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New trade deals restrain governments on financial regulation
The new generation of trade agreements currently being negotiated by the EU endangers financial regulation. Worse, they rein in the capacity of states to regulate in the future.
From Quito: Pablo Fajardo & Donald Moncayo
Pablo Fajardo, the lead lawyer for the communities who have been fighting for 25 years for compensation for the severe pollution in the amazon region, and Donald Moncayo, one of the coordinators of the organization that has led this campaign talk about the Chevron case.
Ecuador: Chevron’s victims vow to fight Hague court ruling
Victims of Chevron-Texaco’s pollution of the Ecuadorean Amazon have vowed to fight to protect the ruling which has granted them compensation.
United for a strong movement against JEFTA
Let’s build a movement against the EU-Japan trade agrement together.
Mexico’s historic election: A labor perspective
The recent election in Mexico is a referendum on the global reaction to the neoliberal assaults accompanying trade deals like NAFTA and TPP. Listen to this webinar with Manuel Perez-Rocha and Héctor de la Cueva
RCEP: People’s movements resist free trade agreement
Organizations across the Asia Pacific region have come together to oppose the secrecy surrounding the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
No RCEP campaign: Thai women’s groups reject RCEP
Women’s rights organisations from Thailand say NO to RCEP as the neoliberal free trade agreement will only exacerbate inequality and the negative impact on their livelihoods.
In a trade war, Canada’s energy not on the table
Canada is hamstrung by a little-known NAFTA clause that packs a huge climate punch and gives the US first access to most of Canada’s oil and natural gas.
The fossil fuel industry’s secret weapon: the Energy Charter Treaty
New report exposes how the little-known Energy Charter Treaty gives corporations the power to halt the energy transition. And how it is being expanded, threatening to bind yet more countries to corporate-friendly energy policies.
Higher auto wages the centrepiece of major US NAFTA proposal
Mexican workers’ wages are at the heart of a major proposal from the United States aimed at breaking through an impasse on automobiles and securing a new North American Free Trade Agreement.
Renaud Beauchard on ISDS - arbitration tribunals from an investor against a State
Renaud Beauchard, law professor, explains the arbitration tribunals of CETA and TTIP which enable multinationals to sue States.
Total evicts people from their land in Uganda
The French oil company Total evicts people from their land in Uganda to make room for an oil processing facility.
Costa Rica taken to international court for breach of CAFTA treaty
US investors sue Government of Costa Rica under CAFTA free trade agreement for breach of treaty terms and conditions.
Quand Philip Morris empêche le Togo de lutter contre le tabagisme
Comment la simple menace d’un arbitrage international peut suffire à dissuader un pays de s’opposer aux intérêts d’une multinationale, c’est le "chilling effect".
NAFTA: US-grown corn threatens Mexican crop heritage
Mexicans are concerned that cheap US imports are destroying Mexico’s cultural relationship with its traditional maize varieties.
Across the political spectrum, trade and legal experts agree: ISDS must be eliminated from NAFTA, revealing unusual consensus
Corporate lobby isolated in its strident defense of the controversial regime that was first inserted into US trade deals with NAFTA and that elevates individual corporations to equal status with nations.
Trade for the people
"Trade for the People" briefly covers how the new FTAs, such as the TPP, the RCEP and the EPAs in Africa continue to threaten people’s rights.
India: Hawkers will fight RCEP until the end
RCEP would destroy a whole part of the Indian economy and livelihoods, in favour of international markets.
Thousands of Mexicans hold protest against NAFTA
Mexican farmers and workers have staged a mass rally in the capital to voice their opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as NAFTA, with the United States and Canada.
La Via Campesina march in Bilbao
Farmers of La Via Campesina demonstrated in Bilbao for food sovereignty and the defence of the planet. Voices from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.