Hundreds of Thousands March in Germany Against Sinister Trade Deals | ‘CETA and TTIP threaten environmental and consumer protection

‘CETA and TTIP threaten environmental and consumer protection for millions of people in Europe and North America’

Consumer rights activists take part in a march to protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Frankfurt, Germany, September 17, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Hundreds of thousands took to city streets across Germany on Saturday as they marched against a pair of corporate-backed trade deals they say will undermine democracy, attack workers and local economies, and accelerate the threats posed by corporate hegemony and global warming.

“These agreements will weaken food safety laws, environmental legislation, banking regulations and undermine the sovereign powers of nations.” —Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace International

Taking aim at both the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), European Union deals with the United States and Canada respectively, opponents say the agreements are not really concerned with expanding trade but rather increasing corporate power.

“CETA and TTIP threaten environmental and consumer protection for millions of people in Europe and North America,” said Jennifer Morgan, co-executive director of Greenpeace International.  “These agreements will weaken food safety laws, environmental legislation, banking regulations and undermine the sovereign powers of nations.”

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BBC Writes:

Protests in Germany against transatlantic TTIP and CETA trade deals

Tens of thousands of people have protested in cities across Germany against a proposed transatlantic trade deal between the EU and the US.

About 80,000 people turned out in Berlin alone

About 80,000 people turned out in Berlin alone -BBC

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