The Subjects of American Empire Are Joining in Solidarity
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The negotiators so desperately want to avoid protests that would expose how the TPP will adversely affect people’s lives that last weekend they tried to hold secret negotiations in Vancouver. But they failed because protesters learned of the meetings and were able to mobilize within a matter of hours with actions to “ Break the Silence” on the TPP.
Groups, like the Green Shadow Cabinet, are calling for unity to stop these agreements. Solidarity is growing across continents and issues, with occupiers and traditional activists working together. Watch on PopularResistance.org in the coming weeks for the launch of a direct action campaign to stop the TPP.
Conditions are ripening in the US for a mass uprising. More and more people are protesting corruption and an unfair economy. There were actions this week for worker’s rights in Oakland and San Francisco. Students and parents occupied a public elementary school in Chicago that is being closed down. It was beautiful to see young children speaking out on behalf of their school and community.
And in addition to resistance, the climate crisis and unfair economy are creating opportunities to build the kind of world we want to see. Thousands of communities around the world have started the transition town process that is now spreading across the US. It puts in place a new sustainable, egalitarian community where for example people can break from corporate food and learn the benefits of community gardens. Strike Debt has a new manual focused on college student debt calling for free education as a public good.
People across the world are standing up and demanding that government be responsive to them, not to the rule of money; that the economy be re-made so it serves all in a democratic and egalitarian way. Progress is being made toward the world we want, every day, by millions of people around the world. You are not alone, you are part of a worldwide movement.