UK for Sale?

TTIP parliamentYou’ve hopefully heard that TTIP is a massive corporate power grab, taking away the ability of individual governments to make laws for the safety and well-being of ordinary people, instead putting even more emphasis on profits for the richest few. Come along to Friends Meeting House (Map: B) on Thursday 27th November at 7.15pm to find out more. Along with other local groups, we’re hosting a public forum to discuss the specific threats of TTIP to our health, work, environment and global development.

Our panel of speakers will each take on one of those four areas:

  • Workplaces: Karen Reissman, NW Regional UNISON
  • Health: Gwen Vardigans, Defend Our NHS York
  • Environment: Guy Wallbanks, Friends of the Earth
  • Global Development: Sally Brooks, Development Lecturer, University of York

Each will introduce the effects of TTIP on their specific area of expertise and campaigning, before we open up to a general discussion. There’ll be campaign materials available and ideas for how to build the campaign. Although the event is free, we’ll be asking for donations to cover the event costs.

The event has been put together by a local coalition of York People’s Assembly, Frack Free York, Friends of the Earth, JustYork (including Jubilee Debt Campaign and World Development Movement campaigners), Defend Our NHS York and local members of 38degrees. The next planning meeting for York’s anti-TTIP coalition will be on Tuesday 9th December at 7.30pm in the Black Swan on Peaseholme Green.

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