About the Project

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.


No more injustices and inequalities. Say no to the ratification of the Agreements negotiated by the European Union with Central America, Colombia and Peru

Manifesto of Central American, Andean and European Organizations, networks, and Social Movements.

February, 2011

Source: Alianza Social Continental

Since end of 2010, more than 100 organizations from Europe and Latinamerica have promoted the signing to the statement “No more injustices and inequalities. Say no to the ratification of the Agreements negotiated by the European Union with Central America, Colombia and Peru“. This text

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Corporate Lobby Launches Weak Counter-Attack on Capital Controls

Source: Institute For Policy Studies

February 9, 2011 · By Sarah Anderson

As more than 250 economists call on Obama to allow capital controls on trade agreements, the corporate lobby responds with distorted facts.

Last week, I hand-delivered to U.S. trade negotiators a statement signed by more than 250 economists calling for trade reforms to allow governments to use capital controls to prevent financial

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Corporate Lobby Groups Issue Weak Attack on Economists Who Support Capital Control Flexibility

Source: Institute for Policy Studies

February 9, 2011

Major U.S. corporate lobby groups have issued a rebuttal to a letter sent by more than 250 economists to the Obama administration calling for a fresh approach to capital controls.

The Institute for Policy Studies and the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University (GDAE) initiated the January 31 economist statement that provoked the corporate

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US business defends capital controls in trade pacts

Source: reuters.com

WASHINGTON | Tue Feb 8, 2011 5:18pm EST

WASHINGTON Feb 8 (Reuters) – A coalition of leading business groups has urged the Obama administration to reject a call to give U.S. free trade partners more freedom to control the flow of capital in and out of their countries.

Loosening rules on capital controls in future free trade agreements and bilateral investment

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Anti-Mining Activists Threatened, Kidnapped and Murdered in El Salvador

Source: change.org

by Antonio Ramirez · February 07, 2011

Since 2009, Salvadoran anti-mining activists have been threatened, robbed, kidnapped and murdered while attempting to halt Pacific Rim, a Canadian mining company, from excavating gold in the northern department of Cabañas.

This week, US-El Salvador Sister Cities, an international solidarity organization, reported that a disturbing wave of new death threats has hit activists opposed to

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Source: newsflash.org

[PHOTO - Asia faces the risk of overheating and 'devastating' food inflation, IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS]

MANILA, FEBRUARY 4, 2011 (STANDARD) ASIA faces the risk of overheating and “devastating” food inflation, International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned Tuesday.

“There are risks of overheating and even a hard landing,” Strauss-Kahn said in a public lecture in

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Chevron Found Guilty in Landmark Trial; Plaintiffs Respond

Source: Amazon Defense Coalition

Oil Giant Ordered to Pay Record $9 Billion to Ecuadorian Rainforest Communities

Amazon Watch 15 February 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kevin Koenig, +593.9.7949041 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +593.9.7949041 , kevin@amazonwatch.org Han Shan, +593.9.8991870 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +593.9.8991870 , han@amazonwatch.org Caroline Bennett, 415.487.9600 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 415.487.9600, caroline@amazonwatch.org

(B-ROLL and interviews with affected communities available upon request)

Quito, Ecuador (February 15, 2011) – Plaintiffs gathered in

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U.S. Court sets out reasons for dismissing Argentine government’s efforts to block confirmation of $185 Million US arbitral award; Argentina to appeal

February 1, 2011

Investment Arbitration Reporter

By Luke Eric Peterson

Please click here to read the article

Change EU investment policy – now is the time!

Source: bilaterals.org

Seattle-to-Brussels network (S2B) and partners | January 2011

Change EU investment policy – now is the time!

Bilateral investment treaties (BITs) allow transnational corporations to by-pass domestic courts and sue sovereign states – costing tax payers millions in legal expenses and preventing governments from acting in the best interests of their citizens.

Download EU Investment Briefing: Change EU investment policy –

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Trade talks could wreck climate change measures, campaigners warn

Januey 31, 2011

Source: The Guardian

By Bibi van der Zee

Protests staged in London during attempt to promote Canadian tar sands as energy source

Trade talks between Europe and Canada could leave the door open to companies suing states for losses incurred by efforts to fight climate change, campaigners claimed today.

The warning, backed by an MEP and a law expert, came

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Why global trade treaties need fixing

January 31, 2011

Source: guardian.co.uk

A coalition of 250 economists is urging the US to relax penalties on capital controls to ensure global financial stability

• Read the economists’ statement and see the full list of signatories

For better or for worse, trade policy is back in style. In its first two years, the Obama administration largely steered clear of signing trade treaties. Yet,

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More than 250 Economists Call for Trade Reforms to Allow Capital Controls

January 31, 2011

Source: Institute for Policy Studies

Click here for the full statement and list of endorsers.

In a letter delivered January 31, more than 250 economists urged the Obama administration to reform U.S. trade rules that restrict the use of capital controls.

The statement reflects growing consensus among economists that capital controls, while no panacea, are legitimate policy tools for preventing and

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PRESS RELEASE: It’s time to rescue and defend Mexico by putting an end to NAFTA

January 2011

Source: RMALC

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was implemented on the first of January 17 years ago, an anniversary that just passed by and that most Mexicans were unaware of. Not surprising really since NAFTA isn’t something to be celebrated. Rather this deal should be roundly condemned as an action taken by the Mexican government that has lead to the

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Council of Canadians challenges CETA in Brussels and Strasbourg

January 2011

Source: canadians.org

The Council of Canadians travelled to Brussels, Belgium and Strasbourg, France last week to raise awareness about the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the threats it poses to public water, social services and democracy.

Canadians have had no say on what the proposed deal should look like – or whether we should be negotiating at all. Leaked

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