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  1. Signing away sovereignty

    • Cecilia Olivet, Jaybee Garganera, Farah Sevilla, Joseph Purugganan
    24 May 2016
    Report

    Mining firms have been one of the main corporate sectors worldwide to take advantage of investor-state dispute mechanisms to sue states for regulation of mining, having sued governments for a total of USD 53 billion so far. The Philippines, one of five countries worldwide with the highest overall mineral reserves, has a web of investment treaties which severely constrain the government's ability to regulate or close polluting mines. This legal straitjacket will become even tighter if the EU–Philippines Free Trade Agreement and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) proceed.

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    Sacrificing sovereignty

    Praful Bidwai
    28 January 2006
    Article
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    Public Institutions and Civil Society

    Susan George
    01 May 1999
    Article
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    Farmland meets Finance

    • Madeleine Fairbairn
    27 May 2014
    Report

    At the turn of the 21st century, farmland was still considered an investment backwater by most of the financial sector. Although some insurance companies have had farmland holdings for years, most financial investors found farmland, and agricultural investment in general, unappealing compared to the much higher returns to be made in financial markets.

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    India-Pakistan Contemplate Testing Nukes Again?

    Praful Bidwai
    22 June 2005
    Article
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    People’s Summit Linking Alternatives III Declaration

    Enlazando Alternativas
    16 May 2008
    Article
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    Militants hold protest march vs G-20 summit

    17 November 2008
    In the media
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    EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement

    Declaration from the Social Movements, Civil Society organisationss from the Mercosur
    22 October 2004
    Article
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    Geneva Accord

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 May 2006
    Article
  11. The toxic residue of colonialism

    Richard Falk
    19 February 2011
    Article

    The overt age of grand empires gave way to the age of covert imperial hegemony, but now the edifice is crumbling.

  12. Open Letter to the Governments of EU-CELAC

    11 June 2015
    Article

    Declaration of representatives of social organizations from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean presented to the EU-CELAC summit leaders that met in Brussels on 10 and 11 June 2015.

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    Corporate murder in Brazil

    Roger Burbach, Isabella Kenfield
    30 October 2007
    Article
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    CAP 2013: European civil society calls on EU to reshape Common Agricultural Policy

    21 September 2010
    Press release

    335 organizations call on EU ministers to revise failed "market" approaches to food policy, and focus instead on meeting human needs, ensuring food sovereignty and environmental protection.

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    Vignettes from Iran-III

    Praful Bidwai
    11 June 2006
    Article
  16. Bridging conceptual differences vital to end ethnic conflict

    Sai Wansai
    04 April 2016
    Article

    While the first move of Aung San Suu Kyi has been to form a national reconciliation government, followed by restructuring, streamlining and planning so that her administration can function, the handling of the country’s faltering peace process has now risen to become one of the most urgent and essential challenges on the NLD's must-do list.

  17. Investment protection treaties endanger democratic reform and peace initiatives in Myanmar

    Pietje Vervest
    17 October 2016
    Article

    In the volatile and fragile context of Myanmar's nascent democratic reform, investment protection treaties must not be allowed to negatively affect processes that would make Myanmar more peaceful and democratic.

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    Getting Delusional

    Praful Bidwai
    01 May 2006
    Article
  19. A Peoples' vision for a just and inclusive Asia and Europe

    16 October 2014
    Article

    One week before the official Asia-Europe government meeting (ASEM) gathers in Milan, over 400 people from 42 countries in Europe and Asia gathered at the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples forum (AEPF) to present their demands and recommendations.

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