Popular Resistance Staff note: [This] is a call to action for rallies to protest the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (known as TTIP, or in the U.S. as TAFTA). We urge people to organize rallies in solidarity and to protest both TAFTA and its sister, Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP.
If agreed, TTIP would extend the power of big business over our society to unprecedented levels. It would grant corporations the power to sue governments for making laws that ‘damage’ their profits, threatening to make the privatisation of our public services, like the NHS and education irreversible.
This deal is also about undoing hard-won regulation that protects workers’ rights, the environment and our health. Harmful industries like fracking would be given an easier ride and banks and financial institutions would gain even more power. Meanwhile, food safety standards would be undermined and pay and conditions at work could decline.