Sign up for the Peoples’ Counter Summit against APEC happening Saturday July 29 – Sunday July 30 in Seattle, Washington! This will include a gathering to host discussions and make plans for regional and national organizing against APEC and other “free trade” bodies in the future. The weekend will also include an informal social event and a rally to protest the APEC ministerial meetings that will be beginning the same weekend in Seattle. Sign up to save the date and receive more information about the event and other logistics!
The trade deal that will be the focus of these trade talks is called the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). IPEF already includes fourteen countries, and between them, would set rules governing approximately 40% of the global economy. More countries are expected to join IPEF, too, and it could become the template for new trade deals around the world.
IPEF would see a major increase in the power of multinational corporations, more offshoring of jobs during an already intense unemployment crisis, easy access to personal data by corporations and governments for surveillance and profit motives, deregulation of price and product quality standards, and the further erosion of democratic governance in the US and around the Pacific. We must not let this deal for the rich pass without a fight!
Join the People’s Counter Summit Against APEC to build a movement highlighting the struggles and resistance of workers, migrants, and many others in the face of corporate-government collusion! Wherever APEC goes, the people fight back!!
Who is the Pacific Northwest People Over Profit Coalition (PNW POP)?
PNW People over Profit is a coalition of labor, climate justice, anti-war, human rights and community organizations who are committed to confronting APEC during their meetings in Seattle and beyond.
General Schedule (exact times to be confirmed closer to the date):
Sat, July 29th: APEC Counter Summit
Sun, July 30th: APEC Counter Mobilization
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) is coming to Seattle in August to establish major international trade deals. The ministers and businesses involved prioritize corporate profits over people’s needs while crafting agreements that will impact over 3 billion people around the world.