Street theater: TPP Fast Track Express visits White House, USTR, Congress

On the 24th of September, the protests against the “informal” talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) culminated in a “fast track to a trainwreck” 4 car “train” running through DC streets.

VIDEO: Video of TPP Express set to “Crazy Train”

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The train reminded me as much of a centipede as a train with the legs of protesters in place of wheels, but symbolized a very real attempt to railroad the TPP. Supporters of the treaty hope to get “Fast Track” or “Trade Promotion Authority” for Obama to force a no-debate, no-amendments up or down vote in Congress. This even though the contents of the TPP drafts are classified and being kept even from members of Congress.

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