Social Europe - Front Against TTIP (Malta) has joined the global call of action on the TTIP which will take place on 11 October.
Civil society, trade unions, farmers and grassroots activist groups from all over Europe will be participating against TTIP and to promote alternative trade policies, which put peoples' rights, democracy and the environment first.
"TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and EU) are the most prominent examples of how trade and investment policies are being negotiated undemocratically and in the sole interest of large corporations. Negotiations are being undertaken in secrecy, with very little information available for public scrutiny, while allowing corporate lobbies increasing influence over them. This will have a negative effect on workers' rights, environmental protection, food safety and other areas".
Movements taking part in this initiative include, amongst others, Corporate Europe Observatory, World Development Movement, ATTAC, Seattle to Brussels Network, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and Fairwatch.
Social Europe - Front Against TTIP (Malta) comprises: Żminijietna - Voice of the Left; Anti-Poverty Alliance; Moviment Graffitti; Association of Federative Socialists; GWU Youth, ADZ – Green Youths; Friends of the Earth Malta; Partit Komunista Malti; Garden of Knowledge (Malta).
The Front is inviting other organisations and interested individuals to join the call of action. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Front's Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FrontAgainstTTIPMalta/