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The Trans Pacific Partnership has been under negotiation since 2008. Encompassing 11 Pacific rim nations, this treaty is the most massive and most secretive income redistribution treaty of all time. Leaked documents prove that the Obama regime has negotiated to raise prices of goods and services, slash US and Latin American wages, export more US jobs, curtail civil liberties (yes that’s being negotiated (Wikileaks–The Trans Pacific Partnership), force millions more undocumented immigrants from Latin America to the United States, and all of this redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent and curbs what little democracy we have left. Any questions?

Do you get that? Republicans and Corporate Democrats such as the traitor Ron Wyden intend to pass this treaty via legislation called Fast Track, which will limit debate on the issue in congress to 24 hours. That will give you virtually no time to read the treaty, or for much public debate on it. And that is the purpose of Fast Track.

There have been world wide protests against this treaty and the US corporate press fulfills its duties  to the 1 percent by not, or in a few cases, barely, mentioning it. This is to keep us ignorant of the negotiations. Yes, that’s the duty of the corporate news media.

There is an international week of action to Stop Fast Track coming up. If we stop Fast Track or anything similar to it such as Wyden’s Smart Track (which is the same thing with a different name), national debate will ensue over the treaty before a congressional vote takes places, millions will take to the streets to stop this madness, and gunfire may erupt as people get tired of the games the Democrats and Republicans use to financially wipe out the middle class.

This week of action comes as Wall Street President Obama and other heads of state head to Asia this November in an attempt to push forward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

This is happening just as the Lame Duck session of Congress gets underway, with various Congressional leaders already calling for Fast Track legislation to be considered then. It is a time of year when a lot of people take a break after the elections, and start getting ready for the holidays, such that political accountability is very low. We need your help remaining vigilant so that Fast Track does not sneak through then or in early 2015.

People will soon gather all around the nation and push their congressional representatives not to vote for the TPP or Fast Track. The TPP has brought sundry groups and people together such as members of the the NAACP, Professor Cornell West, Jobs with Justice, Labor Unions, members of the John Birch Society, segments of the Tea Party, and environmental groups, such as the Sierra Club.

In Oregon concerned citizens will gather in front of two of Oregon’s key targets in the fight to stop Fast Track for the TPP, with a focus on how trade policy attacks laws and regulations needed to combat climate change.

Meeting outside of Wall Street Rep. Blumenauer’s office 729 N.E. Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232, and then marching to Wall Street Sen. Wyden’s office.

Google the TPP and the organizations preparing to strike hard against the TPP in your area. Then join your voices to theirs, for your children and theirs. Don’t let the 1 percent and their politicians steal your future with the TPP or via Fast Track.

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As many as 25,000 people marched in New York City Saturday from the offices of Koch Industries to the United Nations to protest a right-wing effort to roll back voting rights. Koch Industries sponsors organizations that work to rollback voting rights. Many supporters of the Democratic Party are poor, which may be why they are being targeted.

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous helped organize the protest. He said, “We’re here today to stand for freedom in front of the U.N., more than 25,000 people from a range of civil rights and religious and labor organizations all outraged about the massive attack on the right to vote in this country. This year we’ve seen more than 30 states attack the right to vote. We’ve seen 268 electoral votes, of the 270 needed to become president, potentially impacted by these laws. Disproportionately in each case, it’s black people and brown people and students who are being impacted.”

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The largest civil rights group in America, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is petitioning the UN over what it sees as a concerted efforted to disenfranchise black and Latino voters ahead of next year’s presidential election.

The organisation will this week present evidence to the UN high commissioner on human rights of what it contends is a conscious attempt to “block the vote” on the part of state legislatures across the US. Next March the NAACP will send a delegation of legal experts to Geneva to enlist the support of the UN human rights council.

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