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Right now, government representatives from around the world are meeting with over 600 industry lobbyist "advisors" to negotiate an extreme agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).1

They've shut ordinary citizens out of the process, but we know from leaked documents2 that the TPP:

  1. Threatens Internet freedom by giving media conglomerates new powers to impose fines on Internet users, block websites, collect your private online information, and even cut off your access to the Internet.3
  2. Undermines our liberty and democracy by restricting our ability to make democratic decisions at a national and local level.4

We deserve to know what binding rules are being negotiated in these secretive TPP meetings, and we deserve to have our voices heard.

Send your message using our easy-to-use tool to the right, and we'll put your comment on display right in front of TPP officials.

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  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Tom on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:27pm

  • It saddens me that over the last couple of years we have watched the citizens of other countries fight for their freedom, in part using a free internet to do it; while at the same time watching oblivious government and greedy big business try to steal our freedom and lock down that same free internet.
    Said Ralph on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:26pm

  • Secret negotiations are not democratic. If what you are planning has to be kept secret from those whom it affects, then how can you feel comfortable doing it to us? We have more to lose from this than you do. Your freedoms, your jobs, and your lives are not going to suffer. Why hurt ours? #openTPP
    Said Jacob on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:26pm

  • I vehemently oppose this "partnership" and everything to do with it. #openTPP
    Said Shannon on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:25pm

  • I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being proposed, and to speak out against them. #openTPP
    Said Ellen on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:25pm

  • Citizens demand a voice! #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:25pm

  • If the agreements you are crafting behind closed doors are not destructive to main street and to the average person, not to mention national sovereignty, why are they so secret?
    Said Mary on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:23pm

  • Why are we facing another situation where corporations have all of the power and citizens none? Cannot the internet, the most powerful communications tool for all people be free of control of a few business interests? Do not let these powers be concentrated this way.
    Said Donald on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:23pm

  • Like the printing press, the radio, and the television before it, the internet is a revolutionary technology for the dissemination of information. Those who have attempted to block, stifle, or control these technologies have invariably found themselves on the wrong side of history. Make the right choice.
    Said Adam on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:22pm

  • The government has no business meddling in the internet on behalf of big business and media interests and against the needs and wishes of ordinary people. Decision making such as this should be conducted in an open, above board manner not at the behest of corporate lobbyists.
    Said Rob on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:22pm

  • The internet is too well integrated into our social and commercial infrastructure to hold closed door-conversations on how its use should be governed or restricted. If you are doing what's in the best interest of society then you have every reason to be open and transparent about it. #openTPP
    Said Nolan on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:21pm

  • Stop the media companies from reaching into what’s technically someone else’s!
    Said Benjamin on Facebook on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:20pm

  • A free and open Internet for everyone! #openTPP
    Said Steve on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:20pm

  • Citizens are not for sale! #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:19pm

  • Fair trade not free trade! #openTPP
    Said @unklejohn on Twitter on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:18pm

  • There is no room for secrets in a democratic society. #openTPP
    Said Kathy on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:17pm

  • Everyone needs to know about this threat to privacy! Open the TPP!
    Said Rick on Facebook on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:16pm

  • Citizens rights, Free Internet Content,Democratic rights -- "Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty" -- We must protect a free internet.
    Said Esther on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:16pm

  • I have the right to choose what I and my family do on the internet and no one has the right to take my personal information unless I am doing something extremely wrong. I have a democratic right to the internet and privacy. Leave us alone and our freedoms.#openTPP
    Said Jessica on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:15pm

  • I strongly resent the fact that hundreds of corporate lobbyists have access to and attend these negotiations and are permitted to provide their biased input to these negotiations, while I and the vast majority of ordinary citizens have NO input whatsoever.
    Said Andy on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:14pm

  • The Internet has been a crucial help to many causes to get their voices heard. Now you'd like to take away this awesome tool for freedom and justice from future needs for your own selfish benefit. Who gave you the right? Who gave you the power? And how are you using it?
    Said Tero on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:14pm

  • Democracy requires freedom of information. Your citizens need to know what is at stake here, and deserve to participate in the discussion.
    Said Devan on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:14pm

  • Keeping citizens out of your secret Trans-Pacific Partnership "dialogues" is outrageously unjust – but threatening inherent internet freedoms and undermining our liberties is beyond unjust. It's pitiful.
    Said Casey on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:14pm

  • No more Trans-Pacific Patheticship! #openTPP
    Said Les on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:13pm

  • It's time that someone who knows about the Internet and how is should be regulated joins these talks! For that matter, it's time we knew what was being talked about. Closed door meetings just prove what I've always said. These regulations are not for our protection. They are to increase the profitability of megacorporations.
    Said Simon on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:10pm

  • When will the internet privacy and internet freedom expectations of the ordinary citizen be met? Why must freedom be sacrificed to conglomerates? Stand up for what is right for the CITIZEN, NOT the corporation. #openTPP
    Said Lou on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:10pm

  • As a person who cannot leave my home easily and often it is of vital concern to me to keep this line of information open. It is not only my only social contact on a daily basis, it gives me all of my knowledge of the world at large, and what is happening out there.
    Said Marya on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:10pm

  • This is a stealth affront to the principles of our democracy. #openTPP
    Said @danielbymes on Twitter on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:09pm

  • I’m sick of this! The TPP should be illegal where public and private policy is concerned. My confidence in Canadian politics waivers.
    Said Alex on Facebook on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:09pm

  • No more NAFTAs! #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:09pm

  • Given the effect the TPP may have on the way Canadians are able to use the internet - and how important it has become to most people's day-to-day lives - that this is being negotiated in secret and arm-in-arm with lobbyists is despicable.
    Said Christopher on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:07pm

  • If it's not control you seek - driven by greed, why omit those to be most affected by your actions to participate in a discussion regarding their freedom of choice? Despite your presumption, we the people ARE the people.
    Said Rebecca on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:06pm

  • I live in Canada, a country the supports free speech, not censorship. I will stand up and put forth my voice, doing something, to stem the acts of others to curtail our freedoms.
    Said Luke on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:06pm

  • I am a student, and I use my internet connection that I pay for to do my courses. To restrict this is to stifle my education which is highly unfair. Focus on things in our societies that NEED focus, and leave the internet alone. #openTPP
    Said Leticia on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:06pm

  • The TPP's secret negotiations are undemocratic. They are designed to limit our ability to act collectively and will narrow our opportunities to share knowledge and opinions with people from around the world. An independent internet, free of restrictions and encroachments on our privacy is our and our children’s right.
    Said Sandra on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:06pm

  • #TPP est une menace à la démocratie et à la liberté d'Internet. Ne réglementez pas sans consulter les citoyens, TOUS les citoyens, pas uniquement les entreprises.
    Said Dominique on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:05pm

  • Can't you just leave the internet alone. I am tired of people trying to change thing that are working well. I am 84 years old and I enjoy my internet to keep in touch with friends and the world.
    Said Nancy on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:05pm

  • We want free and better access to the Internet. #openTPP
    Said Gabriel on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:04pm

  • TPP is a betrayal of democracy and an undisclosed, deliberately secret shift of power from citizens to governments.
    Said Ken on Facebook on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 12:02pm

  • The negotiators participating in this process should be ashamed for doing so. #openTPP
    Said Ian on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:59am

  • Stop negotiating in secret. #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:58am

  • Vigilance against oppression should not be required of a government that is supposed to be serving the people's best interests. #openTPP
    Said Michael on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:57am

  • Democracy demands that the citizenship be included and informed of all legislation that will govern their actions and influence the choices and freedoms that they are able to exercise. #openTPP
    Said Kelly on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:56am

  • How dare you secretly conspire to rob me, and all my fellow citizens of the world, of our right to freely communicate with each other. #openTPP
    Said Wiebe on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:55am

  • I want my Internet and democratic rights protected. #openTPP
    Said David on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:55am

  • It may be hard to understand it as such but the Internet has become so integrated into modern life that it is quickly becoming a necessity rather than a luxury and for that reason alone these discussions should be transparent. The Internet has been heralded as the blossoming of a new age in humankind - what the powers that be do now will have wide ranging affect.
    Said Scott on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:54am

  • If this is an agreement between truly democratic countries I see no reason why the draft text should be made public. Not releasing this information leads citizens of participating countries to regard the secrecy as corruption. #openTPP
    Said Alan on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:53am

  • I demand transparency when you deal with laws and regulation which directly effect me and my everyday life. #openTPP
    Said Robert on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:53am

  • This is an insult to the people of Canada! Some of us are disabled, like me, and have no other way to socialize or talk to friends and family. Moderated internet, or internet with watchdogs saying what I can or cannot do online threatens our human rights! It's deplorable and outright insulting that the government thinks they can moderate our free will online or elsewhere.
    Said Shannon on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:48am

  • A free and open Internet is better for everyone. #openTPP
    Said J-Leen on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:47am

  • What is in the public interest should not be hidden from the interested public. #openTPP
    Said Tim on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:43am

  • Decisions as far reaching as these much be done in public view, not behind closed doors. If you are doing what is in the public interest, you should not have to "hide" your decisions and motives.
    Said Dylan on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:42am

  • Why so secret? What do you have to hide? #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:42am

  • As a Communications student, I'd like to graduate into open and accessible internet. Job prospects are dwindling, don't close my industry. #TPP #studentvoice
    Said Arielle on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:41am

  • No more secrets! Open and free society! Open and free internet!
    Said Marianna on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:41am

  • Are democracy, transparency, and the freedom of information really SO inconvenient that you have to do this? Are you guys that scared of the light of day? #openTPP
    Said Tim on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:41am

  • It is time for you to open your doors, in order to have a "meaningful dialogue." Does that sound promising or "ominous" to you?
    Said Harold on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:40am

  • The internet is a tool for every human being - not just the financial and political elite. Any steps to take it over must be met with action by the people.
    Said Graeme on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:40am

  • No back room deals! #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:38am

  • I am concerned that TPP threatens internet freedom and undermines our liberty. Ordinary people need to know what binding rules are being negotiated in the TPP meetings, and our voices need to be heard.
    Said Susan on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:36am

  • The internet was not created by government, it was created by citizens. We have the right to keep our personal information private. We have the right to use the internet. If a person breaks laws using the internet, then they should face the reaction of their governments afterwards, not be punished beforehand by officials in bed with industry.
    Said Kida on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:36am

  • Corporations have no right to unilaterally impose their will against the rights of individuals to have an open, and unrestricted global internet. Leave it alone!
    Said Alan on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:35am

  • I should be allowed to do whatever I want online WITHOUT being tracked by a multitude of corporations (which is what happens NOW), this legislation would be a further step in the wrong direction!
    Said Nathan on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:35am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP - If Harper is in favour of the deal, it's bound to be dodgy! He wants to sell Canada's democracy down the river by making a secret trade deal with China. The internet should be open to all to express their unbiased views without the fear of prosecution.
    Said Ian on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:31am

  • Respect openness and democracy! #openTPP
    Said Reilly on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 11:30am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. The negotiators participating in this process should be ashamed for doing so. The fact that these talks are secret, that they are attempting to impose rules completely outside the democratic process, and that they are obviously focused only on benefiting corporate interests is absolutely indefensible. #openTPP
    Said Ian on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 08:53am

  • It's time for the government to start representing the public interest again. I am speaking out against corporations and governments who would decide what is good for us. People of the world shall not be divided.
    Said Michael on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 08:21am

  • Denying the citizens of the World an open access to a tool that was intended to bring them together for, I assume, financial gain reasons, goes against any morals. To see you trying to pull this secretive stunt makes me wonder how you can sleep at night, as so-called "leaders of the FREE World". #openTPP
    Said Sam on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 08:04am

  • The sweeping powers that the TPP wants over copyright laws, Internet control etc. will destroy Open and Free Democratic communications and freedoms. The countries involved will be dominated by the TPP. Innocent consumers will become criminals. Too much power for one organization to have over the Internet and copyright laws of other countries.
    Said Byron on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 08:03am

  • The Internet is a bastion of free speech created and supported by public money. I strongly oppose the idea of TPP. Since it would curtail our freedoms and would take the power out of the hands of the public and into the hands of big business and Corporations.
    Said Mark on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 07:55am

  • If I cannot vote on it, then whatever rules are made, they will not apply to me and my freedoms!
    Said John on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 07:53am

  • Affordable and transparent access to information is a global right of the citizens of the world and will result in massive leaps forward in education, innovation, understanding and justice for humankind and the planets environmental health.
    Said Tim on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 07:52am

  • This is designed to effect the whole world. With these talks secreted away behind secured closed doors, I feel like I am in a communist country where I will be told what my rights are once 'they' decide to allow me any!
    Said Donna on Thu, 06 Dec 2012 at 07:51am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. If I am paying for a service, I SHOULD be able to know what is going to happen to it, and should be informed on meetings that take place....what ever happened to land of the "free"
    Said Josh on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 16:06pm

  • When did our government stop listening to the people of this country,Canada?! Open the TPP meetings and stop doing things behind closed doors!
    Said Robin on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 15:39pm

  • Let the light of day shine on what you are doing.
    Said Karl on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 15:37pm

  • The only reason why this is even a 'Thing', is because some groups want to exert control over others. Obviously there is something nefarious afoot, or these negotiations would not be behind closed doors and made in hushed voices. All people deserve to know what is happening here.
    Said Lorrie on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 15:36pm

  • Please consider this carefully. What do you really want your legacy to be? Do you want to be on the wrong side of history? Canada deserves respect... #openTPP
    Said Isabel on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 15:35pm

  • Bring the TPP out of the shadows. We deserve to know what Internet freedoms are at stake. #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 15:29pm

  • I and other world citizens have a right to know the details about restrictive rules and extra-judicial systems being proposed long BEFORE they become agreements and put in place, with sufficient access and lead time to evaluate both the content and the consequences. We have the right to influence these negotiations and agreements. #openTPP
    Said Bren on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 15:27pm

  • If what you are planning has to be kept secret from those whom it affects, then how can you feel comfortable doing it to us? We have more to lose from this than you do. Your freedoms, your jobs, and your lives are not going to suffer. Why hurt ours? #openTPP
    Said Jacob on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 15:25pm

