[Ip-health] TPP: next week in LA: Big-Pharma Free Trade Deal

Matthew Kavanagh matthew at healthgap.org
Tue Jan 24 17:48:21 PST 2012

Please forward to California friends...  Next week there's secret IP negotiations going on in LA and we'll be there to expose them!

Expose the Secret Big Pharma Free Trade Deal Negotiations in LA! 
Will you stand with us to prevent another corporate trade deal that benefits the 1% at the expense of working people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the environment?
Next week at a luxury Beverly Hills hotel, trade negotiators from throughout the Pacific Rim are secretly meeting  to hammer out the details on the largest regional free trade agreement the U.S. has ever seen. Big pharma lobbyists are pushing hard for a radical expansion of intellectual property power to deny generic medicines production in key countries. We need your help to stop corporate power from further harming people living with HIV. 
The Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement: Out of the public eye, trade ministers and corporate lobbyists (over 600 of whom have certified "corporate adviser" status) are pressing for a NAFTA-style deal that would:
·      Encourage off-shoring of jobs and drive down wages
·      Roll back limits on Wall Street and environmental regulations
·      Give big-pharma power stop generic AIDS drugs and other medicines
·      Let corporations and government put limits on libraries and public health campaigns

Health GAP and the California Fair Trade Coalition, AFL-CIO, Citizens Trade Campaign, Friends of the Earth, Public Citizen,  Moana Nui and local members of the labor, environmental, Latino, and Asian-Pacific Island communities are planning a teach-in and Rally in LA:

Monday, January 30, 2012, 6pm
USC University Club
645 West Exposition Blvd., LOS ANGELES, 90089

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 12 noon
Sofitel Luxury Suites
8555 Beverly Boulevard, BEVERLY HILLS (Across from the Beverly Center)

Info: Tim Robertson tim at citizenstrade.org (415) 987-4870
Matt Kavanagh matthew at healthgap.org  (202) 486-2488

Matthew Kavanagh
Health GAP (Global Access Project)
tel +1 202 355-6343 // mob +1 202 486-2488
matthew at healthgap.org

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