Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.
IPS senior scholar Maude Barlow talks about and signs her new book on "Protecting Water and People and the Planet Forever."
How transnational corporations use trade and investment treaties as powerful tools in disputes over oil, mining, and gas. / Como las empresas mineras transnacionales utilizan las reglas de los acuerdos de inversión y de comercio como poderosos instrumentos a su favor en las disputas por el petróleo, la minería y el gas.
Putting aside even Iraq's horrifying descent into sectarian violence, the United States did a spectacularly poor job of governing the country.
Seventy-four percent of Yemenis live in rural areas, and the majority of those lack the same three things: electricity, clean water, and education.
Re-posted with permission from Embassy Magazine: Vancouver-based mining company Pacific Rim is butting heads with the government of El Salvador.
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."
U.S. security agencies are increasingly interested in the potential for conflict over water. But Washington continues to fundamentally misunderstand the root of the problem.
Neither foreign investors nor unelected tribunals deserve the power to trump democratically elected leaders.
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.