  • The governments involved should stop trying to use favoritism as an excuse to restrict Internet access and stop the repeated attempts to use the tax dollars of its citizens to restrict them. #openTPP
    Said Matthews on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 15:19pm

  • If your intentions were for the public benefit, you would not need closed door negotiations. #openTPP
    Said Glenda on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 15:18pm

  • The negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership do NOT speak for the Dakota of Canada. I am also informing you that this "partnership" is proceeding without Dakota knowledge/participation and will be challenged on that basis, regardless of content.
    Said Cory on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 15:03pm

  • Instead of going after more money in these troubling times why not fix the net so we don't have the spam and crap sent through your already expensive services.
    Said Larry on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 at 14:13pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP How dare you secretly conspire to rob me, and all my fellow citizens of the world, of our right to freely communicate with each other. How dare you secretly take advantage of your positions, to rob the rest of their Rights and freedom.
    Said Wiebe on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 21:07pm

  • As well as being extreme this proposal is totally undemocratic. I sincerely hope that good sense will prevail and this threat to our Internet freedom will not be realized.
    Said Jane on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 18:12pm

  • These negotiations should not be taking place behind closed doors with the public left in the dark, in a democratic nation the people should be consulted. Whatever decisions made should be put to a vote by the public. As it stands corporations and their lobbyists are calling all the shots. This process is deepley flawed and very undemocratic. As such decisions made should not be binding on the people. We say NO to the TPP!
    Said Oosha on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 18:10pm

  • Closing access will hamper the synergistic dialogue that produces discovery, international rescue and help associations, global dialogue on human rights commerce and arts. This avenue must be kept open or the globe will plunge into a Dark Ages.
    Said Nick on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 18:09pm

  • Le TPP est une nouvelle atteinte aux droits et libertés du citoyen, et le secret qui l'entoure le rend encore plus suspect. Votre devoir est de nous informer et de nous laisser décider de son application.
    Said Emmanuel on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 18:06pm

  • You have no rights to my privacy, freedom of speech, and my environment. Those are entrusted through governmental elected officials. Therefore, I have kept a list of all companies that are involved and have stopped going to and/or buying your products. Think you have the 'power' think again, it's us.
    Said Mike on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 18:04pm

  • IT'S A TRAP! #openTPP
    Said Jason on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 18:03pm

  • I don't like having media lobbyists forcing changes on us just to have money coming from my pocket into their pockets. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Al on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 18:02pm

  • I should be allowed to do whatever I want online WITHOUT being tracked by a multitude of corporations (which is what happens NOW), this legislation would be a further step in the wrong direction! #openTPP
    Said Nathan on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:59pm

  • All negotiations should be transparent and the public should know just what is being proposed. The fact that approximately 600 lobbyists have access to draft texts indicates whose interests are being looked after.
    Said Laura on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:59pm

  • Citizen input to the negotiations is more important than lobbyists. In order to supply that input the public citizens must be adequately informed.
    Said Ed on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:57pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Ray on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:53pm

  • Decisions as far reaching as these much be done in public view, not behind closed doors. If you are doing what is in the public interest, you should not have to "hide" your decisions and motives. #openTPP
    Said Dylan on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:50pm

  • As a Communications student, I'd like to graduate into open and accessible internet. Job prospects are dwindling, don't close my industry. #TPP #studentvoice
    Said Arielle on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:48pm

  • These lobbyists wish to destroy our internet freedom, undermine our democratic rights and liberties and ruin one of the greatest inventions ever conceived just to satisfy their selfish greed for money and power. #openTPP
    Said Evan on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:45pm

  • I strongly resent the fact that hundreds of corporate lobbyists have access to and attend these negotiations and are permitted to provide their biased input to these negotiations, while I and the vast majority of ordinary citizens have NO input whatsoever. Further, I resent the mainstream media blackout on these secret negotiations alienating the majority of the people even more. #openTPP
    Said Andy on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:37pm

  • The Internet has been, and should continue to be, a tool which society can use for the free flow of information and knowledge. To do otherwise is in direct violation of our rights to information and democracy as human beings and to impose any restrictions on our access is to force us into a dictatorship. You do NOT have that right.
    Said Brian on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:32pm

  • The Internet is the last information frontier for those who take the time to seek informed and unbiased points of view. It's imperative to have access to an array of un-encumbered information to encourage critical thinking. It is both a collective and individual responsibility to protect our freedoms and our voices that so many others made the sacrifice for.
    Said Charles on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:29pm

  • Why are you not letting the public see what is being proposed and decided on it's behalf? This is nothing other than anti-democratic and smacks of collusion and dishonesty. #openTPP
    Said John on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:19pm

  • Negotiations that affect citizens of the world should *not* be held in private! The fact that they are indicates that this is for the good of a few and the good of the many is of no concern to those involved. #openTPP
    Said Mike on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:17pm

  • Citizens have been shut out because all those involved are aware that if we were given the truth, there would be an outright revolt against the TPP. This of course would be bad for the governments involved, and this is exactly why we have been kept in the dark!
    Said Christopher on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:17pm

  • Why would TPP need to be so secretive unless there is something to hide. Please open the negotiations.
    Said Karen on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:16pm

  • I believe in democracy and internet freedom and believe that stifling the internet is a form of fascism. These restrictions being contemplated seem to be intended to increase corporate control and limit the freedoms of individuals; this is harmful to the progress of society as a whole.
    Said Martin on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:15pm

  • The process, as it is currently structured, is so greatly flawed that it has no credibility with the public and will be mostly despised.
    Said Russell on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 at 17:12pm

  • My ability to access the Internet should not be debated in private meetings.
    Said Carol on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 17:26pm

  • I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. Why do need to exclude ordinary citizens? What are you hiding?
    Said Christina on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 17:25pm

  • The Internet can be a wonderful tool to share information. Lets keep the communication open. #openTPP
    Said Monique on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 17:24pm

  • I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. The Internet isn't yours to rule #openTPP
    Said Gregg on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 17:24pm

  • Restricting access to and free use of the Internet betrays the spirit of the enterprise. #openTPP
    Said Warren on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 17:20pm

  • Corporations have too much power, too much free reign. We need laws that are made locally by the people who are affected by the laws.
    Said Leese on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 17:19pm

  • FAIR trade is needed, not secrecy or special favors for corporations. #openTPP
    Said Lila on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 17:18pm

  • End the secret negotiations and give the BOOT to the industry "advisors." #openTPP
    Said Charles on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 17:18pm

  • Freedom of speech includes free access to all websites, including media not funded by advertisers and rich corporations. If you have nothing to hide what are you so afraid of?
    Said Pauline on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:17pm

  • The Internet is the only way truth can be shared in this age. Everyone must do what they can to ensure no one can filter the Internet. Thank you. #openTPP
    Said Derek on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:16pm

  • Even if you succeed, the next election topic will be who can eliminate the TTP the fastest. Unless, of course, neither candidate can turn away what's under the table. #openTPP
    Said Kurt on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:14pm

  • Isn't it ironic that Politicians who preach about how important and useful the internet is, yet they've shamelessly handed it over to big business? #openTPP
    Said Jeffrey on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:14pm

  • If there is nothing to worry about, why do the negotiators refuse to allow the public and the media free access to this information? We have a right to know.
    Said Kyle on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:10pm

  • The internet was made to be open to all for all, I don't want your views to impose restrictions and the like on my life. #openTPP
    Said Mike on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:09pm

  • Keep the internet an open forum: we will need it to recover our governing process, our energy and food industry, and our welfare as a whole (humanity), if we are to survive the changes already beginning because of corporate-interest takeover of energy and food production and use.
    Said Sidney on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:07pm

  • Negotiations outside of the public view spells death to Democracy and welcomes oligarchy!
    Said Merle on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:06pm

  • Secrecy is corrosive of democracy and everything the Internet should be. #openTPP
    Said David on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:05pm

  • The TPP is another shameful agreement that puts corporate profit above the welfare of the worker, and Canadians want none of it!
    Said Dianne on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:04pm

  • We the People have a right to know what our government is doing on our behalf. Release the TPP text for our review.
    Said Jeremiah on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:03pm

  • I have a RIGHT to protect my personal information. It is mine. Anyone who takes my personal information without my written permission and consent will be breaking the TPP copyright laws. The public is entitled to know what is being discussed with regards to our personal use of the Internet.
    Said Byron on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:03pm

  • Citizens are sick and tired of being the victims of bad trade deals that are ruining our economy to the benefit of the rich. Who gave you the right to determine our fate anyhow? Shape up or ship out.
    Said James on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:01pm

  • Secrecy does not equal Democracy! #openTPP
    Said Heather on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 12:00pm

  • Respect the voices of the majority of people, rather than further entrench the privileges of elites. #openTPP
    Said Eric on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 11:59am

  • Corporate lobbyists must not be the driving force for TPP negotiations, because they'll only act in their own profit-driven motivations to the detriment of the rest of us inhabiting the planet.
    Said Thomas on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 11:58am

  • The profits and wages that line corporate pockets and pay taxes come from the people, at a cost to their health, homes and economic well-being. Government and large business OWE us openness and accountability NOW, while there is still anyone left to buy products and pay taxes.
    Said Jill on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 11:57am

  • We will remember what you did here and how it affects our economy, our environment, and our democracy.
    Said Shelley on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 11:55am

  • Human rights, worker rights, wildlife rights and the preserving the health of the environment need to be the primary concerns of any negotiations. All negotiations need to be open to the public.
    Said Kathy on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 11:55am

  • It is morally imperative, and economically sustainable, to place equity and social justice above corporate profits, which are important too. However, TPP and other free trade agreements jeopardize our moral compass, society's future, and livelihoods of the most marginalized people and the environment.
    Said Jeff on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 11:53am

  • I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. This agreement would have a huge impact on workers and citizens in every country which signs on to it.
    Said Andrew on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 11:53am

  • You are negotiating on behalf of the American people, it is outrageous that we aren't allowed to know what is being negotiated on our behalf. Release the documents!!!
    Said Will on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 11:52am

  • Have open and honest discussions so we are all informed. #openTPP
    Said Gary on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 11:52am

  • Will this sell off of American jobs never end? Is our whole trade policy designed to enslave the remains of the American work force? Where is our voice in the talks?
    Said Christopher on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 11:50am

  • The #TPP concerns me because the internet is inherently public, and is no ones property, I want to know what you are doing.
    Said Scott on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 11:43am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. The UN has declares open access to the internet a basic Human Right. Don't sell out our Human Rights to Corporate Greed. #openTPP
    Said Sabrina on Mon, 03 Dec 2012 at 06:52am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. The "Harper Government" needs to stop defying democracy, NOW. #openTPP
    Said Nikki on Sun, 02 Dec 2012 at 23:40pm

  • net freedom should be respected
    Said Steve on Sun, 02 Dec 2012 at 19:16pm

  • Denying the citizens of the World an open access to a tool that was intended to bring them together for, I assume, financial gain reasons, goes against any morals. To see you trying to pull this scretive stunt makes me wonder how you can sleep at night, as so-called "leaders of the FREE World".#openTPP
    Said Sam on Sun, 02 Dec 2012 at 07:06am

  • There is only one reason to keep these talks secret - fear of public outcry. #openTPP
    Said Natalie on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 16:31pm

  • Information is not yours too take. #openTPP
    Said Caitlin on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 16:30pm

  • Who do you think you are? What makes you think you have the right to govern the lives of others without their consent? History will show you just washed away. Culture is knowledge learned and shared in a social context.
    Said Peter on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 16:29pm

  • Rebranding initiatives for an endurance campaign against the public is low, and I loose faith in Canadian politicians when I see things like this.
    Said Alex on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 16:27pm

  • I do not want to find myself muzzled, cut off, fined, or even jailed for commenting about any perceived injustice, particularly if I'm not breaking any defamation laws.
    Said Heather Ruth on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 16:27pm

  • It seems all the rights and freedoms are being eroded. If we are going forward we must do so knowing we have the freedom of choice and the right to make decisions that affect us all.
    Said Daphne on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 16:27pm

  • A free and open internet is essential to the survival of our ailing democracy. So is transparency. Open the TPP. #openTPP
    Said Michael Gabriel on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 16:26pm

  • The provisions for investors to be able to sue governments give investors more power than the citizens of a country, and are a threat to strong environmental protections, equitable labour laws and ultimately, democracy itself.
    Said Nancy on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 16:25pm

  • Please think through the implications of the draconian proposals which have already been made public. Think carefully about what could be lost forever.
    Said David on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 16:22pm

  • Why are you keeping us in the dark? #openTPP
    Said Dorothy on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 16:21pm

  • I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. You, on the other hand, have no right, no mandate, to negotiate in secret trade deals that will have such a negative impact on the citizens of your countries. #openTPP
    Said Lee on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 16:20pm

  • TPP is a great threat to the country that is "land of the free." Does that not include our internet? If our internet can be threatened what about our phone call? What about our newspapers. WHERE IS THE FIRST AMENDMENT?? Since we live here, and we are affected by this, we have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in our name. #openTPP
    Said James on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 18:13pm

  • This is not the governments world this is the peoples world and we should have a big say in what affects it. #openTPP
    Said Richard on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 16:11pm

  • Every time I read something new about my federal government, it seems there are more restrictions on, or policies against, the common good and public opinion. It feels as if democracy is being stripped away. There is no room for secret meetings and plans in a democratic society.
    Said Kathy on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 16:10pm

  • I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name, and have my voice heard as one of many who may be affected. Democracy needs to be supported here- not hindered. #openTPP
    Said Patricia on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 16:01pm

  • We deserve to know what binding rules are being negotiated in these secretive TPP meetings, and we deserve to have our voices heard. In fact we demand it. It is time you remembered that YOU WORK FOR US and act accordingly. Anything else is against the law.
    Said Lyn on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 16:00pm

  • Please do NOT block access to the Internet, and respect my privacy, as well as the privacy of others. #openTPP
    Said Michael on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 16:00pm

  • The use of corporate lobbyists to sway governmental policy without the consent or even knowledge of the majority of voters is anti-democratic and should be viewed as a criminal act. #openTPP
    Said David on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:57pm

