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View Diary: Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls for the release of trade documents (95 comments)

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  •  What this proves (6+ / 0-)

    is that protest and pressure works.

    Small varmints, if you will.

    by aztecraingod on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 01:46:53 PM PDT

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    •  I started a We The People petition (0+ / 0-)

      Let's see if it gets any traction.

      http://wh.gov/...

      Text:

      RELEASE DRAFTS OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND OTHER BINDING TRADE TREATIES

      International trade treaties like the Trans-Pacific Partnership deeply affect the well-being of American citizens; they constitute part of the law of the land, and in a democracy like ours it is unconscionable that the details of draft negotiations are kept secret.

      As Senator Warren noted in her open letter to Michael Froman, nominee for U.S. Trade Representative’s office, “If transparency would lead to widespread public opposition to a trade agreement, then that trade agreement should not be the policy of the United States.”

      It should be the policy of the US Government that all international treaty negotiations be transparent to the people of the United States, with open public access to all drafts during the process.

      Let Americans see the drafts of laws that will be binding on us.

      Created: Jun 14, 2013
      Issues: Consumer Protections, Foreign Policy, Trade

      One nation, indivisible.

      by Doctor Frog on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:41:02 PM PDT

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    •  Well, it's a start anyway. How many other (0+ / 0-)

      Senators are joining her?

      Physics is bulls**t. Don't let them fool you. Fire IS magic.
      (Facts brought to you by the Party of the Future - the GOP)

      by Pescadero Bill on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 09:46:20 AM PDT

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