David Malone Interview 2014 : Trade Deals and the Death of Democracy

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David Malone Interview 2014 : Trade Deals and the Death of Democracy

Implications of TTIP for Financial Regulation of the Banks

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This excellent 6 minute video clip indicates the role of the City of London (the most criminogenic of global financial centres) in lobbying for the EU-US Free Trade Agreement, otherwise known as TTIP (TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).
To date, the critical focus of opposition groups has been the watering down of European consumer standards, under pressure from the US.  However, leaked documents are now showing that it is a two-way street.  The EU is evidently trying to protect the European banks from the stronger American Financial regulations.  Nevertheless (and unmentioned in this clip) the American Chamber of Commerce is also using TTIP as an opportunity to push for the higher US financial service regulations to be watered down.
As Lori Wallach says in the video clip, the pressure from lobbyists, on both sides of the Atlantic, is to lower regulatory standards across the board.

Leaked documents on TTIP

Michael Parenti – Lies, War, and Empire (2007)

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Michael Parenti – Lies, War, and Empire (2007)

The superb Michael Parenti at Antioch University in Seattle – as relevant in 2014 as in 2007.

Lecture 1 hour then Q&A.

On TTIP and the NHS, they are trying to bamboozle us

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