NO #TTIP – Chartist opens TTIP debate and exchange e-portal

The repercussions of the EU-US trade deal — the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be massive if not radically amended or dropped. These include serious implications for the public sector, including the NHS, courtesy of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement  (ISDS) clause that will create a new band of rights for global corporations. A large number of organisations, not usually on the same side of political debate, and key figures have already voiced serious concerns.


“When I wake up at night and think about arbitration, it never ceases to amaze me that sovereign states have agreed to investment arbitration at all […] Three private individuals are entrusted with the power to review, without any restriction or appeal procedure, all actions of the government, all decisions of the courts, and all laws and regulations emanating from parliament.”

                                                                                          Juan Fernández-Armesto, Spanish Arbitrator

CHARTIST has embarked upon an on-going effort to raise the profile of  global left campaign against TTIP. 


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Remember to tweet and always use the hashtag #TTIP Please join the debate by contributing ideas, photos, links…anything!


Media links

European Greens “too many untrustworthy promises and real risks”
The Ecologist
Friends on the Earth on Investor-State Dispute Resolution
Solidar – TTIP: ‘crown jules for sale?’
38 Degrees petition – TTIP
 Manchester University Policy Blog – Decemberr 13th, By Ferdi De Ville and Gabriel Siles-Brügge  In Europe
 Manchester University Policy Blog – 27 January 2014, By Gabriel Siles-Brügge and Ferdi De Ville 
 Manchester University Policy Blog23 May 2014, By Gabriel Siles-Brügge and Ferdi De Ville,
TTIP – Dr Gabriel Siles-Brügge. Do the Commission’s assurances on TTIP stack up?
Chartist 264, Greg Barnes on trade unions and TTIP in
New Statesman. Dec. 2013, How the EU is making NHS privatisation permanent



Social Media links

@touchstoneblog  –
@OccupyLondon and Information Kit by Occupy London



Manchester, Nov 4th – THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP: CASH BONANZA OR RISKY DEAL? Panel Discussion and Public Debate. Nowgen, Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9WU (near Manchester Royal Infirmary) See flyer: TTIP-PolicyWeek-04Nov14