With Kennedy coming out against the TPP, the only hold out amongst the Massachusetts congressional delegation is Rep. Moulton. It is expected that a vote on the TPP will be introduced during the lame-duck session, so we need to get Moulton on our side. There are two events coming up outside Moulton’s Office at 41 Front St., Salem: Picket line on Wed. Nov. 9th, 3:00-5:00pm Rally against the TPP on Friday Nov. 18th 4:00-6:00pm at Derby Square across from his office If you live in his...
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Fellow Pirate and Fight for the Future organizer, Joe Thornton, is organizing an anti-TPP protest in Lynn, this Tuesday (10/25), at an event that US Rep. Moulton is throwing. They will be outside protesting, holding signs, and handing out flyers. Moulton has yet to take a stance on the TPP. With the Nov. lame duck session approaching, we need to act now to convince Moulton to vote against it before it is too late. Where: Outside Bent Water Brewing Company, 180 Commercial St, Unit 18, Lynn,...
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Fight for the Future's Rock Against the TPP Concert is tonight. The concert features: Mirah, Debo Band, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Foundation Movement, bell's roar, + more. It will be at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain (Boston) and will run from 6pm to 10pm.  You need to get your free tickets in advance. It will be a wonderful opportunity to get attention for the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ...
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Fight for the Future's Rock Against the TPP Concert is this Friday, October 7th. It will be a wonderful opportunity to get attention for the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).  Tickets are free, but they are going fast. The concert features: Mirah, Debo Band, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Foundation Movement, bell's roar, + more. It will be at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Da...
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We have long opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).  These agreements would lock countries into oppressive copyright and patent laws that would hinder people from sharing what they love on the Internet and harm innovation.  They would also expand Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) systems that place the rights of owners and corporations over the rights of people. As such it ...
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Following on New Zealand's release of the TPP text, the US Trade Representative released the text in an even more difficult to review way.  Thankfully, people have put the TPP text up as a zip of pdfs or html files.  The Washington Post made the main text searchable, but not all the bilateral annexes. Here is what we know: It extends the term of copyright by five years (lifetime plus 75 years); Internet service providers must give your name if copyright holders request it; ISPs must r...
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Unfortunately the Senate voted to give the president fast track trade authority for six years. While the Massachusetts delegation voted against it, not everyone did in New England including NH senator Jeanne Shaheen. The vote in the House was very close and that is where we will need to focus our efforts to stop TPP and every other agreement that will criminalize file sharing, reduce our privacy and place us more at the mercy of blood sucking corporations. This fight is far from over. E...
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Many trade agreements can be viewed as neither truly beneficial nor complete losses. Occasionally, there are clear winners. In the case of the TPP and related agreements, corporations will gain the most at our expense. This fight is returning to the Senate, with a vote possibly taking place as early as today. While the entire Massachusetts delegation is against fast track, 61 Senators voted for it last time. We have to stand in opposition to handing our fates to fickle leaders hiding in the s...
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The House voted 218 to 208 for give the president Fast Trade trade power and a limit their control over our trade policy to a simple up or down vote.  The bill now goes to the Senate which had passed a more complex bill that provided limited compensation to workers displaced by trade. From the documents that Wikileaks leaked on TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), we know that these treaties would: governments would be prevented from using Free Software: ...
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The House will again vote to sacrifice our future to their corporate paymasters for Fast Track (aka TPA) this morning.  We know the MA delegation will vote against it, but Florida Representative Alan Grayson pointed out the Democrats who voted for TPA last week.  All we need is four of them to vote against it this time.  C-Span says the House will debate and vote on TPA starting at 9am today.  Call them: Rep. Ami Bera (Calif.) – 202-225-5716 Rep. Jim Costa (Calif.) – (202) 225-3341 Rep. Sus...
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