Stop TTIP! day of action in Nottingham

Stop_TTIP_banner.jpgRight now, officials in the US and EU are secretly negotiating a hugely influential and dangerous trade deal which would put the profits of big business ahead of our welfare, health and environment. [1]

It’s called the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership”, or “TTIP” for short, but in reality it’s more like a Christmas-list for big business. The negotiations are shrouded in secrecy, but leaked details suggest the deal will:

- Allow companies to sue governments if they make decisions which negatively affect big business’ potential profits (like capping energy prices, or introducing plain packet cigarettes.) [2]

- Stop future governments from rolling back privatisation of our public services, such as the NHS, energy companies, or the Post Office. [3]

- Relax the rules which protect consumers, our environment, our welfare and health services, to much weaker US levels. [4]

Join Nottingham WDM along with many other organisations, such as 38 Degrees, KONP, and War on Want on this day of action. VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE.
We may hold a rally at the Market Sq or Speakers Corner. If you'd like to speak, please message us.

[1] World Development Movement: EU-US Trade Deal:
http://www.wdm.org.uk/food-and-hunger/eu-us-trade-deal-written-banks-banks
[2] The Guardian: The lies behind this transatlantic deal:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/02/transatlantic-free-trade-deal-regulation-by-lawyers-eu-us
[3] Independent: NHS could be ‘carved open’ by US health profiteers:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/nhs-could-be-carved-open-by-us-healthcare-profiteers-warns-shadow-health-secretary-andy-burnham-9292530.html
[4] EurActiv: TTIP means trading away better regulation:
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/science-policymaking/ttip-means-trading-away-better-regulation-301454

WHEN
July 12, 2014 at 11am - 12:30pm
WHERE
tbc probably Speakers Corner
Nottingham
United Kingdom
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CONTACT
People's Assembly · · 07599735853
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