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JL
- 483 days ago - action.citizen.org
No Backroom Deals for Corporate Giants Negotiations on the U.S.-EU "free trade" deal, aka TAFTA, could begin soon. More than 600 corporate advisors are in the driver's seat, hoping to tip the scales for the 1% and shut out the public and Congress from in



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JL A. (275)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:25 pm
Bacon with a side of ractopomine.

Chicken washed down with chlorine.

Bet you didn’t realize those little “extras” could be part of tonight’s dinner.

Many foods in the U.S. are laced with chemicals that are currently banned in Europe.

Any chance we have of strengthening our food safety standards could be derailed if the 600 corporate giants sitting as official U.S. trade advisors get their way with a proposed U.S.-EU “trade” deal, the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA).

Negotiations are slated to start in June. Sign our petition against this corporate-backed agenda and we’ll make sure Congress hears your voice.

But your dinner plate isn’t the only thing under attack.

Big Business wants to get rid of the best public interest policies on either side of the Atlantic: our tougher financial regulation rules; Europe’s better consumer privacy protections and Internet freedom rights. (Corporation's official term for the laws they want to kill in the trade negotiations is “trade irritants,” by the way).

TAFTA would also expand the extreme investor-state system, which would elevate individual corporations to the same status as sovereign nations signing the agreement — giving them the power to directly sue countries in foreign tribunals over policies they claim hurt their bottom line. This outrageous system would allow these corporations to demand taxpayer money from countries as compensation for regulations they don’t like.

We couldn’t make this up if we tried.

Say you’re with us, committed to making sure TAFTA does not become a Trans-Atlantic torpedo sinking the public safeguards we all rely on.

Negotiations haven’t started yet, so we still have a fighting chance to make our voices heard.

Remember, they might have billions of dollars, but they don’t have you.

Add your name now and we’ll deliver your opinion to Congress.

That’s critical because the corporations pushing this deal are telling Congress that no one is worried about this agreement — as if having this sort of race-to-the-bottom deal is somehow OK because it is with Europe?

We’re in this together and together we can make the difference.

Thanks — and stay tuned for more,

Maggie Henderson
Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch
 

Yvette Fouche (1)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:06 pm
As an European citizen, I am quite against the project as it is now. Yes, an agreement US-UE would be a good thing but not this project.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (631)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:16 pm
signed and shared, thank you JL
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:16 pm
You are welcome Nicole.
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John B. (215)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:21 pm
Thanks JL for posting the link to the very important petition. Signed and noted.
"Thank you for helping to spread the word about TAFTA"
 

Julie E. (346)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:26 pm
Noted, signed and shared. Thanks JL
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:27 pm
You are welcome John and Julie.
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Eternal Gardener (743)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:28 pm
Noted and signed, thanks JL!
 

Sara W. (110)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:54 pm
Gladly signed. Thanks!
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:06 pm
You are welcome Eternal Gardner and Sara!
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Terry V. (30)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:24 pm
S&N THANKS!!!
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:25 pm
You are welcome Terry! You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

Mary T. (297)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:46 pm
Signed & noted - thank you JL
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:48 pm
You are welcome Mary. You cannot currently send a star to Mary because you have done so within the last day.
 

Christeen Anderson (489)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:36 pm
Signed.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:44 pm
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Ann B. (140)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:38 pm
noted and signed
 

Vicky P. (464)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:57 pm
Noted and signed
 

paul m. (93)
Friday May 24, 2013, 4:58 am

signed
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 6:02 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday May 24, 2013, 6:36 am
Thank you for helping to spread the word about TAFTA. Now ask your friends on Facebook and Twitter to sign the petition too!

We heard the sucking sound of our jobs going away from NAFTA. Just like Ross Perot stated.

Wait to you hear the final groans once the last of the jobs has been sucked out of us.

TAFTA IS NAFTA ON STEROIDS.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Friday May 24, 2013, 7:08 am
S&N
 

Carol D. (109)
Friday May 24, 2013, 9:25 am
signed & Noted
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Friday May 24, 2013, 10:03 am
Done
 

JL A. (275)
Friday May 24, 2013, 10:59 am
You are welcome Laura.
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Lois Jordan (55)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:10 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:46 pm
You are welcome Lois.
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Ingrid A. (530)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:56 pm
Its done.
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Friday May 24, 2013, 2:25 pm
Signed
 

JL A. (275)
Friday May 24, 2013, 2:26 pm
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Birgit W. (144)
Friday May 24, 2013, 7:36 pm
Signed.
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 12:08 am
one sign from Sweden
 

Sherri G. (113)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 12:30 am
Signed, tweeted, and noted. TY JL
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 4:31 am


Signed
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 5:01 am

Signed
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 6:47 am
Done
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:17 am
Signed
 

Shanti S. (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 8:55 am
Signed, thank you.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 10:36 am
You are welcome Sherri and Shanti.
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Pat B. (354)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 10:41 am
Thank you, JL for this. Signed.!
 

Sara T. (3)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 10:52 am
I was around when NAFTA was created. What a dismal failure it has been. NO TAFTA!
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 10:55 am
You are welcome Gran Pat!
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Michael Kirkby (85)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 1:04 pm
I can't sign them often or fast enough.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 1:54 pm
We really should have started signing this some months ago - but it's not our fault we didn't - it was kept so secret even our watchdogs didn't know to tell us.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 2:13 pm
Signed
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 6:17 pm
We don't need TAFTA, we need to abrogate NAFTA an GATT as well as scrap TAFTA! Scrap everything Komrad Klinton did!
 

Jude Hand (59)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 6:33 pm
Noted and signed.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:05 pm
These are corporate, capitalistic programs/treaties that are a far cry from anything resembling socialism
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 8:42 pm
Petition signed. Thanks JL
 

Jean C. (18)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 9:19 pm
It is truly unbelievable how evil corporations, with the help of their bought-off politician friends, can be. Why do we have to continually beg our government officials to side with us on issues such as food safety, animal welfare, clean energy (which means NO FRACKING), etc.? And, WE CAN'T SEEM TO WIN!

I say, LET'S VOTE OUT ALL OF OUR CURRENT POLITICIANS, AND START OVER WITH ALL NEW PEOPLE! And keep voting them out till we a good crop in that knows we mean business. I can't do it alone. I need your help. Thanks!
 

Aaron Bouchard (130)
Monday May 27, 2013, 7:25 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday June 7, 2013, 11:39 am
Done
 

Glenville J O. (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:34 am
Years ago I and many others were deceived by our politicians about the benefits of joining the Common Market, a purely free trade agreement with our European neighbours and nothing else we were told. It turned out to be the beginning of the transfer of powers from the UK to Brussels and the inability of British people to decide their own destiny, to hire and fire governments of their own choosing to wisely lead and protect them.
Power is only safe in the hands of the masses so that they may have a say through their leaders in how their country is run and kept free. We all need to question why, and be especially wary of politicians and their friends who attempt to do deals in secret, behind closed doors. Our freedoms and our ways of living is to precious to loose.
 
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