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Sunday, 8 June 2014

TTIP - a transfer of power to transnational capital

#stopTTIP UNISON, War on Want, WDM, and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation are holding an event in London on 10 July to raise awareness of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which threatens to be the greatest transfer of power to transnational capital in a generation. A new UNISON briefing explains the proposed trade deal between the US and the European Union and recommends actions to block its planned introduction in 2015:

1. Contact your MP, MEP, MSP or assembly member and raise your concerns about TTIP. Ask them to oppose the deal.

2. Get your branch to link up with other organisations locally that are campaigning against TTIP such as War on Want and the World Development Movement. You could then organise a public meeting, lobby your MP’s surgery and write to your local paper.

3. Spread the word about the dangers of TTIP using social media such as Twitter (#stopTTIP) and Facebook.