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Campaign News: Richmond, CA goes
TPP-Free, opposes Fast Track Here's
the text of a resolution passed with one
abstention by the city's six-member Council on
February 17, 2015. Read our press release here.
New York City Council
member introduces TPP-Free measure Helen Rosenthal, councilor for
district 6, says "New York City stands
in opposition to this trade agreement and
the process through which it is being
negotiated, without the scrutiny of the
American people.” Read more here.
Berkeley, CA declares itself a TPP/TAFTA-Free
In an almost unanimous vote by the Berkeley City
Council September 9, 2014, Berkeley opposed the two
major trade agreements under negotiation by the US,
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the
TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), and
declared the city a “TPP/TAFTA Free Zone.” Read the
resolution text here
and the press release here.
Dane Co., WI passes
TPP-Free Resolution Text
of resolution passed on October 17,
2013; coverage in The Progressive is here,
and on WisPolitics.com here
No to TPP
The city's Common Council passed this
resolution on October 29, 2013.
Zones on the air
AfD organizer Ruth Caplan was a guest on WeAct radio
with David Newsome, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
talking about TPP Free Zones. Listen here!
TPP-Free Zones on Truthout Read
excerpts from a recent article focus on
the TPP Free Zone campaign and the need for
communities to stand up to "settled law" and defend
local laws from corporate preemption.
Don't let the
Trans-Pacific Partnership take away our democratic
rights as individuals and as a community!
Create a "TPP-Free Zone"
where you live
From leaked text and previous trade agreements, it is clear
that the TPP would threaten laws and regulation designed to
protect public health, financial transparency, food safety,
workers rights, the climate and the environment. It would
allow governments to be sued by corporations for lost profit
as a result of these ordinances. Yet labor, environmental,
health care, internet/free press, climate justice, green
energy and democracy organizations have been excluded from
the negotiations. They cannot see the text, nor
comment on it despite the impact of the TPP on all these
It is time to build a democratic movement of
resistance. It is time to start right where we live,
in our own community. It is time to say to our US
trade representative and the corporations which are sitting
at the negotiating table—
“If you, our unelected
representatives, create this corporate-driven
monstrosity and then go to Congress for a rubber stamp,
WE WILL NOT OBEY.”
It is time to make our municipalities “TPP Free Zones,” following
in the footsteps of the successful resistance to an earlier
trade agreement, the Multilateral Agreement on Investment,
which was defeated in 1998 thanks to a global grassroots
to download a .pdf of our TPP Free Zone pamphlet.
Print it on legal-size paper, or read the text online
for a model municipal law to make your community a TPP Free Zone.
for some pointers in getting a TPP
Free Zone law passed.
Educate for action: Our upcoming edition of Justice
Rising focuses on international resistance to
corporate global trade agreements, including the TPP. If
you'd like to be on the mailing list, contact us at afd
...at... thealliancefordemocracy ... org or call
There's more information, videos and resources on our TPP
Questions? Ideas? Resources?
We’d like to hear from you. Contact the Alliance for
Democracy office at afd (at) thealliancefordemocracy (dot)
org, or 781-894-1179.
a TPP-Free Zone? AfD Co-Chair Ruth Caplan
explains how local organizing for "TPP-Free Zone"
laws can help defeat this so-called "free trade"
agreement while supporting global civil society
movements for economic and environmental justice and
Justice Rising focuses on TPP!
Click on the cover to download individual articles
or the whole issue.