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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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Thousands March Against Attack On Gaza

By Inka Stafrace
People chanted and marched for 2.5 hours from Downing Street to the Israeli Embassy in Kensington to protest the latest Israeli military operation – Operation Protective Edge – in Gaza.
The death toll of OPE is now 307 Palestinians and 2 Israelis and 1 Bedoiun child (by a Hamas rocket). Israeli claims[…]

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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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Palestine Solidarity Demonstration London

Today 11th July 2014, There were World-wide demonstrations in support of Palestinian people, facing attacks by the Israeli War Machine. The people speak out against the horrors committed by Israel. The silence of our governments is deafening and they should be ashamed of themselves. #Palestine #Gazaunderattack #israel.
Introduction from Mhoust42 at 1700hours.

TheSilentAnon at the[…]

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No TTIP TOUR – PANELISTS FROM GERMANY, UK & USA DISCUSS TTIP IN LONDON 11th JULY 2014

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) threatens to be the greatest transfer of power to transnational capital in a generation.
Below is the live streamed footage of the event that War on Want, UNISON, WDM amongst others, funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, held to educate and mobilise the public against this TTIP last[…]

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July 10 Union Mass Strike #J10 #NoTTIP Livestream

2 million decide on July 10 mass strike #J10 #NoTTIP
On July 10th 2014, there was a mass strike by 2 million Union members.
The London demonstration started at the BBC Headquarters Portland Place, nearest tube Oxford Circus. A way to ensure the state propaganda machine, the BBC, do not forget that there are groups[…]

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New Era Estate and Richard Benyon MP

Some people may have read the article of the richest Member of Parliament, Richard Benyon, who bought the New Era Estate and is now hiking up the rents. Those who cannot pay the increase will be evicted. An example of Rentier Capitalism at it’s worse.
This is an open letter sent by one of the[…]

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