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 ...

The TPP is NOT Dead; It’s Alive in TiSA

The TPP is NOT Dead; It's Alive in TiSA
By Pete Dolack in Systemic Disorder. Above Photo by Annette Dubois One can hear the cry ringing through the boardrooms of capital: “Free trade is dead! Long live free trade!” Think the ideas behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership or the so-called “free trade” regime are buried? ...

Make No Mistake, Trump is a Free Trader

Make No Mistake, Trump is a Free Trader
By Jack Rasmus for TeleSur Workers pack avocados at a packaging warehouse of La Joya de los Magueyes plantation in Tancitaro. | Photo: Reuters Less than a week after assuming office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order abandoning the 12 nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free ...

TiSA Documents Leaked, Negotiators Still Have Problems

TiSA Documents Leaked, Negotiators Still Have Problems
By Staff, www.bilaterals.org Above Photo: Our World Is Not For Sale | 29 January 2017 Amidst political uncertainty, new updated secret documents on the “Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)” are leaked A swathe of new documents from the last round of Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) ...

Abe and Trump to Push Public Private Partnerships

Abe and Trump to Push Public Private Partnerships
NOTE: When you see “Public Private Partnership” it is important to recognize that it is the “private” that benefits and the “public” who pays. This type of arrangement is going to be a major push under the Trump administration and by the Trade-in-Services Agreement if ...

Trump Seeks Quick Bi-lateral Trade Deal with Japan

Trump Seeks Quick Bi-lateral Trade Deal with Japan
Trump to seek quick progress with Japan’s Abe on replacement trade deal By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick | WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will seek quick progress toward a bilateral trade agreement with Japan in place of a broader Asia-Pacific deal he abandoned this week, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ...

End of the TTIP? TiSA Still a Threat.

End of the TTIP? TiSA Still a Threat.
By Sputnik News. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION DEMANDING WITHDRAWAL FROM TTIP AND TISA. The United States under the new administration may discard the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) just like it did with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to pave the way for ...