March 14, 2015 – TPP Negotiations Come to The Big Island
Hawaii had a very spirited protest against TPP on Sat. March 14th from 11-1PM at the Waikoloa Marriott Beach Hotel.
More than 60 people gathered on the highway fronting the hotel property and held signs and banners against TPP for the first hour and leaflets were handed out to passing vehicles at the traffic light.
People came from all over the island and included Native Hawaiian leaders, Unite Here Local 5 Union members, peace, environmental and anti-GMO activists, etc.
Signs and banners included: “Secret meetings taking place here.” “NO TPP –Backroom deal -License to Steal,” TPP Kills Jobs, Kills Nature, Kills Home Rule.” “Stop TPP Fast Track –People Before Profits.” TPP Kills Jobs & Environment” There were even signs in Japanese against TPP. The response from those passing by in vehicles and on foot was very positive.