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People's News - November 2015

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | press release author Thursday December 03, 2015 21:58author by pm - People's Movement Report this post to the editors

People's Newsletter

The current edition of People's News, dated 22 November 2015, is available for download. The opening lead article discusses "The Myth of Social Europe" documenting the continue attack on workers rights and conditions.

Later one of the more important articles in this newsletter discusses how the CETA is probably more dangerous than the TTIP agreement.

....Importantly, it doesn't matter who has the highest standards to start with: what matters is how the corporations from both sides of the Atlantic will use the regulatory co-operation and ISDS provisions of CETA to lower standards across the board. Also, in both Canada and Europe there are internal processes already deeply committed to the deregulation of environmental, health and labour standards, as well as the privatisation of public services. CETA will speed up the pace of this process in both Europe and Canada....

The current edition of People's News, dated 22 November 2015, is available for download here (1.32 MB).
http://www.people.ie/news/PN-135.pdf

Table of Contents:

  • The myth of Social Europe
  • Donegal fisherman faces financial ruin as world’s biggest trawler tows his gear
  • Finland debates abandoning the euro
  • New paper on CETA from the Council of Canadians
  • People’s Movement on Facebook
  • Switzerland’s largest city declares “TISA-free zone” -Trade in Services Agreement
  • Why does CETA matter as much as, or even more than, TTIP?
  • u-turn … with a small u!
  • Ireland and the European Defence Agency
  • Chopra highly critical of ECB in new report
  • The EU: a dangerous union
  • Financial watchdog says EU misspent more than €6 billion
  • Portugal: Anti-austerity majority still denied office

Copies of People's News, the newsletter of the People's Movement, can be downloaded from in PDF format.
http://www.people.ie/english5.html

About The People's Movement:

The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

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