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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the largest free trade agreement ever negotiated. Also known as the US-EU Free Trade Agreement and TAFTA, it was negotiated in secret until October 9th. The publication of the mandate is definitely due to public pressure but it is a very weak win.

Linda Kaucher says :

The Commission’s mandate was made public about a month ago. 

 That was a document from over a year ago, it was just the go ahead doc for the Commission to start negotiating, and it was leaked a year ago anyway. 

The texts of the ongoing negotiations are secret and the plan is that they will remain secret until negotiations are completed.

In addition, any other documentation (e.g. lobbying docs) is secret and will remain so for 30 years. 


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WHAT IS TTIP?

 

 

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Approval of the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) by the European Parliament is as far from certain as we allow it to be. Click on above link to participate in the collective voice against it.

 

WHAT IS CETA?

 

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The ISDS is a provision, set to be in TTIP,  that will allow corporations to sue national governments if the governments pass laws or policies that would detrimentally affect the  corporations’  future making profits.

The fear of being sued for billions of dollars will effectively dis-empower our governments rendering them impotent to protect our rights, food and safety standards and our environment, in the outside chance that they actually wanted to!  

There are dozens of free trade agreements that have the ISDS clause in them. The Energy Charter Treaty that Russia is signatory to, is no different. 

In an historic arbitral award rendered on July 18, 2014, an Arbitral Tribunal sitting in The Hague under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) held unanimously that the Russian Federation breached its international obligations under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) by destroying Yukos Oil Company and appropriating its assets. The Tribunal ordered the Russian Federation to pay damages in excess of USD 50 billion to our clients who were the majority shareholders of Yukos Oil Company.

WHAT IS ISDS?

 

It may be fair to suggest that all the campaigns throughout modern history that have failed, have done so due to a lack of active participants. Believe that this world can be a better place and actively participate in the change you want to see…pleeeeeeeeze.

Our main stream media particularly and perhaps most disappointingly, the BBC does not keep us informed.

 

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TTIP ARTICLES

  • Unpacking the Efford Bill Con Trick, by Dr. Lucy Reynolds

    Unpacking the Efford Bill Con Trick, by Dr. Lucy Reynolds

      
      
      
    Crossposted from The Efford Bill – A Trojan Horse?
    Research fellow and National Health Action Party member Dr Lucy Reynolds provides her analysis of the controversial Efford Bill.
    We need to unravel its competition law mechanisms to[...]

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  • Fighting TTIP

    Fighting TTIP

    By Melanie Strickland
    Crossposted from No Dash For Gas
    As a network committed to participatory democracy, environmental and social justice, Reclaim the Power is naturally opposed to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP. TTIP is a free trade[...]

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

    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:[...]

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  • Europe Wide Day of Action Against TTIP 11th October

    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[...]

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TTIP LEAKED DOCUMENTS

  • REGULATION – NONE OF OUR BUSINESS

    REGULATION – NONE OF OUR BUSINESS

    Original Post in the Corporate Europe Observatory
    (http://corporateeurope.org)

    December 16th 2013
    Trade

    A leaked EU negotiating proposal [1] for the far-reaching free trade agreement with the US reveals the European Commission’s plans to fundamentally change the way regulations to protect consumers, labour and the environment will be adopted in the future. The proposal follows a persistent campaign by business lobby groups on both sides of the Atlantic to use the[...]

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