Five hundred international trade negotiators met the week of Dec. 5th, 2012 in secret in New Zealand to hash out the terms of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Non-governmental organizations and trade unions have been locked out of the meetings except for a so-called ‘stakeholder day’ this Friday. In the Pacific Northwest, a solidarity protest was held December 3rd at the Washington-Canada border to say No to the trans pacific partnership.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with one of the organizers of the weekend’s protest
Tonight we welcome local organizers from One Billion Rising, an international day of action to end violence against women happening on Feb 14. We'll discuss the herstory of this international movement, including events leading up to this year's Day of Action. We'll also share details for events happening around the Pacific Northwest. Actions are happening in large and small ways in many different communities. You can also check out local event calendars for ideas on where and when to engage for change in your community!