National People’s Agenda Call

National People's Agenda Call
The National TPP Resistance call is now the National People’s Agenda call. It will take place on Wednesday nights at 9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific. See the date of the next call below. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CALL. (This is a new link. If you registered ...

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 ...

Building The Commons As An Antidote To Predatory Capitalism

Building The Commons As An Antidote To Predatory Capitalism
NOTE: This article initially appeared in the book “Moving Beyond Capitalism,” published in September 2016 by Ashgate Publishing Limited. The book was edited by Cliff DuRand of the Center for Global Justice. We participated in a week-long conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico during ...

Trump is Wrong About Why NAFTA is Bad for the US

Trump is Wrong About Why NAFTA is Bad for the US
By Jeff Faux    Founder of the Economic Policy Institute   Donald Trump’s promise to renegotiate or tear-up the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement was a major reason why he won the support of working class voters in the Midwestern states that were crucial to ...

Watch out for the new EU-proposal for a multilateral ISDS!

Watch out for the new EU-proposal for a multilateral ISDS!
Download the report here: S2b – ISDS at a dangerous crossroads >> Read the full S2B position (“ISDS at a crossroad” – 7 pages, February 2017) The European Commission is currently preparing a new proposal for a multilateral mechanism to settle investor-state disputes. This comes at ...

Call for Resistance to Trump-Abe Trade Talks

Call for Resistance to Trump-Abe Trade Talks
By Erich Pica and Junichi Mishiba of Friends of the Earth Above photo: By 内閣官房内閣広報室 (平成28年11月17日 トランプ次期米国大統領との会談),CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe shakes hands with Donald Trump. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe met with Donald Trump for a two-day ...