As a candidate, Obama promised to renegotiate NAFTA, the trade deal that has undermined workers and the environment.
As president, Obama has pushed through corporate trade agreements that build on the NAFTA model -- including with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.
Stop him before he does worse.
Now leaks of negotiations with eight Pacific countries reveal Obama's intention to out-NAFTA NAFTA.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal has been negotiated in secret (except for 600 corporate advisors). The TPP would:
- reward outsourcing of jobs to lower-wage countries;
- give foreign corporations immunity from U.S. laws;
- allow foreign corporations to challenge U.S. laws in foreign (secret) tribunals; and
- wipe out national protections for workers or the environment.
U.S. negotiators are pushing these worse-than-NAFTA measures on the Pacific countries.
Take a minute to tell President Obama (and Congress) that we won't stand for it.
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--The RootsAction team
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