Representatives from IPS and other environmental and public policy organizations hold meeting at Canadian Embassy to say, “Tell Pacific Rim to stop bullying El Salvador.”
The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and the Committee in Solidarity with the people of El Salvador (CISPES) invite you to a presentation about the implications of Mining projects in a key Central American region.
The United States, NATO, and Israel have long sought the destabilization of Syria.
Neither foreign investors nor unelected tribunals deserve the power to trump democratically elected leaders.
When suing the government of El Salvador, one legal powerhouse just isn’t enough. With a major pot of gold at stake, Pacific Rim doubles up its legal attack.
With about 200 activists from several countries, John Cavanagh denounced the firm for suing the government of El Salvador in retaliation for the denial of a mining permit.
IPS Director John Cavanagh will participate in a protest outside the Vancouver headquarters of Pacific Rim today.
The most significant story in Central America right now is also the most underreported.
U.S. trade partners have to worry that if they pursue responsible stewardship, they could get rewarded with a big fat corporate lawsuit.
A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to say no to gold mining and yes to democracy.
On December 15, 2011, a number of civil society groups came together to oppose the World Bank tribunal that is deciding the case Pacific Rim v. El Salvador, a case that may set a precedent for future tribunals and chart a devastating course for El Salvador.
A foreign gold mining company is suing El Salvador.
Over 100 people protested today at the World Bank building, as a tribunal housed inside the building decided the fate of El Salvador under the provisions of CAFTA.
Undemocratic provisions in treaties enable corporations to sue governments in international tribunals over environmental, health, and other measures foreign countries take to protect the public.
Protest outside World Bank tribunal: Civil society leaders denounce mining corporation lawsuit against El Salvador over rights to gold
On Thursday, Institute for Policy Studies Director John Cavanagh will join labor unions, local Salvadorans, and others to call for justice for El Salvador and fair U.S. trade policy at a rally in front of the World Bank building.