What’s going on?

Right after the Novemeber election, Obama is going to try to get a lame duck Congress to decide the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an anti-democratic deal between 12 countries that was negotiated in complete secrecy by government officials and hundreds of corporate lobbyists. If it becomes law, the TPP would be the largest deal of its kind in history, and it poses a grave threat to good-paying jobs, internet freedom, the environment, access to medicine, food safety, and the future of freedom of expression.

What can we do about it?

The TPP text has already been finalized, but before it becomes law, U.S. Congress must approve it. With all the extreme secrecy and blatant corruption surrounding this deal, it’s not hard to see why voters from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly oppose it. Even all the leading presidential candidates are against it! But pro-TPP members of Congress are still plotting to rush the TPP to a vote this Fall. They want to do it quietly. That’s why we need to get loud.

What is Rock Against the TPP?

Rock Against the TPP is a massive effort to sound the alarm about the toxic backroom deal that is the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Through a series of (free) large-scale educational concert events, protests, teach-ins, and trainings, we’ll reach thousands of people who haven’t heard about the TPP yet, and ignite a movement to stop it in its tracks. The tour is a partnership between viral internet freedom nonprofit Fight for the Future and Firebrand Records, the new freedom fighting record label co-founded by Ryan Harvey and Tom Morello.

Rock Against the TPP organizers are particularly concerned about sections in the TPP text that would restrict Internet freedoms Fight for the Future won with their hard fought battles to kill SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Bill) in 2012 and to force the Obama and FCC to approve Net Neutrality rule in 2015.

Although a majority of Americans oppose the TPP, too many still don’t know what it is – once it’s explained to them, most people oppose it.

For West Coast tour dates see Rock Against the TPP lineup

Featuring (among many others)

Line-ups at each stop vary, scroll down for a list of dates.

  • Evangeline Lilly

    Writer, activist, and Golden Globe nominated actress known for her roles in Lost, The Hobbit, The Hurt Locker, and Ant-Man. website

    Evangeline Lilly

  • Anti-Flag (acoustic)

    Legendary political punk band serving high-energy, fist pumping sing-along anthems. Equal parts circle pit and picket line. website

    Anti-Flag (acoustic)

  • Hari Kondabolu

    “One of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.”—New York Times website

    Hari Kondabolu

  • Makana

    Slack Rock guitarist renowned for punking world leaders and corporate media. Penned “Occupy” anthem (Rolling Stone). Hawaiian cultural ambassador. website

    Makana

  • Jolie Holland

    Beloved style-blending singer/songwriter on ANTI Records. website

    Jolie Holland

  • Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit of Flobots

    Denver, Colorado’s revolutionary hip-hop act Flobots bring it on real with their signature anthems dedicated to creating a better world. website

    Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit of Flobots

  • Dead Prez

    Legendary revolutionary hip hop group from New York. website

    Dead Prez

  • Jello Biafra

    Legendary punk singer and spoken word artist, ex-Dead Kennedys, co-founder of Alternative Tentacles. website

    Jello Biafra

Comments
  1. marblenecltr says:

    TPP – NAFTA on steroids. We were lied into earlier agreements and are being lied to today, at least when the agreements make their way into public notice. All part of NWO, UN, Rockefeller et al program to take over the world with absolute power. That will corrupt absolutely.

  2. marblenecltr says:

    Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
    The parasites are trying to take over the world.

  3. simonjkyte says:

    and watch t may on brexit too – ttip may be seen as the solution

  4. Thanks for commenting Simon. I think popular opinion on TTIP is decline rapidly now that both Germany and France are opposing it: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/aug/30/france-demands-end-to-ttip-trade-talks-matthias-fekl

  5. […] TPP negotiations were conducted in  secret to circumvent the massive popular opposition that repeatedly shut down WTO negotiations. However thanks to Wikileaks, which leaked portions of the secret TPP text over a period years, TPP is highly unlikely to be ratified owing to massive popular opposition to TPP in all 12 partner countries.*** (See Rock Against the TPP) […]

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