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Politics

These are crucial days for TTIP. The US-EU trade deal, which would legally enforce the privatisation of the NHS, is facing extraordinary levels of public protest on both sides of the Atlantic. But while opponents focus on the battle at hand, a separate Canadian trade deal could allow TTIP's worst abuses by the backdoor.

 

November 2014
Common Dreams

A fact sheet from the U.S. Trade Representative explains that there are two parts to the deal that broke what had been an impasse over agreements from Ministerial meeting last year in Bali.

November 2014
Reuters Africa

Soaring water bills, a lack of transparency and under investment have persuaded governments worldwide to give back control of privatised water services to the public sector, according to a report released on Thursday.

November 2014
Aljazeera America

Almost 200 farmers from five villages have been arrested since 2012 for protests over land confiscated by the military.

November 2014
The Guardian

German municipality to buy back utility grids after referendum vote to end private ownership of gas and electricity networks

November 2014
The Irrawaddy

Some 70 representatives of farmers’ organizations and civil society organizations from different parts of Burma gathered during a three-day meeting in Rangoon this week to hold the first of a number of discussions on the government’s new draft national land use policy.

November 2014
New Statesman

Over $100bn a year is spent worldwide fighting the war on drugs. For what end?

October 2014
Reuters - Africa

Millions of small-scale farmers in Myanmar risk losing land under proposals to regulate land use which focus too much on investment and not enough on people's livelihoods, a Netherlands-based non-profit think tank warned on Thursday.

October 2014
Karen News

While the government insists it wants to end its conflicts with ethnic groups, locals in Karen State say they are still bearing the brunt of the brutal divide and conquer tactics.

October 2014
The Washington Post

It's time to explore a multilateral reworking of the drug control treaties to better reflect current realities.

October 2014
Bastamag

Les terres agricoles ne sont pas les seules cibles de puissants intérêts privés, de grandes entreprises ou de gros investisseurs. Littoraux, mangroves ou récifs coralliens sont aussi convoités. Un nouveau rapport lève le voile sur cet accaparement des mers.

September 2014
De Wereld Morgen

De Europese Commissie heeft op 12 september 2014 een Europees Burgerinitiatief voor inspraak in de onderhandelingen over het TTIP-vrijhandelsakkoord tussen de EU en de VS verworpen. Volgens Europarlementslid Bart Staes (Groen) is dit 'een politiek gemotiveerde beslissing', die ingaat tegen de beloftes van nieuw commissievoorzitter Juncker.

September 2014
la diaria

El II Seminario Internacional de Empresas Públicas, coorganizado por el Transnational Institute y Antel, se propuso analizar y reivindicar las empresas públicas como motor del desarrollo nacional.

September 2014
IRIN

Already widely reduced to statelessness and in many cases forced into camps for displaced people, an 800,000-strong population of Muslims in western Myanmar now faces increasing efforts to eradicate the very word they use to identify themselves as a group.

September 2014
Middle East Online

President Obama should have spent his fifteen minutes of prime time Wednesday night talking about diplomacy. Instead of a four-part mostly military plan, he should have outlined four key diplomatic moves, suggests Phyllis Bennis.

September 2014
Middle East Online

President Obama should have spent his fifteen minutes of prime time Wednesday night talking about diplomacy. Instead of a four-part mostly military plan, he should have outlined four key diplomatic moves, suggests Phyllis Bennis.

September 2014
Myanmar Times

The head of the United Nations’ technical advisory board for Myanmar’s census has dismissed criticisms of the process and blamed civil society and human rights groups for having “inflamed” tensions surrounding the count.

September 2014
The Blazoned Press

La clausola ISDS che potrebbe venir introdotta nel Trattato Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership si basa giuridicamente sui cosiddetti Trattati Bilaterali di Investimento (Tbi), accordi stipulati tra due governi per fissare le condizioni sugli investimenti esteri delle società private dei due paesi, alle quali vengono garantiti tutti gli strumenti legali necessari per far valere il proprio “diritto al profitto” a discapito di tutele sociali, economiche ed ambientali per i cittadini.

September 2014
Volkskrant

Minister Ploumen (Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) zou geen steun moeten geven aan het ISDS, het klachtenmechanisme dat onderdeel is van het Europese vrijhandelsverdragen TTIP

September 2014
The Blazoned Press

Ttip, Icsid e Tisa. Ovvero il “corrispettivo economico della Nato”[1], il Tribunale del “diritto al profitto” e un accordo di privatizzazione dei servizi pubblici che sarebbe dovuto rimanere segreto almeno per altri cinque anni.

Tre sigle sconosciute ai più che rappresentano perfettamente quello che, insieme al potere dei gruppi criminali, può considerarsi l’unico, vero, potere globale: il potere delle imprese multinazionali

September 2014