Corporate Power Articles & Videos

A Peoples' vision for a just and inclusive Asia and Europe

16 October 2014
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One week before the official Asia-Europe government meeting (ASEM) gathers in Milan, over 400 people from 42 countries in Europe and Asia gathered at the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples forum (AEPF) to present their demands and recommendations.

European Civil Society rejects TTIP, CETA and TISA

13 October 2014
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Saturday October 11  saw an extraordinary mobilization success. Over 400 actions were organized in 20 European countries to reject the secret trade deals that the EU is negotiating (TTIP, CETA and TiSA)

Keep Sombath’s vision alive: Keynote speech by Shui Meng Ng at AEPF10

13 October 2014
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Two years ago, at the 9th AEPF,  Sombath Somphone gave the keynote speech at the opening session of the Forum in Vientiane. Two months after this vibrant AEPF in Laos he disappeared.  This year his wife Shui Meng Ng gave the keynote speech, to remind us of Sombath's vision.

El Salvador’s struggle against corporate impunity

8 October 2014
Diana Aguiar, Andrea Tognoni
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The controversial legal case that Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim has launched against El Salvador has added fuel to the growing international debate on the balance of corporate rights and responsibilities and the need for new legal international frameworks to address corporate impunity.

Vrijhandelsverdragen: burgerinspraak geweigerd, parlement bespeeld, EU-grondwet bedreigd

28 September 2014
Rob Bleijerveld
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Op 10 september wees de Europese Commissie een verzoek van ruim 200 maatschappelijke organisaties af om een opiniepeiling te houden onder alle EU-burgers over de vrijhandelsverdragen TTIP en CETA. De Nederlandse minister Ploumen (Buitenlandse Handel/ Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) poogde het parlement te bespelen met niet hard te maken toezeggingen. Hoe werd hierop gereageerd door TTIP-critici? En kan ondertekening gevolgen hebben voor de Europese Grondwet?

Call for papers for TNI's State of Power report

22 September 2014
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Transnational Institute  (TNI) is issuing an open call for essays/short papers for its forthcoming State of Power report launched in late January 2015 to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos.

TNI bindt de strijd aan met multinationals

31 July 2014
Tijmen Lucie
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Wereldwijd steunt het Trans­national Institute (TNI), gevestigd in Amsterdam, sociale bewegin­gen die strijden tegen de macht van multinationals en voor duurzaamheid, vrede, en recht­vaardigheid. Directeur Fiona Dove: ‘Wij zijn de ideale schakel tussen sociale bewegingen, betrokken wetenschappers en beleidsmakers.’

 

 

 

Now is the time to call for a Binding Treaty

18 June 2014
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Maxime Combes of Attac France interviews Gonzalo Berron and Brid Brennan on the eve of the debate at the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the need for a new legal framework to end corporate impunity.

Economic Power, Democracy and Human Rights

18 June 2014
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The 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened in Geneva on June 10th. A major focus on the UNHRC agenda is the issue of binding regulations for Transnational Corporations (TNCs). This demand has been raised by Ecuador and 84 other governments in a Statement to the UNHRC last September 2013.

UN meeting provides historic opportunity to stop corporate impunity

13 June 2014
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Popular demands for a binding treaty on corporate human right violations will get an unprecedented hearing this month at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).