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Unfair, unsustainable, and under the radar
A new paper from the Democracy Center sheds an urgent public light on the system of international investment rules and arbitration tribunals that is being used by corporations to undermine citizen and government action on a range of urgent social and environmental issues.
Japanese movement against TPP growing
Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership say it’s an attempt to impose an American system on Japan and would threaten Japanese public healthcare system.
India-EU FTA: A lose-lose for India
Newsclick discusses with Biswajit Dhar, Director General of Research and Information System for Developing Countries, the India-EU Free Trade Agreement and its fall-outs.
At your service: the European Services Forum’s privileged access to the EU Commission over EU trade policy
A recent documentary on lobbying in the EU highlights the historically intimate links between the EU Commission and European services companies. New research reveals that they are as close as ever, working hand in glove to liberalise and deregulate services markets – from Canada to the ASEAN region, from the US to India.
Why can corporate interests trump sovereign rights?
Real News Network interviews Chakravarthi Raghavan on how companies can sue countries under trade and investment agreements
Asian business leaders push trilateral free trade
Over 200 business leaders from China, Japan and South Korea gathered in Seoul to further promote and commemorate the launch of the trilateral free trade negotiations.
Will the Pacific trade deal protect workers?
Al Jazeera ask if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations have rendered democratic decision-making irrelevant.
Panama protests against free-trade zone land sales
Police in the sea-port of Colon have fired tear-gas and rubber bullets to disperse angry protesters. A total of 50 were arrested during the clashes, a continuation of public outcry against the governments decision to sell land in the free-trade zone.
Ex-GM workers in Colombia sew lips shut in protest
The former GM workers chose the grounds next to the US Embassy to stage their hunger strike because of the labor action plan agreed to between Colombia and the US last year under the countries’ free trade agreement — which both governments, and General Motors, have igored.
Assault on Colombian trade unions continues
Two months after a free trade agreement between the US and Colombia went into effect, workers continue to face attacks.
Video documentary: Global crises, regional solutions
In this video, activists from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe argue that regional integration is the only viable response to the current economic, climate, food and energy crises.
The dark side of investment agreements
An animation which exposes how people are paying the costs of corporate lawsuits under international investment agreements.
Stop the TPP
Learning and action points for a US audience
Breaking ’08 pledge, leaked trade doc shows Obama wants to help corporations avoid regulations
A draft agreement leaked Wednesday shows the Obama administration is pushing a secretive trade agreement that could vastly expand corporate power and directly contradict a 2008 campaign promise by President Obama.
Canada: The real cost of free trade
ACTA and TPP: The new enemies of the World Wide Web
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) are essentially an alteration to SOPA and PIPA for the rest of the world.
Conference on human rights and the EU-India free trade agreement
VIdeo of a conference organised by the Greens / European Free Alliance in the European Parliament on 8 December 2011
Global investment rules: Threat to democracy and the environment
Told through the voices of people working to battle the injustices of these rules from countries across the world, the video is a vibrant and visual way to help people understand what is at stake, for our rights, for the environment and for democracy.
Malaysian anti-free trade activists protest FTA deals with the US
Anti free-trade activists in Kuala Lumpur protested outside the venue where American representatives and Malaysian ministers met to discuss further on free trade agreements between the two nations.
PM Key says NZ drug-buyer Pharmac may not be changed under Trans Pacific Partnership talks, but fine details still yet to be sorted
New Zealand drug-buying agency Pharmac may not be hit with any changes under the Trans Pacific Partnership deal being negotiated with United States, although the finer details of the Pacific trade agreement are yet to be ironed out, Prime Minister John Key says.