Oct 19
H/t reader squodgy:
“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.

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Sep 18

300,000 Join Massive Protests in Germany Against US-EU Corporate Trade Deals:

“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.

Taking aim at both the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), European Union deals with the United States and Canada respectively, opponents say the agreements are not really concerned with expanding trade but rather increasing corporate power. Continue reading »

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Jun 26


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Jun 26

TTP, TTIP, TISA and CETA: U.N. Legal Expert Calls Proposed Trade Deals “Illegal”:

Alfred de Zayas, the U.N.’s Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, is assigned the task to apply the standards of international law to proposed treaties, to determine whether they’re in accord with international law. On Friday, June 24th, he issued his finding on three large proposed treaties regarding international trade among Atlantic countries: TTIP, TISA, and CETA. Earlier, on February 2nd, he had issued a similar finding on the proposed TPP treaty between Pacific countries, and his conclusion there was the same: that the proposed treaty violates international laws, and is inconsistent with democracy.  Continue reading »

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