TTIP trade deal defeat in United States Congress

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This 18 February 2015 video from the Green Party in England says about itself:

“The Death of Democracy” a public talk on the TTIP

From the Huffington Post in the USA:

Democrats Rebel To Block Obama’s Trade Deals

Posted: 06/12/2015 1:47 pm EDT Updated: 21 minutes ago

WASHINGTON — Democrats rebelled against President Barack Obama’s ambitious trade agenda Friday, spurning his last-second personal appeal and blocking a measure in the House that would have granted him the power to fast-track sweeping, secretive international agreements through Congress.

The Democrats’ revolt focused on a provision that they would normally back — something called Trade Adjustment Assistance, or TAA, which would pay to help retrain workers whose jobs get shipped overseas by trade deals — knowing that killing it would bring fast-track down with it.

But weeks of telephone calls from the White House, countless meetings, negotiations, public feuds and a last-minute…

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