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Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization
The Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) is an international governmental organization formed in 1956, initially to serve as an advisory board to member states on matters of international law. It was an outgrowth ...

News Releases

As ACTA talks resume, new leak confirms fears about threat to online free expression
2010-06-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges ACTA negotiators not to sacrifice Internet free speech and access to online information to the desire to combat piracy and the counterfeiting of copyrighted works
Historic organic trade agreement will benefit Canadian producers and companies
2009-06-22
Organic Trade Association in Canada
The Organic Trade Association in Canada (OTA) has responded in support of a historic, world-first "organic equivalency agreement" between Canada and the United States, allowing organic products to be ...
Science for Peace objects to Free Trade Agreement with Colombia
2010-05-26
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is appalled that the Liberals dropped their objections on human rights grounds to the Canada-Colombia FTA. The USA, Norway, and Belgium have delayed approval of trade agreements beca...

Sources Select Resources

All Rights Reserved: Now We Know the Final TTP is Everything We Feared
Malcolm, Jeremy
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears a...
Connexions Library: Economy, Poverty, Work Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
Earning a Profit from Global Warming
Dolack, Peter
Article
2015
CounterPunch
As evidence mounts that a warming world is hurtling toward the point of no return, the plan of the world's governments is to make adjustments to the ability of corporations to profit from polluting. S...
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...
Here's how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill
Gibson, Robert; Channing, Taylor
Article
2015
The Guardian
Documenting the corruption of the U.S. political system.
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...
The Lie Machine
The Media and the TTIP
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
Counterpunch
I have come to the conclusion that the West is a vast lie machine for the secret agendas of vested interests. Consider, for example, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Transpa...
NAFTA's Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals
Freeman, Sunny
Article
2015
Huffington Post
According to a new study, Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country's environmental laws.
Netizen Report: Rights at Risk Under Trans-Pacific Trade Deal
Roberts Biddle, Ellery; Myers West, Sarah
Article
2015
Global Voices Advocacy
The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement may soon become reality after years of high-level trade deliberations that have been held almost entirely behind closed doors.
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 - October 8, 2015
Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
connexions
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2015
Corporate rights treaties
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Our focus is on the corporate rights treaties that are misleadingly sold as trade agreements. In particular, the spotlight is on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiated in secret, and now scheduled ...
Paris Climate Agreement Threatened by Trade Deals
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. has galvanized discussion about climate change and raised hopes for the upcoming December COP21 Paris climate change talks. Those talks are intended to lead to a multil...
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...
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...
TPP a Gift to Plutocrats? Canada's Trade Minister Wrote the Book on Them
Nuttall, Jeremy J.
Article
2015
The Tyee
Canada's new trade minister has sitting on her desk the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal some say will accelerate the gap between rich and poor by protecting corporations' interests over tho...
TPP: Big Pharma's Big Deal
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2015
CounterPunch
We still don't know all the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal tentatively agreed to on Oct. 5 by negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim countries, but already critics are slamming it ...
TPP is "Worst Trade Agreement" for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without Borders
Yakupitiyage,Tharanga
Article
2015
Interpress News Service
The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries, said Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in...
TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations
Dayen, David
Article
2015
The Intercept
Banks and other financial institutions would be able to use provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership to block new regulations that cut into their profits, according to the text of the trad...
Transpacific Partnership and Monsanto
Chicherio, Barbara
Article
2013
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has the potential to become the biggest regional Free Trade Agreement in history, both in economic size and the ability to quietly add more countries in addition to...
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...
TTIP will legalize cancer-causing chemicals banned by EU, trade union warns
Article
2015
RT
Britain could be flooded with harmful chemicals currently banned in the European Union if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal is signed next week, a trade union has warned.
Users Have Been Betrayed in the Final TPP Deal -- Help Us Tell Washington How You Feel
Malcolm, Jeremy
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Trade negotiators from the U.S. and its 11 Pacific Rim partners announced their agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) today, concluding the final round of closed negotiations in A...
We're not having it! $15bn KXL lawsuit shows what's wrong with 'trade deals'
Cossar-Gilbert, Sam
Article
2016
Ecologist
TransCanada has just made a big mistake by bringing its $15 billion lawsuit against the US government for refusing the Keystone XL pipeline, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert. The move has exposed the real na...
Wikileaks releases 'largest trove of docs exposing secret TiSA trade deal
Article
2015
RT
WikiLeaks has published 17 secret documents related to a controversial trade agreement currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the US, EU and over 20 WTO members.
'Worse Than We Thought': TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare
Article
2015
Common Dreams
On issues ranging from climate change to food safety, from open Internet to access to medicines, the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) is a disaster.

Sources Bookshelf

Beyond Banksters
Resisting the New Feudalism
Nelson, Joyce
Book
2016
Beyond Banksters explores how the powers of the Bank of Canada were appropriated in the 1970s, resulting in billions of dollars in public debt. From Milton Friedman to Justin Trudeau's Canada Infrastr...
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 ...


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