[Ip-health] Oppose the TPP, Protect Public Health

hilary at healthgap.org hilary at healthgap.org
Fri Jun 3 12:00:45 PDT 2016


Yes! Excellent! Put it up in my FB and will push out via health Gap's social media. Would be great for someone to send to key offices. 



> On Jun 3, 2016, at 2:47 PM, Ellen Shaffer <ershaffer at cpath.org> wrote:
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> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-r-shaffer/oppose-the-trans-pacific_b_10280518.html
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> Oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Protect Public Health
> Co-authored by Ellen Shaffer, Joe Brenner, Joshua Yang, Donald Zeigler
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> The U.S. electorate is massively opposed, across the political spectrum, to the proposed Trans Pacific Partnerhsip (TPP). Hatched during the market triumphalism of the 1980s, modern era trade agreements like the TPP have contributed to the most lopsided inequality in income distribution since the Great Depression. They created the commercial and legal framework for outsourcing living-wage jobs, escalating the prices of critical medicines, and assigning corporate privileges globally that undermine national and local government laws and regulations onclimate and the environment, labor standards and occupational safety and health, controls on tobacco, alcohol and obesogenic foods and beverages, and privatizing services such as health, education, social services, water, and corrections.
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> The TPP would continue and extend these policies, which significantly undermine the social and economic determinants of the public’s health. In fact, even the recent analysis by the usually complacent International Trade Commission concedes that the TPP would add virtually nothing to U.S. economic growth, while further eroding jobs in 16 out of 25 U.S. economic sectors in agriculture, manufacturing, and services. Public health must not collude with efforts to resuscitate the TPP.
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> Two recent high profile statements attempt to drum up support for the unpopular TPP based on a faulty analysis of provisions that greatly concern public health: tobacco control, and access to medicines.
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> continued at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-r-shaffer/oppose-the-trans-pacific_b_10280518.html
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> Dr. Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD MPH
> Asst. Clinical Professor, UCSF
> Co-Director, Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health/CPATH
> P.O. Box 29586
> San Francisco, CA 94129-0586
> Phone 415-922-6204
> www.cpath.org
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