Still not loving ISDS: 10 reasons to oppose investors’ super-rights in EU trade deals

Still not loving ISDS: 10 reasons to oppose investors’ super-rights in EU trade deals

By the Corporate Europe Observatory, April 16th 2014 At the end of March, the European Commission launched a public consultation over its plan to enshrine far-reaching rights for f ...

Missile Frigate Abu Bakr visits Hong Kong

Missile Frigate Abu Bakr visits Hong Kong

The BNS Abu Bakr, a Bangladesh navy missile frigate, was in transit Hong Kong for a couple of day 13 April to 15 April 2014, on its way to Qingdao for the Western Pacific Naval Sym ...

Turkey’s Ruling Party Has Its LGBTI Supporters, As Well

Turkey’s Ruling Party Has Its LGBTI Supporters, As Well

AK Party LGBT: Of course, as LGBT people, we do not endorse the Justice and Development Party’s (Turkey’s ruling party, AKP or AK Party- AK means “white, clean”) attitude towards L ...

Italy: path of spiritual inspiration for modern times

Italy: path of spiritual inspiration for modern times

  This new initiative consists of a walking trail starting from Grotte Santo Stefano to the recently inaugurated Park of Study and Reflection, Attigliano, and leads pilgrims t ...

The Commons: People power beyond the state

The Commons: People power beyond the state

The activist and author David Bollier tells Deutsche Welle why what he calls the Commons will change the way we live our lives and our system of politics. DW: Can you define in a n ...

Government surveillance — this is just the beginning

Government surveillance — this is just the beginning

By Christopher Soghoian.- The 2011 Arab Spring captured the attention of the world. It also captured the attention of authoritarian governments in other countries, who were worried ...

Philippines: A Day with Yolanda Victims

Philippines: A Day with Yolanda Victims

Recalling typhoon Yolanda that hit the Philippines so severely, Pressenza revisits the scene with a letter of appreciation to all those who helped out in those very difficult days ...

Leading Leaders for Peace in Tel Aviv

by Hillel Schenker  for The Palestine-Israel Journal As we near the April 29th deadline for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations set by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, some people are afraid of using the word "peace", thinking its passé, utopian or simply unattainable, like the o more ...

April 14, 2014

Chrystia Freeland at TED: The rise of the new global super-rich

See the TED lecture here Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds — and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and more ...

April 16, 2014

War Tax Resisters Mark April 15 with Call to Stop Military Spending

Millions of Americans are rushing to file their federal and state taxes today by the midnight deadline. But others are using the day to protest the use of tax dollars to fund war. The War Resisters League estimates at least 45 percent of the 2015 federal budget would be used for more ...

April 16, 2014

Still not loving ISDS: 10 reasons to oppose investors’ super-rights in EU trade deals

By the Corporate Europe Observatory, April 16th 2014 At the end of March, the European Commission launched a public consultation over its plan to enshrine far-reaching rights for foreign investors in the EU-US trade deal currently being negotiated. In the face of fierce oppositio more ...

April 16, 2014

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