TTIP means trading away better regulation

TTIP means trading away better regulation
Only a deep, structural reform of US chemicals legislation can be the basis of regulatory trans-Atlantic cooperation, writes Baskut Tuncak. Anything less is a stalling tactic.
How weak are US laws for toxic chemicals? Only eleven ingredients are restricted from cosmetics in the US, versus over 1300 in the[…]

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TTIP myths shattered by new GUE/NGL-backed report

08/04/14 Brussels
Original post found on the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left website.
TTIP myths shattered by new GUE/NGL-backed report
A GUE/NGL commissioned study published today by the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (OFSE) has called into question the alleged benefits of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Rather, the[…]

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Not On the BBC. Livestream footage of Tony Benn’s Funeral.

Not On the BBC. Livestream footage of Tony Benn’s Funeral.
#TonyBenn. #TurnoutforTony.
Parliament Square, Outside St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. Supporters of Tony Benn coming down to pay their respects.
Arrival of funeral procession.
30 minutes after I stopped livestreaming, we found out that the BBC was not covering the funeral, so I[…]

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If by Tammy Samede

(I’ve re written the poem ‘if’)
If you can keep your footing when all about you
Are losing theirs and being battered by the tau
If you can trust yourself when all others attack you,
But make allowance for their attacking too;
If you can wait for lorries,and not be tired by waiting,
Or being[…]

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Bob Crow & Anti-Fascism; by the Accidental Anarchist

Two events that inspired our Accidental Anarchist; two reports with pics and film footage.

International Day Against Fascism
(Click through to the Accidental Anarchist blog)

Bob Crow – What a Man
(Click through to the Accidental Anarchist blog)[…]

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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG) Minutes 20.3.14

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO DAWG MEETING ON 27th MARCH, as this would clash with NHS meetings.
Next meet will be Thu 3 April, 6pm-8pm @ Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd.
Apologies from Mike (can’t do Thursdays), George M and Sam and, following the meeting, from Phil.
Present: Steve B., Janos, Chris. Soon[…]

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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG): Minutes 6.3.14

NOTE: There was a DAWG meeting on Thu 13 March – minutes to follow soon. The next DAWG meeting will be on Thu 20th March 6pm-8pm, Friends House, Euston Rd. See Events for agenda & details.
Occupy London Democracy Action Working Group:
First formal but Second Meeting
6th March 2014
(An informal Inaugural Meeting was[…]

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And the Award for Biggest Biomass Baddie goes to… by Biofuelwatch supporter Almuth Ernsting

Exposing the biomass industry outside an industry gala awards dinner
On 9th and 10th April, the biggest players in Europe’s biomass industry will be gathering in London for the “Argus European Biomass Trading 2014” conference. With a full conference fee of over £2,000, this conference focusses entirely on large-scale industrial biomass. Participants include energy companies[…]

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Polly Higgins Speaks About Ecocide At The London School Of Economics – What Is To Be Done?

Polly Higgins spoke at the London School of Economics at an event aptly called What Is to Be Done?. With a line of speakers likened  by Andrew Simms from Global Witness as being in a ‘sweetie shop full of my favorite people’, Polly began the evening talking about Ecocide and why implementing it as[…]

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