Tagged: Free Trade Agreements
"Here we are in the middle of a climate crisis, and we have investor lawsuits against governments over policies to encourage renewable energy," says Sarah Anderson at a UN preparatory event for the Financing for Development summit.
Corporations are increasingly using investment and trade agreements — specifically, the investor-state dispute settlement provisions in them — to sue governments.
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.
The new Republican majority could complicate Obama's efforts to move forward on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
President Obama is definitely "into" Africa. Unfortunately that has translated into holding the door open for U.S. multinationals to do what outsiders have done for centuries: extract the continent’s wealth.
Representatives from IPS and other environmental and public policy organizations hold meeting at Canadian Embassy to say, "Tell Pacific Rim to stop bullying El Salvador."
The Obama administration's trade negotiators are quietly selling out workers and the environment in a massive Bush-style trade agreement.
A hostile labor environment in a country like Colombia, connected through a trade agreement to the U.S., has repercussions for workers at home as well.
With about 200 activists from several countries, John Cavanagh denounced the firm for suing the government of El Salvador in retaliation for the denial of a mining permit.
The new U.S. model BIT does not go far enough to address the concerns that labor unions and environmental, development, and other nongovernmental organizations have raised consistently for many years.