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Anti Environmental CETA Trade Agreement ratification approved despite protests
CETA helps undermine your rights and environmental protections and allow corporate rules to overrule national law
As another country ratifies the CETA trade agreement, the pressure will come on Ireland to do the same. The question that arises is where will the Greens stand on it as they ready themselves to get into power. Perhaps they will sell themselves out even before they get there.
Anti Ceta protestors applaud Déi Lénk parliamentarian Marc Baum outside the Cercle Municipal on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Chamber of Deputies via Twitter
Here's a brief excerpt carried on the ratification from Luxembourg
Members of parliament representing the three coalition parties, DP, LSAP and Déi Gréng, on Wednesday voted to formally adopt the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada into Luxembourg law...
The ISDS is a mechanism whereby a company can sue governments over things like environmental laws that get in the way of "competition" or health protections and even social protections. In countries where ISDS is in place, many environmental regulations have been rolled back and government sued for 100s of millions of Euros because of "loss of profit". An additional exciting feature of these ISDS mechanism is that they are held in secret, presided over by special corporate judges and they supercede national law. If that is not corporate takeover then what is?