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 →
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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 →
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,[...]
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
Don’t sacrifice EU environmental standards to get trade deal with US, warns Greenpeace policy director
April 9, 2014 – Food & Agriculture
In an exclusive interview with viEUws, Marco Contiero – Greenpeace’s EU agriculture policy director – talks to AGRA FACTS journalist Rose O’Donovan about the future challenges for EU agriculture and discusses the potential[...]
Whose West Hendon? Our West Hendon! by Accidental Anarchist.
Last night I went to support a local community group try and deliver a petition about housing and evictions to Matthew Offord Tory MP for Hendon at a public meeting in their community. A crowd of locals numbering 50 with banners and placards marched down the[...]
TTIP: A Recipe for Ruin
14 February 2014
VIDEO: War on Want Executive Director John Hilary outlines the threat posed by the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated in secret by the European Commission and US government.
Recipe for Ruin: TTIP the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (47 min video)
The Transatlantic[...]Read more →
The Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance
The Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance is an alliance of currently almost 50 organisations, developing an alternative vision of European trade policy that puts people and planet before big business.
The Alternative Trade Mandate
The new 20-page mandate proposes that core principles such as human and labour rights and environmental[...]