Thousands of people have participated in demonstrations against poverty and trade agreements between the EU and USA (TTIP) and Canada (CETA)
Originally published by No Al TTIP
Thousands of people have participated during this Saturday in protests, marches and demonstrations convened more than 40 cities all over Spain against poverty and trade agreements between the EU and USA (TTIP) and Canada (CETA).
More than 1,300 organizations have supported the call, which coincides with the celebration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the end of the Autumn of Resistance against free trade agreements TTIP, CETA and TiSA.
After a banner with the slogan “The people and the planet, above the multinationals. No to poverty. No inequality. Not to CETA. Not to TTIP” thousands of people are marching in Madrid. Similar marches walking in Barcelona, Seville and Gijon to complete the more than 40 cities.
According to the organizers, “the eradication of the causes of poverty and inequality are political decisions and trade agreements being negotiated will serve only to enrich a few and rising inequalities.”
The protest occurs hours after the Council of Ministers of the Spanish Government agreed on Friday to authorize the signing of the CETA by the EU Council, an agreement that is a huge danger for jobs, social and labor rights, health, public services, food sovereignty and the climate.
The organizers of the marches that oppose the CETA agreement doubt the economic benefits of the pact and consider that involves a restriction of democratic sovereignty and policy space of governments and parliaments.
More information on Twitter: #15OStopCETA
The video spot for the Autumn of Resistance: http://www.noalttip.org/video-otono-en-resistencia-nicetanittip-volvemos-a-las-calles/
All the actions: http://www.noalttip.org/otono16enresistencia/