The top-secret Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) text was JUST leaked by Greenpeace — and it’s worse than we thought.
The leaked text proves that corporations and their political allies, especially in the U.S. government, are pushing hard to allow secret corporate courts to override environmental and consumer protections passed by democratically elected officials.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Last week, 90,000 people (including SumOfUs members like you!) marched in the streets of Hanover, Germany against TTIP, and global opposition to this deal is growing by the day.
We’ve also just found out France may scuttle the deal — but if we want to stop it, we need to scale up our work urgently to convince French politicians to outright reject it.
It’s clear from this leak that the TTIP deal would be great for corporate profits, but not for anyone else. American trade negotiators are working hard to pressure EU negotiators to loosen important environmental, consumer protection, and other provisions.
The leaks show the U.S. leading the charge to pressure the EU to allow animal testing for cosmetics, to give corporations more of a say in the negotiations, and to limit labels on genetically modified foods.
Negotiators are trying to give Nestlé, Coca-Cola, and BASF more influence at the negotiating table — and protections against unsafe products like carcinogenic cosmetics are under attack.
All of this means our work opposing this deal is even more important than ever.
With your donation, we’ll scale up our work in the EU on the ground opposing the TTIP deal, helping support and harness grassroots work to oppose the deal, and convince French politicians to totally reject it.
Our campaign is making serious impact. Last week, SumOfUs members were front and centre at a protest in Germany, showing the world that there is a growing global movement opposed to this dangerous deal. And that we’re standing together.
SumOfUs-members chipped in, and we carried ‘solidarity selfies’ of people from all over the United States on placards at the demonstration. The media response was huge.
Now, we are closer than ever to stopping the dangerous TTIP. A recent study shows that support for TTIP is rapidly declining — on both sides of the Atlantic.
Let’s use this pivotal moment in France to get the deal off the table for good.
Thanks for all that you do,
Wiebke and the team at SumOfUs
Greenpeace Leaks U.S.-E.U. Trade Deal Documents, New York Times, 2 May 2016.
TTIP Documents Revealed, SZ International, 1 May 2016
Doubts rise over TTIP as France threatens to block EU-US deal, The Guardian, 4 May