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UK: Nurses warn over EU-US trade deal
Uncertainty over the impact of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a "growing source of anxiety" among health workers, nurses’ leaders have warned.
Make no mistake, the TTIP is a move in the wrong direction
While it would be wrong to say that the TTIP will lead to the wholesale privatisation of public services, it would potentially constrain governments’ ability to reverse past policy decisions to open up public services to competition as this would become a treaty-based commitment.
Rise up against TTIP: Day of action 11 October
Across the world, countries from South Africa to Ecuador are ripping up agreements like this one. Make your voice heard on 11 October. #NoTTIP.
Occupy democracy: 17-26 Oct - NO TTIP
Occupy Democracy is organising a time limited occupation from the 17th - 26th October to debate the flaws in the UK’s democracy, such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
EU-Canada trade deal ’a threat to democracy’
Campaigners urge British government to amend ‘secret agreement’ that would allow Canadian companies new powers over government decisions
MEPs urged to veto NHS trade deal
The leader of the UK’s biggest union has written to all British MEPs urging them to vote against a controversial EU-US trade deal if the NHS is not exempted.
NHS could still be opened to American corporations under TTIP
The NHS is not safe from the effects of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal, ministers have admitted.
Trade deal ’worth £10bn a year’
UK Government has hit back at critics of a new trade deal, insisting it will create jobs, increase wages and boost the UK economy by £10 billion a year.
Anti-TTIP protests take place across the UK
Thousands of people across Britain on Saturday protested against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US.
TTIP: UK government not trusted to protect NHS from American investors
Despite government claims that public services will be protected from the EU’s free trade agreement with the US, 42% of British people don’t trust them to protect the NHS from privatisation.
TTIP and the Scottish referendum
Whatever the outcome of the independence referendum on 18 September, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could force Scotland to adopt a system that allows US multinationals to provide public services.
Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is planning a campaign to stop British food standards being lowered to allow American food imports pumped full of pesticides and hormones into the UK under TTIP.
Two-third of voters in Tory marginals want NHS exempt from US trade pact
More than two-thirds of voters in 13 battleground constituencies want to see the NHS safeguarded from a new trade deal that critics say threatens to make the privatisation of UK health services permanent.
The UK-Colombia Bilateral Investment Treaty
The UK-Colombia Bilateral Investment Treaty that was ratified by the House of Commons on 10 July 2014 poses grave risks to the achievement of human rights and the successful implementation of agreements currently being made in the peace dialogues between the FARC guerrilla and the Colombian Government in Havana.
The secret deal that threatens NHS
People’s NHS sent Paul Giles, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, to Brussels to learn how TTIP would affect the UK’s National Health Service. What could possibly have gone wrong.
David Cameron urged to exempt the NHS from TTIP deal after unions claim it is at risk from being sold to American corporations
Unions claim the NHS is under threat by the giant US-EU trade agreement known as TTIP despite assurances from negotiators that it was exempt.
Pending Colombia-UK investment pact ‘undermines democracy and peace prospects’
The United Kingdom’s Parliament was expected to ratify an international investment treaty with Colombia Thursday that critics claim jeopardizes Colombian reform attempts and the future of the South American nation’s ongoing peace process with the FARC rebel group, reported the The Guardian newspaper.
UK investment treaty with Colombia ’threatens fragile peace process’
Human rights groups say agreement to protect British investors empowers multinational firms and endangers land reform
TTIP: the real costs of free trade
Although these deals are known as free trade agreements, they are only concerned with freedom for capital, explains Polly Jones of World Development Movement
EU-US free trade agreement (TTIP or TAFTA)
Short video on TTIP, promoting the UK’s #noTTIP day of action on 12th July 2014