Nobel laureate says Obama’s push to get lawmakers to pass deal during lame-duck session of Congress is “absolutely wrong” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has reiterated his opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), saying on Tuesday… »
2016 is the year to put ‘the interests of communities and the environment before the interests of multinational corporations’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Corporate media failed to cover the dangers of business-friendly trade deals in 2015, despite growing grassroots opposition to such… »
Dear Tony,Mohammad Rubel, a 22-year-old Bangladeshi man, was trafficked from his home in Bangladesh to a Malaysian palm oil plantation. He traveled on a dangerous ocean journey during which dozens died, through a trafficking camp in the jungle where traffickers threatened to kill him if his father… »
By Tharanga Yakupitiyage. UNITED NATIONS, Oct 7 2015 (IPS) – “The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries,” said Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement following the signing of the TPP trade deal. The… »
Two years ago, conventional wisdom said that in the epic fight between corporate-backed trade deals and regular citizens, stopping these dangerous deals would be nearly impossible.In one corner, there are hundreds of corporate lobbyists and government officials doing everything they can to increase corporations’ power over our lives through two… »
Wikileaks Press Release WikiLeaks releases today the “Investment Chapter” from the secret negotiations of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement. The document adds to the previous WikiLeaks publications of the chapters for Intellectual Property Rights (November 2013) and the Environment (January 2014). The TPP Investment Chapter, published today, is dated… »
Tomorrow there are 610 events planned across the UK, from Wells to Aberdeen, central London to Orkney, Northern Ireland to Cornwall. 9,305 members of 38 Degrees are turning out to sound the alarm about TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership also known as the Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA). »
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