TL;DR - TPP is going to screw up the Internet and everything else, the mainstream media isn't going to help us and Reddit is trying to suck up to them. Please put up a sticky on the front page to help get the word out before it's too late.
Many of us are well aware of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the many terrible things it will do. The fact that a "trade agreement" is a secret to the population is cause enough for concern in itself, but the leaks that have been consistent and mounting spell it out that this move is bad for people in many ways and in many countries. The sheer voluminous nature is somewhat daunting, considering just how many things can be buried in so much text over the relatively simple concept of "free trade." It is even more troubling that in some cases legislators state that bills must be passed before we "know what is in them," which is a frightening perspective, and one that applies to this situation. A small group of politicians and corporate mongols are intent on pushing it through, regardless of what the will of the people are in any of these countries.
Thanks to the media falling in line behind it, we have seen very little coverage on television and in the newspapers, and nothing of real substance as to its negative effects. Perhaps worse is the fact that Reddit has gone to the extent of obvious hypocrisy in attempting to silence widespread information dissemination about this bill, shooting down the stories selectively. One of Reddit's finest hours was the SOPA protest, but Reddit has changed here, and will not help. Altogether, the media is trying to keep people in the dark about this bill, and they are SUCCEEDING.
As such I would like to ask @Atko to please, leave a stickied post up on the front page that describes the current situation with the TPP. Very recently a post showed up on the front page asking what the current status was, and people need to know about this. The future of a lot of the Internet and the lives of many may depend on it. Individuals will suffer economically, free speech will be squashed, Voat itself may be affected, innovations and medical advances will be stifled in the name of profits... the list of negative effects goes on and shows that TPP has only a little more to do with trade than the other TPP, Twitch Plays Pokemon. This fight is not over yet, but it will be if people are kept in the dark and cannot express their will, and express it LOUDLY. I'm sure there are others who are more versed in the TPP who can maintain it with up-to-date information, but the mere presence of a sticky where everyone who visits the site can see it may make all the difference in the world and pressure other sites to help fight this piece of fundamentally bad legislation.
Atko, you've done a lot of good for the Internet, and you are now in a unique position here. I have yet to see anyone who is not a politician or executive actually in favor of this bill. My personal guess is the quick about-face we saw with the "fast track" bill in the US indicates that even politicians are not in favor of it but are having their arms twisted. In fact, there is some evidence of this: http://www.salon.com/2015/06/16/boehner_exacts_his_revenge_tpp_opponents_get_sacked_in_house_gop_leadership_purge/ They are being swept away with the tide that TPP brings with it. Disseminating knowledge of this is the only shot there is to stop it. The silence over this issue is intended to muzzle the voice of the people. We need to turn the muzzle into a megaphone, but we can't do that if people don't even know it exists. So please consider this request. Thank you.
EDIT: Put the TL;DR on the top after realizing I overshot the request for brevity - a lot.
EDIT #2: Knocked off a typo I thought was kind of important.