Category Archives: TTIP – Free Trade agreement

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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TPP – Investment Chapter, WikiLeaks, 56 pp

TPP Investment Chapter for all 12 nations, WikiLeaks release March 25, 2015, 56 pp https://wikileaks.org/tpp-investment/WikiLeaks-TPP-Investment-Chapter.pdf more at www.alternativetrademandate.org and www.citizen.org

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Risks and Opportunities for Consumer Welfare in the TTIP, 56 pp

Frank Bsirske Of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty from states and communities to corporations. Labor and environmental regulations can be chilled or invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriations.” Public interest legislation … Continue reading

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Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped!

TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. A parallel private arbitration system allows three corporate lawyers to serve as judges making irrevocable decisions. Philip Morris is suing Australia and Uruguay for lost profits because of warnings on … Continue reading

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Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology

The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.” Public … Continue reading

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Video: Richard Trumka and Reiner Hoffmann on TTIP

The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Washington organised an event on TTIP with the President of the German trade union confederation DGB, Reiner Hoffmann, and his US counterpart, Richard Trumka, the President of the AFL-CIO. … Continue reading

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Politics Faded Out the Constitutional Offensiveness of Trade Agreements

Politics Faded Out the Constitutional Offensiveness of Trade Agreements by Alex Flessner, Joachim Baertner and Silvia Liebrich http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/04/429676.shtml The arbitration jurisdiction with the ISDS mechanism is the most controversial point of the two trade agreements CETA and TTIP. US corporations … Continue reading

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Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped! Thilo Bode on “The Free Trade Lie”

Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped! Thilo Bode in his new book “The Free Trade Lie” (March 2015) calls the TTIP “Impudence” How scandalous that communities and states could lose sovereignty to corporations! In the TTIP, corporations can … Continue reading

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TTIP: Corporate Interests Against Citizens

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/04/429567.shtml by Maja Volland, March 2015 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/04/429567.shtml The regulatory approaches of the EU and the US are fundamentally different. In the EU, environmental and consumer protection function according to the principle of precaution. State regulations protect the environment and health. … Continue reading

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“Trade Agreements Rigged to Protect Capital From Democracy”

“Trade Agreements Rigged to Protect Capital From Democracy” by Park MacDougald, March 12, 2015 on www.truth-out.org http://truth-out.org/…/29595-trade-agreements-rigged-to-pro… more at http://www.alternativetrademandate.org, http://www.citizen.org, and http://rosalux-europa.info/user…/…/HILARY_UPDATE_EN_2015.pdf

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