Protesters prepare for day of action against CETA

Published by Ian Carey on

January 20th 2017

Tomorrow, campaigners will hold a Valentine’s themed event in Dublin city centre as part of a European Day of Action against the EU-Canada trade deal.
The European Parliament is set to vote on the deal this February during the week of Valentine’s Day, and campaigners are asking our MEPs to protect the things we love by voting against the EU-Canada trade deal.
The event will start with a photoshoot. Photocall Ireland will be providing high quality images to the Press. Volunteers dressed as our Fine Gael MEPs will present a blank cheque to corporate lobbyists, signalling how the deal will give corporations the sweeping rights to sue states and undermine progressive laws and policies, who now stand isolated in not pledging to vote against the deal as other Irish MEPs have.
This will be followed by a demonstration representing an unprecedented coalition of Irish farmers, environmentalists, trade unionists and global justice groups opposed to the CETA deal. Participants will hand out sweet treats and Valentine’s cards bearing messages of love for our most cherished things, such as our environment, our food and farming, our worker’s rights, our democracy, our water and our health, and explaining how the Canada deal threatens them all.

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Ian Carey

Ian is the editor of the Green News. He works as Communications Manger with the Irish Environmental Network.