International corporations that want to intimidate countries have access to a private legal system designed just for them. And to unlock its power, sometimes all it takes is a threat. Why would … Continue reading The Secret Threat That Makes Corporations More Powerful Than Countries
Policymakers must address needs of trade-affected workers, International Monetary Fund’s new World Economic Outlook says Source: IMF study warns free trade seen as benefiting ‘only a fortunate few’ | Business | The … Continue reading IMF study warns free trade seen as benefiting ‘only a fortunate few’
The tobacco giant has to pay $7m to the South American nation of 3.4m people in a dispute over cigarette adverts. But the case could still set a worrying precedent This is … Continue reading Who really won the legal battle between Philip Morris and Uruguay? Lawyers
The pact has few friends left in Washington, but America’s Asian allies may see backing off as a betrayal of Washington’s commitment to the region. What a crappy piece of reporting. The … Continue reading Why Dropping the Trans-Pacific Partnership May Be a Bad Idea
China has been told it must close down steel mills dumping excess production in Europe if the country is to be admitted to the global club that will allow it to trade … Continue reading Juncker tells China to cut steel production or be frozen out of global trade club
If you needed proof that modern trade agreements are actually nothing more than an excuse to hand big business power at our expense, you need look no further than Ceta. No wonder … Continue reading Think TTIP is a threat to democracy? There’s another trade deal that’s already signed
Luke Flanagan, a member of the European Parliament, has been told to take this video down, thats why we’re posting it here. Also ICYMI check out the TTIP-leaks here, courtesy of Greenpeace. … Continue reading TTIP reading room Farce | ENOUGH!
Greenpeace has published and plans to analyze leaked documents regarding the transatlantic free trade deal TTIP. The planned agreement has been a thorn in environmentalists’ side for quite some time. The bottom … Continue reading TTIP: Free trade at expense of the environment?
Newspapers in California published pro-TPP columns that appear to have been at least partially authored by lobbyists working for the Japanese government. Take this column by former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, … Continue reading Pro-TPP Op-Eds Remarkably Similar to Drafts by Foreign Government Lobbyists
The shoe company said it was asked to tone down criticism of the TPP in exchange for a chance to bid on DOD contracts. But then they didn’t get any orders so … Continue reading New Balance accuses Obama administration of reneging on TPP-related deal
The trade deal will put corporations in control, not citizens, warns Diane Abbott. She’s right, TTIP and TPP allow corporations to walk all over government laws all in the name of Free … Continue reading It’s not just Europeans who will feel the consequences of TTIP
The Government is under pressure to allow MPs to disclose sensitive information on one of the most secretive trade deals ever negotiated. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed … Continue reading TTIP: secrecy around talks is ‘profoundly undemocratic’, MPs say