5. Februar 2015

... important for all of us in Europe:


Stop TTIP and CETA

The EU soon intends to sign two far-reaching trade agreements:
one with Canada (CETA = Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement)
and one with the USA (TTIP = Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).
 The official line is that this will create jobs and increase economic growth.
However, the beneficiaries of these agreements will be big corporations, 
not citizens:
  • Investor-State-Dispute Settlement (ISDS): Canadian and US companies would have the right to sue for damages if they believe that they have suffered losses because of government decisions (for instance new laws to protect the environment or consumer rights).
  • Improving or even maintaining our standards for food, labour rights, environmental protection and consumer rights will become much harder.
  • Liberalisation and privatisation would effectively become irreversible.
  • The EU and its member states would come under pressure to allow risky technologies such as fracking or genetic modification.
CETA and TTIP would increase the power of multinationals 
at the expense of democracy and the public
We must not allow this to happen!  
Please sign our European Citizens’ Initiative!


  1. Thank you for posting this Anne. I'm about to sign right now.

    1. Thanks!
      It's as ever: most people don't think about politics, believe the massmedia - and understand much too late what REALLY happens... in the end we all suffering.

  2. Thanks for info Anne
    I have signed the petition

  3. Thanks a lot!

    I did not expected anyone here would sign, but felt the responsibility for disseminate informations.
    I am really shocked about what our governments are about to sign.
    Why they want to give up their power to multinationals,
    leaving us with the duty to PAY WITHOUT END!

    The only answer is,
    that they don't HAVE the power anymore, because they are already ruled - but not by us, their employers...

    The other thing I'm appaled of is, that there are not legal courts shall determine, but private arbitration tribunals behind closed doors without even scrutiny by the European- or national parliaments.

    Is this still a democratie?

    1. I think that we, in Britain, are more in the pockets of the US big businesses that run their governent than most EU countries.
      We live under the lie that we have ' a special relationship' with America - perhaps we do, a special relationship where we allow them to buy up our industries, monopolise sales of assorted garden and crop poisons from the evil company Monsanto and to spy on our citizens whilst protecting their own. It is a one-sided relationshp and my American husband is the first to worry over the intentions of it all.Sadly, being members of the EU has not brought an end to this unequal special relationship.

      It is time for people in Eurpoe to wake up, turn off the rubbish we watch on television and take notice of what is being done in our names by politicians who have their own interests at heart and not those of the people they pretend to represent. We owe it to our children and grandchildren.

    2. Hugs Jenni!
      I don't know you in person,
      but feeling so eased if meeting people thinking like me - and understanding what really happened in our countries.

      It's the same here, promise.
      We know our army is going to prepare for a war, the USA want. They are making a bogeyman out of Russia, but we have to arrange peacefully with Russia, they are our neighbours.

      Listening hourly the whole day at the radio'news' is like being brainwashed and sadly most of the people do believe what they were told. *sigh*

  4. I've just signed...I was unaware this was going on...thank you for bringing it to our attention ...

    1. Thanks Ronny! It's the hope, we could perhaps stop it.
      And if not, WE have at least tried to help!

  5. Ich hoffe, die Deutschen haben das inzwischen alle mitbekommen
    und sich wenigstens positioniert - wo auch immer!

    Wir werden verkauft und es wird definitiv böse enden. Wie genau, kann niemand vorhersagen.
    Wir befinden uns mitten im Crash. Es gibt wirklich genug ernstzunehmende Menschen jeglicher Couleur, die sich dazu kompetent äußern.
    Im Netz ist echte Info leicht zu finden, jedenfalls wenn man beschließt die Augen aufzumachen.
    Erste Anlaufstelle und definitiv absolut seriös:

    Wer jetzt noch den Massenmedien glaubt, deren gleichgeschalteten Hetzkampagnen und den lächerlichen Schubladen, in die sie inzwischen jeden Kritiker stecken,
    der kann sich später nicht herausreden,
    er hätte 'von all dem nichts gewusst'. DAS hatten wir doch schon mal, nicht?

  6. Crash-Course
    Für die Fortgeschrittenen hier einige Hintergründe - englisch, die aktualisierte Version:

    - deutsch; die ältere Version mit einem leider nicht sehr begabten Sprecher.