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TTIP leaks: Cameron ‘playing the public for fools’

6 May 2016 - 4:30pm

This week’s TTIP leaks have revealed the truth about these appalling negotiations: the British people know this is a corporate stitch up, yet the Prime Minister continues to play them for fools.

Mining shareholder: ‘divest and stop the violence’, says War on Want

6 May 2016 - 1:00pm

War on Want has called on a British shareholder to divest his stake in a mining company whose plans for a new mine would force local people from their homes on the south east coast of South Africa.

Shameful attack on local councils respecting international law

3 May 2016 - 5:30pm

Tomorrow (4 May) will see the start of a judicial review hearing over motions passed by Swansea, Gwynedd and Leicester councils, concerning illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. 

TTIP leak = end of the road

2 May 2016 - 4:30pm

Now for the first time the people of Europe can see for themselves what the European Commission has been doing under cover of darkness, and it is not pretty.

Massive document leak spells 'end of TTIP'

2 May 2016 - 10:30am

Today's publication of the 248-page leak of negotiating documents for the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) spells the end of the controversial EU-US deal, campaigners said today.

The texts of the TTIP negotiations have been kept strictly secret until today's leak, which reveals European Commission negotiators preparing to trade away key sectors of the European economy in order to win contracts for multinational corporations in the USA.

TTIP document leak - selected text preview

1 May 2016 - 9:15pm

The massive leak of secret TTIP negotiating papers due out tomorrow (2 May) will reveal the true extent of the danger posed by the controversial EU-US deal, and early signs are that it will be even worse than already suspected. For the first time, we will be able to see in black and white exactly what the US negotiators are demanding of the EU, and what the European Commission is prepared to sacrifice in order to seal the deal. Here is a sneak preview of just three sections made available this evening - the texts in italics are from the leaked papers:

Let’s stop the diversion of the Arroyo Stream in La Guajira, Colombia

29 April 2016 - 12:30pm

The largest open-cast coal mine in the world threatens the vital water sources of afro-descendant and indigenous communities in Colombia.

EU to sacrifice public services and farmers in TTIP talks

28 April 2016 - 12:30pm

News coming out of the 13th round of secretive negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) taking place in New York this week reveals the new level of threat the deal poses to jobs and public services. Now is the time to pull the plug on this dodgy deal.

Afro-communities of Buenaventura speak out against Violence

28 April 2016 - 11:30am

Our partners Nomadesc and PCN – Palenque el Congal will today host a Public Commission on Human Rights in the Special District of Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca in Colombia.

The hearing is "For the victims of Development, and the unconstitutional state of affairs in Buenaventura” and has been called to address the gross violations of human rights and of international humanitarian law in Buenaventura.

The case against TTIP

28 April 2016 - 10:00am

War on Want in the New Statesman. Read Helen Lewis' article The case against TTIP: Let’s not weep for a US trade deal.

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