Primer on RCEP and TPPA

October 27, 2016 peopleoverprofit 1

In a bid to overcome the WTO deadlock, monopoly capital has instead diverted its focus on bilateral and regional Free Trade and Investment Agreements (FTAs) that aim to dismantle existing labor, environmental, health and financial laws while boosting corporate profit and control.

The Struggle Continues Against Oceanagold

October 18, 2016 peopleoverprofit 0

The decision is finally out! The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICISD), has just ruled that OceanaGold’s case against the Government of El Salvador is without merit and the Government of El Salvador will not have to pay the company the $250 million it is demanding for alleged losses caused by a national mining moratorium executed by El Salvador. The country will also be awarded $8 million to cover legal costs for the claim.

EPAs: New trade deals, old agendas

October 14, 2016 Yash Tandon 0

EPAs are damaging to our regional integration, damaging to African unity, and will undermine the struggles and the outcomes of what Africa has, under great difficulties, managed to achieve within the multilateral trading system of the WTO.