As EU and U.S. negotiators start the 11th round of TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks in Miami on Monday, a European watchdog group is sounding the alarm over the negative impacts such "trade" deals could have on citizens' rights to basic services like water, energy, education, and healthcare.
An invasion of privateers
Combine this over reach of the multinational corporate consortium with the continued preference for fossil fuel and the Earth will not be hosting the current lifeforms much longer.
So has TISA been transformed into CETA? The letters just keep coming. It really is like whack-a-mole with the aim, no doubt to wear down if not just outright discombobulate the opposition. Eternal vigilance has a whole lot more meaning now.
I'll vote against any politician that supports any of these trade deals.
TISA to CETA is just one more example in the ever growing list of corporate shell games that are enabled and tacitly endorsed by the governments owned by corporations. More corporate crime decriminalization (often called deregulation) equals more corporate shell games.