Free Anti-TPP Show w/ Tom Morello, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez and More!
The lovely and brilliant Victoria Smith forwarded this on to me yesterday so I figured I’d send it on to you. I’m totally just copying and pasting it cuz I’m busy as fuck:
The biggest challenge we’re facing in the fight to stop the anti-democratic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is that too many people still don’t know what it is.
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That’s a real problem. And corporate lobbyists are hoping to exploit it to quietly rush the TPP through Congress this Fall.
Fortunately, we’ve got a secret weapon to help sound the alarm: the Rock Against the TPP concert!
We’re teaming up with Firebrand Records and an awesome group of musicians and celebrities like Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, actress Evangeline Lilly, rapper Talib Kweli, punk band Anti-Flag, hip hop legends Dead Prez, and comedian Hari Kondabolu for a nationwide roadshow to educate the public about the grave threat the TPP poses to our most basic rights.
Through a series of large-scale educational concert events, protests, and teach-ins, we’ll reach huge numbers of people who have never heard of the TPP before, and ignite a mass movement to stop it in its tracks.
Here’s all the details:
Rock Against the TPP Concert
Friday, September 9, 2016
6-11pm @ Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
All ages. Wheelchair accessible.
RSVP required, click here.
Featuring: Legendary political hip hop troupe Dead Prez, Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, Grammy-winning Latin rock sensation La Santa Cecilia, Riot-grrrl legend Bonfire Madigan, and more! Plus lots of information and ways to get involved in the fight to stop the TPP.
The TPP is a legally binding deal between 12 governments, including the U.S., that was negotiated in total secrecy with hundreds of corporate lobbyists helping draft the text.
If ratified, the TPP would be the largest backroom deal of its kind in history, and it poses a grave threat to good paying jobs, the environment, Internet freedom, food safety, and our basic democratic process.
As Tom Morello says, “Corporate lobbyists want to sneak the TPP through Congress quietly; that means it’s time for us to get loud.”