The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive “free trade agreement” that could impact nearly every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat to the air we breathe to the quality of our jobs. Despite the huge impact the agreement would have on our communities, workers, our economy, and the environment, the TPP is being negotiated in near complete secrecy.
Please join us to learn more about the TPP and organizing around it from colleagues from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
- Stuart Trew, a trade campaigner with the Council of Canadians, a social justice advocacy organization funded by its 60,000+ members across Canada. With the help of its 60 volunteer community chapters, the Council advocates for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care, and a vibrant democracy while educating and empowering people to hold governments and corporations accountable.
- Alejandro Villamar is an activist, analyst, and member of the national coordination of the Mexican Action Network on Free Trade (RMALC), the Mexican Network of Peoples Affected by Mining (REMA) and the Hemispheric Social Alliance (HSA). Alejandro has participated as a representative of RMALC in numerous international meetings, including the Rio Conference on Environment and Development in 1992, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in 1994, and G20 summits since 2008. He is the co-author of a number of books and the author of a number of articles on the environment and the geopolitics of free trade agreements. He holds a Phd from the State University of Moscow and a postdoctoral degree by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
- Melinda St. Louis, International Campaigns Director with Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, where she works with international allies to roll back WTO financial deregulation and to stop expansion of harmful trade agreements.
With comments from Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Institute for Policy Studies and Ilana Solomon, Sierra Club.