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Stop the EU-US free trade agreement

Stop the EU-US free trade agreement

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This petition has been created by Joe M. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
Joe M.
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President of European Commission José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, President of the United States Barack Obama

Without governmental protection and given free reign, laissez-faire capitalism would stop at nothing to create profits for the already rich shareholders who own big businesses. Governments offer us protection with laws regarding child labor, collective bargaining, competition (antitrust), environmental protection, equal opportunity, intellectual property, minimum wage, occupational safety and health and so on. The only purpose of free trade agreements is to circumvent these protections, profiting from a global economy where local restrictions can be overcome by outsourcing to "business friendly" locations. After all it seems obvious that producing and consuming locally without transportation costs should be economically sounder. Sign this petition to make and keep local economies a reality!

Manifeste en français: http://stop-tafta.info/wiki/Manifeste_en_français

Manifesto in English: http://stop-tafta.info/wiki/Manifesto_in_English

Manifiesto en español: http://stop-tafta.info/wiki/Manifiesto_en_español

Manifesto in italiano: http://stop-tafta.info/wiki/Manifesto_in_italiano

TAFTA-Manifest in deutscher Übersetzung: http://stop-tafta.info/wiki/TAFTA-Manifest_in_deutscher_Übersetzung

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