North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Public policies under attack

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ISDS
English
Suites: 
Trade & Investment
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Multi-media
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Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B)
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ISDS is a mechanism engraved in (bilateral) investment treaties or an investment chapter of trade agreements which allows multinational corporations to sue governments in ad hoc tribunals. It is an extrajudicial system with special privileges and rights just for one class: Foreign investors, giving them more power relatively to citizens and governments.

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The right to say no

Mexico-EU Trade Agreement “Could Be Worse Than NAFTA”

English
Collection: 
Tratado TTIP
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
Suites: 
Trade & Investment
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Article type: 
In the media
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"In reality, however, few of the promises that came with the Mexico-EU trade agreement have materialized. A report by the Transnational Institute released in 2007 found that despite promises of trade equity and mutual enrichment, Mexico had a significant trade deficit with the EU, Spanish companies had sued the Mexican government for supposedly tampering with their ability to earn profits and... Read more

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Traité transatlantique, conférence de Susan George (ATTAC)

Collection: 
TTIP
BITS
French
Suites: 
Corporate Power
Trade & Investment
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Article type: 
Multi-media
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En quoi ce traité, préparé dans le secret le plus absolu, va t-il nous impacter et pourquoi nous devons tous être informés de ses dangers?

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NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises

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BITS
English
Suites: 
Corporate Power
Trade & Investment
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The trade deal has become an engine of poverty in Mexico
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Article
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Of course, hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs have vanished since automotive and tech companies moved their production across the border in search of much lower wages.... Read more

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Misguided U.S. economic policies drive many Mexicans to come here

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Suites: 
Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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Article
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President Barack Obama did the right thing by supporting comprehensive immigration reform that would place millions of undocumented workers on the path to citizenship. Obama even went a step further, suing the state of Arizona for its unconstitutional and racially profiling immigration law. That law would punish and divide families, many of whose members have worked years for this country.... Read more

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More Than Backpedaling on NAFTA

Collection: 
Trade
Trade
English
Suites: 
Alternative Regionalisms
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Article
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A bizarre meeting on the "Future of North America" was scheduled to take place on November 2 and 3. Members of the newly created, self-appointed "Commission on North American Prosperity" would have gathered in Toronto. Amazingly, the meeting was considered a "summit," even though none of the presidents slated to lead it are sitting presidents. There was George H.W. Bush representing the United... Read more

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