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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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NoTTIP ACTION DAY 11th OCTOBER UPDATE

By Inka Stafrace

 
On the 11th of October 2014 join the decentralised European day of action to stop TTIP, CETA & TiSA!
May we interest you in helping us organize it?
On the 6th September, a great turn out of about 30 people turned up to the NoTTIP planning meeting for the De-Centralised European[...]

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No TTIP Planning Meeting

By Inka Stafrace
On the 2nd August the NoTTIP Planning Meeting took place at the Friends of the Earth’s luxurious office in Stockwell.
 

Apart from reflections on the 12th July National Action Day from various cities but mainly London, and the work that led up to it, the 60 or so people who turned[...]

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Multinational Corporations Threaten Democracy

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
 
We like to think that we live in a democratic society, where the laws and conditions that we live under are set by the government, which is in turn elected by us. The reality of course is that we live under a corrupted system, which is[...]

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GERMANY TO REJECT CETA

There is a a lot of talk and pats on the back in on-line media that Germany is to reject the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), commonly referred to as the “Canadian TTIP”.
If true this is wonderful news for all the people who support workers and environment rights, democracy and their national[...]

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What the recent ECJ ruling means for transparency in the TTIP negotiations

Crossposted from BEUC: The European Consumer Organization

By BEUC’s Senior Legal Officer, Kostas Rossoglou
Last week in Brussels, scores of EU and US officials held the 6th negotiating round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal.
Despite press conferences and civil society briefings the real substance of discussions remains in the dark. However, an[...]

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On TTIP and the NHS, they are trying to bamboozle us

Crossposted from Open Democracy
John Hilary
The TTIP trade treaty talks re-opened in Brussels last week. We should not be reassured by the convenient ‘leak’ of a private letter between key TTIP advocates claiming the treaty poses no threat to the NHS.

The NHS has become a key battleground for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment[...]

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European Citizens’ Initiative Against TTIP

Press Release : Crossposted from Campact

By Maritta Strasser
15/07/2014
 

European Citizens’ Initiative demands: Stop negotiations for TTIP and CETA
ECI-Registration 15 July 2015 – criticism: insufficient democratic participation and weakening of standards
Tuesday (15 July), the 47th European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) has brought forward its motion for registration at the European Commission. The[...]

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1000 AT THE TTIP PROTEST BUT RESERVED MAIN STREAM MEDIA COVERAGE

By Inka Stafrace

The UK day of action saw 15 protests in major cities in the UK united against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), on Sunday July 12th 2014. In London 1000 people gathered outside the Business Innovations Services (BIS) at 1 Victoria street.

 

 
TTIP is the largest free trade agreement[...]

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