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By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
Many people will be aware of the corrupting influence that the private funding of political parties has on our democratic process. The Tory Party gets most of its funding from big business (and over half its funding from the City of London) so it’s no surprise they[…]

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Recovery myth promoted by TheCityUK.
Employment in London’s financial and related professional services industry has reached a record high, according to TheCityUK. This proclamation of good news needs to be considered in the context of the City’s unique role in shaping the economic landscape, recent history and the wider economy, both nationally and globally.

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NoTTIPers in the London School of Economics Pro TTIP talk – Livestream Audio

Occupiers paid a little visit to the pro TTIP talk at the London School of Economics on Monday October 13th.
Question and Answer Time

The Talk

The Event was advertised as such:
Date: Monday 13 October 2014
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: HE Sylvie Bermann, Pascal Lamy, Sir Peter Ricketts,[…]

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By Inka Stafrace and Obi Live
October 11th 2014.
If you believe in astrology you should definitely find something happening in the stars for October 11th 2014. If not…well maybe you should ditch astrology! October 11th 2014  was the Global Frackdown Action Day and the European Day of Action for TTIP. Activists uniting globally[…]

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Europe Wide Day of Action Against TTIP 11th October

Over 400 actions  in 22 different countries took place on 11th October: The Europe Wide Day of Action Against TTIP. Over 1000 protest in London, Parliament Square.

By Inka Stafrace
Information about the planned actions was illustrated wonderfully on the Stop-TTIP-CETA-TiSA website which promptly crashed on the 10th of October due to an overwhelming amount[…]

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Law vs Justice by Tina-Louise Rothery

Crossposted from Law vs Justice by Tina-Louise Rothery

For the past three years I have often been made to feel like I am a criminal; made to feel that my actions cause fear and that I am not entitled to justice because I made the decision to stop being taken through life according to[…]

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Livestream: TTIP Public Meeting: Regulatory Harmonisation

TTIP: The ‘harmonisation’ of regulation for the benefit of corporations
Negotiated in secret and widely opposed by civil society and community groups, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) calls for the ‘harmonisation’ of regulations between the United States and the E.U. Internet privacy and safety and environmental regulations in all areas are expected to[…]

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Naomi Klein supported both actions on October 11th: The Global Frackdown Day and the European Day of Action Against TTIP, at her fantastic, life affirming (for activists at any rate!) talk last night.
Naomi plugged these actions at the very end of her talk and did not quite get the chance (maybe she was unaware)[…]

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Business Europe Press Debate On TTIP: Videos and Summary

Business Europe Press Debate On TTIP: Videos and Summary

Residence Palace, Brussels
Why does TTIP matter for European business? How can it lead to the establishment of world-class rules and standards? This was the main topic of the press debate organised by BUSINESSEUROPE on 23 September 2014, offering European journalists to engage with representatives from[…]

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