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    Continue to Fight the TPP: Add Your Name: Demand Fair Trade, Not Toxic Trade!

    From Sierra Club -

    "We put in an incredible fight, but big polluters got their way and Congress passed fast track. Fortunately, the larger fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and fight for fair and responsible trade is far from over.

    Add your name to our petition to demand fair trade, not toxic trade! --> sc.org/CSaNU "

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    Article by The Atlantic: Is the TPP Unconstitutional?

    From Green America​:

    With the passage of "Fast Track", TPP is now likely to pass too. But The Atlantic poses a very important question: Is the TPP Unconstitutional?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...tution/396389/

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    Re: Continue to Fight the TPP: Add Your Name: Demand Fair Trade, Not Toxic Trade!

    What a roller-coaster it has been this week! Many of us are celebrating the recent major rulings by the SCOTUS--wha--hoooo! But please don't forget the loss our nation suffered earlier this week when our "representatives" voted to support the TPP.

    The TPP has been called a trade agreement, but it is far more than that. One of the most insidious provisions is the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system. According to constitutional law professor Alan Morrison,
    Quote a new legal analysis reveals that the TPP may also undermine the U.S. Constitution... (the) “investor-state dispute settlement” (ISDS), “improperly removes a core judicial function from the federal courts and therefore violates Article III of the Constitution.”
    Quote TPP’s expansion of ISDS would newly empower thousands of foreign corporations to bypass the entire U.S. legal system and challenge U.S. laws before private international tribunals comprised of three attorneys.
    LINK: https://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/investment/

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    Quote If a corporation “wins”, the taxpayers of the “losing” country must foot the bill. Over $400 million in compensation has already been paid out to corporations in a series of investor-state cases under NAFTA-style deals alone. This includes attacks on toxics bans, natural resource policies, health and safety measures, and more. In fact, of the nearly $14 billion in the 15 claims now pending under NAFTA-style deals, all relate to public health,environmental, energy, financial and transportation policy–not traditional trade issues. Even when governments win, they waste scarce budgetary resources defending national policies against these corporate attacks.
    LINK : https://www.citizen.org/documents/TPP-and-services.pdf

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    From Sierra Club -
    "We put in an incredible fight, but big polluters got their way and Congress passed fast track. Fortunately, the larger fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and fight for fair and responsible trade is far from over.

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