Category Archives: TTIP – Free Trade agreement

Go Bernie Go! Stop TTIP, TPP and TiSA!

How bizarre that Trump becomes an authority on trade and economic populism! The “non-issue” media seems like the Homo Oeconomicus, only interested in profit maximization even while cutting down the branch on which it sits. The corporate media subverts the … Continue reading

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38 Arguments Against TTIP

38 Arguments Against the TTIP (2015) by Harald Klimenta, Maritta Strasser and Peter Fuchs http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/05/432226.shtml TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing in the profits of a few. The ISDS (Investor-State-Dispute Settlement) … Continue reading

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Audio: What’s Wrong with TPP? 27 min

Audio: What’s Wrong with the TPP? Scott Sinclair, Michael Geist and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Feb 1, 2016, 27 min https://www.policyalternatives.ca/multimedia/altpolicy-episode-4 Canada has said it will sign on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new twelve-country international economic pact. … Continue reading

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The arc of history bends toward justice!

The arc of history bends toward justice (MLK). The welcoming tradition is part of American history, not only the traditions of fear and personal enrichment. The one thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history. The … Continue reading

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TransCanada sues the US for $15 billion under NAFTA

Orwell warned against Newspeak where lies become truth and slavery becomes freedom. The TPP like the TTIP and TISA is a blatant threat to democracy and the constitutional state. A parallel private arbitration court system excludes the public, allows foreign … Continue reading

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Stop the TTIP, TPP and TISA!

Barcelona is declared a free TTIP and CETA zone. https://stop-ttip.org/blog/barcelona-is-declared-free-ttip-and-ceta-zone/ Here is a link to their important website: https://stop-ttip.org/what-is-the-problem-ttip-ceta/ What is the problem? The EU soon intends to sign two far-reaching trade agreements: one with Canada (CETA = Comprehensive Economic … Continue reading

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TTIP: Attack on Democracy and the Constitutional State

TTIP: Attack on Democracy and the Constitutional State Call to a Mass Demonstration on Saturday Oct 10 in Berlin! to read the articles by Elisabeth Beer and Thilo Bode, click on http://la.indymedia.org/news/2015/10/291618.php The free trade agreements TTIP, TPP, CETA and … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day! The TPP and Canada

Happy Canada Day! A little inspiration, hope and encouragement from our sister and friend to the North! The TPP and Canada by Scott Sinclair and Stuart Trew, May 22, 2015, 4 pp https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2015/05/TPP_and_Canada.pdf This 4-page fact sheet provides readers with … Continue reading

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TTIP – Why the World Should Beware, 61 pp

Radical free trade policies did not begin with the birth of NAFTA, nor with the founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 – both had been in place in over 90 developing and transitional economies for over a … Continue reading

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The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries

to read the article by Claire Provost and Matt Kennard published in The Guardian, June 10, 2015, click on http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/10/obscure-legal-system-lets-corportations-sue-states-ttip-icsid Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win … Continue reading

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