Friday, May 23, 2014

Register Now June 4th Webinar on the Trans Pacific Partnership! 6:30-7:30 pm

Office of Public Witness Webinar on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

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The TPP is a controversial "free trade" agreement currently being supported by many large international corporations and negotiated behind closed doors by officials from the United States and 11 other countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.  This agreement being negotiated without transparency could:

  • offshore millions of American jobs,
  • roll back Wall Street reforms,
  • ban Buy American policies needed to create green jobs,
  • raise the cost of medicines,
  • expose the U.S. to unsafe food and products,
  • and empower corporations to attack our environmental and health safeguards.

The best hope is that trade functions as a means of grace to create dignified work that support people’s lives, puts food on the table and undergirds the creation of a just society. The moral test is whether our increasingly globalizing economies support the human enterprise and the larger creation, according to the PCUSA Resolution on Just Globalization, released in 2006. If trade further impoverishes segments of the world’s population, its purpose is distorted and such injustice calls for reshaping global structures that cause economic oppression and creates wealth for only a few at the expense of the many. Such a world is a parody of the biblical vision for just community.

Join in this webinar to find out more about the TPP and what you can do about it.

Speakers will be Catherine Gordon, Representative for International Issues at the Office of Public Witness and Peter Maybarduk an Burcu Kilic from Public Citizen.

Title: Office of Public Witness Webinar on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Click here to register today!