The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated in secret between the European Union & the USA. If it goes through as it currently stands it will be the greatest transfer of power to transnational capital that we have seen in a generation and stands to force the reversal of many of our environmental & energy related laws.
If agreed in its current form, TTIP would give corporations the power to sue governments over decisions that could harm their future profits, undermining demoncratic decision-making made in the public interest.
Saturday saw the over 1,000 people from a remarkable number of campaigning organisations (Camden Friends of the Earth, Transition Kentish Town and Camden Green Party amongst them) join in a march from the Department of Business to Europe House to demonstrate their concern about the treaty.
If you want to add your voice to the movement head to www.nottip.org.uk for more information, put the international day of action (11 October) in your diary and consider joining the planning day on 2 August.