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Nika Knight – TTIP 2.0? New Leak Exposes Threats of Lesser-Known TISA Trade Deal

Greenpeace Netherlands exposed the threats to democracy and climate action contained within the little-known Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) on Tuesday with new leaks divulging several chapters of the clandestine global trade agreement. “It’s a sad day for democracy when ordinary people are dependent on leaks to learn about the far-reaching consequences of toxic trade deals that are being cooked up behind closed doors,” said Nick …

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Nika Knight – ‘Be Afraid’: Largest Corporations Wealthier Than Most Countries

Corporations are running the world, according to new figures released Monday from the U.K.-based Global Justice Now. “As multinationals increasingly dominate areas traditionally considered the primary domain of the state, we should be afraid.” —Aisha Dodwell, Global Justice Now The economic and social justice advocacy group discovered (spreadsheet) that the ten largest corporations are wealthier than most countries in the world combined. …

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TISA: New Trade Deal Could Be Even Greater Threat to Public Services Than TTIP

• Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) could lock in privatisation and increase ability of big business to call the shots on health, education and basic utilities • Rights of some migrant workers could regress to system similar to Saudi Arabia and Qatar • UK likely to emulate Norway signing up as individual nation post-Brexit A global trade deal currently being negotiated in secret …