#974 The Trans Pacific Partnership revealed (Corporate Takeover)

Air date: 12-8-15

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Today we look at a variety of ways corporations are working hard to screw over people and the planet in search of profits with a particular focus on the recently-released full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Joanne Doroshow: Forced arbitration and what it means - CounterSpin @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 11-6-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Mess Is Mine - Vance Joy

Ch. 4: Act 2: Full Text of TPP Trade Deal Revealed -- and Critics Say It's Even Worse Than They Thought - @democracynow - Air Date: 11-06-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: One Million Miles Away - J. Ralph

Ch. 6: Act 3: TPP: Designed to Protect Investors! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-05-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: World Spins Madly On - The Weepies

Ch. 8: Act 4: The corporations bend governments to their will with the TPP - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date 11-13-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Oligarchy - The Haymarket Squares

Ch. 10: Act 5: "A Very Big Mistake": Joseph Stiglitz Slams Obama for Pushing the TPP - @democracynow - Air Date: 11-12-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Smoke and Mirrors - Imagine Dragons

Ch. 12: Act 6: Opposing the TPP On #Climate Grounds via @IATP, @Public_Citizen & @ExposeTheTPP - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

Ch. 14: Act 7: American Corporations: Workers Pay Taxes, Not US!!! - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-22-15


Ch. 15: White people always think they're being called a racist - Elka from Fort Wayne, IN

Ch. 16: World Star Hip Hop is a racist dog whistle - Ruben from San Jose

Ch. 17: Questions about the US and Canadian minimum wages - Paul from Winnepeg

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 18: Final comments on the messaging of the Fight for $15 campaign, membership drive and Theo Bard's "This Fickle World" is now on sale

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism Update!

The TPP is bad for the climate! via "3 Ways the TPP Will Hurt the Climate—If We Let It Pass” at The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Follow-up/new Action!

CONTACT: your legislators about TPP with climate-specific concerns. via Public Citizen

SHOW why you oppose the TPP on social media via Expose The TPP

Sources/further reading:

FOLLOW: #COP21 for updates on the Paris Climate Negotiations

"It’s Never Been about Trade” via The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Revisit the original action/segment: "Stop Fast Track of TransPacific Partnership via @MoveOn” — 02/06/2015

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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