1.500 European Local Authorities Declared TTIP Free Zones

1.500 European Local Authorities Declared TTIP Free Zones

Negotiators working on the TTIP want the job to be done quickly, before Obama’s end of presidency in USA. However, a very significant movement of local authorities are rising all around Europe against this treaty between EU-US. More than 1500 regions, municipalities, local governments and councils in European countries have already passed motions declaring themselves as TTIP/CETA/TiSA-free zones! Many of the representatives of these authorities (together with activists, NGOs […]

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EU Parliament Votes Against 2.3 Million European Citizens

EU Parliament Votes Against 2.3 Million European Citizens

The highly controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was voted upon in the EU parliament this Wednesday, July 8th. A majority of the parliament backed the resolution, 436 ‘yes’ votes against 241 ‘no’ votes. “While TTIP between the US and Europe would create the world’s largest free trade zone many Europeans believe that the agreement will elevate corporate interest above national interest.” [RT] Proponents […]

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Key TTIP vote postponed

Key TTIP vote postponed

An important vote on TTIP at the plenary session of the European Parliament, which was due to take place tomorrow morning (10 June 2015), has been delayed at the last minute. The reason offered is that there has been such a large number of amendments to the proposal that MEPs need more time to consider it. However, critics say that the postponement of the TTIP vote reflects just […]

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Democracy and Hypocrisy: The US Government’s “Multi-Stakeholder” Model

Democracy and Hypocrisy: The US Government’s “Multi-Stakeholder” Model

At the Internet Governance Forum this year, the US government is promoting its version of the “multi-stakeholder” model. What does the US government actually mean by the term “multi-stakeholder” model which it seems so willing to coerce and enforce on the rest of the world? The reality is that the US government does not intend to relinquish any control over the internet; it only wants […]

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Global Demonstrations Against TTIP – Hundreds Jailed in Brussels

Global Demonstrations Against TTIP – Hundreds Jailed in Brussels

15 May 2014 was a day of demonstrations in several countries throughout Europe against TTIP. A wiki site was used to organize the trans-national demonstrations. More than 1.600 people across 5+ countries went out in the streets to protest. The largest demonstration took place in Brussels where around 600-1000 people took part of the demonstration against TTIP. Police detained 250+ of the demonstrators in Brussels. “We […]

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Why you should protest the TTIP?

Why you should protest the TTIP?

We were all so cheerful when two years ago the European Parliament rejected ACTA. But the lobby machine never rests, the big corporations will use every opportunity to slip the same provisions into any international treaty that our governments sign. And they will add new stuff if possible, such as Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). There are abundant examples of how it works – from […]

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What the Pirate MEPs Have Accomplished in the European Parliament

What the Pirate MEPs Have Accomplished in the European Parliament

“we are very proud of what we have managed to accomplish in Brussels with the help of [our] strategy, this despite us only having 2 mandates of approximately 750, which is approximately 0.27% of the votes in the EU-parliament” – Christian Engström, MEP for the Swedish Pirate Party in the European Parliament In the last EU elections, held in 2009, the Swedish Pirate Party managed […]

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