As a new round of negotiations starts in Wasshington, DC, over 100 civil society groups and social movements from Europe and the USA have signed on an open letter that was sent to the chief negotiators of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Ambassador Michael Froman (US Trade Representative) and Karel de Gucht (EU Trade Commissioner). NGOs, social movements, consumers organisations, trade unions, environmentalist groups and other civil society groups, raise their voices with one joint demand: to exclude any Investor-state Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism from the TTIP (…)