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    Debating Europe "For a just EU investment policy"

    23 December 2011
    Multi-media

    Watch the heated debate among representatives from the European Commission, the Belgium government and civil society on the issue of EU Investment policy.

  2. Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East

    Phyllis Bennis
    03 April 2015
    Article

    Negotiators in Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war. Now we've got to protect it.

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    OPIC, Ex-Im, and Climate Change

    22 June 2005
    Article
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    Beyond Carbon Markets

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    10 December 2009
    Article

    Although carbon offsets are often presented as emissions reductions, they do not actually reduce emissions. At best, they move reductions to where it is cheapest to make them, which normally means a shift from Northern to Southern countries.

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    The Vote for a Gentler and More Democratic Europe

    Praful Bidwai
    05 June 2005
    Article
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  7. ISDS: Courting foreign investors

    • Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B), Cecilia Olivet, Marc Maes, Pia Eberhardt, Natacha Cingotti, Ante Wessels, Burghard Ilge, Peter Fuchs
    27 November 2015
    Report

    The European Commission unveiled a draft text for a chapter on investment protection and investor to state dispute settlement – now called the Investment Court System - to be included in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the US. This new system would replace the existing investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism not only in TTIP but also in all ongoing and future EU investment negotiations.

  8. Has the US just called for unilateral interpretation of multilateral obligations?

    Rick Lines, Damon Barrett
    17 December 2014
    Opinion

    These are interesting times for drug law reform, which, as it gathers pace, is asking important questions of international law. A UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs is set for 2016 just as national reforms are challenging international treaties that form the bedrock of a global prohibition regime that has dominated since the turn of the twentieth century. States parties to the three UN drug control conventions must now confront the legal and political dilemmas this creates. This is the situation in which the US now finds itself following cannabis reforms in various states that are at odds with these treaties.

  9. New Possibilities for Change in International Drug Control

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 December 2001

    The main task of the new executive director of the ODCCP would be to guide a process of internal reform that the UNDCP has to undergo and open up to challenging views outside the agency.

  10. Taxes on trial

    • Claire Provost
    15 February 2016
    Paper

    Demands for tax justice have resounded worldwide, with growing anger at the tax practices of corporations such as Google and Starbucks. Yet trade and investment agreements are already constraining the ability of governments to impose fair tax deals and with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) this could become worse.

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    Liberalisation Of Trade in Services

    • Erik Wesselius
    18 October 2001
    Paper

    The United Kingdom is home to a particularly influential services industry lobby, which operates through an organisation called International Financial Services, London (IFSL). Two IFSL working groups, the Liberalisation of Trade in Services (LOTIS) Committee and the High-Level LOTIS Group, constitute a veritable corporate-state alliance.

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    Going global: the UK government’s ‘CVE’ agenda, counter-radicalisation and covert propaganda

    Ben Hayes, Asim Qureshi
    10 May 2016
    Article

    Revelations of UK covert propaganda operation to counter extremism reveals dangers of secretive state-sponsored 'civil society' initiatives. A healthy democracy depends on civil society groups staying independent of government and corporations, or otherwise open about their relationship.

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    Fouling up the air

    Praful Bidwai
    12 January 2010
    Article

    India has become collusive in the weak and inequitable Copenhagen Accord. The government must correct course if India’s poor are not to suffer further.

  14. Interview with Richard Falk: Legal dimensions of Israel aid attack

    Richard Falk
    30 June 2010

    UN Expert on Palestine and TNI Fellow Richard Falk talks about the legal aspects of Israel's violent attack on the Humanitarian Aid Flotilla in international waters and the blockade of Gaza.

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    A Europe That Can Say "No"

    Praful Bidwai
    04 June 2005
    Article
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    The Iron Cage:

    Walden Bello
    01 May 2006
    Article
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    Mumbai 2004: A WSF More Popular than Intellectual

    Marcos Arruda
    24 January 2004
    Article
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    Diary of a jeep ride with Fidel – July 1968 (part 5)

    Saul Landau
    21 December 2006
    Article

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