CASH BONANZA OR RISKY DEAL? Panel Discussion and Public Debate
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (or TTIP) has provoked intense public debate in the UK and further afield. Advocates claim that it will significantly boost growth, while critics argue that it will lead to the erosion of hard-fought social and environmental protections. But who is right when it comes to TTIP?
Speakers: Polly Jones, Head of Policy and Campaigns, World Development Movement Clive George, Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and author of The Truth About Trade (Zed Books) Gabriel Siles-Brügge, Lecturer in Politics, The University of Manchester David Henig, Assistant Director, Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)
Venue: Nowgen Centre, 29 Grafton St, University of Manchester M13 9WU Organisers: Politics Department Contact: Louise Pemberton (firstname.lastname@example.org) Please register HERE Price: Free
Tomorrow Stop TTIP Mcr members will join with 38 Degrees activists to leaflet and raise awareness about TTIP around Manchester and Stockport.
1. The day will start at 9.45am with a lobby of Gerald Kaufman MP’s regular surgery at St Andrew’s Primary, Broom Avenue, Levenshulme M19 2UH.
2. 11am leafleting meet-ups: Manchester City Centre: Outside Selfridges on Corporation St, Fallowfield: Outside the Methodist Community Church on Hart Rd Chorlton: Outside Costa Coffee in Chorlton Precinct Stockport: At Stockport Shopping Centre, Mersey Square Marple: Near Boots on Market Street For additional 38 degrees meeting points (Salford, Sale, Ashton Under Lyne etc.) seehttp://bit.ly/1thzmnR
3. From 2pm there will also be an info stall aimed at students on Wilmslow Rd in Fallowfield, outside Sainsbury’s if dry and under a bus shelter outside Owen’s Park if wet.
Please come and join in with any of these actions if you can!
PS If you’re in Bolton there’ll be a family-friendly joint Global Frackdown/StopTTIP meetup on the Town Hall Steps in Victoria Square at 12 noon.
On 12th July, the Saturday shoppers on Manchester’s Market Street found themselves negotiating crowded, colourful impromptu arena. They were waylaid by stilt walkers, puppeteers, placards, stalls, postcard signing posts, a working ‘scales of justice’ and a sound system transmitting live … Continue reading →