Panel to Address Controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

In Trade on January 27, 2014 at 11:23 am

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Syracuse, NY — On Tuesday, January 28, the Syracuse Peace Council will host a Teach-In on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement at ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave. Attendees will hear from a diverse panel of activists on this major trade agreement, much bigger than NAFTA, being negotiated in secret by the US and many other Pacific Rim Countries.

  • WHO: Syracuse Peace Council
  • WHAT: Trans-Pacific Partnership Teach-In
  • WHERE: ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave. Syracuse NY 13203
  • WHEN: Tuesday, January 28 7-9pm
  • WHY: The TPP is being negotiated in secret and a recent bill in Congress is attempting to “Fast Track” the TPP and bypass Congressional approval for the agreement. Rep. Maffei and Sen. Schumer are opposing “Fast Track” Sen. Gillibrand has yet to take a position. The TPP is not going away and grassroots education, vigilance, and mobilization is necessary to make sure that undemocratic trade agreements like the TPP are not implemented.

The teach-in will feature panelist on a variety of topics:

  • Margaret Flowers, MD is an organizer of and Flush the TPP. A pediatrician, she is on the national steering committee for Physicians for a National Health Plan. She also coordinates and hosts a radio program, Clearing the FOG.

  • Howie Hawkins is active in the Green Party and a Teamster who unloads trucks at UPS.

  • Emily Bishop, is a Syracuse native and an organizer with, New Yorkers Against Fracking
  • Frank Cetera, is a Cooperative Ecological Organizer, working with local initiatives related to cooperatives, ecological wisdom, democratic governance, GMOs, and independent media – having recently founded the blog Independent Media CNY.
  • Aly Wane is a local human rights activists working primarily on issues related to rights for undocumented immigrants.

For further information, visit


Jessica Azulay, 472-5478

Ursula Rozum, (315) 414-7720,


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