TTIP is a secret bargaining agreement between the US and the EU, which allows corporations to lower our environmental and social standards and take legal action against them before commercially oriented arbitration tribunals. This is to the detriment of our democracy, environment and health. There is a danger that the following rights will be reduced or massively restricted:
- democratic rule of law (corporations can sue states)
- production standards (chlorinated chicken, genetically modified food
- environmental standards (groups can file suit for Fracking permission)
- social standards
- employment rights
- consumer protection
All these rights, which are important for every human being, are only so-called "trade barriers"for corporations and politicians. WITHOUT involving citizens and parliaments, only industrial lobbyists have access to and shape this agreement for the benefit of corporations and industry. Truly all the values and standards that people have struggled to earn and build over many centuries are sold for a better economy that does not benefit the common good.
You just have to ask yourself one question: Why is this secretly negotiated?
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