A secretive World Bank tribunal lets multinational corporations sue governments over basic regulations. Mexico should lead a Latin American exodus.
Allowing oil, mining, and gas companies to continue to file expensive lawsuits over environmental regulations could undermine whatever agreements might be reached in the COP26 in Glasgow.
Even if governments agree to suspend patent protections for vaccines, corporations can fight back with expensive lawsuits.
Come for the DC premiere screening of the first film to fully explore the lives, work, and organizing efforts of Bangladesh’s garment workers.
Obama is waging a full-court press to pass the unpopular trade treaty after the November elections.
Bad trade deals created the social rot Trump is exploiting today. Why does Hillary defend them?
IPS Expert on Free Trade Issues: Mexican President Peña Nieto is opening the doors to a xenophobe who doesn’t understand that the issues of free trade and immigration are inextricably linked.
Proposals like the Alliance for Prosperity Plan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership will only accelerate a race to the bottom for families in the Northern triangle of Latin America, Manuel Perez-Rocha said at the AFL-CIO conference on U.S. trade policy.
The White House is gambling with our health, jobs, and the environment by embracing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Lawmakers and the White House are at odds with the pope’s vision for protecting the planet.
Hundreds denounced a secret tribunal housed at the World Bank that is getting ready to rule on a case that could determine the future of El Salvador’s water supply.
To save our democracy — which a major new report on our grand divide never gets around to recognizing — we need to contemplate our plutocracy.
Before Obama’s State of the Union address falls out of the news cycle, here are the foreign policy tidbits you need to remember.
“Here we are in the middle of a climate crisis, and we have investor lawsuits against governments over policies to encourage renewable energy,” says Sarah Anderson at a UN preparatory event for the Financing for Development summit.
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.