Seattle City Council passes resolution in unanimous opposition to Trans Pacific Partnership

The Seattle City Council chambers were packed today as hundreds gathered to oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Multiple speeches from labor leaders, environmental activists, and community members voiced opposition to a trade deal with details known by a select few while only Alex Parle, executive vice president of the National Center for APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Corp.) in Seattle, Eric Schinfeld, Council President for the Washington Council on International Trade, and a representative from Microsoft spoke in opposition of the resolution.
After several testimonials, Seattle City Council Members Mike O’Brian, Kshama Sawant, Nick Licata, and Bruce Harrell spoke briefly before unanimously confirming the resolution. The entire resolution can be found at the bottom of The Stranger’s article here…

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