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International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...
Union of South American Nations
The Union of South American Nations (Dutch: Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties - UZAN, Portuguese: Uniao de Na‡oes Sul-Americanas - UNASUL, Spanish: Uni¢n de Naciones Suramericanas - UNASUR) is an intergovernmental union integrating...

News Releases

Sources welcomes Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
2012-09-28
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Sources welcomes a new member: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nati...

Sources Select Resources

COP21, Paris: 'Another world is possible, necessary and urgent'
Tokar, Brian
Article
2015
The Ecologist
The greatest danger of the Paris conference is that the global South will be bullied into to accepting a terrible deal rather than leave with none at all. That gives civil society an essential role - ...
Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
Foran, John
Article
2016
An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
Goodbye to democracy if TTIP is passed
Dolack, Pete
Article
2016
The Ecologist
The leaked chapters of the EU-US TTIP 'free trade' deal reveal a shredding of health, environmental and other protections for consumers and citizens. It's a wet dream for corporate monopolists and pro...
Leaked TTIP papers reveal 100% corporate sellout
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Secret documents leaked to Greenpeace from the EU-US TTIP negotiations show that environmental protection, climate change mitigation, consumer protection, public health and sustainability are sacrific...
Let's Talk TPP
Article
letstalktpp.ca/
By now, many of us have heard that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was negotiated in complete secrecy, with no opportunity for Canadians to engage with the process or to have their voices heard. T...
OceanaGold vs El Salvador: Foreshadowing 'Trade' Under the TPP?
Gies, Heahter
Article
2015
TeleSUR
The Central American country of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million to Canadian-Australian mining multinational OceanaGold as the two face off in a World Bank investor-state tribunal wit...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
Working class organizing
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. I...
Paris Climate Deal: How Could They Do This to Us?
Doebbler, Curtis FJ
Article
2015
Counterpunch
On Sunday morning, 13 December 2015, the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP21) finally wound to close as the last decisions were agreed. At almost 1 a.m. observers representing youth, women, labour unions...
Salvadorans Warn Canadians about World Bank's Kangaroo Court
Guerra, Rene
Article
2015
TeleSUR
In anticipation of an imminent ruling from the World Bank's little known investor-state arbitration tribunal that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million, a Salva...
Senegal's fishing community will act on foreign fleets if government doesn't
Senegal's fisherman blame foreign trawlers for taking their catch
Vidal, John
Article
2012
The Guardian
Annual catches by local fishermen in Senegal are down seventy-five percent from catches ten years ago, resulting in hunger and economic instability. Community leaders in Senegal are warning developed ...
TIPP
Advancing American Imperialism
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Greenpeace has done that part of the world whose representatives are so corrupt or so stupid as to sign on to the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic "partnerships" a great service. Greenpeace secured an...
TISA 'free trade' deal to force draconian social, environmental, financial deregulation
Dolack, Pete
Article
2016
The Ecologist
A leaked text from the 'Trade In Services Agreement' negotiations shows that TISA is set to unleash a massive wave of deregulation affecting social, environmental and financial standards, and force th...
TTIP is on the rocks. Let's defeat these toxic trade deals!
Taylor, Guy; Dearden, Nick
Article
2016
The Ecologist
The TTIP EU-US trade deal has finally hit the rocks with massive popular opposition on both sides of the Atlantic gaining serious political traction. There's now a good chance that TTIP will be defeat...
What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational agreement that, among other things, threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite inter...

Sources Bookshelf

Private Profits vs Public Policy
The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
Lexchin, Joel
Book
2016
According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial ...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Commercial Corporation
Acts as Canada#s international contracting and procurement agency, delivering international contracting and procurement services to foreign government buyers.
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
The main, independent, quasi-judicial institution in Canada's trade remedy system.
Foreign Affairs And International Trade Canada
Media Relations Office The Media Relations Office maintains an ongoing working relationship with Canadian and foreign journalists in Canada. It is the departmental contact point for requests coming f...
International Joint Commission
Created by Canada and the United States in recognition that each country is affected by the other's actions in lake and river systems along the border.
NAFTA Secretariat (Canadian Section)
Responsible for the administration of the dispute settlement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


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