TTIP and the fight for a people's Europe - join us in Manchester!

1 October 2015 - 1:15pm

Event date: Monday 5 October - from 1730 to 1900.

Location: Manchester Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street M1 1JQ.

Join a fantastic line up of speakers on Monday 5 October, as War on Want and the People’s Assembly host the free event: TTIP and the fight for a people’s Europe.

War on Want patron , author and columnist Owen Jones, Icelandic MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir, John Rees of People's Assembly, Paula Barker from UNISON NW, Stop TTIP Manchester’s Rowan Mataram and Sam Lowe from Friends of the Earth will all speak at the event chaired by War on Want Executive Director John Hilary.

TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, has triggered a vibrant social movement across Europe. With its assault on our social, health and environmental protections, irreversible privatisation, and use of 'corporate courts' so big business can sue European governments for policies affecting their profits, this treaty has been unmasked as nothing more than a corporate power grab.

More than this, TTIP has sparked a broader debate as to the future of Europe as a whole. With the EU referendum coming up, do we want to remain part of a Europe that serves only the interests of big business? And how did Iceland stand up to the tyranny of finance capital and create a new path for its people?

Join us to debate TTIP and the Left's position on Britain's membership of the EU. The event, which takes place as part of the week-long ‘Take Back Manchester’ protests against the Tory Party Conference, will be held at Manchester Central Methodist Hall at 1730. To register your attendance, please visit here

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