Stop the Secrecy - Wyden Action

Stop the Secrecy - Wyden Action

against fast tracking the secretive TPP

  Tell Wyden NOW: 'Don't Fast Track Internet Censorship'

BREAKING: Senator Wyden and key members of Congress have just announced legislation1 to Fast Track a plan that would make the world’s Internet more expensive, censored, and policed2 – the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Big Media giants want them to ram this plan through3 and create tools to kick Internet users around the world offline.4 They even want to set up a secretive international court.5

But U.S. Senator Ron Wyden can still stop this.6 He knows where Internet users stand,7 we cannot let him cave to Big Media's demands. Tell him now: Do not fast track Internet censorship.

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Over 3.1 million people have spoken out and made it clear: We need to stop the TPP’s secretive Internet censorship plan.

And as a top ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Ron Wyden is the one man who can stop it.

The agreement is huge, covering over 40% of the global GDP, and will directly impact Internet users in all 12 TPP countries and beyond.8

The TPP threatens everything we care about: democracy, jobs, the environment, and the Internet. That's why negotiators and Big Media’s bought-and-paid-for politicians are forcing extreme secrecy and 'Fast Track' laws to cement the plan without debate or discussion.

This is no way to make decisions in the 21st century. Every voice added now to the Stop The Secrecy petition makes our call louder and stronger.

Please add your voice now and send a clear message to Ron Wyden – the world is watching: do not fast track the TPP’s Internet censorship plan.

 

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Footnotes:

[1] U.S. fast-track trade deal seen mid-April Source: Reuters.

[2] Latest TPP Leak Shows US Still Pushing Terrible DRM and Copyright Term Proposals—and New Threats Arise. Source: EFF.

[3] Buoyed By Net-Neutrality Win, Internet Activists Prepare Next Campaign. Source: National Journal.

[4] Leaked Trans Pacific Partnership. Source: WikiLeaks. (See, specifically, Addendum III, which would allow ISPs to disconnect Internet users in cases of alleged infringement).

[5] Trans-Pacific Partnership seen as door for foreign suits against US. The New York Times.

[6] Sen. Wyden Is Key Democrat in TPP-TPA Fast Track Trade Fight. Source: The New American.

[7] Ron Wyden avoids TPP protesters while continuing his fundraising. Source: The Oregonian.

[8] U.S. “Bullying” TPP Negotiators Amid Failure to Agree. Source: Inter Press Service News Agency. *Note: The U.S. and the E.U. are already discussing a similar secretive agreement called "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)". Once the TPP is finalized there will be pressure to harmonize and extend its provisions to TTIP -- meaning the E.U. There are also reports of many others countries being added to the TPP once it is finalized.

 

 

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