EU-US FTA, TAFTA, TTIP – whatever its name , it means bad news for 99%

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TAFTA & TPP…Corporate Power Tools of the 1% Lori Wallach, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, joins Thom Hartmann in exposing the secret negotiations which are taking place without democratic oversight.  Basically any legislation on either side of the Atlantic which … Continue reading

EU-wide campaign to make Trade/Investment Policies work for People not Corporations

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Over 50 civil society groups demand a paradigm shift in EU trade and investment policies Posted by: Corporate Europe Observatory – Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU – November 26th 2013 Trade Note: CEO is a member of the Alternative … Continue reading

Nineteen Eighty Four revisited – Is there a ‘world domination’ study course?

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Nineteen Eighty Four revisited – Is there a ‘world domination’ study course? I have always wondered where Derren Brown learnt his skills – they are not in the average psychology textbook nor in a conventional hypnotherapy handbook.  However, I’m now also … Continue reading

Why should we be very concerned about the current US/EU Free Trade Agreement?

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The evidence provided by The Brave New Atlantic Partnership report suggests that TTIP can be understood as the political and class project of an Atlantic elite whose aim appears to be the reversing of social policies in the West and … Continue reading

Are we already in the post-democratic era?

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Is TPP the post-democracy blue-print for the EU-US Free Trade Agreement?  The implications are outlined. Before Christmas, I was alarmed to hear Nick Clegg and then David Cameron ‘rather too casually’ mention their support for an EU-US Free Trade Agreement … Continue reading