Globalization/Anti-globalization

TPP burned at Phillipine Embassy, one arrest after lockdown at Japanese Embassy

On the 17th of November,protesters against the TPP trade deal marched to the embassies of many countries affected by the treaty.At the Embassy of the Phillipines, protesters burned a symbolic "TPP text" much smaller than the 6,000 page stack in solidarity with protesters in the Phillipines who burned ASEAN logos. At the Embassy of Japan, one protester locked himself by the neck to the doors. It took about an hour for police to remove and arrest him.

Video-burning the TPP

Video-civil disobedience at the Japanese Embassy

Burning a stand-in for the TPP at the Phillipine Embassy, the 6000+ page full text would require a furnace to incinerate.

Burn the TPP!

Anti-TPP "torchlight" parade storms Morgan-Stanley, beseiges Monsanto and Ronald Reagan building

On the evening of November 16, anti-TPP protesters assembled at the US Chamber of Commerce for a "torchlight" themed parade. The "torches" were toilet roll shades lit from the inside by LED lights. This march stormed the building housing investment banker Morgan Stanley's offices. Next marchers blocked access to Monsanto after a failed attempt to get inside. Finally the march went to the Ronald Reagan building and largely took over the plaza in front of it on the 14th st side.

Video-TPP protesters storm Morgan-Stanley

Toilet roll "torches" lit from the inside by many LED lights

Storming Morgan-Stanley against the TPP

US Trade Rep's office festooned with "TP" by anti TPP trade deal protesters

On the 16th of November, opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnershio (TPP) marched on the offices of the United States Trade Representative(USTR), blocked entrances for a while, and festooned the area with anti-TPP toilet paper. This sort of thing just had to happen sooner or later-TP'ing the TPP. As a "night action" it would have been a potent enough symbol, but this was done in the open while activists controlled both the sidewalk and that half of the street.

Video of fair trade activists TP'ing USTR

The TPP gets TP'ed

TP'ing the TPP

Food Justice March targets TPP, "Dark Act," Monsanto

On the 16th of October, the Food Justice march protested Monsanto and other makers of genetically-modified "frankenfoods" and their flunkies in the US government. The first target of the march was USTR, the offices of the United States Trade Representative. Monsanto spent a lot of time there making sure their "contributions" were included in the toxic TPP or Trans-Pacific Parthership trade deal.

2 1/2 min video focussing on connections between Monsanto and the TPP

Video-a speaker explains how the TPP fast-track debate forced House Speaker Boehner to resign

Food Justice March at headquarters of "MonSatan"

NO to Monsanto and the TPP!

Hundreds march on API against TPP, climate catastrophe

On the 14th of October, hundreds of people turned out for a march on the American Petroleum Institute (API) against the climate chaos they are lobbying for. The march also was in opposition to the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnershop) a trade deal the oil industry had a strong role in shaping. With popular groups now doing everything possible to block ratification of the TPP, turnout for this protest mushroomed, with everyone from the SEIU to opponents of the PEPCPO/Exelon merger showing up.

video of street theater in front of API(4 min 15 sec)

The chaotic scene in front of API as far more protesters than expected showed up

Street theater at API

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