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75,000 companies that could sue governments due to TTIP

 
 
75,000 companies that could sue governments due to TTIP
Governments that pass legislation in the name of the public good in areas like financial reform, environmental protection, worker and consumer rights, could be sued by foreign corporations in special private trade tribunals under the controversial Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism proposed under[...]

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TUC Demo (18 Oct 2014) & the Media, by @Obi_Live

TUC Demo (18 Oct 2014) & the Media, by @Obi_Live
This autumn the TUC is to organise a mass demonstration in London under the banner of Britain Needs a Pay Rise. It will take place on Saturday 18 October 2014, and will begin with a march through central London, culminating in a rally in Hyde[...]

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DPAC 2014 NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Livestream

Taking Part in the DPAC National Conference – 12th April 2014 http://dpac.uk.net/2014/04/taking-part-in-the-dpac-national-conference-12th-april-2014/#sthash.E0hO9Mkn.dpuf
We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone who can come to our national conference on Saturday but it is also important that those of you who can’t get there in person are able to take part. There are a number of[...]

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Free Kate McCann Vigil, HMP Birmingham Prison

Free Kate McCann Vigil, Free All Political Prisoners.
Kate has been involved in lock-ons and peaceful direct action at Barton Moss Community Protection Camp. Now, a judge has sent Kate to jail until 29th April for breaching bail  – by going back to the Camp to help clean it up, after the iGas drilling rig[...]

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The Arms Dealers’ Court Hearing

On the 24th of April 2014, 9am, join Arms Fair protesters outside the first court appearance of Magforce International and Tianijin MyWay – arms companies facing criminal prosecution for dealing in illegal weapons. The State tends to turn a blind eye to crimes by arms dealers; hence the need for citizens to stand up against[...]

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Cat Hill organising meeting 19/04/2014

The Save Cat Hill Protection Site have had their first organising meeting.
Occupy Granny Power!!! The cat hill blockade camp is growing, join us!
Cat Hill Protest
Occupy Barnet
Green Generation
Cat Hill, Cockfosters (Nearest Station Cockfosters)
Kris – Occupy Mayday reporting at Cat Hill Protection Camp. Day 4.

Cat Hill Protection Camp DTG19042014 Part1[...]

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Fracking and the Un-Hoodwinking of America

Fracking and the Un-Hoodwinking of America
VIDEO LINK BELOW. Sandra Steingraber Ph.D, sends Europe a powerful message from the USA. BIFF hopes you will watch, share and send this to MPs, MEPs, Councillors and all your representatives.
Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized authority on the environment links to[...]

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What are the likely consequences of the TTIP trade deal?

 
The latest from Glyn Moody about the Cost to Benefit Ratio in the TTIP – Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Benefits amount to less than 0.05% extra GDP added per year and the costs are a cause for concern.
As we draw near to the conclusion of TAFTA/TTIP’s first year of negotiations, the detailed[...]

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EU Greens defeated on proposal for European Court to act as filter in Investor-State Dispute Settlements

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has been the focus of critics of the EU-US Free Trade Agreement/ TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) – and European Union (EU) Greens are against the inclusion of ISDS, which would allow corporations to take nation states to court in the event that national laws were detrimental to their profit[...]

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