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[...]
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[...]Read more →
Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries
Speculative investors are claiming more than 1,7 billion Euros in compensation from Greece, Spain and Cyprus in private international tribunals – for measures implemented to deal with economic crises, a new report released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)[...]Read more →
The Cat Hill Protection Camp is now on it’s third day.
Donnie Vortex gives an update day three of the camp.
Livestream courtesy of Occupy Hungary: Please follow for updates
What the heck does ’active 25 year tree management mean’? Does it join the newspeak term ’Affordable housing’ translating to £400,000[...]
Bromley Bedroom Tax Petition by Paula Peters
Unanimous vote from the Bromley Tories. NO.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 635 residents of Bromley who signed my local bedroom tax petition, and I have since collected more signatures as more every day want to sign the petition. Last night,[...]
Waking up this morning and we find out that the Daneshill Protectors have occupied the fracking rig.
King of the Castle Dart Energy are the Dirty Rascals
The first rig to be scaled in this ecocidal push for yet more fossil fuels.
In a dramatic dawn raid at approx 5.00 am this morning[...]
By Cathy O’Neil, a data scientist and member of the Occupy Wall Street Alternative Banking group. Cross posted from mathbabe
HFT – High Frequency Trading.
It’s unusual that I find myself in the position of defending Wall Street activities, but here goes.
I just don’t think HFT is that big of a deal relative to[...]
HOLT MEETING 18.3.14.
Attendance: Olly, Becky, Obi, Roger, Katie, Dan, Rob, Dave.
We reviewed activities up until now and agreed that, given the short time period the group had worked together, the activities/actions had been successful including:
A well attended public meeting
Public meetings at underground stations
General support for strike action
ISDS in 2012 marked a new record, as there were at least 62 new investment arbitration cases being initiated against sovereign nation states. The highest number of known treaty-based disputes ever filed in one year. 2013 has the second highest number of treaty disputes, numbering 57 cases.
2012 also had the highest pay out to[...]