Ecuador has struck another blow against the power of big business, ripping up 16 trade deals with countries including the US and UK…. Continue reading “Ecuador rips up 16 toxic treaties.. Corporate Vulture-Courts stole $21 billion”
The Madrid City Council rejects “any mechanism by which foreign companies can sue in private courts measures taken in the public interest, such as its decision to stop using glyphosate or redistricting of funeral services”, as in its current form would allow trade agreements that the European Union wants to formalize with Canada (CETA, for its acronym in English) and United States (TTIP, for its acronym in English)… Continue reading “Madrid joins Cities that reject the TTIP Capitalist Coup”
LATE NEWS UPDATE
Only 2 days later in a new vote 14 Senators changed their mind after MASSIVE GRAFT AND POLITICAL PRESSURE.
Not only are they now in favour but have voted away their power to delay the ‘fast tracking’ of the Corporate Coup d’Etat by the 1%.
So much for printing good news.. the article below is CANCELLED
Are the Wheels Starting to Fall Off TTIP?
‘The battle isn’t over,’ writes Dearden, ‘but yesterday’s vote should give campaigners everywhere real hope.’ (Image: Global Justice Now)
In a shock vote for President Obama yesterday, the Senate blocked a bill that would have allowed him to ‘fast track’ trade agreements like TTIP. Although only a procedural vote, the fact that Democrats in the Senate united to dismiss the motion makes it significantly less likely that Obama will succeed, with commentators saying Obama’s trade strategy is now ‘in tatters’.