In Washington, D.C., cancer patients Zahara Heckscher and Hannah Lyon were arraigned Thursday on charges stemming from their February protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as the TPP, and its so-called death sentence clause, which would extend drug company monopolies on medicines. Zahara Heckscher spoke after their arraignment.
Zahara Heckscher: “We’re going to keep fighting against the TPP, keep fighting to get the word out about the danger of the TPP for people with cancer and people who need access to medicines in the U.S. and around the world. So we’re going to keep fighting, even though we have to deal with the criminal justice system. That’s OK. We’re going to keep the struggle going.”