- About bilaterals.org
- Feb-2016: New ISDS platform launched
- Sep-2004: Launch announcement
- Feb-2015: Relaunch of bilaterals.org
- Mar-2013: Relaunch of bilaterals.org
- Jun-2009: Relaunch of bilaterals.org
- Dec-2008: An update from bilaterals.org and logo design contest announcement
- Dec-2006: bilaterals.org in Spanish & French
- Sep-2006: Update from bilaterals.org
- How to participate
- Key issues
- Texts of agreements
bilaterals.org operates on the principle of open publishing which enables anyone to contribute and publish their own articles, or other materials they want to share, without need for approval from an external editorial board. Any materials submitted and published are immediately displayed on the site according to the date of submission, with the latest articles at the top.
People are encouraged to freely post articles relevant to the subject of the site: what’s happening with bilateral trade and investment agreements, and people’s movements against them, around the world. You are also encouraged to participate in free discussions by either by clicking on the the “comment on this article” link found at the bottom of each article..
At present, there is a lot of mainstream reporting from corporate media being posted. Those involved in launching and running the site hope to see much more independent news and analysis made available here. Either way, the posting of any material on this site does not imply endorsement from the groups and individuals involved in launching or maintaining it.
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News from the movements
23-Mar-2017 Front anti APE et anti CFA - SénégalLe comité de pilotage du Front anti Accords de Partenariat Economique (APE) et anti franc CFA après avoir apprécié la situation politique, économique et sociale actuelle a pris des décisions importantes.
22-Mar-2017 S2BJoint civil society statement on the Eu-Japan free trade agreement.
22-Mar-2017 G20 ProtestsLa “Semana de solidaridad global” contra el G20 nos dará la oportunidad de expresar el otro mundo y nuestra convicción de que es posible.
17-Mar-2017 No al TTIP
Taller de formación: ‘El Tratado de los Pueblos y las normas vinculantes de la ONU. Alternativas al TTIP, CETA, TiSA’El taller se impartirá de forma presencial en Madrid y se transmitirá en tiempo real.
Ces « zones libres » en Europe qui privilégient les alternatives locales face au néolibéralisme globalDes élus volontaristes pourront-ils, demain, soutenir la relocalisation de l’économie, favoriser les aliments bios et locaux dans les cantines scolaires ou reprendre la main sur la gestion de l’eau ou de l’énergie ?
15-Mar-2017 Tele SurRiot police clashed with protesters in Viña Del Mar, where representatives of the 11 remaining member states of the Trans Pacific Partnership together with China, Colombia and South Korea met.
15-Mar-2017 Tele SurActivists have a message for trade ministers meeting in Chile: the TPP is dead.
11-Mar-2017 No al TTIP
Invitación webinar: ¿Un ISDS multilateral? La propuesta de la Comisión Europea para un ‘Tribunal Multilateral de Inversiones’Este webinar presentará la propuesta de la Comisión Europea así como varias perspectivas críticas sobre el tema.
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