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Open Letter to the Governments of EU-CELAC

11 June 2015
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Declaration of representatives of social organizations from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean presented to the EU-CELAC summit leaders that met in Brussels on 10 and 11 June 2015.

Getting away with Murder

21 May 2015
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When asked what the banks have learned from the 2008 financial meltdown, Susan Georges instant reaction is: ‘That they can get away with murder.’

Indian government sanctions Greenpeace to send a menacing message

28 April 2015
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Prime Minister Modi's government has frozen the bank accounts of Greenpeace India, part of a wider campaign against 'anti-national' movements that challenge India's development policies based on the aggressive exploitation of coal, minerals, big hydro and nuclear power.

Davos: where journalism is PR and change is consumer choice

23 January 2015
Markus Giesler
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Markus Giesler reports on the media reception to his eight year ethnographic and institutional study on the World Economic Forum that provides empirical evidence that Davos is not "improving the state of the world."

World Economic Forum: a history and analysis

21 January 2015
Andrew Gavin Marshall
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The annual gathering in Davos has certainly cemented the power of a tiny global elite, but its real power has been as a spawning ground for neoliberalism's major advances - the rise of the financial sector, the spread of corporate trade agreements and the integration of emerging economic powers into the global economy.

For a Citizen’s Trade Agenda

16 December 2014
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'This is a fight we can win' says Susan George as she delivered the opening speech during the GUE/NLG meeting against TTIP.

The Canada-EU Trade Deal Could Unleash a Corporate Litigation Boom

27 November 2014
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A new Canada-EU trade deal, called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), could expose Canada and Europe to a wave of corporate lawsuits that would restrict governments’ power to regulate in the public interest—including in confronting climate change.

Reclaiming People’s Sovereignty in an era of Corporate Power

26 November 2014
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Despite the track record of systemic and systematic violations of the range of human rights, the efforts to establish legally binding obligations and an instrument of enforcement within the UN system have been defeated by determined corporate opposition. The current Guiding Principles developed by the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, John Ruggie, do not create "any new international legal obligations" and are therefore non-binding.

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)

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