This video says about itself:
The truth behind the secret TTIP trade deal
29 January 2015
The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (or TTIP) is called a “trade treaty”. But if agreed, the TTIP would actually hand corporations the power to overturn democratically decided laws, on everything from environmental protections to food safety, through a system of regulatory cooperation and secret courts that only corporations would have access to.
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This video is a joint project of Campact, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), LobbyControl, Seattle to Brussels Network and SumOfUs.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
STUC 2015: ‘Outright opposition’ to TTIP declared
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
THE Scottish TUC declared “outright opposition” to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty (TTIP) at Congress in Ayr yesterday.
Delegates unanimously called for the institutions of the European Union and its member states, including Britain, to stop the negotiations with the US and not to ratify the parallel EU-Canada Ceta deal.
Jane Carolan of Unison told Congress: “TTIP is a secret treaty, hidden from politicians and negotiated by EU officials in private, what does that do for democracy, transparency and accountability?
“TTIP poses a threat to democracy itself, through the proposed use of private quasi-judicial measures such as the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system.
“ISDS means multinationals can sue elected governments whose laws or actions are deemed to be contrary to the operation of the so-called free market and free trade.”
OBAMA VS WARREN OVER TPP DEAL “President Barack Obama criticized Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and others who are opposed to a new trade deal that he is negotiating on Tuesday, saying that his opponents are simply wrong on the facts of the deal. Warren and other Democrats have raised concerns about the deal being negotiated with other 11 Pacific countries, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying that it could worsen income inequality and allow private companies to challenge domestic financial regulations before an international tribunal. Those challenges, Warren and other critics argue, could undermine key financial, environmental and other regulations.” [Sam Levine, HuffPost]
WARREN DIALS UP THE HEAT ON TPP DEAL After President Obama said the senator misunderstood the facts of the trade deal, Warren called for the full facts to be released, arguing that the administration was purposefully withholding unfavorable details from the public. [Sam Levine, HuffPost]
OBAMA, DEMS CONTINUE TO SPAR OVER TRADE DEALS “Democrats’ frustration with President Barack Obama’s trade agenda bubbled over Thursday, with key opponents accusing their party’s leader of putting more effort into a bid to aid corporate America than anything he’s done for the middle class. Calling it ‘maddening,’ Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) told reporters that the Obama administration was putting on a full-court press unlike anything Democrats have ever seen in his presidency in order to win the authority to fast track enormous trade deals.” [Michael McAuliff and Laura Barron-Lopez, HuffPost]