The Environment and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
On the 12th May, the StopTTIP movement held a meeting focusing on the US/EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (called TAFTA -- Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement in the US) and the impacts it will have on the global environment. This partnership is marketed as a 'free trade' agreement between the world two biggest economies and it is being negotiated now. However TTIP is not about trade. It is in fact a corporate coup that will take us to a 'corporatocracy', a corporate-run world.
The speakers involved a the meeting included:
Natalie Bennett – Green Party Leader – Fracking, EU, Environment
Jonathan Neale – Activist & Author – Fuel Quality Directive, Campaign against Climate Change
Linda Kaucher – Trade Researcher – TTIP agenda – StopTTIP UK
You can watch footage of Johnathan Neale's rousing speech below;