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    GATS and Corporate Political Power

    Erik Wesselius
    18 May 2006
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  2. The Davos Class

    Susan George
    24 January 2012
    Article

    The Davos class run our major institutions, know exactly what they want, and are well organized, but they have weaknesses too. For they are wedded to an ideology that isn't working and they have virtually no ideas nor imagination to resolve this.

  3. India Inc's Silence Deafening

    Praful Bidwai
    07 July 2010
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    The injustice of the Bhopal disaster in India continues, as corporations responsible for the deaths of innocent people and the destruction of the environment have been let off the hook yet again

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    Wasted, ravaged, destroyed: a plea for an end to this disastrous economic model.

    Susan George
    17 January 2011
    Article

    Capitalism is the greatest waste machine invented by mankind: the natural resources of our planet have been plundered, and the social costs are enormous. 

  5. Discover the dark side of Investment

    27 June 2012
    Article

    Introduction to the international investment regime, including key facts, links to useful resources and ideas for action.

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    Practical and tactical challenges, and strategic perspectives for African engagement with China

    Dot Keet
    23 September 2010
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    There are many important factors to consider when speaking broadly of China's role in Africa, and one should avoid falling into the trap of simplistic comparisons with historic African-European relations.

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    Petition protesting Telecom Italia's case against Bolivia at World Bank tribunal, ICSID

    21 March 2008
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    The letter below and updated petition was delivered on 20 March 2008 to World Bank President Zoellick and ICSID General Secretary Ana Palacio and to contacts for ETI and their lawyers, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, World Bank external affairs, and the ICSID secretariat. For background information see Global campaign against anti-democratic investment rules


    Robert B.

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    International civil society organisations protest Telecom Italia’s new attacks and confiscatory measures against Bolivia

    Press Release
    15 May 2008
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    Civil society organisations meeting in the People’s Social Summit in Lima denounce the recent decision of ETI and Telecom Italia this month to demand that the New York State Court freeze the accounts of the National Telecommunications Company (ENTEL) as part of a strategy of aggression against the government of Bolivia.
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    Michael Clayton exposes the corporations -- again

    Saul Landau
    08 November 2007
    Article
  11. The Apple Connection

    Walden Bello
    14 February 2012
    Article

    iPad and iPhone are engineering masterpieces, but they also epitomise the social relations of production today where capital is free and labour is repressed.

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    When corporations capture the state: corporate lobbying and democracy

    Praful Bidwai
    26 May 2010
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    Washington-style practices of corporate lobbying have crept up on New Delhi politics, subverting the policy-making process to meet the profit imperatives of private corporations. The new trend of corporate lobbying in India presents a real and serious threat to democracy.

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    At the Margin of Law, by Alejandro Teitelbaum

    Review by Ana MacNaught
    01 August 2007
    Article
    Transnational corporations are acting with impunity in Latin America, as Alejandro Teitelbaum's new book "At the Margin of Law" clearly shows.
  14. Huge Cost of Tax Evasion Revealed as Campaign to Tackle Tax Havens Launches

    24 November 2011
    Article

    New research published by the Tax Justice Network shows that tax evasion costs 145 countries, representing over 98% of world GDP, more than US$3.1 trillion annually.

  15. The Dark Side of Investment Agreements

    Cecilia Olivet
    16 December 2011
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    Signing international investment treaties, in the hope of attracting foreign investments, has been a central strategy for governments looking to improve economic development. The less known side of this story is that by signing investment treaties, governments are giving away the sovereign right to regulate in the interest of people and the environment. They also expose themselves to the risk of spending millions in law suits that could have been used to serve public needs. It’s time that the dark side of investment is put under the spotlight.

  16. Week of Action on Investment

    13 December 2011
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    In November 2011, Brussels was the stage for a 'Week of Action' which looked to expose the threat of Bilateral Investment Treaties to democratic governance and public interest and to advocate for an Alternative Investment Regime. 

  17. As authoritarian China loses luster, TNCs flirt with democratic Indonesia and Brazil

    Walden Bello
    29 June 2011
    Article

    Make way China! Here come Brazil and Indonesia as new kids on the block for transnational corporations' investments in their global search for cheap labour and social stability.

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    'The crisis' and the crisis of global capitalism

    23 September 2010
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    "The financial crisis" is one facet of the systemic and converging crises of capitalism - a predictable symptom of oligopolistic late capitalism; but what main challenges lie ahead for the Left in South Africa?

  19. Obama’s Trip to India: Don’t Rush into a Bilateral Investment Treaty

    Sarah Anderson
    28 October 2010
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    The U.S. and India should not sign a treaty that will only serve the short-term interests of large corporations, and undermine the authority of governments to protect their people from financial crisis.

  20. Mining for El Salvador's Gold... In Washington

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    19 August 2010
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    An international tribunal gives the green light to a lawsuit brought by two companies attempting to overcome strong public and government resistance to their destructive gold mining.

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