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New video: "Suing the State - Hidden rules within the EU-US trade deal"

This film presents some of the dangers of the investor rights within the proposed EU-US trade deal. We need to stop this corporate attack on our democracy and policies to protect the public interest.

The film has been produced by Sourced TV for Corporate Europe Observatory



Submitted by Paul Reynard (not verified) on

This film is a magnificent tool for our fight.
I am one of the columnists of “Radio touche pas à mon schiste” (
Do you authorize us to make the dubbing of this film ? (by using the exact text of subtiles)
Thank you for your answer and let's have a big hand for this film.
Paul Reynard

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