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April 18th 2015 – Global Day of Action

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People and the planet before profits!
Global Call to Action to Defeat Free Trade and Investment Treaties

We, civil society organizations, trade unions, farmers, youth, women, indigenous movements and grassroots activists from across the world, are calling for a Global Day of Action on 18 April 2015 to stop free trade and investment deals and promote an economy that works for people and the planet.

For the last decades, secret trade and investment agreements have been pushed by corporations and governments, damaging our rights and the environment.

For the last decades, we have been fighting for food sovereignty, for the commons, to defend our jobs, our lands, internet freedom and to reclaim democracy. Along the way, we have grown as a movement, we have made our voices heard and we had victories.

Together, we can stop the agreements that are being negotiated and reverse the negative impacts of past agreements. We can drive forward our alternatives based on human rights over corporate privileges.

We call on organizations, individuals and alliances to participate by organizing decentralized actions across the five continents. We welcome a diversity of tactics and solidarity actions from across the world that will help raise awareness, engage and mobilize people locally towards a new trade and economic model that works for people and the planet.

Join the Global Day of Action

Map of events around the world – or add your own

Copy taken from www.globaltradeday.org

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London Action April 18

In London there will be a coalition of organisations are organising: ‘Democracy vs TTIP’ an open, participatory assembly on TTIP, followed by series of creative actions to highlight the threat TTIP poses to our NHS, food and environmental protection. We will use the day to reach out widely to the public, bringing to light an issue that is so crucial to us all but invisible to so many. It will be an exciting day – join us!

Speakers at the assembly will include John Hilary (Executive Director, War on Want), Jenny Jones (Green Party), Guy Taylor (Trade Campaigner, Global Justice Now), Sam Lowe (Friends of the Earth) and Gay Lee (Keep Our NHS Public). 
 
Location: Shepherd’s Bush Common
Time: 12pm
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1614839095468184/

Democracy vs TTIP is supported by: Global Justice Now, War on Want, Friends of the Earth, 38 Degrees, Brick Lane Debates, This Changes Everything, Keep Our NHS Public, noTTIP & Students Against TTIP.

Hackney Action April 18 Saturday 

Hackney #noTTIP are doing an action too:
Date:         Saturday 18 April
Time:        10.00am
Venue:      Hackney Town Hall
Activity:    Protest against TTIP and other such trade agreements: unfurling of huge banner, leafletting and talking to Hackney locals
                about the threat posed by TTIP to national and local democracy, to public services, to employment, to small businesses, to
                the NHS, to the environment and to food standards. Live or work in Hackney? Come and join us!