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ISDS Courts

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On March 1, 2016
Who do the Investor State Dispute Settlement courts, already a big part of the international trade framework and about to grow significantly with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, help? You may not be surprised that they serve the interests of the world’s largest corporations and wealthiest individuals. Report authors Gus Van Harten and Pavel Malysheuski point out […]
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership was officially signed by the negotiating countries in Auckland a couple of days ago. This received almost no news coverage, although it will when it goes up for ratification in Congress. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka reminds us why the TPP is so awful and something that we must demand our politicians vote […]
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Vietnamese chicken farmers already see the writing on the wall from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. After NAFTA was passed, American food products, especially corn, flooded the Mexican market. That made it impossible for Mexican corn farmers to compete. Conveniently for American corporations, that led to millions of Mexicans leaving their land and requiring work that working […]
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The TPP and Labor Rights

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On November 15, 2015
Finally, details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are going public. A few points and initial thoughts. The deal would grant multinational corporations the right to challenge laws and regulations in secret tribunals when they are considered trade barriers. Countries can ban tobacco companies from taking part in these tribunals. The agreement’s language was influenced by multinational […]
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