You guys PLEASE. Take five minutes for this, it is your future on the line. THERE IS A REASON YOU HAVEN’T HEARD ABOUT THIS. THE MEDIA WILL NOT COVER IT.
THIS IS UP TO US. SIGNAL. BOOST. THIS. EVERYWHERE.
THE TPPA IS A “TRADE AGREEMENT” BETWEEN THE USA AND OTHER NATIONS THAT GIVES NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY OVER TO CORPORATIONS.
IT LITERALLY MAKES CORPORATIONS MORE POWERFUL THAN GOVERNMENTS, AND THE FIRST THING THEY WILL SHUT DOWN IS INTERNET FREEDOM.
THIS IS NOT TUMBLR HYPERBOLE.
THAT IS LITERALLY WHAT THE TPPA IS.
Any nation that signs the agreement and does not comply with the following regulations can be SUED FOR BILLIONS by any corporation which feels that country is reducing FUTURE profits there. Don’t want fracking in your town? Voted against it? Your vote doesn’t really matter if Exxon can sue your town for 70 billion in lost revenue, does it? Welcome to your future - where not even your government has power against corporations.
THIS IS WHAT THE TPPA IS. IT WILL EXTEND TO EVERY AREA OF LIFE FROM ENERGY TO MEDICINE, AND WILL DO SO WORLDWIDE.
IF THIS PASSES HERE’S WHAT WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
look at the links, but this is a sample:
Internet freedom. Thanks to public rebellion, corporations hoping to lock up and monopolize the internet failed in Congress last year to pass their repressive “Stop Online Piracy Act.” However, they’ve slipped SOPA’s most pernicious provisions into TPP. Corporate-created content, for example, would be given copyright protection for a stunning 120 years!
The deal would also transform internet service providers into a private, Big Brother police force, empowered to monitor our “user activity,” arbitrarily take down our content, and cut off our access to the internet.
For the rest of the story: http://seraphica.tumblr.com/post/58651538854/this-is-the-most-important-thing-you-will-read-today