CETA immanent

Big trans-national corporations, which failed to achieve their objectives through TTIP are now on the verge of achieving them through the back door, in the form of the CETA treaty.

Madrid Demo Report

People from over 400 trade unions and social organizations took part in the protest to demand that the Spanish Government block the free trade deal. Activists filled the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Hundreds marched from Madrid’s largest railway station, Atocha,... Continue Reading →

Massive anti-CETA demo planned for Madrid today

The #StopCETA event will call for non-ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada By Ecologists in Action The state campaign No to TTIP, CETA and TiSA, of which Ecologistas en Acción is part, has convened the #StopCETA demonstration this Saturday, June 3 at 12 o'clock. To demand the... Continue Reading →

Manchester Mayday Celebration

We had our first outing under the new name at this years Mayday celebrations in Manchester.  The march from All Saints to Whitworth Gardens was in defence of the NHS, a cause close to our hearts, given the threat posed by current trade negotiations. With our stall set up in the Mechanics Institute, the main... Continue Reading →

ISDS cases bought by speculators

In a move that echoes the emergence of vulture funds, buying up national debts, speculators are now purchasing cases in the kangaroo ISDS courts.  IPS News Agency reports that a motley crew of speculators, including hedge funds and private equity firms are investing in ISDS cases, some even financing new claims. The egregious ISDS system,... Continue Reading →

Did your MEP vote to stop CETA?

Of our eight North-West MEPs, four voted against ratifying the treaty, two for and two abstained. It is no surprise that our two Conservative members voted in favour, but what is more difficult to understand is why the two UKIP MEPs failed to vote against after promising to do so. Steven Woolfe voted against. After... Continue Reading →

Anti-CETA protest

Stop CETA international dispersed day of action - Sat. 21st. Jan 2017- outside Central Library, St. Peter's Square Manchester- gathering signatures on big letters to our MEPs. Our action was supported by campaigners from different groups including Manchester FoE, War on Want, and Global Justice Now. Ian Brown had produced his own explanatory placard and... Continue Reading →

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