Like a Trojan horse the trade treaty between the United States of America known as TTIP or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has been brought into the European gates, with promises of economic advantages and job opportunities and supposedly it's for our best interests.
But this deal is being done quietly and negotiations end at the end of 2015, while most of the people are unaware of the meaning of the trade treaty (Not a very democratic thing, to not inform your people). In the meantime, there is some more media attention to the consequences this deal might bring now, even though little people know what is being negotiated. Some things we have heard mean food safety, animal rights and protection won't have to 'hold back' deals for traders. At the same time corporations can influence laws that profit their investments and can even legally sue the governments for any laws that hinder their profits.
All this might also affect the whole well-being of the world, and let’s be honest; the world could use some less negative affecting and a little more loving.
All this so some rich folks can get richer.
(How money is more important than the planet is beyond my understanding in general, I think we should feed the 1% to the polar bears and support the right causes with their money, fighting injustice, environmental problems and such all at once. What can I say, I'm a problem solver)
I would like to be part of bringing some causes against TTIP to the public attention, all in the best interest of us and generations to come.
We might not be the ones with the money or the power, but together we have a voice, and I strongly believe we can make the planet a better place.
What can you do?
Find more information and sign the petition against TTIP (only if you’re a citizen of the EU) here: http://waronwant.org/say-no-ttip
Buy Lush's shower powder soap box, Dirty Deal. The money will go to organisations against TTIP, and they also have some more information, explaining things better than I can: https://www.lush.co.uk/article/soapbox-why-ttip-dirty-deal
(Also, it smells really good and leaves your skin supersoft, AND it changes colour when it comes into contact with water!)
(These were the ones I could quickly find, there might be more near you, or organise it yourself!)
October 2nd, Budapest
October 4th, Manchester
October 6th, Rome
October 10th in Amsterdam, March against Monsanta, starts at JOHAN DANIËL MEIJERPLEIN.
October 10th in Berlin at Central Station
October 10th, Luxembourg