Undercover investigation by China Labor Watch exposes low wages, hazardous chemicals and overtime beyond legal limits That Mattel Hot Wheels toy you’re giving your child this Christmas, made by a Chinese worker … Continue reading The grim truth of Chinese factories producing the west’s Christmas toys
If you needed proof that trade agreements are just an excuse to hand big business power at our expense, look no further than Ceta, a deal between the EU and CanadaLike the … Continue reading Think TTIP is a threat to democracy? There’s another trade deal that’s already signed
But it now appears that globalization reaches its limits. These limits exist for two reasons. Firstly, there is the environmental limit. Globalization leads to very strong forms of specialization. There is of … Continue reading How Far Should We Push Globalisation?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would make it harder to inspect seafood imports, putting potentially unsafe seafood in our food system. One more reason why these “free trade” deals are bad. Source: Toxic Buffet: … Continue reading Toxic Buffet: How the TPP Trades Away Seafood Safety | Food & Water Watch
To dismiss the rest of globalization’s critics as communists who hate freedom and just want to curl up in the lap of government and hide from change is absurd and insulting. Most … Continue reading Finally, an honest look at globalization! – Rolling Stone
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