From Podemos Edimburgo we want show our support and be part of the groups that will take action this Saturday 18th of April 2015, the International Day of Action Against TTIP and encourage everyone else to come by the Mound from 2pm to show support and get more information about the issue if you are not quite familiar with it.
Can you envisage a situation where the democratic decisions of elected governments can be challenged and overturned by big business? This is the scenario which will become a horrific reality if the Transatlantic Trading and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is agreed and implemented.
TTIP is a free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated between the EU and the USA and is on course to become binding on member states next year. If you haven’t heard of it, it is because the negotiations have been shrouded in secrecy.