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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

New Report Shows Banking Sector as Major Source of Climate Disruption

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Contact: Kerul Dyer, 415-866-0005, kdyer@ran.org

San Francisco, CA – A number of major banks, including Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, invest in the acceleration of climate change each year by committing billions to polluting energy industries like coal, according to a report published by Rainforest Action Network’s program today.

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

Bank of America targeted for protests at political conventions

"Occupy"-style protesters will have both political and corporate targets at hand next week when theDemocratic National Convention is held in 

Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NGOs slam Bank of America for coal financing

NGOs and activists have criticised Bank of America’s latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, saying it fails to address the bank’s financing of coal power.

Environmental Finance
Friday, August 17, 2012