Trade is important, but it must be done right. I am signing this petition because the TPP is not the 21st Century, ‘Gold Standard’ agreement claimed by its proponents. Instead, it contains strong protections for foreign investors and pharmaceutical monopolies, increasing corporate profits and directing the benefits to economic elites. As in previous trade agreements, workers will be left to bear the downsides of the agreement, including lost jobs, lower wages and continued repression of worker rights without an effective mechanism to remedy these violations.
I call on all governments to oppose the TPP