Here in the UK we have concerns over the TTIP or Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership – a ‘free trade’ deal between the European Union and the USA that will give corporations vast new powers over our society.
An extract from the pieces tells us why we should be concerned:
“Right now, there are 12 countries that are part of the negotiations: the United States, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. These nations have a combined population of 792 million people and account for an astounding 40 percent of the global economy. And it is hoped that the EU, China and India will eventually join as well. This is potentially the most dangerous economic treaty of our lifetimes, and yet there is very little political debate about it in this country.”by