Friends of the Earth Rocks Against the TPP in San Diego

Friends of the Earth Rocks Against the TPP in San Diego

BERKELEY, CALIF. – On Saturday, July 30 in San Diego, Friends of the Earth will join actress Evangeline Lilly, and musicians Jolie Holland, Bonfire Madigan, Invisible Familiars, Lia Rose, and more for a free Rock Against the TPP teach-in and concert. The San Diego event is one of a series of rock concerts and teach-ins concerning the most environmentally dangerous trade deal you never heard of, the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Douglas Norlen, the director of economic policy at Friends of the Earth, who will be leading the Friends of the Earth delegation in San Diego, said:

“This free concert promises to be fun as well as educational. Most importantly, it will effectively communicate to San Diego Members of Congress like Susan Davis and Scott Peters that a vote for the TPP is a vote for climate destruction. The TPP is a corporate bill of rights that would bulldoze local legal protections and damage women’s rights and LBGT rights in several countries. Friends of the Earth will continue to rock against the TPP until this unjust corporate power grab is dead in the water.”

Rock Against the TPP in San Diego!

Who: Rock Against the TPP is organized by Fight for the Future, an internet freedom group, Friends of the Earth, the Communications Workers, Public Citizen, Citizens Trade Campaign and others.

What: A teach-in & training hosted by Evangeline Lilly and a Rock Against the TPP concert featuring Jolie Holland, Bonfire Madigan, Invisible Familiars, Lia Rose, Evan Greer, Taina Asili, and more. All events are free and wheelchair accessible. Spin Nightclub is 21+.

When: July 30, 2pm How to Fight the TPP: Teach-In & Training; 4pm – 9pm Rock Against the TPP concert. Doors open at 3pm.

Where: Spin Nightclub, 2028 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92110 (Map)

Why: The TPP is not so much about trade as it is about deregulation and forcing governments to pay corporations and wealthy investors for the cost of complying with environmental and other public interest safeguards. 


Expert contacts:
Doug Norlen, (510) 900-0016, [email protected]
Bill Waren, (202) 222-0746, [email protected]

Communications contact: Kate Colwell, (202) 222-0744, [email protected]




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