War On Want chief speaks on campaign

War On Want's John Hilary
War On Want's John Hilary

War on Want executive director John Hilary will be talking about the charity’s campaign against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) at Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Holme Street.

The presentation on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 12.30pm) will focus on TTIP, which War on War say is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty being negotiated - in secret - between the European Union and the U.S. that threatens to undermine democracy, jobs and public services, said a spokesman.

Trades Club secretary Ed Stutt said: “John Hilary is an internationally respected fighter against poverty, and given the massive implications that TTIP has for all of us, we wanted to make sure local people had a chance of to find out what it is all about as information is power.”

More on the campaign at www.waronwant.org/campaigns/trade-justice/ttip