"Stay away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership protest taking place Saturday in New Zealand's capital, the United States Consulate has warned its citizens."
It is NOT THE PROTESTERS who should be feared in our actions against the .001% super-rich oligarchs who are attempting a global corporate coup via the TPP [Pacific nations & North America/US], the TTIP [EU and North America/US], and TiSA [EU and US]. These highly secret treaties have been written by corporate executives and lawyers and attempted to be passed by their bought-and-paid-for collaborators in elected bodies, such as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives--betraying the very citizens of their countries who trusted them enough to elect them.
More people should be encouraged to attend and bring their own homemade signs saying to those representatives: "VOTE 'NO!' on TPP/TTIP/TiSA. America is already an oligarchy. Voters must learn about the staggering toxins contained in these treaties. In the 29 chapters of the TPP, only five chapters even involve trade--the other 24 are the corporations slicing, dicing, wheeling, dealing, and stealing the sovereignty of individual citizens, their cities/states/nations.
The single WORST TPP chapter is the "Investment Chapter" which contains an ISDS "Investor-State Dispute Settlement" section-mechanism whereby corporations can sue individuals, cities, states, nations in signatory nations for LOSS OF EXPECTED FUTURE CORPORATE PROFITS when the individual, city, state, or nation refuses to allow the corporation free rein to DO WHATEVER ACTIONS THEY DESIRE IN ORDER TO MAKE A PROFIT FOR A CORPORATION. Tribunals made solely of CORPORATE EXECUTIVES OR LAWYERS hear and make IRREVERSIBLE decisions in these cases. This is already being done under NAFTA.
So, the individuals to FEAR are the CORPORATIONS, NOT protesters who are trying to keep them from owning the globe, "Lock, Stock, and Barrel."