“Corporate Hegemony from Cove Point to Japan”
Dr. Flowers will connect the dots between a Calvert County gas plant and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). She is a leader of the resistance movements to both. The gas processing terminal planned for Calvert County, the first such facility in the world to be built in such a densely populated neighborhood, endangers health and safety locally, and also globally through the encouragement of fracking with its groundwater and global warming consequences. The plant in Southern Maryland is directly connected to the TPP, an international agreement that gives corporations legal rights to sue governments for enacting policies protecting health, the environment, and human rights, based on possible loss of future profits. Taxpayers would then be required to compensate corporations for these projected losses.
Dr. Margaret Flowers is a pediatrician, co-director of PopularResistance.org, which works to build alternative systems rooted in respect for human rights and democracy. She is co-host of Clearing the FOG which airs live on Monday mornings on We Act Radio.