Wednesday 7 October / 7.30 p.m. / Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG
If the anti-austerity movement in Britain has been strengthened by the arrival of a revived, relevant Labour Party, a huge trade agreement in negotiation between the United States and the European Union still threatens everything the movement could achieve. This is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which targets 'non-tariff barriers to trade' – what workers' rights, product standards, and environmental laws tend to look like from a skyscraper – and would give multinational corporations the power to sue governments, outside any contract, for passing laws which might curb their profits.
We're delighted to have two intelligent and long-sought speakers to tell Cambridge 'everything about TTIP'. The anti-poverty campaigner John Hilary (Executive Director of War on Want) will return after his acclaimed visit last December. And the jurist Eva Nanopoulos (Fellow of King's College Cambridge), expert in constitutional and European law, will examine the deal and its implications from an invaluable new viewpoint.
Eva Nanopoulos and Cambridge People's Assembly member Olivier Tonneau will discuss TTIP and this event on Rebel Arts Radio on Cambridge 105, from 9 p.m. on Monday 5 October. A lot has happened since last year: John Hilary has reviewed the developments in a new edition of his booklet, The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, freely available online.
The event has been organized by the Cambridge People's Assembly, Cambridge Keep Our NHS Public, Global Justice Cambridge, and UNISON Cambridge City and Cambridgeshire County branches.