hotel where the meetings are taking place when she was suddenly handcuffed and arrested for trespassing.”

Leesburg Today
Friday, September 14, 2012

VIDEO: Trans Pacific Partnership...Trojan horse for global corporate domination?

Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network, joins Thom Hartmann. Earlier in the Summer - we told you about The Trans - Pacific Partnership - a new so-called free trade deal that the US has been negotiating over with 8 Pacific nations for the last two years. But rather than helping Americans or improving the American economy - the TPP would give foreign transnational corporations unprecedented power to abuse American workers - pollute our environment - and destabilize our markets.

The Big Picture on RT
Thursday, September 13, 2012

What You Need to Know About a Worldwide Corporate Power Grab of Enormous Proportions

The corporate cabal behind a new trade agreement including Cargill, Pfizer, Nike and WalMart, has done an exceptional job of maintaining an almost total lack of transparency as they literally design the future we will all inhabit.

Alternet
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rainforest Action Network Commends Disney for Global Rainforest Commitment

Release Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Entertainment giant changes policy on sourcing its paper products, recognizes urgency of addressing deforestation, especially in Indonesia

Sends signal to controversial paper giants APP and APRIL

SAN FRANCISCO—Disney today announced a significant new paper policy that applies to the company’s extensive operations and those of its licensees, and means they will be eliminating paper connected to the destruction of endangered forests and animals.
 

Entrance to TPP Negotiations in VA Blockaded by Civil Disobedience

Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

 

High resolution images and interviews available

Contacts: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network, 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.org

Kevin Zeese, ItsOurEconomy.us, 301-996-6582 kbzeese@gmail.com

Ecuador clean water charity started amid oil fight

San Francisco humanitarian organization, Groundwork Opportunities, manages the project's finances.

San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sumatran Orangutan Relocated as Forest Clearing Continues

An imperiled orangutan was rescued from a small patch of the Tripa peat swamp rainforest in Sumatra last month, in an effort to save this large adult male from starvation. But experts fear he could be among the last of his kind in what was once prime habitat for these graceful, shy great apes.

Environmental News Network
Monday, June 4, 2012

Indonesia's Ambitious Rainforest Plan Not Going So Well

A little more than a year ago, Indonesia enacted a moratorium on deforestation, and got major finanial backing from the US and Norway to make it happen.

Mother Jones
Friday, June 1, 2012

Activists gather for Chevron shareholders meeting

For many Chevron Corp. investors, Wednesday's annual shareholders meeting in San Ramon represents a chance to hear top management extol their company's profit and plans for the future.

For activists drawn to the meeting from around the world, it's a chance to confront a company they say has poisoned their land, water and air.

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San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 30, 2012