Category: Trade Agreements

David Korten: A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More

Approval of the TPP means sacrificing our democracy and our right to manage our markets and resources for the public good

Antonis Davanellos: The pressure to stay strong

Interview on the current situation in Greece and the shape of future battles

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Pepe Escobar: Eurasian emporium or nuclear war?

The bottom line is that Washington cannot possibly tolerate a close Germany-Russia trade/political relationship, as it directly threatens its hegemony in the Empire of Chaos

Alain Badiou: Dangerous Days Ahead

Interview on whether a radical break from the eurozone is possible

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Walden Bello: Washington Frets as Beijing Steps Up Multilateral Initiatives

With the institutions it controls having such dismal records in managing the global economy and promoting development, the US should have expected that at some point, the world would begin looking elsewhere for institutions that could deliver

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Jack Rasmus: TPP Trade Negotiations At Critical Juncture

Concluding a TPP deal in 2015 is right up there—along with across the board corporate tax rate cuts—at the top of Corporate America’s ‘must have’ list for this year

Eric Toussaint: Why should the Greek debt be audited?

About thirty Greek and International experts will take part in the commission and a preliminary report is expected in June. Citizen participation is fundamental to a rigorous and independent audit process

Alexandros Orphanides: “This Is A Big Deal”

Trade agreements are about more than business—they’re about who has final say in the way people around the world live, what they eat, how much they are paid, what medicines they can buy and whether they have jobs

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Kevin Zeese: Stop The Fast Track To A Future Of Global Corporate Rule

Multinational empowerment grows…

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Kevin Zeese: Stop The Fast Track To A Future Of Global Corporate Rule

We need to maintain persistent pressure on Congress to oppose fast track. When we stop fast track, there should be a broad discussion of our vision for a globalized world structured to support universal human rights and protection of the planet

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