  • Shame on all of you. You are taking away basic human rights in the name of profit for monopolistic corporations. #openTPP
    Said Brandon on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:57pm

  • overnments have no business secretly negotiating treaties that would hand over the Internet to corporate interests and strip their citizens of democratic rights. Kick out the industry lobbyists and open the doors.
    Said Anne-Marie on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:55pm

  • Secret diplomacy is against the basic principles of democracy. Nor should we seek to reduce our sovereign right to make our own decisions.
    Said Steven on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:55pm

  • No "partnership" should be put into effect without all "partners" in the loop. #openTPP
    Said Kevin on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:54pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Corinne on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:52pm

  • You have no right to make these decisions on my behalf, or anybody else's, in the absence of transparent public consult #openTPP
    Said Kelly on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:45pm

  • The internet was invented to allow the exchange of information to others over vast distances. It became public domain and should stay public domain. Do not sell our internet. #openTPP
    Said Joshua on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:44pm

  • Don't yield national sovereignty to corporations! #openTPP
    Said Paul on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:43pm

  • I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name, since I as many others are paying the internet bills. #openTPP
    Said Francesco on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:42pm

  • When policies or treaties that directly affect public freedom and rights are made behind closed doors, we no longer have a system that can be considered just, fair, and democratic. Condering #TPP we, the public, have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in our name. #openTPP
    Said Jason on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:41pm

  • The internet should be freely accessible and completely open to the public, without any government or corporate restrictions and without any government or corporate surveillance. #openTPP
    Said Andraos on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:40pm

  • I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. Release the texts for public viewing, please.
    Said Elizabeth on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:38pm

  • In any democratic country it is essential that laws and policies that govern something as essential as the modern Internet are made by open debate in the public eye by our governing agencies and bodies. #openTPP
    Said Keith on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:38pm

  • It's time that the internet providers stop trying to control the internet. The internet is not owned by these groups. It is world wide and open to all. It is criminal to limit my access to a certain web page.
    Said Brian on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:35pm

  • #TPP puts the rights of corporations ahead of citizens to undermine our internet freedom.
    Said Rachel on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:29pm

  • So you claim #TPP is in the "public interest" If so, why the secrecy? Bring #TPP out into the light of day so we can really see whose side you guys are on! #openTPP
    Said Marina on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:29pm

  • Paranoid, reactionary, and overly-restrictve legislation designed by people trying to desperately control something that is not theirs is a terible idea. Hiding it from us is even worse.
    Said David on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:28pm

  • Whom will be monitoring your internet activities? Who watches the watcher?
    Said Edward on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:28pm

  • In negotiating this agreement, bear in mind that if you expect the public to abide by it, they must have a place at the table. Your decisions here will indicate your true loyalties; and if you do not serve the interests of the people, you have no right to preside over them and will be removed from power
    Said Andre on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:27pm

  • This is supposed to be an open and transparent government. Open the TPP to the media and the public.
    Said Annette on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:26pm

  • I do not believe that anything that is for the good of the masses needs to be done in secrecy! So just who is this going to benefit ? Not the everyday ordinary citizen that is for sure.
    Said Jeri on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:26pm

  • Remember everytime you threaten our freedom we come back swinging. LET US IN!
    Said Scott on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:25pm

  • Please consult the public before you restrict its domain.
    Said Lindsay on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:25pm

  • I have too many barriers in this world to overcome - just so I can live my life in peace. Now you guys want to restrict my Internet access? No Way! #openTPP
    Said Michael on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:24pm

  • You are committing an act of war on Democracy. Freedom of expression and the free flow of information will be restricted by the TPP.
    Said Joel on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:20pm

  • Since you are not elected how can you attempt to restrict my rights and liberties to access the websites I so desire. #openTPP
    Said Carlos on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 15:20pm

  • The Internet is a bastion of free speech created and supported by public money. I strongly oppose the idea of TPP. Since it would curtail our freedoms and would take the power out of the hands of the public and into the hands of big business and Corporations.
    Said Mark on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 at 09:20am

  • Keep democracy local - hands off the rights of ordinary citizens! What are you so afraid of that you want to undrmine our liberty?
    Said Hannah on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 18:03pm

  • This new world order is actually creating chaos and social disorder within and between nations. The cavalier attitudes of 'negotiators' determining business and trade guidelines are not working in the best interest of people and are creating escalating levels of animosity that will result in more social turmoil and threaten civil order.
    Said William on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 18:02pm

  • This attempts to circumvent the freedom of the press in the new century.
    Said Tom on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 18:02pm

  • You can only pretend to be free-market thinkers for so long when you design systems to protect the profits of a few companies. An open internet is where innovative and real economic growth will happen.
    Said Andrew on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 18:01pm

  • We thrive on information, and the Internet is our number one source, which is why we use the Internet every day. If you plan to restrict the Internet, you will be restricting our very lives. Think about that. #openTPP
    Said Jordan on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 18:01pm

  • TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. If it is not possible to have citizen participation, the US should withdraw from negotiations immediately as it is clearly not in the interest of US citizens.
    Said Rose on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 18:00pm

  • I feel that the TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. This discussion should be a public discussion because it could impact all internet users.
    Said Bonnie on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:59pm

  • Internet freedom is one of the most important issues today. Show us you deserve the power you've been given. Vote for a free and open internet.
    Said Mike on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:59pm

  • Internet freedom is vital for the American people and our right to information and freedom of speech. Intellectual property should not trump our liberties EVER!
    Said Landon on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:59pm

  • Open the doors to what you're saying about my rights, and stay out of my private conversations.
    Said Rebecca on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:58pm

  • Quit trying to steal our basic freedoms of communication, and trying to impose even more privacy invasions in our lives. Stop trying to control our thoughts, communcation, our freedoms!
    Said Richard on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:58pm

  • I have been an internet user since it's inception and find it a useful, informative and necessary tool. It's made available to me products I could not buy locally and provides invaluable information I cannot get on television and newspapers. However, it's become expensive because of metering so please don't let it be priced out of range of many a current user.
    Said Tibor on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:57pm

  • I strongly object to having reputable foreign news outlet banned in the so-called "democracy" of the US. It seems that this is already taking place.
    Said Nekita on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:57pm

  • The Internet allows everyone in the world to communicate with everyone else. Imposing restrictive rules on the particpants in it would shut down communication, something the world desperately needs to avoid world conflict. Stop #TPP.
    Said Janet on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:56pm

  • Government has no business negotiating policies that I might disapprove of without keeping me informed. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Dwight on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:56pm

  • The very secrecy clouding the TPP negotiations are good enough reason alone to oppose its creation. Secret backroom deals never have the best interest of the people at heart, and are justly distrusted. #openTPP
    Said George on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:55pm

  • The internet is one of the world's best tools; it actively promotes innovation and the free sharing of ideas, while being inherently tolerant. Limiting public access to this resource for the financial gain of few is unacceptable. #openTPP
    Said Adam on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:54pm

  • As an internet professional, I think it's important to keep the internet open, and not attempt to consolidate power in the hands of the few. #openTPP
    Said Diana on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 17:54pm

  • You will not take away my rights. We are watching you. Times have changed. People have been taking back their power. Beware of the people.
    Said Jillian on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:31pm

  • Media Conglomerates do not own the internet. Stop undermining democracy by trying to limit our ability to make decisions nationally, and handing over the internet to companies with their own agenda.
    Said Erich on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:31pm

  • You the politicians are elected by us the people to represent us. All "your" efforts should be public and transparent since you are our representative in "our" interests.
    Said Michael on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:30pm

  • The internet has always been free and will remain as such. No matter what "reasons" are being used, we realize this is about controlling free information in violation of the First Amendment, not piracy.
    Said Jonathan on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:30pm

  • TPP Threatens Internet freedom by giving media conglomerates new powers to impose fines on Internet users, block websites, collect your private online information, and even cut off your access to the Internet. TPP Undermines our liberty and democracy by restricting our ability to make democratic decisions at a national and local level #openTPP
    Said Tonya on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:29pm

  • I support a free and open internet. I also support a free and open decision-making process, not the closed-door process being used at present.
    Said Ed on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:29pm

  • You understand the Internet is for the public of the world, and you are trying to suppress and control this open forum/media behind private and closed doors and not publicly. Who do you think you are? You think you have more power than the people? #openTPP
    Said Andreas on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:28pm

  • People have a right to know what's being proposed in their name.
    Said Arthur on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:27pm

  • Hey, wouldn't it be awesome if you acted with integrity. Let love in. The TPP hurts ordinary people. It threatens our freedom. Be awesome!
    Said Luke on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:25pm

  • How about we work through this in the open, instead of secretly? #openTPP
    Said Mikhail on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:25pm

  • Citizens from around the world oppose such closed door negotiations when the issues at stake affect the security we feel using the internet without interference from ANY government agency. I feel that any move by nations to impose their laws on our internet service providers is, ultimately, going to cost consumers more and result in an erosion of our rights and freedoms when it comes to personal privacy. Please, consider how such legislation may affect your own families and friends as well as those you have sworn to represent in your positions.
    Said Loran on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:10pm

  • The government representatives involved in TPP's attempt to suppress basic freedoms should realise what a dangerous path they are treading. The companies' representatives, of course, take suppression of such freedoms into consideration only insofar as to be seen doing so might damage their commercial interests. They should know that the world is watching them and that, by involving themselves with TPP, they are causing irreparable harm to their brands.
    Said David on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:08pm

  • Censorship does not work in a free world. #openTPP
    Said James on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:08pm

  • This is wrong, an outrageous trampling over Civil Liberties of private citizens of the world. The Internet deserves to be free from this fascism. #openTPP
    Said Callum on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:07pm

  • How can ordinary citizens be shut out of this process which will affect them?
    Said Austin on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 12:06pm

  • Restrictions on free Internet use is in violence of the right to free speech. TPP regulations is a public matter and thus any conduct towards Internet regulations should be public as part of a fair and democratic process. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Frank on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:59am

  • As a IT professional, with certifcates, and degrees, I am absolutely appoled. What happened to the freedom of this world, let alone what America was supposed to be! Over time corruption and greed stole the minds of those atop it all. Well, like all things rotten, they turn bad, and no doubt this will not end well.
    Said Joshua on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:59am

  • I am tired of the nonsense government pushes down the throats of citizens in *secret* meetings and without input from constituents #openTPP
    Said Robert on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:58am

  • The internet is ours, not yours.
    Said Jens on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:58am

  • To hear that TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom, and find out that efforts are being made to make such decisions in secret, is disturbing. Secrecy is imposed by those who are up to no good. The public has a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in our name. This is not a matter of national security. Open the information!!
    Said Sandra on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:57am

  • The internet is making the world a better, more sustainable place via international community action websites. It must remain free and open.
    Said Phil on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:56am

  • Closed door policy is unacceptable! #openTPP
    Said Reid on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:56am

  • The subversion of democracy you are practicing is nothing less than traitorous.
    Said Little Sun on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:55am

  • How dare you take away personal freedom from world citizens and give more power to domineering big business. This has to end now.
    Said Susan on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:54am

  • Freedom of speech, expression and press are essential to democracy.
    Said Anna on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:54am

  • The intentions of anyone involved in the TPP is irrelevant. Something that restricts the free and open Internet, even if it is just one site, is a direct violation of freedom of speech and expression, regardless of the content of the site in question. No one should be given the authority to cut off anyone else's access to anything available on the Internet. Such authority goes against everything that the West stands for.
    Said Kevin on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:53am

  • I pay for my internet. I am over the age-of-majority & should have the right to decide what content I want to see with no restrictions!
    Said Catherine on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:53am

  • If you remember, the internet was a gift to the people from the scientists that invented it. It belongs to us,not just a few people who want to make money off us , or possibly use it against us at a future time.
    Said Lauri on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:52am

  • There's no benefit in continuing to privatize/regulate our constantly diminnishig abilities to make information available to the greatest number of people possible. The only true freedom one has is their own awareness. Without faith in humanities ability to capably continue to learn,develop, and productively deal with the realities of our time we will be perpetually harboring a sheltered and unprepared populace. The internet is the last free media and must be protected accordingly.
    Said John on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:52am

  • Do not try to control our Internet. Do not try to shut us down. We have the right to be heard and we will.
    Said Penelope on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:51am

  • If this 'partnership' is so great, why all of the secrecy? From what has been revealed this partnership benefits corporations, not people and it is my right, as a human being to live free and without threat of arrest from the powers which seek to enslave us. I'm adding my voice to others who saying NO to this agreement.
    Said K on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:49am

  • So what's the secret people? My family and I possess the right to know what restrictive rules are being made in our names for our future. Open the TPP, if you value transparency from your general public that you purport to serve, what's the problem?
    Said Wikitoria on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:49am

  • As usual the rich and power hungry are trying to do what they always have, step on the rights of the majority in order to get richer and more powerful. This is not acceptable and won't be accepted. #OpenTPP
    Said Rene on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 at 11:48am

  • Why are ordinary citizens being shut out of this process? We deserve to know what binding rules are being negotiated in these secretive TPP meetings, and we deserve to have our voices heard.
    Said Mary on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:26pm

  • TPP is an offence in itself against freedom, democracy & the Internet. #openTPP
    Said Greg on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:25pm

  • I demand that you halt this attack on democracy and freedom. The TPP must not be allowed.
    Said Travis on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:25pm

  • As a citizen of a democratic country I have a right to know what rules are being proposed to restrict my freedom of expression on the internet. The TPP threatens internet freedom and the privacy of individuals and could give the media conglomerates the power to fine people for just expressing an opinion or using a legitimate democratic process to ASK for change.
    Said Julianna on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:24pm

  • You DON'T speak for me behind closed doors.
    Said Brian on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:22pm

  • Democracy requires freedom of information. Your citizens need to know what is at stake here, and deserve to participate in the discussion.
    Said Devan on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:22pm

  • You can't hide behind international agreements anymore in order to strip away our rights! We're onto you!!!
    Said Matthew on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:21pm

  • I am ashamed of any government that would even consider negotiating this clandestine attempt to curtail freedoms on a global resource!
    Said Keith on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:20pm

