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Stop the Secrecy Before It’s Too Late

By Sandy Haksi On April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Add your voice to the almost 3 million people against fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement

From StopTheSecrecy campaign:

StopTheSecrecyRight now, Obama is meeting with leaders in Asia to finalize the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

The TPP threatens to censor your Internet, kill jobs, undermine environmental safeguards, and remove your democratic rights.

We're going to get the attention of decision-makers and the media by projecting a Stop The Secrecy message on key buildings in Washington D.C. - but we need you to add your voice now.

The TPP is huge: It covers 40% of the global economy and will overwrite national laws affecting people around the world.

The worst of the TPP threatens everything we care about: democracy, jobs, health, the environment, and the Internet.  That's why decision-makers are meeting in Asia under extreme secrecy and pushing 'Fast Track' laws to cement the plan into place. 

This is no way to make decisions in the 21st century. We need to raise a loud global call to expose this dangerous secrecy now. 

With every voice that is added to our call, a donor will contribute to make the Stop The Secrecy projection on buidlings in Washington D.C. bigger and brighter. We need to make this as big as possible when Obama returns to Washington on April 30th.

Take action at StopTheSecrecy.net!

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Sandy is part of The Corporation's grassroots team and has been working on the film's outreach efforts since 2003.

US Voters Overwhelmingly Unite Against Corporate Personhood and Citizens United

By Sandy Haksi On November 08, 2012 | 3 Comments

Romney wasn't the only loser on election night. American voters resoundedly walloped Citizens United and the notion of corporate personhood by easily passing measures around the country to amend the Constitution and overturn the ruling.

At local and state levels, residents across party lines emphatically rejected the ruling that unleashed a tide of corporate spending in elections — and won every time! Even red states like Montana and Colorado that went to Romney saw a landslide of support with majorities of 70% and more.

The drive to get these initiatives on the ballot came from a coalition of groups including Move To Amend, Free Speech Is For People, and Common Cause. Kudos to all the volunteers and grassroots supporters who helped get them passed in their communities! Hopefully, this high level of support will send a strong message to Congress and push them into action.

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Stop The Trap Campaign is Hosting a TPP Discussion on Reddit NOW

By Sandy Haksi On October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Over 118,000 people have signed the petition to ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) does not create an Internet trap!

Now, Open Media is hosting a live online question-and-answer session about the TPP and other Internet issues with leading advocates and experts. Check out their info below...

Do you have a question about the future of the Internet? Want to learn more about secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership's (TPP) Internet trap? Have an idea for how we can reach more people with the StopTheTrap.net campaign?

We are...

  • Grassroots Internet freedom group OpenMedia (Steve Anderson)
  • Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian
  • Ben Huh, CEO of The Cheezburger Network
  • Digital rights advocates and experts from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Electronic Frontiers Australia, InternetNZ, Public Knowledge, Public Citizen, and Professor Michael Geist
  • Online innovators Mike Masnick from Techdirt, Elliot Noss from TuCows, and Michael Tippett from Ayoudo
  • Civil society leaders from the ACLU and Andrew Rasiej from the Personal Democracy Media

We’re here all day (9 AM – 7 PM Eastern)! Join us here and contribute to what is surely the most exciting movement of our time: Internet freedom.

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Stop the TPP! Wish List of the 1%

By Sandy Haksi On September 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

 This blog is cross-posted on Hello Cool World.

NEWSFLASH - VANCOUVERITES DON'T MISS THE FINAL SCREENING OF SHADOWS OF LIBERTY TONIGHT AT VIFF. This is an amazing film, and a must-see for anyone who cares about independant media. Mark Achbar describes the film as "taking up where Manufacturing Consent Left off" and "the best films on this topic so far." Check out the film. ShadowsofLiberty.org It ends with a call to action for the fight to keep the internet free!

...  Read on for our Stop the Trap blog! ...

Stop the Trap! Send a message to governments involved in the TPP to make the process transparent, accountable, and open to public participation and to all interested stakeholders.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) has been described as "NAFTA on steroids," a trade agreement designed in secret by lobbyists from big corporations and industry. The breathtaking power grab would allow them to essentially write their own regulations and circumvent democracy, granting them powers over our health, environment, internet use, labour rights, and more. The countries involved in negotiations are United States, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

When Big Tobacco/Oil/Media/Pharma/Agriculture/Retail and other corporations get together to party, we know we're in for one hell of a hangover.

Stop the Trap!

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Black Out Speak Out

By Sandy Haksi On June 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

BlackOutSpeakOut.ca

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