Global Justice Now Director Nick Dearden and Cambridge law lecturer Eva Nanopoulos will address a public meeting about the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) at 19:30 on Wednesday 16 March, in Friends’ Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA.
Nick will say:
“Greece is on the front line of the struggle for democracy. It’s a story we’ve seen before where an unjust debt is used to justify to wholesale sell off a society. Privatisations aren’t to do with helping Greece. The beneficiaries are corporations from around the world. The self-interest of European governments in forcing these policies on Greece leaves a particularly unpleasant flavour. We need to support Greece if we want to avoid the sort of devastation we saw across Africa in the 1990s, where millions of people suffered and even died through these sort of anti-social policies. If we want to put people first, stand with Greece.”
Eva will say:
“TTIP and the structural adjustments programmes imposed on Greece can be seen as two sides of the same coin. They share common origins, a common logic and ultimately a common ideological purpose: the dismantling of democracy and the crystallisation, through law, of neo-liberal hegemony.”