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European Commission Faces Court Challenge Over Trade Talks

Crossposted from Stop-TTIP.org

Alliance to launch self-organised Citizens’ Initiative on TTIP and CETA
Stop TTIP, an alliance counting over 240 organisations from across Europe, today announced that it would be appealing to the European Court of Justice against the European Commission’s rejection of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) on TTIP and CETA – the trade[...]

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GERMANY PUTS CETA FREE TRADE DEAL WITH CANADA ON HOLD

Crossposted from Deutsche Welle
Facing sustained criticism of free trade and investor protection treaties CETA and TTIP between the EU, Canada and the USA, the German government now wants to delay approval of CETA. But a delay isn’t a rejection.
A free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union that was agreed in principle[...]

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Climate March London Images

 
Thousands marched at the Global Climate Change march in London.
I had a great time on this march. The sun was shining and there was plenty of colour and expression of love for the planet that we live on.
The crowd was too big to gather at Temple place.
 

 
 

 
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THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT (US) TAKES ON STUDENT DEBT

 
BY VAUHINI VARA : CROSSPOSTED FROM THE NEW YORKER
It can be hard to tell what remains, these days, of the Occupy movement. On the third anniversary of the first protests in New York, activists are fighting one another in court for control of the Twitter handle @OccupyWallStNYC, while the flow of new articles[...]

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SCOTLAND THE BRAVE

By Clive Menzies; crossposted from Critical Thinking
 
When the CRC wheel out Tony Blair (Mr Dodgy Dossier) to make the case against Scottish independence, their desperation to maintain the status quo becomes obvious.
Gordon Brown, as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, sold UK gold reserves at between $256 and $296 per ounce (a 20[...]

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EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST ISDS IN CETA OUTSIDE BIS -LIVESTREAM

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EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST ISDS IN CETA OUTSIDE BIS

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills Offices in London 12th September
Today the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement was discussed in Brussels by the European Union Trade Policy Committee.This coming week is the last chance for the Investor State Dispute Settlement provision to be removed from the text.
The EU Commission is likely to completely[...]

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European Citizens Initiative to Stop TTIP is Rejected

By Inka Stafrace

A bitter blow to all of activists and campaigners against the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) was served on Wednesday the 10th September, as the European Commission rejected the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to stop TTIP and CETA from being further negotiated.
If the[...]

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE RALLY: POINT OF VIEW

By Julie Timbrell

On Saturday a fantastic solidarity rally, “London says YES”, was held at London University, Southbank. The awesome Bernadette McALiskey gave an inspiring speech, as did Allan Armstrong, from the Radical Independence Campaign, and Steve Freeman from Occupy Real Democracy. Solidarity statements were read out from virtually all of the radical left supporting[...]

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