“A rose (or in this arse a poison) by any othe name is still a rose. Anyone who thinks the people’s will is respected by the PTB and their Global Corporate leeches, whose only aim is profit at the expense of the worker, is a blinkered idiot. If Brexit, the TTIP, or TPTA are really doomed as the people think, I believe in fairies.”
Over the weekend, thousands of protesters across multiple countries condemned impending trade deals promoted by governments and their corporate partners.
Though the protests received little coverage from mainstream media, they stretched from Paris to Warsaw.
The demonstrations came amid the Commission on International Trade of the European Parliament’s plans to finalize the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) this week. The policy has been likened to so-called “free trade” deals pushed by President Barack Obama and other Western governments.
“CETA and TTIP trade deals threaten environmental and consumer protection for millions of people in Europe, and North America.”
(COMMONDREAMS) Hundreds of thousands took to city streets across Germany on Saturday as they marched against a pair of corporate-backed trade deals they say will undermine democracy, attack workers and local economies, and accelerate the threats posed by corporate hegemony and global warming.