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Why is the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) a bad deal?

Why is the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) a bad deal? Crossposted from the Touchstone Blog, 28 Apr 2014, by Rosa Pavanelli
The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) is being negotiated in secret to make it easier for big multinational companies to take over the vital public services, such as health care and education, which[...]

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Homesick.The Point of Current Housing Policy is to Sustain a System Built on Injustice.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 3rd June 2013
There is no shortage of explanations, and no shortage of solutions. But the problem that lies behind our multiple housing crises is simple and obvious. It is, at root, a failure to tax.
Another record tumbled last week. In April, we discovered, house prices in[...]

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EDGE FUND NEWS

This is the newsletter from EDGE FUND.

Our review process is now coming to an end, with a final meeting to tie up loose ends next month. As part of our aim to get more members and applicants from outside London, we’ve started holding meetings in Manchester and on 14 June have a members’ meeting[...]

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Euro elections mark system failure

 
Crossposted from A World to Win. Euro elections mark system failure
The populist electoral revolt against European Union state institutions and their policies – combined with mass abstentions – is the clear signal that the old politics is not just dying but is opening the door to rabid nationalism, racism and neo-fascist parties.
UKIP’s[...]

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What’s the secret? Closed door TTIP talks put environmental and public health safeguards at risk

What’s the secret? Closed door U.S.-EU trade talks put environmental and public health safeguards at risk – Crossposted from http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-05-closed-door-us-eu-trade-talks-put-safeguards-at-risk#sthash.5tw2VjyH.dpuf
Posted May. 19, 2014 / Posted by: Kate Colwell
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States and the European Union opened the fifth round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which are[...]

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Finnish media ignores successful anti-TTIP demonstration

Finnish media ignores successful anti-TTIP demonstration – Crossposted from bilaterals.org: http://www.bilaterals.org/?finnish-media-ignores-successful#sthash.0WZo6hoi.dpuf
On Friday the 23rd of May 2014, some 1 000 people took to the streets in Helsinki (Finland) to demonstrate against the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, demanding immediate suspension of the negotiations and opening of the mandate. The demonstration was[...]

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HOLT Day of Action: 13 June

HOLT Day of Action: 13 June
To link up with the RMT’s national organising day on Bob Crow’s birthday, 13 June, the Hands Off London Transport campaign is organising leafletting of the public and other action to raise awareness of the harmful effects of Tube cuts.
Where: So far, actions are planned at Brixton, Walthamstow,[...]

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MEPs suspicious as Commission fails to respond to TTIP questions

 
Parliamentary questions left unanswered as European Elections get underway across Europe. Crossposted from Beware What Lies Beneath
Critical questions relating to the controversial TTIP negotiations posed by Green MEPs to the Commission have been left unanswered in recent months, despite it being a procedural requirement that urgent parliamentary questions must be answered within a[...]

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How To Avoid Burnout – the London Roots Collective

How To Avoid Burnout, by the London Roots Collective. Crossposted from The Red Pepper.
The London Roots Collective shares its tips on how to be an effective, radical and sustainable activist. July 2013
We all know the warning signs. There’s a crucial opportunity, some amazing ideas and only a handful of people to do a[...]

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