The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is the widest known free trade agreement due to tenacious campaigns and focussed attention on it by activists, NGOs, campaigners, numerous bloggers, and the Green Party Group in the EU. In 2014 other trade agreements, such as CETA and TiSA all came to light due to this attention, illustrating the over-arching neo-liberal economic model being pushed quite silently onto our countries. The Investment State Dispute Settlement provision in these free trade agreements is of particular concern because it locks in the power of corporations over national governments.
There is nothing simple about this battle. The corporations and their lobbyists are powerful, extremely wealthy and well versed in corporate law! We have to do all we can to stay informed of this ever changing landscape and fight it on all fronts.
There are many thngs you can do to stay informed and to inform. Contact Global Justice Now, War on Want, 38 degrees to join a local group. Alternatively set one up of your own! This site has some tools you are free to use to print flyers and posters. Contact your MEP or MP and voice your concerns. Make your town a NoTTIP zone! Drop a banner! The battle against TTIP continues. The debate is not in the mainstream media and may never be in the manner that it should be so raising public awareness is hugely important too.
No TTIP is supported by a broad coalition of groups
London Federation of Green Parties