  • People all over the world are waking up to your corruption. The TPP in ANY form is unacceptable. Not only do we demand to know what you're try so hard to hide but we demand it's complete dissolution.
    Said Patrick on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:19pm

  • Closed TPP discussions threaten democracy and internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being considered. Open up TPP negotiations!
    Said Thomas on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:18pm

  • Long live freedom of expression and use on the net!
    Said Rob on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:17pm

  • If this treaty is such a good thing, why is negotiated in such secrcy? I don't trust anything about this process. #openTPP
    Said Fred on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:17pm

  • The policies of TPP are something I'd expect out of a dictatorship, not a democratic nation. Phone taps and house searches without warrants are illegal, restricting where we can go and what we can access, so long as it does no harm, should be illegal too.
    Said John on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:16pm

  • Any restrictions that threaten our ability to communicate and use the internet freely goes against the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. And I have the right to veto any and all restrictions. #openTPP
    Said Max on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:16pm

  • What right have you to restrict MY freedom of expression and communication!?
    Said Giselle on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:15pm

  • Getting sick and tired of being bled dry of my income just to keep up with technology and then being restricted on how much I use it! Canada is a democratic country! Keep it that way! #openTPP
    Said Kim on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:14pm

  • Being a peaceful citizen I have rights to know what and why restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Asif on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:13pm

  • These actions are a direct attack on our freedom and bring great concerns for the true intentions behind them. This is similar as the burning of books in the past and we all know what happened after. #openTPP
    Said Stephane on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:12pm

  • The people of the internet WILL fight to keep our rights. You push us, we'll push you back. A hundred fold. Do yourself a favor and don't even try it. You'll only waste money and hurt yourself in the long run. You can't always have what you want.
    Said Austin on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:12pm

  • No treaty or other agreement negotiated in secret should ever be considered legal or binding on any nation or individual. The whole TPP reeks of fascism. No corporation should ever have the ability to be represented above the interests of any individual!
    Said Robert on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:11pm

  • TPP? Who are you? I never elected you to legislate on my freedom, privacy and life. So please take a walk and let us be!
    Said Gaetan on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:11pm

  • In an ever restrictive and controlled world, the last thing we need are less open platforms for discussion and opinions. Keep the internet free. TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom.
    Said Fion on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:10pm

  • Keep the internet free and open in the name of freedom! #openTPP
    Said Leila on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:09pm

  • You have no right to decide what I can & cannot view on the internet. Your secrecy in this matter is a testament to your ill intent.
    Said Doug on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 17:08pm

  • Why all the secrecy? I have not hired an industry lobbyist "advisor" to speak on my behalf, I have not given up my right to freedom of speech and I will not ever do so quietly. I live in a democracy yet I am now witness to an attack on my freedom and liberty. OPEN THE TPP. #openTPP
    Said Nathali on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:37pm

  • We want a new fair trade policy that puts people first; that empowers countries to fight poverty and climate change, and that holds corporations accountable instead of giving them legal rights to profit how they see fit.
    Said Ann on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:36pm

  • I believe in Internet freedom, and I'm very concerned by the threats to our wonderful and new form of communication. To stifle the Internet is to kill our voices. I'm being poetic, but there are extreme democratic and economic consequences to limiting and sculpting the evolution of the Internet. You must stop, before you doom us all.
    Said Kurt on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:33pm

  • What is in the interest of a company's lobbyist is generally NOT in the interest of the general public. Keeping these regulations fair to the people and "unfair" to private corporations should be closer to what a government should aim for as it is supposed to be FOR the people.
    Said James on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:32pm

  • You shall not deny my right to post my own works on the Internet! If you do, you'll be as worse as SOPA, far worse! #openTPP
    Said Gabriella on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:31pm

  • Why are these meetings closed to the public? The 600 "advisors" do not represent the citizens! #openTPP
    Said Sherry on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:30pm

  • This agreement has not been discussed or debated by the elected officials in Canada. You have no right to undertake such agreements without the informed consent of those who will be affected. This action is misguided and unethical and you must cease and desist immediately.
    Said Jason on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:30pm

  • Keeping citizens out of your secret Trans-Pacific Partnership "dialogues" is outrageously unjust -- but threatening inherent internet freedoms and undermining our liberties is beyond unjust. It's pitiful.
    Said Casey on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:29pm

  • The Internet is changing the world and you are afraid that the people may just wake up and realize that it is US who indeed have the power. That is what the Internet represents. #openTPP
    Said Craig on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:28pm

  • The internet has to stay free. Citizens privacy and freedom of expression are untouchable. #openTPP
    Said Riccardo on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:27pm

  • Stop. Listen. Think. Learn from history. We need discussion and an open forum for something of this magnitude. An explanation of the reasoning. If the reasons are good and fair to the public, then there will not be a problem. Otherwise you invite a war, and this greed will drive things underground with a vengence.#openTPP
    Said Marcia on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:27pm

  • I cannot fathom any reason beyond corporate interests that violate public interests being the primary motivation for such profound secrecy. #openTPP
    Said Gage on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:26pm

  • People reject all forms of tyranny, including corporate tyranny. Bullying is no longer tolerated. #TPP #openTPP
    Said Frank on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:26pm

  • Don't let the powerful become absolute. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Lise on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:25pm

  • Nothing of this agreement will stand once it is made known to the people. #openTPP
    Said Bobbi June on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:24pm

  • What I choose to read online is none of your business. #openTPP
    Said James on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:23pm

  • You want to impose fines on internet users, block websites, collect ones private online info, cut off ones access into the internet. Really?
    Said Tom on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:23pm

  • Trade deals made in secret should not be allowed in a democracy. Open the process and let the people speak! #openTPP
    Said Steve on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:21pm

  • Corporations should NOT have the power to fine citizens!!!
    Said David on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:20pm

  • #openTPP or stop the negotiations altogether. We are aware that trade agreements seldom benefit the majority of people in this world. Profit at any price is destroying our world.
    Said Bernard on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:19pm

  • We deserve to know what binding rules are being negotiated, we use the internet,why are we not being consulted? #openTPP
    Said Chris on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:19pm

  • Governments represent the people, not corporate lobbyists. Citizens have a right to be included in these discussions. #openTPP
    Said Samantha on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:18pm

  • Take a stand for what's right, for the future of this planet and humanity, for your children and their children, and do everything in your power to protect the openness and freedom of the internet. After all, the internet is just an extension of us, a reflection and expression of who we are. If you restrict that, you restrict humanity, and if you restrict humanity, you restrict yourself.
    Said Kevin on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:16pm

  • The Internet was created a a means of sharing information freely. It must remain so or we risk losing an essential tenet of democracy.
    Said Carl on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:15pm

  • As it has been said before – if it's not broke... keep your hands off our free and unhindered Internet. Providers have too much control as it is.
    Said Susan on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:15pm

  • Secrecy creates bad government and weakens democracy. I have a right to know what industry lobbyists are saying and what restrictive rules may be made in my name. The voice of the people should be heard, not vested interests.
    Said Richard on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:15pm

  • I am beginning to think that the governments of the world are made up of people who for the lack of better words are looking in the wrong direction of protecting legitimate companies on copy writed materials. I am sorry to say any government that would want to limit our knowledge as to what is available out there is going back to the stone age. Anytime a government makes decision for the people they serve behind closed doors the public should be cautious and move to rid the politition from public office as they are not serving the public interest.
    Said Larry on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:11pm

  • Why are the leaders we ostensibly elected trying to hide what they are doing from us? Why are they afraid of openness and transparency in our democracies? #openTPP
    Said William on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:10pm

  • Keep your hands off OUR Internet or allow citizens to participate.
    Said Mario on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:08pm

  • I do not want to wake up some morning to find that Big Media has blocked a website, I do not want to share private information with them and my internet is a service I pay for-they should have exactly zero say in what I use it for.
    Said Barb on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:08pm

  • Reveal your secret war on the working people of the world. Share your negotiations to sell us to global corporations. Publish a draft document for public comment.
    Said Anthony on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:05pm

  • If we allow ourselves to restrict everything and penalyze everything that we have suddenly we have gone in a loop of problems. Starting with the internet would be the biggest mistake because it is needed more than ever before. The world relies on it and now you want to say that you can just check in whenever and do what you wish. Liberty is a loose term now and I am starting to wonder how much it means to be an American citizen.
    Said Joshua on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:04pm

  • The internet is the most up to date extension of the ancient and medieval information exchanges. Perhaps the alchemists and military leaders were able to control their countrymen, but now there are too many of us. Information is a political issue and always will be; closed door rulemakings on it are so wrong and terrifying.
    Said Nick on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:04pm

  • The state has no authority under the Charter to restrict my quest for information. Any individual or official working to restrict my rights is working in opposition to grounds the Canadian state is built on. That is treason.
    Said Glen on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:03pm

  • Of what we know about #TPP, it damages national sovereignty, individual liberty, democracy, and Internet freedom. I have a right to know how and why my elected representatives and their donors are taking part in this blatant destruction of personal freedom. The secrecy of these proceedings needs to cease immediately. #openTPP
    Said Daniel on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:00pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. This is completely unjust and unfair to decide what we can view and where we can view it. KEEP THE INTERNET FREE AND OPEN FOR THE WORLD TO ENJOY. Stop taking away our freedoms in which we work so hard to hang on to.
    Said Jeremy on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 12:00pm

  • Throwing humanity under the bus for personal gain, shame on the selfish, shame on the oppressors, you will never be forgiven.
    Said Jean-Francois on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 11:59am

  • It is absolutely outrageous that these #TPP negotiations are only being undertaken by government and industry representatives. This is indicative of the disturbing tendency among western governments and the corporate sector in recent years to collude in undermining democratic processes, and accountability and transparency in institutional decision-making.
    Said Adam on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 11:59am

  • When corporations and government attempt to stifle the public's access to information and dialog, they open themselves to suspicion of corruption.
    Said S.M. on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 11:58am

  • The Internet ain't broke and don't need you to fix it. Hands off!
    Said Anne on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 11:57am

  • Any filtering or restrictions on the Internet is tantamount to an abuse of Human Rights and Freedom! The TPP and anything similar Must Be Stopped!
    Said Jocah on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 11:56am

  • The internet represents one of the greatest achievements in free speech and democracy in all of human history. Oppressive regimes have fought diligently to control it in their countries. Now we stand to lose that in the free world as well as we hand it over to the media empires. If this passes it proves we too are oppressed and controlled by our governments, dictators or not...
    Said Geoff on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 11:55am

  • No one or organization has the right to interfere with the Internet. The supposed regulatory bodies have been bought and are no longer representing the will of the people.The television and phone systems have been sold out/controlled, leave the Internet free.
    Said David on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 11:54am

  • So if corporations are "people" who may spend unlimited secret amounts of money to influence our elections, isn't this more than enough limiting of the voice of ordinary people? Is this how to run a democracy?
    Said Judith on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 11:51am

  • The internet is a place for freedom of ideas and information. #openTPP
    Said Gary on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 11:49am

  • Our voices should be heard on any attempt on the constitutional right of the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press to speak out against any oppression of the rights in any way shape or form.
    Said Scott on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 11:48am

  • I still find it really difficult to understand why these negotiations are negotiating behind close doors about "partnerships" that effect all of us. Please open up the meetings for all citizens affected.
    Said Angus on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 11:48am

  • Open the discussion to Citizens and stop lobbyists from writing this document. #openTPP
    Said Mark on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:34pm

  • No one should be allowed to have any of my private online information without my permission.
    Said Mary on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:33pm

  • Open your door and minds. The internet was designed for facilitating communication -- not for Big Brothers to monitor it. Shame on you! #openTPP
    Said Michael on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:33pm

  • The TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. you MUST open this discussion to the public, and let our voices be heard #openTPP
    Said Laurie on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:32pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Jacob on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:32pm

  • Democracy requires that all voices have unrestrained access to the internet. Dissent is healthy. What does TPP have to fear except exposure to some new ideas?
    Said Bert on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:32pm

  • The agenda of a private few should not be allowed to impact the internet that belongs to us all!
    Said Kenneth on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:31pm

  • Millions of ordinary citizens share the Internet! We also take part in guiding the the future of Internet, whether you admit this fact or not. So called 'advisors' conducting underhanded deals behind closed-doors is just cowardly and WEAK-minded.
    Said Carol on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:31pm

  • Open the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and allow public input, show the world you actually believe in an open and democratic system.
    Said David on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:30pm

  • As a citizen of a democracy, I expect my rights of speech, privacy, and association to be faciiltated, not truncated, by utitlity providers including internet providers, not just phone service providers. These same expectations should be met for citizens of other countries, also. There is no excuse for large often multinational companies trampling on our freedoms just so they can continue to become even riv her and more powerful. #openTPP
    Said Gordon on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:30pm

  • NO more hiding the truth, and trying to fool the public. WE are watching you!
    Said Nancie on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:29pm

  • The Internet should be a democratic channel used to communicate, develop and grow innovation.
    Said Claudiu on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:29pm

  • I like the internet just as it is! Leave it alone!
    Said Eric on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:28pm

  • The Legal rights of corporations must not be allowed to trump those of citizens, for we are the users, the consumers and the rightful beneficiaries and guardians of law and due process. #openTPP
    Said Jon on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:27pm

  • The Internet is the livelihood of so many people, and corporations having the right to decide based on their own interests what people can and cannot do online has the potential to ruin that. How would you like to be the little guy and to have your legitimate company shut down by corporations just because they don't like what you're doing, or even worse, see you as a threat to their business? #openTPP
    Said Kevin on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:27pm

  • We demand a free world wide web!
    Said Nicholas on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:26pm

  • You have no rights to invade my privacy nor to limit my access to the internet. Remember that!
    Said John on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:26pm

  • In democracy there is no place for Big Brother, fascist dictatorship tactics. I have a right to free speech and freedom of information and I am capable of deciding for myself what is good or bad for me, thank-you very much!
    Said Colin on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:25pm

  • Imagine how different our world would be if phone access had been allowed to be monitored, restricted and blocked based on content of calls. The Internet is in its early stages, and hobbling it now would be a great disservice to not only ourselves but to future generations as well.
    Said Sean on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:25pm

