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TTIP update for Scottish activists - March 2016

March 2016

With the Scottish elections coming up, this latest edition looks at how to lobby your Scottish Parliament election candidates on TTIP and CETA using the new website that has been created for the Scotland Against TTIP coalition. We also have the latest on TTIP free local councils, and our new campaign on university TTIP free zones as well as more on the progress of TTIP and CETA, parliamentary updates, recommended articles and the latest campaign briefings.
 

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How TTIP threatens people and planet

February 2016

Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and USA began in July 2013. If agreed, it would be the world’s biggest trade and investment deal outside of those negotiated within the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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Taxes on trial - how trade deals threaten tax justice

February 2016

Demands for tax justice have resounded worldwide, with inequality at historic and unsustainable levels and increased attention towards the tax practices of  major multinational corporations from Google to Starbucks. We believe that governments must be able to change their tax systems to ensure multinationals pay their fair share and to ensure that critical public services are well funded. States must also be able to reconsider and withdraw tax breaks previously granted to multinationals if they no longer fit with national priorities.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - February 2016

February 2016

The latest TTIP update includes CETA protest and petition at Holyrood, Scotland Against TTIP's latest plans for the upcoming Holyrood elections, new CETA (Canada - EU deal) postcard and Scottish briefing, as well as all the latest on the trade negotiations in Brussels, and news from the Scottish, Wesminster and European parliaments.

 

Silent but Deadly - Estimating the real climate impact of agribusiness corporations

December 2015

The agribusiness industry presents itself as part of the solution to climate change. The major firms spend significant sums to promote the message that corporate, industrial agriculture is compatible with fighting climate change. But they are wrong. This report demonstrates that multinational agribusiness companies are part of the problem, not the solution, by revealing the true extent of their overall contribution to dangerous climate change. So far, most agribusiness companies have got away with underestimating their true impact because they only declare their direct emissions. Many emissions are not direct, but arise from the end use of their products or from their supply chains.

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Five reasons TTIP and CETA are terrible for the climate

December 2015

We can halt climate change, but only by changing the economic and political structures that bind us to a high carbon model. The enormous trade deals currently being negotiated, like TTIP and CETA, will further entrench this model and make it all but impossible to reverse. this briefing outlines the reasons why we have to stop TTIP and other similar trade deals if we are to successfully stop climate change.

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Food fight - the story of rich country hypocrisy at the WTO

December 2015

Nairobi will be the scene of an important battle between richer and poorer countries in December when the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meets for its ministerial. On one side, countries like the US and UK subsidise their agricultural sector to the tune of billions of pounds but don't want to allow other countries to do so. On the other side countries like India are demanding equal treatment and the freedom to buy farmers' crops in order to distribute them to those too poor to buy them at market prices.

"The Road Through Paris" climate justice newspaper

November 2015

We all want action on climate change, but what does that action mean? Will it be effective, will it be fair, and are the Paris climate talks going to deliver that action?

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - November 2015

November 2015

The latest TTIP update includes the next Scottish Councils to become TTIP-free, the return to Scotland of the Westminster Warriors, TTIP and climate justice - as well as the latest from the European, Westminster and Scottish parliaments on TTIP.

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Fighting TTIP, CETA and ISDS: Lessons from Canada

October 2015

Maude Barlow, Canadian activist and author, has written this paper as a warning to Europeans who care about the health of their people, the resilience of their communities, the fate of their public services, and the protection of their natural resources.

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Race to the bottom Regulatory cooperation in TTIP: A blueprint for corporate domination?

October 2015

The trade deal between the EU and USA is already weakening vital regulations in the EU while it is still in the process of being negotiated. 

This briefing shows that while the proposed ‘regulatory cooperation’ in TTIP may sound bureaucratic or even benevolent, it actually amounts to a ‘blueprint for corporate domination,’ opening the door for countless controversial practices, from chickens washed in chlorinated water, through to the return of asbestos in certain products.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - October 2015

October 2015

Latest in our regular updates on TTIP including:

  • what happened during the international day of action on TTIP last Saturday
  • campaigning on CETA (Canada - EU trade deal)
  • TTIP and climate change
  • ...and the latest parliamentary and activist updates on TTIP and CETA
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CETA: TTIP's ugly brother

August 2016

This is a guide to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

Millions have signed a petition calling on the EU to stop negotiations on TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and CETA. While there is growing public awareness about the timetable and content of the TTIP negotiations, CETA is on the verge of being ratified.

But it's not receiving the scrutiny or attention it deserves.

TTIP update for Scottish activists - September 2015

September 2015

The latest in our regular updates about TTIP for Scottish activists. Included this time is an update about the EU parliamentary vote, the UK's Early Day Motion about TTIP, the latest from the Scottish Parliament, plus upcoming events.

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A call on the next leader of the Labour Party to redefine Britain’s role in the world

September 2015

The Labour Party leadership election has generated a debate in British society, not merely around personality, but also around values and politics. The powerful notion that ‘there is no alternative’ to the way our current economy and society is organised has been challenged. The policy of austerity has been confronted, inequality has been raised as a defining problem of our times and the erosion of democracy has been critiqued.

European Citizens' Initiative petition download

August 2015

As well as taking action online, you can also download a paper petition for use at events. Once you've finished, just return them to us.

Why we are campaigning on energy privatisation, and other questions

August 2015

Despite the UK’s long and unsuccessful experience with energy privatisation, our government continues to support it elsewhere – most recently in Nigeria. The UK continues to pour aid money into a privatisation programme that seems doomed to failure, neglecting policy options that could address Nigeria’s serious energy supply problems.

Here are some commonly asked questions about our campaign on energy privatisation.

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COP out - why Paris won’t deliver and what we need instead

August 2015

Climate change is already hitting the world’s poorest people hardest and it needs to be stopped. The responsibility for the climate crisis lies squarely on the shoulders of the rich, whose consumption and greed has driven us to the brink of disaster. This makes it a problem of social and economic justice.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - August 2015

August 2015

The latest in our regular updates about TTIP for Scottish activists. Included this time is an update about the EU parliamentary vote, the UK's Early Day Motion about TTIP, the latest from the Scottish Parliament, plus upcoming events.

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