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Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

15 December 2014
On the second anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, rights groups firmly condemn the Lao government’s ongoing refusal to provide any information regarding Sombath’s fate or whereabouts.

Anglo American's negative influence on climate policies exposed

3 December 2014
Multinational corporations such as Anglo American undermine crucial climate policies and promote false solutions, which allow them to profit from the climate crisis, according to a new report released 8 December during the UN climate talks.  

Corporate Sovereignty's Chilling Effects

25 November 2014
As we've noted before, corporate sovereignty -- known more formally as investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) -- has emerged as the most contentious element of the transatlantic trade deal TAFTA/TTIP, currently being negotiated.

US-India “deal” undermines food security and is victory for TNCs

14 November 2014
Netherlands/Jakarta, 14 November 2014 - The announcement on November 13th of a US-India agreement on trade facilitation and India’s food security programme was denounced today by Transnational Institute and Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI), the Indonesian Peasant Union Federation as a “victory for transnational corporations at the expense of peasant farmers.”

US/India WTO Agreement: How Corporate Greed Trumps Needs of World's Poor and Hungry

14 November 2014
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.

Towards a Just and Inclusive Asia and Europe

13 October 2014
The 10th Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF10) tackled five major themes, or People’s Visions, which represent AEPF’s hopes for citizens of the ASEM member countries and the communities they live in. This is their final declaration.

Pourquoi les lobbies du tabac adorent les traités de libre-échange

31 August 2014
La négociation d’un vaste traité de commerce transatlantique pourrait aussi venir changer la donne. Les traités de libre-échange, et en particulier leurs clauses de protection des investisseurs, constituent en effet l’un des armes favorites de l’industrie du tabac et de ses lobbyistes.

Southern Africa: SADC People's Summit Roars into Life

17 August 2014
The 2014 People's Summit opened yesterday (14 August 2014) with over two hundred delegates from La Via Campesina Africa, the Rural Women's Assembly (RWA), WoMin and the People's Dialogue demanding renewed focus on issues affecting farmers, rural women and mining impacted communities.

European Citizens' Initiative demands: Stop negotiations for TTIP and CETA

15 July 2014
European Citizens' Initiative demands: Stop negotiations for TTIP and CETA ECI-Registration 15 July 2015 – criticism: insufficient democratic participation and weakening of standards

Wie wint de slag om het vrijhandelsverdrag: het grootkapitaal of de burger?

4 July 2014
Het vrijhandelsverdrag tussen de Europese Unie en de Verenigde Staten: een lovenswaardige poging belemmeringen voor handel op te ruimen waar burgers van zullen profiteren, noemen voorstanders het. Achterkamertjespolitiek die het grootkapitaal vrij spel zal geven, zeggen tegenstanders. Hoe gevaarlijk is het zogenoemde TTIP nu echt?
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