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    EU-US trade deal to include 'corporate bill of rights'

    26 September 2013
    In the media

    Controversial rights for multinational corporations to sue states, likely to be included in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are causing a political headache for EU and US negotiators, but may also set a precedent for future trade agreements, notably with China.

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    China ‘land grab’ sees it given control of 5% of Ukraine, accused of ‘neo-colonialism’

    Alex Spillius
    25 September 2013
    In the media

    Ukraine has agreed a deal with a Chinese company to lease 5% of its land to feed China’s burgeoning population, it was reported on Tuesday.

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    Fighting meth addiction with hard drugs

    Patrick Winn
    21 September 2013
    In the media

    Thailand's justice minister believes "kratom," a leafy jungle stimulant, can help users kick their habi.

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    Les luttes après le tsunami et la nouvelle génération militante

    15 September 2013
    In the media

    La catastrophe suscite des mouvements de protestation atteignant un niveau que le Japon n’a pas connu depuis des décennies. Le séisme a mis en évidence les problèmes sociaux profonds, tels que les insuffisances de la sécurité sociale et du droit au logement. Cette lutte bénéficie de peu d’intérêt médiatique et mérite d’être mieux connue.

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    Pranger für Großkonzerne

    06 September 2013
    In the media

    Die Macht der globalen Konzerne in transparente Bahnen zu leiten, ihre Strategien zu regulieren und Straftaten zu ahnden, darum ging es gestern im Europaparlament in Brüssel.

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    Trade deal branded 'rule for the corporation by the corporation'

    05 September 2013
    In the media

    Susan George chairs the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She says the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement could give powerful companies the right to challenge domestic laws which restrict their future profits.

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    Offshore firms not paying tax share

    05 September 2013
    In the media

    A LEADING international political economist has warned that democracy is being damaged by the insidious creep of transnational corporations into government policy and their refusal to adopt country-by-country accounting practices, which have helped them avoid taxes.

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    Analyse: Le combat de la Colombie contre le commerce de la coca

    02 September 2013
    In the media

    Pour le gouvernement colombien, les paysans devraient tout bonnement refuser de cultiver la coca. Ceux qui ne le font pas s’exposent à ce que leurs plantations illégales soient aspergées d’un puissant pesticide, ou soient détruites par des groupes de travailleurs recrutés par des entreprises privées et épaulés par les forces de police.