STOP TTIP

 

STOP TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership): working to help inform and engage the public about the serious consequences of the US- EU Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated in secret

 

 

 

The_Brussels_Business-e5cfbThe US/EU Free Trade agreement (also known as The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) or The Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA)) is the largest free trade agreement ever negotiated and the details of it are being negotiated in secret and the mainstream media is hauntingly silent about  it.

The European states are being represented by the European Trade Commission which as it was revealed brilliantly in a documentary called the Brussels Business, is powerfully influenced by corporate interests.

There have been leaked documents. The inclusion of the ISDS which is the Investor State Dispute Settlement was discovered in one of these leaks covered extensively by independent media but not the mainstream.

ISDS

The ISDS is a provision that allows corporations to sue national governments if any of the corporations’  future making profits are affected by actions of the governments. Any future environmental and employment law are set to lose all their power. A similar version of it is present in NAFTA the North American Free Trade Agreement (Mexico/Canada/US), called the Settlement of Disputes Between a Party and an Investor of Another Party which is Section B of NAFTA. There already have been many suits aimed against governments bodies. The first one being Ethyl v Canada which transpired because Canada passed a law banning a gasoline additive called Methyl Maganese that has been proven to be nuero-toxic. Ethyl filed suit, based on the fact that this law restricted trade which led to Canada apologizing, paying $13,000,000 to Ethyl and withdrawing the safety laws, before going to any judiciary. That is just one of the many sorts of circumstances that will happen in Europe if the ISDS is allowed to remain in the TTIP.

 

 

ARTICLES RELATED TTIP

  • Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries

    Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries

    Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries

    Speculative investors are claiming more than 1,7 billion Euros in compensation from Greece, Spain and Cyprus in private international tribunals – for measures implemented to deal with economic crises, a new report released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) reveals.
    For the Press Release from TNI and Report:
    Speculative investors claim at least 1,7[...]

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  • US-EU Free Trade Agreement Video

    US-EU Free Trade Agreement Video

    “A succinct, well produced and informative video about the most serious attack ever waged on democracy in my lifetime” – Polly Tickle.
    TTIP
    TAFTA
    US-EU Free Trade Agreement.
    Call it what you will the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) must not be allowed to be a part of it.

     
    10 REASONS TO OPPOSE INVESTOR SUPER RIGHTS
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  • ISDS – What you don’t know will hurt you.

    ISDS – What you don’t know will hurt you.

    ISDS in 2012 marked a new record, as there were at least 62 new investment arbitration cases being initiated against sovereign nation states. The highest number of known treaty-based disputes ever filed in one year. 2013 has the second highest number of treaty disputes, numbering 57 cases.
    2012 also had the highest pay out to a corporation (US$1.77 billion) in Occidental vs. Ecuador. The Ecuadorian government stripped Occidental Petroleum Corporations[...]

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  • Don’t sacrifice EU environmental standards to get trade deal with US, warns Greenpeace policy director

    Don’t sacrifice EU environmental standards to get trade deal with US, warns Greenpeace policy director

    Don’t sacrifice EU environmental standards to get trade deal with US, warns Greenpeace policy director
    April 9, 2014 – Food & Agriculture
    In an exclusive interview with viEUws, Marco Contiero – Greenpeace’s EU agriculture policy director – talks to AGRA FACTS journalist Rose O’Donovan about the future challenges for EU agriculture and discusses the potential negative effects of an EU-US free trade deal at the Forum on the Future of[...]

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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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MINUTES FROM STOP TTIP MEETINGS

 

 

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NGOs all over the world have launched a global campaign to fight state surveillance:Human Rights And Privacy Groups Launch Global Action Oppose Mass Surveillance
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Eyes Wide Open

 

Wallach’s TAFTA 101 crammed into a twelve minute edit from the TAFTA symposium held in Washington DC on 9 July, 2013.

 

Keiser report talks of the free trade agreement at the 8 minute mark.

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