  • TPP = Transparency and People Power!
    Said Rob on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:24pm

  • It disgusts me that TPP is being negotiated secretly, but with the active participation of large, wealthy, and powerful corporations. That is totally not in the best interests of the country. All of our free trade agreements suck and the vast majority of American people would be better off without them. They are anti-democratic in a fierce way. Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens Internet freedom by giving media conglomerates new powers to impose fines on Internet users, block websites, collect your private online information, and even cut off your access to the Internet.I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name.
    Said James on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:23pm

  • Few things rival the internet when it comes to free speech, democracy and freedom... Why else would they be so eager to control it!
    Said Glen on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:23pm

  • Freedom does not operate behind closed doors. Corporations want profit at the expense of freedom. Dictatorships want communications restricted to their views only. The Internet fosters international freedom, as the Arab Spring so ably demonstrates. Keep the Internet free and unfettered.
    Said Frank on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:22pm

  • As a regular internet user I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being proposed regarding the use and control of the internet. Placing restrictive rights in the hands of commercial enterprises makes a mockery of the system. It is the World Wide Web, not the vested interest with the most money and power web. Any restrictive rights should be should be only be granted to internationally recognised organisations who are legitimately protecting recognised human rights and preventing things such as terrorist attacks or child pornography. Only legitimate governments should be able to impose fines on internet users, block websites or collect private information and in almost most situations this should only occur after an individual has been convicted of an offence. Furthermore, I have the right to know if my private online information is being collected and what it is being used for.
    Said Kersten on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:21pm

  • The TPP is a dictatorial imposition attempting to force an undemocratic hegemony stifling open access to the world wide web - the Internet.
    Said Peter on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:21pm

  • The internet should be about freedom, not oppression. #openTPP
    Said Lucien on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:20pm

  • Again, the 1% are organising accords to further deprive the 99% of our well-being, and in this case, inexplicably, our internet freedoms too. To all Australian representatives (i.e. conspirators), you do NOT act in my, or my family's name. Please ask yourself exactly how many Australian families (as distinct from corporations) have explicitly asked you to act in their name in this matter? Well my family says PLEASE DO NOT ACT. By the very nature of the so called Free Trade Agreement process, nothing is better than anything with regards to any positive outcomes, so please DO NOTHING and put an end to this TPP nonsense.
    Said Charles on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:20pm

  • Why do you guys hate the internet so much, and the fact that people like to use it freely?
    Said Andrew on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:19pm

  • The internet is public space and belongs to all of humanity. No interest group has the right to restrict or control peoples access to the internet. #openTPP
    Said Eric on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:19pm

  • Nothing less than transparency is called for here. The above (first paragraph) is analogous to corporate and special interests trying to buy the U.S. Government; by pouring "SUPERPAC" cash (and also bribing politicians at all levels of government in the same process with money); in order to influence the outcome of the general (and Presidential) election in November (2012). The latter is a result of the corrupt, unjust adjudication of the 2010 "Citizens United vs. FEC [Federal Election Commission]" by the PARTIALLY comprised justices of the "U.S. Supreme [and, Partial Kangaroo] Court." The argument and point made here, is that middle and lower class income voters comprising the majority of eligible U.S. voters in the U.S.; are subject to disenfranchisement of their legal, exercised right to vote, by the minority plutocrats, oligarchs, and aristocrats in this nation! And so it goes (parallel) with TPP to DISENFRANCHISE grassroots Internet users making it impossible (based on TPP aspirations and goals) for them to gain free access to its (Internet) services. This will not be tolerated.
    Said John on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:18pm

  • The TPP threatens internet freedom, net neutrality and democracy in general. As a citizen and eligible voter of this country I have a right to be informed as to what happens behind closed doors regarding public policy. In the same way and for the same reasons the House of Commons and the Senate are open to the public so too should this legislation.
    Said Jordan on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:17pm

  • We need to keep the Internet open and free for all users in all nations. #openTPP
    Said Vinson on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:16pm

  • If your intentions are good, what need for secrecy?
    Said Nick on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:15pm

  • The free nations of the world such as my homeland of Canada are based on the concept of freedom of expression, freedom of thought and freedom from the tryanny of any state that restricts the rights of citizens to have a direct say in the decision making process, such as those that are currently being made behind closed doors that will affect Internet access and the right to privacy. #openTPP
    Said Kevin on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 13:14pm

  • When did our government stop listening to the people of this country,Canada?! I can barely remember how many petitions I've signed and it really doesn't seem to matter who I vote for because every politician acts the same way once they are in office. The TPP threatens our democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. Open the TPP meetings and stop doing things behind closed doors!
    Said Robin on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 19:06pm

  • INTERNET FOR THE CITIZENS NOT THE CORPORATIONS
    Said Ron on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:59pm

  • It saddens me that over the last couple of years we have watched the citizens of other countries fight for their freedom, in part using a free internet to do it; while at the same time watching oblivious government and greedy big business try to steal our freedom and lock down that same free internet.
    Said Ralph on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:57pm

  • I have severe concerns the language found in the TPP IP leak could be used in fraudulent take downs of sites based on 1 allegation of infringement. There are too many sites that could fall under that category. Infringing based on buffer copies is clearly something that could be abused bad. Every time you watch a video online thousands of buffer copies are made. Using deep packet inspection to find these copies by ISPS will allow the government to arrest people for watching videos that infringing according to one allegation, because no proof is required, under copyright law, links to copyrighted material have to be mentioned in the takedown, not under TPP. There are too many fraudulent takedowns on youtube already for this. Youtube doesn't allow proof of copyright infringement for holders. Nor does this...
    Said Damian on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:57pm

  • I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made by the government negotiating teams on behalf of me and other citizens. I am opposed to anything that restricts the freedom and openness of the Internet. It is a tool of democracy and human rights of free speech and communication with others. Corporations and governments should not be allowed to stop internet traffic unless it involves criminal activity.
    Said William on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:55pm

  • TPP: It is simply disgusting to see that public consultation and due process has been tossed out the window in favor of the interest of greedy corporations. Is this still a democracy, or did I miss something? The TPP is a shining example of corruption at its finest.
    Said Joseph on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:54pm

  • In September 1973 the Mapocho river that cross the city of Santiago, Chile was flooded with books that citizens like me have to throw into the river otherwise they will be jailed for having forbidden books according to a military dictatorship, do not place restrictions in the internet content unless you want to implement an intellectual dictatorship in the internet.
    Said Rodrigo on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:53pm

  • Using the excuse of protecting so called Intellectiual Property Rights to seize control of the Internet to enhance profit margins and curtail free speech is morally and ethically wrong! Even more so when the process is being carried forward in secret.You have no right to take away the freedoms I now enjoy!
    Said Iain on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:52pm

  • The ongoing TPP negotiations have no democratic mandate, and in fact are intended to deny citizen participation in decisions that will undermine their rights. Open up or we'll vote you down.
    Said Timothy on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:51pm

  • Who in the hell came up with this idea in the first place? And why? It's ridiculous and to me it's like someone is telling me what to see, read, and think. How can I make informed decisions if someone is disallowing me to view any and all information that may be needed to make proper and good decisions? Couldn't something like this lead to major propaganda? One-sided truths? I might as well be living in Syria or China or wherever else they censor the Internet. This better not happen! We are supposed to be living in a democracy, you know, freedom of speech and everything else that goes with democracy. This censorship goes against that and then what will get taken away next? I say a big NO!!!!
    Said Barb on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:51pm

  • Closed door meetings may be the corporate way but they are not supposed to be the American government way. American government negotiators must either open these meetings to all or bow out of these negotiations.
    Said James on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:50pm

  • #TPP needs to be stopped. The only people who think its a good idea are in it for a quick buck. #opentpp
    Said Derek on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:50pm

  • To punish and remove freedom of speech serves only the interests of tyranny and crime and is contrary to the foundations of our society. To revoke the right of privacy intiates a police state, the most despised of all regimes. #openTPP
    Said Dr. Mike on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:50pm

  • TPP and all Internet censorship is the enemy of democracy, freedom, and the public. You have no right to hold closed meetings to determine the future of people locked out of said meetings.
    Said Bryan on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 17:48pm

  • Let the light of day shine on what you are doing. #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Karl on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 16:40pm

  • The only reason why this is even a Thing, is because some groups want to exert control over others. Obviously there is something nefarious afoot, or these negotiations would not be behind closed doors and made in hushed voices. All people deserve to know what is happening here. #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Lorrie on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 at 10:04am

  • TPP is another attack on free speech, the freedom of information, and exchange of ideas. It has no purpose other than to further the profiteering of Big Content, and increase the control of an authoritarian regime and it's client states. It is up to the public to resist and refuse this attack on liberty.
    Said Andres on Fri, 05 Oct 2012 at 22:01pm

  • Australia should immediately withdraw from all TPP negotiations and make a public annouincement thatit will NOT sign any such agreement,
    Said Dave on Sun, 30 Sep 2012 at 22:54pm

  • #TPP A law made without the input and oversight of the people it will be enforced upon WILL NOT be respected or followed by the people. #openTPP
    Said James on Wed, 26 Sep 2012 at 16:02pm

  • No party should be able to police our access. Keep our Internet free. Without information, we have to assume the worst. Open the TPP to the public.
    Said Jeffrey on Tue, 25 Sep 2012 at 10:51am

  • #TPP Guys, don't be rude, we all just want to enjoy ourselves on the internet. #openTPP
    Said Zach on Mon, 24 Sep 2012 at 11:58am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP The Internet is NOT for you to meddle with.
    Said Annlee on Thu, 20 Sep 2012 at 14:13pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. Don't make decisions that threaten the best invention humanity has ever made. We all have a right to know what restrictive rules are being proposed. #openTPP
    Said Arsham on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 at 11:53am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP As well as being extreme this proposal is totally undemocratic. I sincerely hope that good sense will prevail and this threat to our internet freedom will not be realised.
    Said jane on Mon, 17 Sep 2012 at 01:17am

  • These negotiations should not be taking place behind closed doors with the public left in the dark, in a democratic nation the people should be consulted. Whatever decisions made should be put to a vote by the public. As it stands corporations and their lobbyists are calling all the shots. This process is deepley flawed and very undemocratic. As such decisions made should not be binding on the people. We say NO to the TPP!
    Said Oosha on Sat, 15 Sep 2012 at 22:06pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP Leave the internet for us the citizens of the world. No government has dominion on the web!!
    Said Mike on Sat, 15 Sep 2012 at 13:09pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. Closed meetings??? What are you afraid we might learn of you? 'Net Neutrality' is too important for the dissemination of information necessary for democratic processes.
    Said mike on Fri, 14 Sep 2012 at 20:44pm

  • Le TPP est une nouvelle atteinte aux droits et libertés du citoyen, et le secret qui l'entoure le rend encore plus suspect. Votre devoir est de nous informer et de nous laisser décider de son application.
    Said emmanuel on Thu, 13 Sep 2012 at 18:44pm

  • American workers and consumers do not need any more NAFTA's. We need fair trade -- so-called free trade is diminishing our standard of living. Let all of us see the proposed texts, not just the lobbyists.
    Said Roberta Medford on Wed, 12 Sep 2012 at 13:49pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP I want a world where communications across borders and ideologies is free, and free from censoring.
    Said Lee on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 at 19:22pm

  • #openTPP As a Communications student, I'd like to graduate into open and accessible internet. Job prospects are dwindling, don't close my industry. #TPP #studentvoice
    Said Arielle on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 at 22:08pm

  • Do you represent the people of the United States or foreign entities known as corporations?
    Said Frank on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 21:30pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Kelly on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 17:49pm

  • No more secret negotiations. We are watching you. #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Ellen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:16am

  • Do not impose new Internet restrictions, including consumer fines and website blocking. It’s not just unfair, it’s undemocratic.
    Said Craig on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:15am

  • Please release the draft text of the trade agreement so that citizens can evaluate it. Negotiate no treaty that does not improve labor, environmental and food safety standards.
    Said Sal - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:14am

  • What are you trying to hide? Open up the process so the American People know what's going on.
    Said Tom - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:14am

  • Please, keep the Internet free and neutral! Besides, any legislation you throw at it, we Netizens will just ignore and go around it. Save yourselves the trouble and end these ridiculous talks!
    Said Matthew - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:13am

  • Keeping the doors and other routes to that information closed is not the way this should be going down, The people need to have a say in the big decisions too. This is not the governments world this is the peoples world and we should have a big say in what affects it. #openTPP
    Said Richard on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:13am

  • #openTPP, for everyone so that we have an open and transparent dialogue in order to fulfill what is already in place in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for everyone that lives in Canada. Also everyone around the world also needs those same freedoms and rights to be protected as well.
    Said Rob on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:12am

  • No negotiations until the ASEAN countries stop the current and already planned trade barriers that will further harm the American economy and job losses!
    Said Frances on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:11am

  • Negotiations that affect almost every citizen of the world should *not* be held in private! The fact that they are indicates that this is for the good of a few and the good of the many is of no concern to those involved. #openTPP
    Said Mike on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:11am

  • Can't you just leave the internet alone. I am tired of people trying to change thing that are working well. I am 84 years old and I enjoy my Internet to keep in touch with friends and the world.
    Said Nancy on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:11am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP Citizens have been shut out because all those involved are aware that if we were given the truth, there would be an outright revolt against the TPP. This of course would be bad for the governments involved, and this is exactly why we have been kept in the dark! STOP THE TPP!!!!
    Said Christopher on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:11am

  • "Free" trade agreements are costing us the earth. Switch now to Fair Trade Agreements.
    Said Jack - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:10am

  • Please let the public know what is being considered. We have the right to know what is in food and other products and where they come from. All workers worldwide deserve living wages. The earth and ecosystems need to be protected for our own good and for the good of future generations
    Said Sharon - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:09am

  • How many MORE jobs will we lose with your decisions made here?
    Said Roberta - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:08am

  • Trade laws impact citizens' everyday reality in a huge way -- we should have input! It shouldn't be decided by a few who stand to benefit from selling out everyone else. It is anti-democracy.
    Said M. - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:08am

