Negotiations are taking place behind closed doors to create the TPP’s Internet trap criminalizing our day-to-day use of the Internet through expensive fines. You and over 80,000 others around the world pushed back by signing the StopTheTrap.net petition. Yet the list of TPP lobbyists is also growing; over 600 from telecom, media, and other conglomerates are privy to these secret negotiations. We need the entire pro-Internet community to push back against the TPP’s Internet trap.
The object of the TPP is to separate us, grind us down and limit our sources of information to the major corporate news (largely bull shit) organizations. That makes it easier to redistribute income and wealth from the 99 to the 1 percent, which is the real reason these negotiations are occurring.
You can take the next crucial step by sharing the petition on Facebook, Twitter, and forwarding the URL http://stopthetrap.net to everyone you know today. Fight back. Don’t be passive. Your rights, information, ideas and freedoms are at stake.
After citizens stood against big telecom and media conglomerates’ attempts to push through national laws that would crush free expression and innovation online, their lobbyists decided to go behind closed doors through the TPP. It’s an undemocratic, extreme attempt to take decisions about the Internet out of your hands. But the pro-Internet community is taking the fight global as well. We’ve assembled a powerful coalition of people and organizations—including experts at Public Knowledge, Public Citizen, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation—who are currently on the ground at meetings in San Diego. They have committed to hand-deliver the StopTheTrap.net petition signatures to leaders, but we need to give them the numbers to have influence.
Please help OpenMedia.ca hit the crucial 100,000 signatures mark by reaching out on Facebook, on Twitter, and by forwarding the URL http:/stopthetrap.net to everyone you know today.
The pro-Internet community is already having an impact across borders. In the U.S., 130 members of Congress just signed a letter calling for secret TPP documents to be made public; in Canada the largest federal opposition party has come out against the TPP; rifts are also developing between other signatory countries.
If we work together we could all be part of a foundational achievement of the global pro-Internet community: dismantling this Internet trap before it gets set. Thanks for sharing through the links above.
For the open Internet,