TTIP on the Horizon: Europe and US to resume talks

TTIP on the Horizon: Europe and US to resume talks
Daniel Cooper Bermudez for Popular Resistance Art by Marc Palm TTIP on the horizon The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is being discussed in Washington, D.C. with  once more due to European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström’s visits to the Hill. After months of having ...

Corporate Siege and Trade in the 2018 Elections

Corporate Siege and Trade in the 2018 Elections
 Art by Fernando Llera. Daniel Cooper Bermudez for Popular Resistance – Trade policy is amounting to be an increasinly contentious topic as the Trump administration has clearly showed its intentions to keep major TPP provisions in NAFTA. Corporations are working with the Department of Commerce ...

The NAFTA Machine is in Motion

The NAFTA Machine is in Motion
Cover art by Marc J. Palm, Cartoon by Khalil Bendib The Trump administration is moving towards NAFTA renegotiations at a quick pace and the results look an awful lot like a combination of the existing NAFTA along with anti-democratic TPP provisions and a strong side ...

Major Environmental Groups Lay Out Vision For NAFTA Replacement

Major Environmental Groups Lay Out Vision For NAFTA Replacement
By the Sierra Club and NRDC WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, shortly after Donald Trump’s draft plan to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada was revealed last week, leading environmental organizations including the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council ...

The United Kingdom’s PPP Disaster

The United Kingdom's PPP Disaster
Lessons on private finance for the rest of the world By the Jubilee Debt Campaign Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are a type of contract under which private companies build and operate public services and infrastructure, while much of the financial risk remains with the public body concerned. ...

White House civil war breaks out over trade

White House civil war breaks out over trade
‘Fiery meeting’ in Oval Office between economic nationalists and pro-trade moderates   By: Shawn Donnan and Demetri Sevastopulo for the Financial Times in Washington   A civil war has broken out within the White House over trade, leading to what one official called “a fiery ...

Civil Society Groups Tell Their Trade Ministers: Do Not Resuscitate the TPP

Civil Society Groups Tell Their Trade Ministers:  Do Not Resuscitate the TPP
9 March 2017   For Immediate Release–As trade ministers from across the Pacific rim prepare to discuss the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Chile next week, more than 200 organizations representing citizens across the Pacific Rim urged their governments to accept that the ...

Honduran Farmers Sue World Bank Over Human Rights Violations

Honduran Farmers Sue World Bank Over Human Rights Violations
By Earth Rights International. Above photo from Bretton Woods Project. EarthRights International (ERI) filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of Honduran farmers charging two World Bank Group members with aiding and abetting gross violations of human rights. The suit arises out of the substantial ...

Trump may ignore WTO in major shift of U.S. trade policy

Trump may ignore WTO in major shift of U.S. trade policy
By Damian Paletta and Ana Swanson for The Washington Post March 1 at 10:22 AM   The Trump administration on Wednesday is expected to signal a sharp break from U.S. trade policy, vowing the White House could ignore certain rulings by the World Trade Organization that it believes infringe on ...

Time to Scrap NAFTA, Not Tweak It

Time to Scrap NAFTA, Not Tweak It
By Victor Suarez and Alejandro Villamar, February 24, 2017. In a recent appearance with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump promised that “we’re going to tweak” the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, because of its “severe” impacts on U.S.-Mexico trade relations. But the real impacts of the ...