  • The secrecy surrounding the treaty implies that most Americans would disapprove of it's provisions. Until the full treaty is brought into the open there will be ample reason to disapprove, just as you would disapprove a sales contract that refused to disclose sales price or the interest rate #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Bruce on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:08am

  • TPP is a great threat to the country that is "land of the free." Does that not include our internet? If our internet can be threatened what about our phone call? What about our newspapers. WHERE IS THE FIRST AMENDMENT?? Since we live here, and we are affected by this, we have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in our name. #openTPP
    Said James on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:08am

  • Citizens are not for sale. #OpenTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:07am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. We've been screwed by too many past trade deals. I won't trust this one unless I know what you're trying to accomplish. From what I've been hearing, the TPP doesn't sound like a good deal.
    Said ZANE on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:07am

  • I would certainly like to know what you global 1%ers have up your sleeve. After pushing the race to the bottom for the benefit of multinational CEOs and investors since NAFTA and CAFTA, what new delights do you have for us? A bit faster depletion and monopolization of drinkable water? Destruction of indigenous agriculture? Faster boiling of the oceans?
    Said Don on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:06am

  • #TPP threatens U.S. democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. You forget your positions as representatives of the people who have allowed your positions in offce in the first place. #openTPP
    Said Sharon on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:06am

  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a threat to our internet freedom & democratic rights. We deserve to know what is being negotiated in these meetings. An agreement as important as this shouldn't be finalised without the input of the people that it will affect.
    Said Lynda on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:05am

  • Block websites from us? Collect our private online information? Choose to be able to cut off our internet access? Why so against our freedom #TPP ? The people have a right to know what is being secretly decided for them #openTPP
    Said on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:04am

  • An evolved democratic society promotes and celebrates free speech, unfettered by goverment and corporate interference. #openTPP
    Said MG on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:03am

  • No boots on the throat of free speech. And no skulking around behind closed doors to plan nefarious attacks on democracy.
    Said Leigh on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:02am

  • No special privileges for transnational corporations, allowing them to override national environmental regulations. No waiver on tariffs on agricultural imports for developing countries.
    Said John - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:01am

  • How about a little transparency fellas? Release the draft for all to see.
    Said Patrick - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:00am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. You, on the other hand, have no right, no mandate, to negotiate in secret trade deals that will have such a negative impact on the citizens of your countries. #openTPP
    Said Lee on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 11:00am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP NO MORE NAFTAs
    Said Paul on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:58am

  • Why would TPP need to be so secretive unless there is something to hide. Please open the negotiations.
    Said Karen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:58am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. You people need to STOP being so GREEDY and secretive #openTPP
    Said Larg on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:54am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. Governments exist to serve the people, not industry. Who elected you and pays your salary? It's time to start acting like it. #openTPP
    Said Karl on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:54am

  • Governments and multi-national corporations shouldn't be deciding our internet rights without consulting their citizens. #OpenTPP
    Said @stardustnf on Twitter on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:53am

  • The people of the U.S. want transparency. We want TPP talks to be conducted in the sunlight of truth and honesty. We want democracy.
    Said Richard - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:49am

  • Respect Internet freedom and our democratic rights. Open the TPP now! #openTPP
    Said @pryde609s on Twitter on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:48am

  • Transparency Matters! Release transcripts & don't sell out to corporate lobby interests without allowing for public discourse.
    Said Marilyn - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:47am

  • If you were serving the American People instead of doing something against our interests, you would be making this public.
    Said Michael - Public Citizen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:47am

  • Protect our Internet freedom! #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:46am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy, not to mention the lives of millions!! I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Michael on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:46am

  • Release the texts. Right now, I am assuming the worst. Prove to me this agreement won't result in U.S. jobs being off-shored, environmental protections being weakened, or the like.
    Said Ann on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:43am

  • We need to know what is going on in these negotiations. Quit holding back this information.
    Said Mary Kay on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:43am

  • Free Trade? PROVE IT before you approve it!
    Said Thomas on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:43am

  • The TPP negotiations should not be secret. They involve us, the citizens of the US, and we need to know what kind of deal WE are getting (not just the corporate world). Release the text.
    Said Lynne on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:42am

  • Dear Negotiators, Please release the text. In a true democracy, we have open government with transparency and public input. If your text is not publicly available, what/who are you negotiating for? What system of government are you operating under? Why are our elected representatives not able to participate?
    Said Lina on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:42am

  • Release the texts. Leak any confidential TPP data. No more NAFTAs.
    Said JOHN on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:42am

  • Come clean to the public about the Trans-Pacific Partnership!
    Said Raymond on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:42am

  • As citizens of the internet we declare we shall do everything within our power to stop you. We defeated #ACTA and #TPP is next on our list. Keep the internet free. #openTPP
    Said Chris on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:37am

  • Attempts to restrict internet usage are attacks on the freedom and basic human rights of the entire internet user population.
    Said Tedd on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:37am

  • Tell the US public what's going with #TPP & its impact on Internet Freedom #openTPP
    Said @RonWyden on Twitter on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:34am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. How dare you make policy like this behind the backs of the citizens that pay your salaries!!! #openTPP
    Said Chris on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:28am

  • I am so tired of corrupt corporations and governments taking away the freedoms of the people in order to gain power. The people will not be silenced. #openTPP
    Said Sierra on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:28am

  • The TPP process should be carried out in a transparent way that preserves the imperatives of democracy and citizen freedom... and responsibility.
    Said Yan on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:27am

  • No back room deals! #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:26am

  • You are overstepping your bounds attempting to infringe on my privacy, or censor and control my Internet use in the name of your frivolous copyright law problems.
    Said Anna on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:24am

  • Changing the rules that affects everyone in a democracy without including said people is wrong, undemocratic, and borders on dictation. Restriction will only cause rebellion. Freedom is the only way. #openTPP
    Said Andrew on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:23am

  • I do not agree to anything that is done behind closed doors behind my back and I will NOT be dictated how I am allowed to use the Internet. Especially from those that do not, and refuse to, understand how technology is now like in the world and instead try to silence it. #openTPP
    Said Brian on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:23am

  • I’m sick of this! The TPP should be illegal where public and private policy is concerned. My confidence in Canadian politics wavers.
    Said Alex from Facebook on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:20am

  • The TPP is a grab for power and control of something that doesn’t belong to you at all. Nothing less than an open Internet is what we demand. It’s not negotiable.
    Said Wiebe from Facebook on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:20am

  • I believe in democracy and internet freedom and believe that stifling the internet is a form of fascism. These restrictions being contemplated seem to be intended to increase corporate control and limit the freedoms of individuals; this is harmful to the progress of society as a whole
    Said Martin on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:20am

  • My Congressman doesn't even know what is going on behind the closed door to your negotiating table. It looks like a corporate coup to take control of the world. We do not want to live in a fascist state. #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Arthur on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:18am

  • Keeping the internet free and unencumbered is vital to the freedom of this free society!
    Said Robert on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:18am

  • I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name, and I have the right to challenge, or OPPOSE them. #openTPP
    Said Dave on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:17am

  • You were elected to listen to the people whom you represent, not those with special interests and the money to force their will. Hear us. #openTPP
    Said Katherine on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:04am

  • I have just as much right as anyone else in this world to my privacy. I don't peek over your fence and ban you from things. #openTPP
    Said Ashley on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 10:03am

  • Why the silence? The TPP is everyone's business.
    Said Ann & David on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:58am

  • Don't outsource protection of our food and environment!
    Said Barbara on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:58am

  • The world is watching you. #openTPP
    Said Lauren on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:57am

  • Bring the TPP out of the shadows!
    Said OpenTPP on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:56am

  • This affects all of us. We would like to know what is going on, for whom, by whom and with what positive results are expected for all of us.
    Said Rex on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:55am

  • TTP Negotiators.. do you need to hide your discussions? In the name of full disclosure, release the texts!
    Said Jane on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:54am

  • This is an absurd treaty to once again benefit only the top 1% who own the companies that will profit. This will not provide jobs or income for the average American.
    Said Kenneth on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:53am

  • Continuing to pit workers against each other and exploiting cheap, unprotected labor in countries around the globe only undermines and de-stabilizes all countries. Publicize the TPP texts NOW!
    Said Tom on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:52am

  • Please share your drafts with the public and work for the good of all not the few. Think of future generations and the Earth in all parts of the globe. Thanks!
    Said Mary-Faeth on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:51am

  • Give us a fair deal, open the TPP!
    Said OpenTPP on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:50am

  • #OpenTPP to public scrutiny. Those parts of it already leaked show it to be a threaten to the economy, the environment, and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name.
    Said claudia on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:40am

  • I have a right to freely express my views and hear the unrestricted views of others. Only with such freedom can democracy flourish and the world become more peaceful. I deserve to know what you are negotiating. #openTPP
    Said James on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:36am

  • The internet was created through innovation by people, freely. It was not created by corporations nor was the idea to allow corporations to control it. No one is telling you not to use it for your own gain. Quit trying to control it.
    Said Gerry on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:35am

  • The way the TPP is working in secrecy is totally immoral.
    Said Robert from Facebook on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:34am

  • What is in the public interest should not be hidden from the interested public.
    Said Tim on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:33am

  • Why so secret? #opentpp
    Said OpenTPP on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:32am

  • Every bit as much as industry, the interested public have an absolute right to know the particulars of what you are doing on our behalf, and which will determine much in our lives going forward. Release to us the full draft text of the current TPP agreement today. Thank you.
    Said William on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:30am

  • Like the printing press, the radio, and the television before it, the internet is a revolutionary technology for the dissemination of information. Those who have attempted to block, stifle, or control these technologies have invariably found themselves on the wrong side of history. Make the right choice.
    Said Adam on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:28am

  • How dare you not tell us what you're doing when it's something that affects all of us!#openTPP
    Said Leah on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:27am

  • Those who believe that they are worthy of making decisions for the rest of us are deeply misled, and it only makes it more obvious that something sinister is afoot when meetings and decisions are held and made behind closed doors and without public input. #openTPP NOW!
    Said Michael on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:26am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. This MUST be done in the open and MUST have adequate discussion by all stakeholders ahead of time #openTPP
    Said Bruce on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:26am

  • The Internet belongs to everyone!!!
    Said Irene on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:26am

  • TPP threatens the U.S. and world economy as well as the environment and democracy. We have a right to know what is being proposed in my name.
    Said Barbara and Jim on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:24am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP NO MORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS! They are bad for, people and the environment!
    Said Mallory on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:24am

  • Open up the process of negotiations! It is our right to know what is being done in our name, and being done to us by those who stand to profit at our expense. No more NAFTA styled "free trade" deals!
    Said Lee on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:21am

  • It seems that our "freedoms" are being taken away at an alarming rate on many levels.Please don't let that happen.
    Said Pat on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:18am

  • The voting public has the right and responsibility to know exactly what rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Alan on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:18am

  • I believe that censorship and fines attached to the freedom to share and consume information threatens scientific progress. As a scientist, I oppose these processes and hope that the interests of human advancement outweigh corporate greed.
    Said Alexander on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:17am

  • With so many professionals and industry experts expressing concerns about what you are doing, why keep everything so secret? You are setting up for another SOPA/PIPA failure by keeping quiet. Release the full documentation so the experts can see what you are doing.
    Said Ryan on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:16am

  • When has fighting progress ever made things better? You can profit from a free internet too! #openTPP
    Said Michael on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:15am

  • What are you hiding? #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:12am

  • Step away from secrecy, listen to your fellow citizens and make the future brighter for ordinary people. Thank you.
    Said Terry on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:09am

  • This is another attempted erosion of citizens rights by the corporations, based on greed and short sighted powermongering. #openTPP
    Said Anara on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:08am

  • "Free" trade is not free-- working people and citizens of third-world countries pay the price. Support FAIR trade! Release the TPP texts.
    Said Lhisa on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:05am

  • TPP threatens Internet freedom by giving media conglomerates new powers to impose fines on Internet users, block websites, collect your private online information, and even cut off access to the Internet. It also ndermines our liberty and democracy by restricting our ability to make democratic decisions at a national and local level. We deserve to know what binding rules are being negotiated in these secretive TPP meetings, and we deserve to have our voices heard.
    Said Leslie on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:04am

  • Open communication belongs to the public. Open the TPP!
    Said Traci on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 09:00am

  • The Internet isn't for your control! And neither is freedom of speech!
    Said Robert on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:59am

  • My rights are not for sale to big media. Stand up for us, not them! #openTPP
    Said Anonymous on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:58am

  • Stop the media companies from reaching into what's technically someone else's!
    Said Benjamin from Facebook on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:57am

  • Why are we facing another situation where corporations have all of the power and citizens none? Cannot the internet, the most powerful communications tool for all people be free of control of a few business interests? Do not let these powers be concentrated this way.
    Said Donald on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:57am

  • An open Internet is more important both economically and culturally than a dying old media empire. #openTPP
    Said Don on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:56am

  • If the agreements you are crafting behind closed doors are not destructive to main street and to the average person, not to mention national sovereignty, why are they so secret?
    Said Mary on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:54am

  • Release the Text.
    Said Joseph on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:52am

  • When negotiations are closed a few words come to mind: deception, dishonesty and disagreeable decisions. Negotiations that effect all people and environments globally need to be open. We need corporations to make money and good business but not on the backs of slaves, not at the expensive of tax payers, and not with adding more toxins and destruction of our earth.
    Said Barbara on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:50am

  • #TPP will affect my Internet freedom and can harm democracy across the internet. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Robert on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:44am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. No more NAFTAs. We all have the right to see the texts ! RELEASE the TEXTS !!! #openTPP
    Said Michelle on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:42am

  • Everyone needs to know about this threat to privacy. Open the TPP!
    Said Rick from Facebook on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:42am

  • No more secrets! Open and free society! Open and free internet!
    Said Marianna on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:41am

  • The language as it is in the TPP text on intellectual property on the internet puts both unnecessary and unreasonable/unviable burdens on ISP's. Its implications also make the use of trolling IP claims all the more much easier for entities who wish to squash negative opinions that they believe to be harmful to their cause.
    Said Ian on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:40am

  • The internet is not another tool for social control! #openTPP
    Said Pauline on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:39am

