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Top Japanese TPP Negotiator Caught Taking Bribe - TAKE ACTION!

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This is why policy that affects the economy, environment, Internet, sovereignty, and freedom of expression should never be made in secret. President Obama is expected to sign the TPP in less than two weeks. We have to stop this.


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Judy C (91)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 12:29 pm
The TPP was negotiated in secret, and now one the chief negotiators is accused of taking bribes

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive, legally binding deal between 12 countries that was negotiated in complete secrecy by industry lobbyists and government bureaucrats. It has sparked international outcry, and expert's analysis of the text show it poses a grave threat to the economy, the environment, the Internet, national sovereignty, and freedom of expression.

Japan's economic and fiscal policy minister, a top official involved in negotiating the TPP, has been accused of taking major bribes from a Japanese construction company amounting to at least $148,000. It's not clear yet whether the bribe was related to the TPP itself, but it underscores the danger of these shadowy, corrupt, agreements.

This is exactly why decisions that affect billions of people should never be made in secret. This is exactly why the TPP is such a threat. President Obama is expected to sign the agreement on February 4th, but this bribery scandal could derail that if enough people speak out right away.

Sign the petition to tell Obama not to sign the TPP amidst public outcry and scandalous corruption. Then share it with as many people as you can!
Sign now!

Trish K (29)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 12:51 pm
That was easy to sign. TPP is a G.W.Bush thing out of control.
I hope it never sees the light of day. Thank you for the easy to find petition and this really needs a lot of attention

Roslyn McBride (26)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 1:05 pm
Signed & Noted

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 1:11 pm
There's less than two weeks before President Obama is expected to sign the TPP. - signed with hope he never will do.... Thank you Judy!

Beth M (138)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 2:19 pm
Signed. Thanks for this information

Animae C (508)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 3:11 pm

Thanx Judy

JL A (281)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 3:40 pm
s&n; thanks Judy--this may be just the needed issue to let people fully understand the consequences should this be approved.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 4:49 pm
Signed-thx Judy

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 1:55 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Ben O (131)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 6:11 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 7:43 am
Signed and noted.

Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 9:19 am
Signed and shared (twice) and noted.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 9:43 am
Signed and shared.

Naoko i (257)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 3:06 pm
Signed and shared.

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 8:30 pm
Noted and Signed with thanks Judy.
Our new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has yet to bring this up in parliament -- waiting!! Harper signed it, but it was not ratified yet. Worse deal for Canada that there could be!!!

Past Member (0)
Monday January 25, 2016, 8:50 am
Kiitos, Judy !

i should not interfere with politics but ........... i did, now.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday January 26, 2016, 5:09 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 5:52 am
Noted, signed--ty Judy

Roger G (148)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 3:08 pm
noted, thanks

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 10:31 am
S&N, Thanks
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