November 1st Putney Debate: TTIP
The Translantic Trade and Investment Partnership
TTIP: A shot in the arm for the global economy or the destruction of the NHS and the end to Democracy?
What is TTIP? How does it affect democracy? What is the trade agenda of the EU? How did we get to this point? What’s the role of the financial services industry in EU trade deals?
How about our public services and the NHS? What about the environment?
How can we act defend ourselves?
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Linda Kaucher is a long-time researcher on international trade. With Masters degrees in Journalism and in Human Geography, from Australia and the London School of Economics, she campaigns to take the lid off trade secrecy. She has written articles for the Morning Star and submissions to government consultations. She was invited by the EU Trade Commission to make a presentation to its civil society dialogue on services trade. She founded StopTTIP (UK)
Dr Lucy Reynolds is an academic in health policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health Her interests include the way healthcare system structure, financing and health outcomes interact.She previously worked in the City as an accountant and has first hand knowledge of privatisation.
Glyn Moody is a technology writer. He is best known for his book Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution (2001). It describes the evolution and significance of the free software and open source movements with many interviews of all the notable hackers.He works in London and his writings have appeared in Wired, Computer Weekly, LinuxJournal, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Economist and Financial Times, among others
Sam Lowe works for Friends of the Earth (Land Use, Food and Water Security programme). He Campaigns on issues surrounding financial sector investment in land as well as spearheading Friends of the Earth’s work on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Occasional economics.