Category: Trade Agreements

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Patrick Bond: The World Bank blinks at South African inequality and corporate subsidies

The Bank’s optimism about redistributiom is not unusual, for it suffers a seriously bad statistical habit: poverty denialism.

Pete Dolack: The Medicine of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as Bitter as Ever

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is as dangerous as ever

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David Bacon: Globalization And NAFTA Caused Migration From Mexico

Not one immigration proposal in Congress in the quarter century since IRCA was passed has tried to come to grips with the policies that uprooted miners, teachers, tree planters, and farmers

Pete Dolack: Clean Water as an Impediment to Corporate Profits

An Australian mining company insists its “right” to a guaranteed profit is superior to the right of El Salvador to clean drinking water

John Cavanagh: Golden Weapons of Destruction Take Aim at El Salvador

Why do companies have the right to sue countries over environmental protection measures?

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David Marty: European Union: The Treaty of Lisbon

The Treaty of Lisbon establishes the condition to adhere to the European Union

David Alexandre: European Union: Why Norway and Switzerland never signed the Treaty of Lisbon.

On a practical level, one should wonder why national politicians in Europe keep making promises during their election campaigns knowing they have not the tools to do anything

Pete Dolack: Please Make Your Comment After We Make Our Decision

Taking a page from their United States counterparts, European Union trade negotiators apparently interpret the word “consultation” as a synonym for “ignore”

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Walden Bello: The Corporate Free Trade Project Reloaded

Compared to 1994, the capacity of the South to resist the free trade project and come up with a trade paradigm with a different vision and based on different principles is greater today

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Vijay Prashad: BRICS

Discussing the recent BRICS conference and the proposal to create a new development bank

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