LONDON TTIP Day of Action Saturday 11th October
2pm,RALLY, PARLIAMENT SQUARE, https://www.facebook.com/events/1509288315994915
11.30am,T-TRIP BIKE RIDE, Assemble Lincoln's Inn Fields London WC2A, https://www.facebook.com/events/354007021427132
-visiting people and places that will be affected by TTIP including a Global Frackdown at HSBC. US embassies across Europe have been offering grants up to $25,000 for activities promoting TTIP. Exposing it for the corporate power-grab that it is didn't qualify us for one of these grants, so please get creative, decorate your bikes, bring bells and whistles and help us ride the T-TRIP to Parliament Square by 2.00pm.
<!--break-->TTIP, the US/EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (called TAFTA - Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement in the US) is a 'free trade' agreement between the world two biggest economies, being negotiated now in secret. However TTIP is not about trade. It is in fact a corporate coup that will take us to a "legalised" 'corporatocracy', a corporate-run world. A broad coalition has been formed to defeat it which Rising Tide UK has joined. You can sign-up your Group, Network or organisation to the International callout for the next decentralised Day of Action on Saturday October the 11th (text below).
If agreed, the EU-US Trade Deal (TTIP) would grant corporations the power to sue governments, threatening to lock-in the privatisation of our schools and NHS. Rules
that protect workers, the environment, food safety, digital rights and privacy would be undermined, with harmful industries like fracking encouraged. Together we can stop it.
DOA Call-out text:- Reclaim Democracy! : Roll back corporate power! : People and planet before profit!
Call for European decentralised multi-sectoral day of action against TTIP, CETA, TISA and corporate free trade agenda* – 11th October 2014**
We stand in solidarity with citizens and groups around the world who share our concerns for the environment, democracy, human and social rights. TTIP/CETA/TiSA and other similar trade agreements will be stopped by the energy which the citizens of Europe, Canada and the US put into making our voices heard.
We call on organisations, individuals and alliances to participate by organising autonomous decentralized actions across Europe. We welcome diversity of tactics and solidarity actions from across the world that will help inform, engage and mobilise people locally.
We can win this battle. Together, let's roll back corporate power!