Corporations are increasingly using investment and trade agreements — specifically, the investor-state dispute settlement provisions in them — to sue governments.
IPS’ Global Economy project and others hold a congressional briefing on the 20th anniversary of NAFTA to reflect upon the agreement’s harmful effects on North American communities and the environment, and how negotiations for more free trade agreements threaten people everywhere.
IPS experts weigh in on inequality, taxes, global trade deals, and global talks with Syria and Iran.
Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.
A forum examining 20 years of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mexicans have little to celebrate as NAFTA turns 20 years old in 2014 - the destruction caused by the agreement continues to push many Mexicans to migrate to try to make a living.
The U.S. needs to come up with a new and different Pacific pivot that places peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula at the top of the list of priorities.
Forget the border--what drives migration?
Nearly 20 years since NAFTA went into effect, its empty promises have been laid bare for the people of Mexico.
Damage from 20 years of NAFTA shows us why latest trade deal must be stopped. Free trade creates rich people, poor communities.