September 21, SumOfUs (a movement of consumers, workers and shareholders to counterbalance the growing power of large corporations) reported a meeting in July in Maui to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. SumOfUs helped organize a major protest that succeeded in stopping the finalisation of the deal.
The negotiators are meeting AGAIN at the end of September in Atlanta. The details were kept top-secret until the last minute, so a major mobilization is planned at short notice.
This time in Atlanta, hundreds of corporate-backed negotiators are going to be fighting harder than ever before to finalize this secret, slimy deal — signing away access to medicine, affordable drugs, and even our democracy to corporate interests.
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Activists have been busy in Canada too. The Canadian campaign is reported here: