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The Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gaE5rOHsUY
The Alternative Trade Mandate
The new 20-page mandate proposes that core principles such as human and labour rights and environmental[...]

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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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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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‘Death to nationalism’ is message of Bosnia uprising

‘Death to nationalism’ is message of Bosnia uprising by Corinna Lotz from A World to Win and Real Democracy Working Group.
A feature of revolutionary times is when people’s movements decide to take matters into their own hands and throw up new forms of democracy. That’s what we are witnessing in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where people of[...]

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Gatecrashing an Arms Dealers Valentines Day Party by Accidental Anarchist.

When our institutions are in bed with arms dealers what do we do? …….We gatecrash the party
So last night we had a little fun at The London Transport Museum valentines night. It was Valentines and the Museum had decided to open late to show the love and serve up lots of delights of interactive[...]

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#BankofIDEAS: Drugs Peace and Universal Basic Income

The first talk of the evening was by Andria E-Mordaunt: We need alternatives to the war on drugs and war on poor.
An academic, activist and devoted mother, Andria tells about the ‘addicted survivors of the global war on drugs as part of the global war on the poor’

“Harm reduction” is often made an[...]

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“Dying for Heat”: a 24 Hour Vigil, by Dan Ashman

Dying for Heat 24 Hour Vigil, by Dan Ashman. Occupy London and Leicester.
Some lovely people who sleep rough join the Dying for Heat 24 Hour Vigil, a short report. At 8 am we donned our bermuda shorts and walking sticks outside Leicester Town Hall.
Big Society my Arse. The Big Betrayal more like.
The[...]

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Open Letter to the Police: “Police Endangering Lives”, by Accidental Anarchist

Original letter published in the Accidental Anarchist Blog.
Dear Sir/Madam,
In the recent times of Austerity and with the tragic death of Lee Rigby we have witnessed the rise of the right wing in this country. Right wing Fascists are using these times for propaganda against immigration, Islamophobia and other dangerous extremist views. But this[...]

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