Part of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives Programme, TNI’s Trade & Investment Justice project plays a critical role in challenging the European Union’s 'free' trade and investment policies. Read more about the project.
In the final episode of a series of interviews, Susan George talks about what impact she hopes her latest book, How to win the Class War - The Lugano Report II will have and why avoiding jargon is key to challenging the powerful.
From 4-7 December, renowned political scientist Susan George presented her book How to Win the Class War: The Lugano Report II to packed houses in the UK, starting with the official launch in London.
In building a progressive alternative we can draw strength and clarity from the sombre message brought by Susan George. John Palmer reviews "How to Win the Class War: The Lugano Report II"
Mary Louise Malig
How rules are tailored and public interest surrendered to suit corporate interests in the WTO, FTAs and BITs trade and investment regime
Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder & Rhea Tamara Hoffmann
Swedish energy company Vattenfall filed request for arbitration at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), after Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear energy.
Pia Eberhardt, Emma Lui, Stuart Trew
As European Union (EU) member states consider the implications of environmentally risky shale gas development (fracking), negotiations are underway for a controversial EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which would grant investors the right to challenge governments’ decision to ban and regulate fracking.
A half-day crash course that offers a detailed look at and critique of the current EU Investment policy in ongoing trade & investment negotiations. It will help activists, policy makers and journalists to better understand the wording of investment liberalisation and protection chapters as well as the EU's proposals for a slightly reformed Investor to State Dispute Settlement mechanism.
Join TNI and Red Pepper for an evening of discussion and drinks with Susan George at the London book launch of her latest book 'How to Win the Class War: The Lugano Report II'.
The ATM belief is that Europe’s trade has to be fundamentally changed. Our alternative respects human rights, and is democratically controlled by parliamentarians and the public. It’s ecological, respects gender equality and creates justice between countries, social classes and ethnicities. We propose a trade policy that increases economic, social and environmental well-being globally.
5 December 2013
Political scientist and author on Third World poverty issues, Susan George gives us her thoughts on the prospects for a free trade deal at the WTO in Bali.
4 December 2013
In a conversation with Secretary today with Department of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo today, Akbayan Representative Walden Bello warned the government not to agree to what he saw as inequitable agriculture and trade deals brewing at the on-going World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial in Bali, Indonesia.
More than 100 organizations sign transatlantic statement opposing dangerous investor “rights” chapter in CETA
25 November 2013
25 November 2013, Brussels, Ottawa and Quebec City – As European and Canadian trade officials meet again in Brussels today to continue negotiating an investment protection chapter in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), transatlantic civil society groups are demanding that this chapter be removed entirely as an affront to democracy, an attack on the independent judiciary, and a threat to climate change and our shared environment.
24 January 2014
21 February 2014