TTIP risks to health & environment, ‘US pressure on EU’ revealed in secret docs leaked by Greenpeace

from RT (read leaked TTIP papers at ttip-leaks.org  )

The controversial trade deal between the EU and the US could affect public health, people’s rights, internet privacy and the environment badly, Greenpeace says, citing leaked negotiation texts. The US is pressuring the EU over the deal, a report on the texts alleges.

The 248 pages of classified negotiation papers on The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were released by Greenpeace Netherlands on Monday.

“This treaty is threatening to have far-reaching implications for the environment and the lives of more than 800 million citizens in the EU and US,” a Greenpeace statement says.

The TTIP is “about a huge transfer of power from people to big business,” according to the group.

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Neoliberal News of the Day: May 2, 2016

by Scott Creighton

– May Day is rarely described as what it is, here in the United States. We’re told it’s a celebration of Spring or something when it’s actually an international day to pay tribute to workers. This is why yesterday I was not surprised to see a number of violent clashes taking place at May Day celebrations around the world including Seattle and Paris. As this country drifts further and further to the far-right fascism of neoliberalism, we are bound to see more of this kind of conflict playing out on the streets.

May Day in Seattle, 2016

The establishment did their part to marginalize the cause by sending the usual serving of agent provocateurs to Seattle to disrupt the anti-vulture-capitalism protest.

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