Frack-Free Illinois and The Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice initiated a coalition of 36 unions and civic groups, who on February 4, 4:00 pm, staged a rally in Chicago’s Federal Plaza protesting President Obama’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a so-called free trade agreement between 12 Pacific-rim countries (comprising 40% of the world’s commerce), which covers a wide spectrum of trade, banking, intellectual property regulations, etc., and allows foreign corporations to sue governments for loss of potential profits.
Protesters called the TPP a massive corporate coup benefiting the 1% and harming the 99%. The rally then marched to the Bank of America, where the Chicago Teachers Union was holding its own rally, decrying recent job cuts, underfunding of schools, toxic loans to the CPS from BOA and the breakdown of contract negotiations.
The two rallies briefly merged in mutual support, cheering to each other, before the TPP crowd proceeded to Union and Ogilvie Stations to pass out fliers to evening commuters.
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I am astounded that mainstream media the History Channel 2 and the series American book of secrets has begun slowly releasing truthful concepts to the American people. An example is a doumentary on the Billionaire 1% agenda and another is the ICE scret prisons. Disclosure and preparation for the White Hat-White Dragon factions global take down of the cabal ?
With the mainstreammedia being infiltrated by the truthwe may once again breath a little easier that the good guys are going to try to restore freedom and suspend the reign of terror of the 1%.Perhaps the truth will win in the end. We may yet experience dire times wars and mass hysteria as the clock of civilization is rewound and calibrated. Hope is the anchor life. We do not forgive we do not forget. Revolution is coming.
Jerry, it’s my impression that they only release as much truth as they are compelled to and only in response to massive unrest.
Oh, how these corporations continue to squeeze us! What will they do with all the dry bones left in their wake?
Very poetic sentiment, Rosaliene. Would make great first lines of a poem.
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TPP or not to be