  • Are democracy, transparency, and the freedom of information really SO inconvenient that you have to do this? Are you guys that scared of the light of day? #openTPP
    Said Tim on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:39am

  • You are public servants, ACT LIKE IT. We the people are in powering you to act on our behalf. We can just as easily take that power away. ;)
    Said Jessica on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:37am

  • I thought we had something called the freedom of speech. That is a right. #openTPP
    Said Susan on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:37am

  • I have a vote. #opentpp
    Said Michael on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:36am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP The process, as it is currently structured, is so greatly flawed that it has no credibility with the public and will be mostly despised.
    Said Russell on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:36am

  • There must be good reason people in other countries have rejected the TPP provisions!
    Said Lynn from Facebook on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:34am

  • Not only can I claim intent? I can also claim the truth. #TPP #OpenTPP
    Said @BarddeBelmont on Twitter on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:33am

  • A process with so little transparency which creates a regulatory regime which clearly opposes the agenda of the majority of the public (and arguably violates their rights) has a problem beyond being unfair or undermining freedom.
    Said Rufus on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:31am

  • Keep the internet free from government and corporate restrictions. No one owns the internet and transparency is a democratic right to freedom. #openTPP
    Said Anonymous on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:30am

  • #TPP secrecy denies the democratic rights of the people, democracy in general and Internet freedom. We have a right to know what agreements and restrictive rules are being negotiated on our behalf! #OpenTPP
    Said Clare on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:30am

  • I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being proposed, and to speak out against them. #openTPP
    Said Ellen on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:28am

  • Why would any sane, ethical person want to restrict the Internet?
    Said John on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:27am

  • Open the TPP!
    Said OpenTPP on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:22am

  • No More NAFTA'S!
    Said Lynda on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:22am

  • TPP is not the answer. Any answer to the question of copyright ownership and enforcement cannot come behind closed doors, with only the copyright holders and legislators at hand. Copyright holders do not own the internet, and yet the solutions for their problems have seemed to imply that they'd like that to be the ideal solution.
    Said Anonymous on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:17am

  • People, Environment, Freedom come first.
    Said William on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:10am

  • This agreement flies in the face of freedom of information and freedom of speech. This "agreement" is just the toxic legislation SOPA/PIPA in a fancy new costume, and any government officials that support this censorship agreement ought to be voted out of offices they are clearly unfit to hold.
    Said Stephanie on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:09am

  • I thought government was supposed to represent the people, not big business. The TPP does not represent me!
    Said Robert on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:08am

  • #TPP threatens the right of nations to access generic AIDS meds. Open the meetings! #openTPP
    Said Mark on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 08:00am

  • FAIR TRADE NOT FREE TRADE #opentpp
    Said @unklejohn from Twitter on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 07:57am

  • #TPP threatens internet freedom. I have a right to access the internet and the information contained therein. Don't take it away from me.
    Said Dasha on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 07:50am

  • I don't think that these new regulations will serve the interests of ordinary consumers, but only big business interests.
    Said Michael on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 07:48am

  • We know what you're afraid of... the truth, and we know why - because the public will not stand for this sort of power grab. #openTPP
    Said Christopher David on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 07:45am

  • Liberty and justice for all. Do not silence free speech. #OpenTPP
    Said Charles on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 07:42am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. Corporations are NOT citizens. Listen to the people. Corporations have NO right to speak for me.
    Said DAVID W on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 at 07:40am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP I do not believe that corporations have the right to do what they want to without the people's concent. My state has been ruined to tourism because of gas drilling.
    Said Sandra on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 21:20pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Malcolm on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 21:16pm

  • #TPP Leave the internet alone #openTPP
    Said chris on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 21:13pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP How would you like it if I owned a bank and I decided what happens to your assets? Of course if you knew what was going on, you'd do anything to stop it. Wouldn't you.
    Said Riley on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 20:57pm

  • #TPP impacts and threatens our collective future. #openTPP
    Said Rev. Kate on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 20:24pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. Its not ok at all! #openTPP
    Said Brad on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 20:00pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. All other trade agreements have been made in secret and have been harmfuI to nature and most humans. All affected have a right to know what is being proposed. OpenTPP
    Said Allen on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 19:56pm

  • You need to be open about those issues that strike not close to home but in our home. My ability to access the internet should not be debated in private meetings.
    Said Carol on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 19:43pm

  • #A democracy depends on the active participation of the citizens. TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 17:41pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. If you want to do serious business allow your fellow workers to make decisions with you. #openTPP
    Said Lyle on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 16:34pm

  • TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. Corporations do not have the right to govern individuals or censor or sue governments!
    Said Susan on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 16:16pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Steven on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 16:13pm

  • Corporations' "right" to maximize profit should not be allowed to trump citizens' rights to be protected from abusive treatment of workers and environmental damage that threatens public health.
    Said Benjamin on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 16:06pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Nadia on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 15:40pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP No special rights for corporations at the expense of the 99%! NO job killing deals! Keep our jobs home in the USA!
    Said Margie on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 15:29pm

  • Biased protectionism of entrenched incumbents hampers innovation and destroys economic opportunities. #openTPP
    Said Ken on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 15:09pm

  • #TPP I'm a stakeholder too. I'd like a say in keeping the Internet open #openTPP
    Said Mita on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 15:02pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP The central ideal of America is freedom. There should be no, repeat NO, effort involving the US that does not honor this central ideal.
    Said Joseph on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 14:19pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP. There should be provisions for but wages on both sides of borders, environmental protections, and health protection for all workers!
    Said Rosita on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 14:00pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Joyce on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 13:37pm

  • Restricting access to and free use of the Internet betrays the spirit of the enterprise. Now, the Internet is the one tool that allows open communication among citizens all over this planet who wish to share their experiences and aspirations with one another, and generate some form of solidarity globally around a local issue.
    Said Warren on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 13:25pm

  • #TPP STOP THE SECRECY! #openTPP
    Said Robert on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 12:32pm

  • Respect our right to an open Internet!
    Said Reilly on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 12:29pm

  • If you want to let 'All of Us' have a say, please could you make your letters more accessible to the world's blind and low vision users of the internet. After 28 years of the world-wide web, there is no longer an excuse to exclude us. I support the dismantling of the TPP but by leaving us in the cold, it is like the same thing, so please, correct this on-line injustice and allow screen reader and adaptive software users to participate, thanks guys.
    Said Steve from Facebook on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 12:21pm

  • TPP is bad news for all.
    Said Michael from Facebook on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 12:19pm

  • Internet should stay free and available to all.
    Said Jane from Facebook on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 12:17pm

  • GREED! Isn't that on the lines of Dictatorship! I love my country, I don't like people trying to change our freedoms!
    Said April from Facebook on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 12:17pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Scott on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 12:03pm

  • Citizens are not for sale.
    Said OpenTPP on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 11:23am

  • Corporations have too much power, too much free reign. We need laws that are made locally by the people who are affected by the laws. #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Leese on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 11:19am

  • FAIR trade is needed, not secrecy or special favors for corporations.
    Said Lila on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:48am

  • Respect your citizens - respect your consumers - respect democracy - #openTPP!
    Said John on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:42am

  • Perhaps if the TPP would collaborate with the vast technology of internet users, a fair practice and solution could serve all parties. We all have choices. Please reconsider yours.
    Said Sandy on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:42am

  • The internet should not be subjected to restrictions that minimize the open exchange of ideas within human rights standards.
    Said Sandy on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:41am

  • Why have you put up walls? We want to know what's on the other side! #OpenTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:32am

  • Open your ears to public opinion! Open the TPP!
    Said OpenTPP on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:29am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Jamia on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:29am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP Any agreement must guarantee workers' rights, internationally competitive wages, intellectual rights, and protection of the environment.
    Said Thomas on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:29am

  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens the economy, the internet, the environment, national sovereignty and representative democracy itself. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. End the secret negotiations and give the BOOT to the industry "advisors." #openTPP
    Said Charles K. on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:28am

  • The TPP will hurt the American economy!
    Said Amy on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:21am

  • #TPP Stop hiding behind a curtain like the "great and powerful" oz, and release the texts! #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Katherine on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:18am

  • People have died fighting for our rights and freedoms. You hide in a room trying to take them away?
    Said Jack on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:16am

  • Stop the TPP. Leave my fundamental human right to seek and impart information alone!
    Said Doug on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:15am

  • We deserve to know what is happening behind the scenes. People will be deterred from the internet and it will only shrink the potential of it.
    Said OpenTPP on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:13am

  • Free trade: free-of-rules for corporations; free-of-beneftis for citizens. #TPP #openTPP
    Said Frank on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:11am

  • We need and demand transparency from our respective governments and their representatives. #openTPP
    Said Olivier on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:10am

  • When freedom of the individual is sacrificed for the benefit of global corporate interest, we lose the potential to achieve what mankind is truly capable of.
    Said Barry on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:10am

  • You are undermining my liberty and democratic rights and demand a voice in the process. Thank You.
    Said Jean-Jacques on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:09am

  • #TPP More like 'Trans Pacific Dicatorship' #openTPP
    Said Nicholas on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:08am

  • Tell #TPP officials to respect Internet freedom and our democratic rights. Open the TPP now openthetpp.net #openTPP
    Said @ign0z from Twitter on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:08am

  • #NAFTA on Steroids: A Race to the Bottom in Environmental Deregulation. Open The Secret TPP Trade Negotiations #OpenTPP
    Said @pdjmoo from Twitter on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:07am

  • An AIDS-free generation? Impossible with the patent extensions proposed in the TPP. For millions, generic ARVs = Life. #openTPP
    Said Nina on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:05am

  • Keep the internet free for everyone! Hands off!
    Said Joe on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:05am

  • The TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made without my knowledge and in my name. I demand transparency.
    Said Sandra on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:05am

  • TPP threatens democracy and freedom, yours included.
    Said George on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:04am

  • People who are uninformed will always look for deceptions, we need transparency and public participation in regulatory activities. There is often a problem that occurs and then government implements regulations with the best of intentions to remedy that problem, but there is also and more often then not, collateral damages inflicted by the efforts to secure one problem. Those who make policy do not have the sole window to possible outcomes, involve the public sector, they have views and opinions that are likely to be helpful and useful in policy making.
    Said OpenTPP on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:03am

  • #TPP threatens to sell out our liberty to multinational corporate big brothers who are running scared of new media #openTPP
    Said Peter on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:03am

  • Please leave the Internet alone, it's not a problem the way it is.
    Said Mary Jane on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 10:01am

  • Why have multinational corporations been allowed into the negotiations when private citizens have been denied? Remember this country was founded on the premise "We the People". The negotiations need to be public!
    Said Donald on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:59am

  • You were elected to enhance my Internet freedom, not to limit it. Do the right thing now; act to open the net to all without restriction, forever.
    Said Kybor on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:59am

  • How can #TPP threaten our democracy and Internet freedom? It's the True North strong and *FREE* #openTPP
    Said Chelseagirl on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:59am

  • #TPP threatens the right to dissent and fundamantal civil liberties. Open your deliberations to public scrutiny. Protect citizens' rights. #openTPP
    Said Peggy on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:58am

  • The public servants of this country have no right to conduct anything in secret, especially if it threatens liberty, democracy and freedom. I do not agree with any internet retrictions... leave the internet free and open. Thanks
    Said Jeff on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:57am

  • We have a right to free speech! #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:54am

  • Extending drug patents with the #TPP is a real threat to public health. Please don't do it! #openTPP
    Said Arthur on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:46am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Eric on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:45am

  • #TPP is a scourge to our path to a free, democratic society. Top-down control of media will undermine our liberties and democracy #openTPP
    Said Laura on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:45am

  • free trade without fair wages should be banned – minimum wage should be a requirement to free trade #openTPP
    Said Ben from Twitter on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:44am

  • #openTPP TPP Negotiators Secrecy = Corrupt ... DISCLOSURE = DECENCY
    Said @anadem from Twitter on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:43am

  • Tell #TPP officials to respect Internet freedom and our democratic rights. Open the TPP now openthetpp.net #openTPP
    Said James from Twitter on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:42am

  • It is not compatible with democracy for the public to have no input into decisions which affect ourselves and future generations.
    Said Derrick on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:42am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said JOAN on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:40am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. I call for national and international corporate power to be legally dismantled. No more corporate 'backdoor' agreements that undercut our national laws and commonwealth. Ban Corporate power NOW!#openTPP
    Said Findlay on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:38am

  • Isn't it fascism when governments and corporations work fist in fist behind closed doors to take rights away from the 99%?
    Said Lynn on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:33am

  • The TPP is another NAFTA-style sellout of workers. Smash the TPP!
    Said Robert on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:29am

  • No More NAFTAs
    Said Shawn on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:15am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP The Internet should be free for everyone everywhere to access. Strive for freedom not restrictions.
    Said Rick on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 09:11am

  • If TPP is so good, why is it secret?
    Said Anthony on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 08:03am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. Americans must be told what is being proposed in our names. RELEASE the TEXTS #openTPP
    Said Alice on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 07:18am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. Open TPP No More American Job and Self Rule Killing Trade agreements! The American people are fed up!!
    Said Joseph on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 07:05am

  • Please respect labor and womens rights. Free trade agreements do not help workers and they do a great deal of damage to the environment. Free trade is about profit maximization leaving the worker and consumer out of the equation.
    Said Pieter on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 07:03am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. Governments are representatives of the PEOPLE they govern, not corporations and special interests groups. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Nicholas on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 06:21am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP It's vital to remember priorities: the environment comes first! If that goes, the economy won't matter much anyway.
    Said Kristina on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 06:06am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. It has no place with the innovative, pervasive, and flexible Internet we have and that we need for our civilization. #openTPP
    Said Dominic on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 05:55am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP THIS IS NOT WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE
    Said Andrea on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 05:23am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP No more NAFTAs
    Said Dawn on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 04:13am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Stephanie on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 04:00am

  • #TPP, "Free" Trade foster export dumping, volatility. US is dominant farm commodity exporter. Free markets failed to self correct for 100+ years. Cheap imports lower US/global prices: farm crisis, dairy crisis. Global "undernourished:" 80% rural!
    Said Brad on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 03:33am

