The initiative came from the network of organizations, movements, campaigns and affected communities
that built the campaign process on European TNCs in Latin America together with the
- Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT),
- Bi-regional Europe-Latin America and
- Caribbean Enlazando Alternativas Network.
Since late 2011, organisations from the network together with campaign organisations from different global regions have been promoting the campaign-building process. As of June 2012, over 100 organisations and movements from around the world have signed on to the campaign.
Below you find links to selected videos especially concerning Trade and Investment Partnerships.
See all links on the¬† resource page of the website.
Why is TTIP more than a trade agreement? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6SMrctwLNE#t=78Ajout√©e le 2 avr. 2014
EU and US are currently negotiating a trade and investment agreement. How will this deal affect people from both regions and around the world? See reflections from EU and US activists who gathered to discuss about the impacts and possible solutions
TTIP Debate - Brusselshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSzh7KwQXL4Ajout√©e le 17 avr. 2014
Transnational Institute, together with Friends of the Earth and the Seattle to Brussels Network, plus representatives of the European Parliament and Commission, consumers and citizen groups from both sides of the Atlantic, shared perspectives on the likely impacts of a deal on our environment.The event coincided with the fourth round of trade negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), in Brussels 10th -- 14th March.This panel debate was a space for a frank exchange of views on the introduction of special rights for companies in the TTIP, through the mechanism of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Questions such as: How has the ISDS system been used in relation to the environment in existing trade agreements? What can be learned from precedent cases? How would including such rights threaten our environment? were discussed.Speakers:
Following the water stream, from north to south americahttp://www.vimeo.com/20284779
Ajout√©e 2011 by Alter-Echos http://www.alterechos.be/categorie/fil-infosWaters contaminated by chemical products and heavy metals in Ecuador, the Rio de la Plata polluted by industrial and waste in Argentina, the guarani water-bearing in Paraguay contaminated by soya beans farming, melting glaciers in Bolivia, privatisation of water in Colorado... This video realised as part of the project Echoes of the Alternatives and supported by the Program "One planet only" gives a panorama of the actual threats and pollutions in North and South America. Following the water stream, this reportage also highlights the alternatives supported by the populations, institutions and local associations in order to preserve or restore water as a common.
TKCSA - sem licen√ßa para operar, com permiss√£o para poluir
(Portuguese with english subtitles) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcZVaB_5MmsAjout√©e le 4 avr. 2013How come that a firm which now is being prosecuted in a criminal case, accused of severely damaging people's health and well-being, as well as the biodiversity around the Sepetiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro, be at sale? Financed with public money, ThyssenKrupp's Atlantic Steel Company (CSA, in portuguese) has been operating since 2010. Although it's still far from complying with Brazilian laws, now the company will have a new owner. And we ask ourselves: which kind of benefits can local residents and fishermen communities expect from this sale? What is the guarantee that CSA's new owners will abide by, and finally accept, the rule of Brazilian law?
Transnational's lobbying on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Edward B. Scott Chevron Upstream and GasVice President
May 7, 2013
Mr. Douglas BellChairman, Trade Policy Staff CommitteeOffice of the United States Trade Representative
ref: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Dear Mr. Bell:In response to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives¬į Federal Register notice of April l, 2013, please find attached Chevron"s comments in support of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and InvestmentPartnership and issues of interest to Chevron in the negotiations.We look forward to working closely with U.S. negotiators on this critical initiative in the coming months.(Enclosure)
See Chevron's letter with enclosure¬†: TTIP_LobbyLetter_Chevron.pdf