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26.03.2016

Public services under attack through TTIP and CETA

Public services under attack through TTIP and CETA

By Corporate Europe Observatory EU trade deals with Canada and the US could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water and health, as negotiators are doing the work of some of the EU’s most powerful corporate lobby groups in pushing an aggressive market opening agenda in the public… »

16.02.2016

European groups expose ‘Terrifying extent of corporate grab’ within TTIP

European groups expose ‘Terrifying extent of corporate grab’ within TTIP

‘The ability to enact effective and fair tax systems to finance vital public services is one of the defining features of sovereignty,’ says Global Justice Now—one that is threatened by corporate trade deals. by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Even with global inequality at historic highs and… »

02.01.2016

The corporate-friendly trade deals threatening ordinary people in 2016

The corporate-friendly trade deals threatening ordinary people in 2016

2016 is the year to put ‘the interests of communities and the environment before the interests of multinational corporations’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Corporate media failed to cover the dangers of business-friendly trade deals in 2015, despite growing grassroots opposition to such… »

12.12.2015

Politicians in UK parliament said they were worried about TTIP

Politicians in UK parliament  said they were worried about TTIP

Dear members, Yesterday a rare thing happened. Politicians stood up in parliament and said they were worried about TTIP. [1] Peter Lilley, an influential Conservative MP (who was Trade Minister under Margaret Thatcher) said: “I am especially hostile to all those people who press the button on 38 Degrees campaigns… »

10.11.2015

How to build an international financial crisis

How to build an international financial crisis

Banks and corporations are being liberated from the rule of law, and are ripping the world apart. What have governments learnt from the financial crisis? I could write a column spelling it out. Or I could do the same job with one word. Nothing. Actually, that’s too generous. The lessons… »

05.11.2015

TTIP’s ISDS preview via the ICSID (or keeping people in the dark with acronyms)

TTIP’s ISDS preview via the ICSID (or keeping people in the dark with acronyms)

The TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) aka US-EU Free Trade Agreement together with the TTP (same, for the Pacific Rim) are the biggest threats today to national sovereignty and democracy. If imposed big corporations will be able to drive privatisation of health and other services as well as… »

04.11.2015

The gathering financial storm is just one effect of corporate power unbound

The gathering financial storm is just one effect of corporate power unbound

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Governments are liberating global corporations from the rule of law and leaving them to rip the world apart What have governments learned from the financial crisis? I could write a column spelling it out. Or… »

11.10.2015

No chance for TTIP and CETA to get the support of German civil society

No chance for TTIP and CETA to get the support of German civil society

With the slogan “Stop TTIP & CETA! For a fair world trade” about 250,000 people demonstrated today against the free trade agreement between the EU and the US (TTIP) and Canada (CETA). Never before have so many people gone to the streets in Europe on this matter. The organizers expected… »

02.10.2015

EuroMarches joins the Day of Nonviolence

EuroMarches joins the Day of Nonviolence

On the International day of Nonviolence, EuroMarches celebrated the meaning of this principle which underlines this citizen initiative. Yesterday’s events, which centred on the condemnation of tax havens located within the EU, culminated in Seville where a thousand people received the South-East column and walked together on the final 6… »

29.09.2015

Will TTIP get terminated? Negotiations falter as Europe balks

Will TTIP get terminated? Negotiations falter as Europe balks

As EU-US trade talks flounder, France doesn’t rule out ‘an outright termination of negotiations’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams While public opposition to the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)—the massive proposed “trade” deal between the European Union and the United States—has… »

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