Speaker tour: Stop the toxic transatlantic trade deals

Speaker tour: Stop the toxic transatlantic trade deals


When: November 6, 2015

Taking place 1–8 November

In early 2016, a trade deal between Canada and the EU (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA) is due to be debated and voted on in the European parliament.

CETA is a lot like TTIP, the US-EU trade deal currently under negotiation – except the negotiations are finished on CETA. Like TTIP it allows corporations to sue governments in secret courts over decisions they don’t like.

As part of the growing movement against corporate trade deals and to try to stop final agreement of CETA, we’re planning a speaker tour in early November.

The speakers will be:

  • Maude Barlow, chair of citizens’ group the Council of Canadians
  • Yash Tandon, Ugandan trade expert and author of Trade is War
  • Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now

Dates confirmed so far (exact times and venues to be announced):

  • Sunday 1 November, 3pm: Dundee, Lecture Theatre 1, Dalhousie Building, Dundee DD1 5EN  – latest details on Facebook
  • Monday 2 November, 6:30pm: Manchester, Central Hall, Oldham Street M1 1JQ – latest details on Facebook
  • Tuesday 3 November, 7pm: Leeds, The Carriageworks, The Electric Press, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD – latest details on Facebook
  • Thursday 5 November, 7pm: London, Portland Hall, University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7BY (Oxford Circus/Goodge Street tubes). Register for free
  • Friday 6 November, 7.30pm: Oxford, Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH
  • Saturday 7 November, 2pm: Cardiff, Temple of Peace and Health, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AP
  • Monday 9 November: Dublin, venue TBC