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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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Update on our struggle for a Just Eu Investment policy

Source: Seattle to Brussels Network

The online petition “No New Corporate Privileges – Change EU Investment Policy Now!” was signed by 2929 people. Also, the statement “Just EU Investment Policy now!” (available in English – Italian – French – Spanish – Dutch – German) was signed by 114 EU civil society organisations, 3 international networks and 65 non-EU organisations (full list here).

Both

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What will the recent entry into force of the UNASUR Treaty mean for investment arbitration in South America?

Source:  Kluwer Arbitration Blog

13, Apr ,2011

By Christian Leathley

On 11 March 2011, the UNASUR treaty entered into force. UNASUR (the Union of South American Nations) is a regional organisation that comprises all twelve South American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. The entry into force of the treaty is an important development for the

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We Can Live Without Gold

Source: Institute for Policy Studies

By John Cavanagh

A Salvadoran community activist makes the case for prioritizing water over gold, as his ongoing struggle against the gold mining industry is rewarded.

Last night I attended a moving ceremony at the Smithsonian museum where the Goldman Environmental Awards were presented to six brave activists for a better world.

One of the recipients was farmer-turned-activist Francisco

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European Parliament resolution on international investment not strong enough

Source: Transnational Institute

Just EU Investment Policy now! Seattle to Brussels Network April 2011

Statement by the Seattle to Brussels network about the resolution of the European Parliament on international investment.

S2B Statement on EP vote [PDF 130KB]

European Parliament resolution on international investment not strong enough to end threat to democratic governance and public interests.i

Today the European Parliament adopted a resolution on

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Gillard Government Trade Policy Statement: Trading our way to more jobs and prosperity

Source: Australian Government

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Gillard Government Trade Policy Statement: Trading our way to more jobs and prosperity [PDF 472 KB]

Contents Why does Australia trade? Why have a trade policy? What are the objectives of Australia’s trade policy? Trade liberalisation in Australia Trade policy and the ‘patchwork economy’ Five principles guiding Australia’s trade policy Disciplines in Australia’s trade policy What is the government’s trade

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Harper’s selling us out to corporations

Source: Thechronicleherald.ca

By SILVER DONALD CAMERON Sun, Apr 10 – 4:53 AM

We already have plenty of reasons to send the Harper government packing. Its policies on crime, war, energy and the environment would make a brontosaurus blush. While preaching austerity to its citizens, it blows billions on planes, prisons and corporate handouts. It is the only government in the Commonwealth, ever, to be

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Council launches ‘Conflicts Over Water in Chile’ report today

Source: The Council of Canadians

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Today the Council of Canadians launched an English-language version of the report ‘Conflicts Over Water in Chile: Between Human Rights and Market Rules’, edited by Sara Larrain and Colombina Schaeffer of the Chilean non-governmental organization, Chile Sustentable.

In the report’s foreward, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow writes, “Chile has gone farther than any other

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Salvadoran Awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize

Source: Voices from Salvador’s weblog

Each year, the Goldman Environmental Prize is given to 6 “grassroots environmental heroes” from different regions of the world.  This year, one of the recipients is Francisco Pineda, an environmental and anti-mining activist from Cabañas, El Salvador.  As the president of the Cabañas Environmental Committee has been a member of the local fight against Pacific Rim Mining, a dispute

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Renco Commences Arbitration Against Peru In First Case Under U.S. FTA

Inside U.S. Trade – 04/08/2011 Posted: April 7, 2011

Renco Group Inc., a U.S. holding firm that owns a smelting complex in Peru, yesterday (April 7) commenced arbitration against the Peruvian government in the first ever investor-state case under the U.S.-Peru free trade agreement, according to an informed source.

Renco until now waited until factors played out that could affect how it argues

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The IMF’s welcome rethink on capital controls The IMF’s welcome rethink on capital controls

Source: The Guardian

During the global recession, many developing countries found capital controls a vital policy tool – a fact the IMF now recognises

Kevin Gallagher and José Antonio Ocampo

guardian.co.uk Wednesday 6 April 2011 22.00 BST

In contrast to most western governments, over the past two years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has boldly conducted one of the most honest self-assessments of its

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