In a recent episode of Act Out! host Eleanor Goldfield looked at how massive protests in Germany and elsewhere in the European Union are turning the tide against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a massive trade deal similar to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP).
GMO laws getting in the way of corporate profits? The TPP would strike all that down.
Plus 6 more ways Trans Pacific Partnership puts profits over people.
With an estimated 250,000 people in attendance, the Berlin rally to stop the TTIP agreement was next level. Shot from the top of the famous Victory Column in Tiergarten, the below video shows the mass of protesters stretching all the way back to the Brandenburg Gate and beyond. The event kicked off at the Hauptbahnhof station, with Tango dancers dancing in protest against the TTIP.
More than two hours after the event had started, throngs of marchers were still pouring into Tiergarten.
Impressive as the event was and as pretty as the pictures are — what is it really all about?