  • We've been moving from a society of freedom with exceptions towards one of restriction with exceptions. TPP would go one step further. Governance in secret goes many steps further still. It is time to switch direction and get back to freedom by default. It is time to ensure our governance is never in secret. Open the TPP!
    Said Jeremy on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 03:17am

  • Accountability matters. From what I have read, #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Cheree on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 03:16am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP Anytime, you have a closed door session of government reps and industry lobbyists, you are violating basic democratic principles. If the government represents special interests and not the people who elected it, that government should be dissolved.
    Said Michael on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 02:18am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP NAFTA style agreements are a bust, except for the corporate top tiers and recipient nation aristocracy.
    Said James on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 01:39am

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. Have compassion on the many poor who will be affected. Have compassion on the plants and animals who will be affected. Please! For Christ's sake! #openTPP
    Said Timothy on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 01:34am

  • Free trade is not free, it costs lots of good Americans their JOBS, their DIGNITY, their HOMES!! We need jobs HERE for people, not more profits for faceless corporations!! NO TPP!!
    Said Robert on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 00:46am

  • Information wants to be free. Sharing is fundamental to civilization. #openTPP
    Said John on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 at 00:08am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP The more self interest is imposed by law, the greater the constriction on the diversity of opinion, which ultimately constricts the evolution of humanity.
    Said munro on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 23:34pm

  • The excess profits desired by corporations come at the expense of peoples' lives and wellbeing and are rightfully designated as theft. We are tired of being subjected to these criminal acts and demand that they be ended not supported.
    Said John on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 23:32pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP Corporations must be reminded that their excess profits that come at the expense of peoples lives and wellbeing are theft and should be considered criminal. If they are supported by law then I consider those laws criminal.
    Said John on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 23:29pm

  • If you have to hide..your doing something wrong #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Edward on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 21:34pm

  • Restricting the Internet affects the world, let the world affect the TPP.
    Said Devin on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 21:07pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP You answer to us, we don't answer to you. We will use our votes and our voice to remove everyone that supports this from their jobs!
    Said Christopher on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 21:00pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP Lack of transparency reinforces the fears of how harmful the TPP will be to the poor.
    Said Aleita on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 20:53pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. We know what your game is, and we're not stupid. It all boils down to how much money and control you have over the general population. The more control you have, the more money. We know you are bought by lobbyist, which is why your "authority" means absolutely nothing.#openTPP
    Said Lindsey on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 20:36pm

  • If the deal is so good for the 98%, tell us what it is!
    Said Jean on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 20:04pm

  • The internet has become the new medium of communication for society. Any restrictions placed upon it infringe on everyone's freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom of person. I will not stand for it. Nor will the freethinkers and wondrous citizens that populate much of the internet's most prolific forums.
    Said N. on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 19:27pm

  • TPP process in secret is anti-democratic and fascist in nature. Secret trade agreements destroy liberty and justice for all as well as internet freedom. I and my neighbors do not agree with this secret process and will not abide by any policy arrived at in this way.
    Said Rosemary on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 19:26pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Billy on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 19:26pm

  • Why shouldn't the American people be told which of their legal and moral rights are being threatened by TPP?
    Said Gay on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 19:04pm

  • NO MORE NAFTA'S! The work you are doing will only continue the outsourcing of good paying jobs from the USA. Greedy U.S. companies can't resist the temptation to employ workers overseas for 1920 wages while charging consumers 2012 prices! Gee, I wonder why unemployment is so high in this country? #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Lawrence on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:57pm

  • LIBERTY/RESPONSIBILITY/FREEDOM/ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ALL not just greedy money-making interests! #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Janet on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:56pm

  • What kind of crap are you trying to pull on us...are you fracking nuts???????
    Said Richard on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:55pm

  • We have delivered our papers, now show us yours! #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:55pm

  • We want a seat at the table! #openTPP
    Said OpenTPP on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:53pm

  • Free trade is not equal to fair trade. #openTPP
    Said Why so secret? on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:52pm

  • Don't mess with the Internet!
    Said OpenTPP on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:51pm

  • No Back Room Deals for the 1%. No More NAFTA's.
    Said Ann on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:33pm

  • TPP threatens the U.S. and world economy, the environment and democracy. We have a right to know what is being proposed in our name. Other "Free Trade" agreements have devastated workers on both sides of the agreement. From what we hear in rumors about this one, its details will be even worse.
    Said Barbara and Jim on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:26pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Jan on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:23pm

  • I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. Keep the Internet open, democratic, individual user-centered and free from restrictions except those needed to maintain basic human values such as the protection of children and others who are unable to protect themselves .
    Said Alfred on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:21pm

  • NAFTA has been a disaster for working people on all sides of the border. These supra- national agreements undermine democracy by operating beyond the control of the legislative process both local and national. NO more of this corporate deal making across borders.. #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Carole on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 18:09pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Jan on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:48pm

  • What are you hiding? Open the TPP!
    Said OpenTPP on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:46pm

  • Bring the TPP out of the shadows!
    Said OpenTPP on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:45pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Khal on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:40pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Peter on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:36pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. Freedom of speech includes free access to all websites, including media not funded by advertisers and rich corporations. If you have nothing to hise what are you so afraid of?
    Said Pauline on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:32pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Paul on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:26pm

  • #TPP No more #NAFTAs Release the Texts and drafts you're showing lobbists but hiding from the public. #openTPP
    Said @HlaoRoo from Twitter on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:22pm

  • The way the TPP is working in secrecy is totally immoral.
    Said Robert from Facebook on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:22pm

  • I'm sick of this! The TPP should be illegal where public and private policy is concerned. My confidence in Canadian politics wavers.
    Said Alex from Facebook on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:21pm

  • Everyone needs to know about this threat to privacy. Open the TPP!
    Said Rick from Facebook on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:21pm

  • The TPP is a grab for power and control of something that doesn't belong to you at all. Nothing less than an open Internet is what we demand. It's not negotiable.
    Said Wiebe from Facebook on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:21pm

  • System's broken, time to upgrade it.
    Said Tristan from Facebook on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:20pm

  • There must be good reason people in other countries have rejected the TPP provisions!
    Said Lynn from Facebook on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:20pm

  • Stop the media companies from reaching into what belongs to someone else!
    Said Benjamin on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:19pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP At what point did business decisions overtake societal decisions as the demand of your job description?
    Said Darien on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:07pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Sheila on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 17:03pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Philip on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:49pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Mahassen on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:37pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. The media is not the government. The consumer is not at fault for your outdated business models. It is not the government's responsibility to increase your profits. Down with the Evil Content Empire. Down with Big Brother. #openTPP
    Said Mariah on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:36pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Kathryn on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:21pm

  • Stop the TPP + Carry On!
    Said Stephen on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:18pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said sheri on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:14pm

  • This world is deeply threatened by the selfish elite who run roughshod over the powerless, thinking only of thier own agenda. They will use all manner of trickery and deciet to accomplish thier goals. The internet is the only way truth can be shared in this age and everyone must do what they can to ensure no one can filter the internet. thankyou
    Said derek on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:13pm

  • Make the TPP transparent!
    Said Steve on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:10pm

  • #TPP Freedom of the internet is important for a free country and a free society. To hamper it is to hamper free speech and freedom of the press.#openTPP
    Said Colin on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:09pm

  • The world is watching. #TPP seems to have a lot to hide. Are you ashamed? How much profit is enough? #openTPP
    Said Ellen on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:08pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Pierre on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:06pm

  • #The world is not run by investors. Humans and animals' lives take priority over profits. #openTPP
    Said Wendy on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:04pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Josh on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 16:03pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. Furthermore, if this sort of agreement has been shot down before, what makes you think this will be any different? Even if you succeed, the next election topic will be who can eliminate the TTP the fastest. Unless, of course, neither candidate can turn away what's under the table. #openTPP
    Said Kurt on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 15:59pm

  • Open The TPP!
    Said Reilly on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 15:56pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Carmine on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 15:56pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Jerry on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 15:48pm

  • Isn't it ironic that Politicians who preach about how important and useful the internet is, yet they've shamelessly handed it over to big business? #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Jeffrey on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 15:48pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said stephen on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 15:47pm

  • #TPP threatens the economy, the environment and democracy. I have a right to know what is being proposed in my name. #openTPP
    Said Joe on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 15:46pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Dustin on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 15:45pm

  • TPP sees copyright wrong
    Said OpenTPP on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 15:43pm

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    Said Michael on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 15:41pm

  • It STINKS that industry lobbyists have closed-door #TPP meetings with gov't to decide on #netfreedom. #OpenTPP
    Said @grgblee from Twitter on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 15:40pm

  • If you don't start listening to the people, #TPP will die as soon as presented to our lawmakers for approval. #OpenTPP
    Said @WhitePhoenixUS on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 at 10:26am

  • The Country's that sing about freedoms Now threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name.
    Said ken on Thu, 06 Sep 2012 at 21:53pm

  • Our world, our lives. What gives you the right to decide for us? #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Chris on Thu, 06 Sep 2012 at 21:43pm

  • Every time I read something new about my federal government, it seems there are more restrictions on, or policies against, the common good and public opinion. It feels as if democracy is being stripped away. There is no room for secret meetings and plans in a democratic society. #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Kathy on Thu, 06 Sep 2012 at 17:02pm

  • FREEDOM OF SPEECH/INTERNET FREEDOM - SAME THING #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Ken & Patti on Thu, 06 Sep 2012 at 16:09pm

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Linda on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 08:17am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. AND FURTHERMORE any decisions or proposals from said meetings should be debated in public by our governmental representatives in consultation with the public at large #openTPP
    Said peter on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 08:12am

  • I live in a democracy; World War II might excuse secret treaties, but copyright laws do not.
    Said Tyler on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 08:08am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP.The internet belongs to everyone wit a connection not private industry or goverment .
    Said Julian on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 08:06am

  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership is just the latest example of the greedy corporate elite attempting to take over all aspects of everyone's lives, destroy the natural world (our environment) for profit, and stifle democracy. It must be stopped.
    Said Kevin on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 08:05am

  • It's time for the truth and without the internet we do not get that. Politicians and big corporations don't want to give us the truth.
    Said Drew on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 08:02am

  • #TPP Avoiding public transparency in this process actually makes you a bad person.Honesty and open communication is the best process....christ, i feel like i have to act like a marriage councillor for you. #openTPP
    Said David on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 07:46am

  • Respect your citizens - respect your consumers - respect democracy - #openTPP! Any institution that makes an enemy of the people will eventually fall...
    Said John on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 07:43am

  • The TransPacific Partnership threatens Canadian democracy and my Internet freedom. It is not moral to shut the people out on this discussion. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. Cease secret your talks until you have opened the doors to public consultation, NOW.
    Said D M on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 07:43am

  • The internet should not be subjected to restrictions that minimize the open exchange of ideas within human rights standards. #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Sandy on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 07:38am

  • #TPP Many brave men died for my freedom, your profit margins do not justify taking them away. The TPP is NOT okay. #openTPP
    Said Kelly on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 07:36am

  • Stop the TPP. Leave my fundamental human right to seek and impart information alone!
    Said Doug on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 07:10am

  • We deserve to know what is happening behind the scenes. People will be deterred from the internet and it will only shrink the potential of it.
    Said on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 06:44am

  • Free trade: free-of-rules for corporations; free-of-beneftis for citizens. #TPP #openTPP
    Said Frank on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 06:25am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP because of which I do not consent.
    Said Brad on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 06:22am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. We need and demand transparency from our respective governments and their representatives. #openTPP
    Said Olivier on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 06:18am

  • When freedom of the individual is sacrificed for the benefit of global corporate interest, we lose the potential to achieve what mankind is truly capable of.
    Said Barry on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 06:17am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. You are undermining my liberty and democratic rights and demand a voice in the process. Thank You.
    Said Jean-Jacques on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 06:14am

  • Note to politicians: Put people before corporations; we remember, and we vote. #tpp #openTPP
    Said Frank on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 06:08am

  • #TPP More like 'Trans Pacific Dicatorship' #openTPP
    Said Nicholas on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 06:06am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP. Keep the internet free for everyone! Hands off!
    Said Joe on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 06:03am

  • The TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made without my knowledge and in my name. I demand transparency.
    Said Sandra G on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 05:59am

  • TPP threatens democracy and freedom, yours included.
    Said George on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 05:55am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. It has the potential to undermine my ability to make a living. #openTPP
    Said Dan on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 05:29am

  • TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. Please leave the Internet alone, it's not a problem the way it is.
    Said Mary Jane on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 05:19am

  • #TPP threatens the right to dissent and fundamantal civil liberties. Open your deliberations to public scrutiny. Protect citizens' rights. #openTPP
    Said Peggy on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 05:06am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. The public servants of this country have no right to conduct anything in secret, especially if it threatens liberty, democracy and freedom. I do not agree with any internet retrictions... leave the internet free and open. Thanks
    Said Anne-Marie on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 04:57am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. The public servants of this country have no right to conduct anything in secret, especially if it threatens liberty, democracy and freedom. I do not agree with any internet retrictions... leave the internet free and open. Thanks
    Said Jeff on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 04:57am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. I elected people to represent me...I don't accept the point of view of industry lobbyists
    Said Cory on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 04:23am

  • #TPP threatens democracy and Internet freedom. I have a right to know what restrictive rules are being made in my name. #openTPP
    Said Derek on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 at 04:14am

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Footnotes

[1] The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive multi-nation trade agreement that seeks, among other things, to rewrite the global rules on intellectual property enforcement. It is being negotiated behind closed doors by a group of 600 industry lobbyist "advisors" and un-elected government trade representatives.

[2] Public interest groups have obtained the February 2011 draft of the TPP's Intellectual Property Rights Chapter and the TPP text on copyright Limitations and Exceptions. The text shows that the TPP would criminalize many everyday uses of the Internet, and give Big Media more Internet lockdown powers.

[3] See analysis from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, or infojustice.org.

[4] The TPP lacks transparency, public participation, and democratic accountability. In this letter, a number of U.S. civil society organizations detail and decry the opacity of the process.

 


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