Citizen Action Monitor

TTIP, CETA talks stalled — Is this the beginning of the end of neoliberalism and highly financed capitalism?

“There’s a big fight still to be had,” says UK’s dynamo Nick Dearden. “The good news is change is already happening all over the place.” No 1763 Posted by fw, September … Continue reading

September 2, 2016

Exposed — Misuse and abuse of mathematical economic models inflate gains from trade agreements

So, why the reliance on flawed models? – Politicians, public have blind faith in economic expertise; model findings can be used selectively to win public support. No 1593 Posted by … Continue reading

February 12, 2016

Is TTIP dispute settlement mechanism legal?

Study finds dispute settlement provisions in trade treaties may not be compatible with EU law No 1495 Posted by fw, October 30, 2015 “President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, promised that he … Continue reading

October 30, 2015

Top German lawmaker blasts anti-democratic TTIP deal

Based on agreement’s faltering progress across EU, deal may not be completed by end of Obama presidency. No 1494 Posted by fw, October 29, 2015 “Opposition to the corporate-friendly pact, which has been … Continue reading

October 29, 2015

UN official advises governments how to protect their vital interests in trade negotiations

Provisions of trade treaties are “tantamount to a revolution against law”, says UN legal expert No 1493 Posted by fw, October 28, 2015 “A respected human-rights expert at the United Nations, … Continue reading

October 28, 2015

Say goodbye to vital public services, like water, health, energy, if TTIP, CETA approved

Under CETA, all public services are subject to liberalization unless an explicit exception is made. No 1487 Posted by fw, October 22, 2015 “A new report, Public Services Under Attack, … Continue reading

October 22, 2015

US officials use prospect of TTIP approval to bully EU to lift ban on cancer-causing pesticides and tar-sands oil

EU is secretly imposing TTIP treaty provisions before deal has even been approved or signed No 1486 Posted by fw, October 21, 2015 “Hello, international fascism ….The European Union is … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

US aims to hand over control of global legal and economic systems to its largest corporations

The TPP, TTIP & TISA will lock in investor rights, ensuring corporations can run wild with little government regulation or impingement. No 1482 Posted by fw, October 18, 2015 “The … Continue reading

October 18, 2015