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The Network for Justice in Global Investment is a joint effort by citizens and organizations in a variety of countries to challenge one of the most anti-democratic aspects of the global economic order – the rules governing international investment. Read More.

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Bolivia settles bitterly-contested arbitration with Telecom Italia; UK power company prepared to pursue arbitration over power generation nationalization

November 25, 2010

Source: IAReporter

By Luke Eric Peterson

An Italian telecoms firm, Telecom Italia, has walked away from a bitterly-fought arbitration with the Plurinational State of Bolivia with $100 Million (US) in compensation, as well as certain service-provision plans for the future.

Telecom Italia had sought some $250 Million (US) following the 2007 nationalization of its investments in the Bolivian telecoms firm Entel.

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Ecuador reaches deal with most oil companies

November 24, 2010

Source: Financial Times

By Naomi Mapstone in Lima

Petrobras, Brazil’s national oil company, was the only major foreign oil company holding out on a new contract with Ecuador on Tuesday night, paving the way for a possible exit from the Andean nation.

Repsol of Spain, Eni of Italy, Andes Petroleum and PetroOriental of China and Enap of Chile will remain in

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Salvadoran & International Organizations Step Up Resistance to Mining Company

November, 2010

Source: U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities

Phase One of the Commerce Group vs. the Government of El Salvador Hearings Complete

On Monday, November 15th the Milwaukee based mining company Commerce Group and San Sebastian Mines Inc squared off against the government of El Salvador in the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), a part of the World Bank. The hearing was

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The New Resource Grab: How EU Trade Policy on Raw Materials is Undermining Development

Source: Seattle to Brussels Network

Published by Traidcraft Exchange, Oxfam-Germany, AITEC-France, WEED-Germany and Comlamh-Ireland, November 2010.

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Report: Human Rights Impact Assessments for Trade and Investment Agreements

Source: humanrightsimpact.org

A new report setting out key issues and methodologies for conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) for trade and investment agreements is now available on the Human Rights Impact Resource Centre website.   There have been widespread calls for States to undertake HRIAs ahead of concluding trade agreements, but limited international consensus on how to do so.  The report reviews the conclusions of a recent

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Jim Landers: When foreign deals fall through, the trials can be never-ending

November 23, 2010

Source: The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON – Fort Worth oilman Dick Moncrief says he had a dream to bring Russian gas to the world market, and a deal with Gazprom dating back to 1997 to make it possible. What happened to destroy the dream and the deal is in dispute. Moncrief Oil International has been trying for five years to get

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Trade Justice Network releases “October Draft” of CETA

Nobember 17, 2010

Source: canadians.org

Yesterday, the Trade Justice Network met again in Ottawa to discuss campaign work against the Canada-EU free trade negotiations. Several important new reports about the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement have come out over the past month, including a legal opinion we commissioned with the Indigenous Environmental Network on the likely impacts of the deal on tar sands

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Member states put corporate rights over public interests in EU investment policy

Source: S2B Network

S2B Press release: The Council of the European Union (Foreign Affairs) adopts Conclusions on the Communication from the Commission “Towards a comprehensive European international investment policy”

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, Conclusions on a comprehensive European international investment policy 3041st FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting Luxembourg, 25 October 2010

Bloomberg Backs Uruguay’s Anti-Smoking Laws

November 15, 2010

Source: The New York Times

By DUFF WILSON

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York telephoned the Uruguay’s president, José Mujica, on Monday morning to pledge his financial assistance to that nation’s fight against the world’s leading cigarette company.

Mr. Bloomberg, a billionaire with a long record of antismoking activism, made the announcement after a front-page article in The New York

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Cigarette Giants in Global Fight on Tighter Rules

Source: The New York Times

By DUFF WILSON

Published: November 13, 2010

As sales to developing nations become ever more important to giant tobacco companies, they are stepping up efforts around the world to fight tough restrictions on the marketing of cigarettes.

Companies like Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco are contesting limits on ads in Britain, bigger health warnings in South America

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How about Saving all the Miners? Mining endangers communities everywhere with safety hazards and environmental destruction.

November 8, 2010

Source: Other Words

By Manuel Pérez-Rocha

Remember the joy shared by millions around the world as we watched as the Chilean miners were rescued one by one? Celebrating their survival made me wish that the global mining industry could find itself in the spotlight too, with lights glaring at each aspect of its destructiveness and criminality.

Sure, it was wonderful for

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NAFTA Chapter 11 an increasing threat to the public good

November 4, 2010

Source: CCPA

All levels of government, particularly in Canada, are being targeted by investors for alleged breaches of Chapter 11, NAFTA’s investment chapter, says a new report by CCPA trade analyst Scott Sinclair.

The report documents all 66 known NAFTA investor-state claims (to October 2010) and analyses recent key developments, including the Canadian government’s troubling decision to settle AbitibiBowater’s NAFTA claim

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