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October 11, 2014
Protections for foreign investors are not the horror critics claim, but they could be improved.
GOODBYE to the European Union’s environmental protections. Goodbye to Britain’s National Health Service. Goodbye, for that matter, to the ability of voters in sovereign, democratic states to determine the sort of country they would like to live in. These things are all doomed, thanks
October 11, 2014
Governments are souring on treaties to protect foreign investors
IF YOU wanted to convince the public that international trade agreements are a way to let multinational companies get rich at the expense of ordinary people, this is what you would do: give foreign firms a special right to apply to a secretive tribunal of highly paid corporate lawyers for
Source: Mobile.bloomberg.com / By Brian Parkin and Rainer Buergin / Octubre 08, 2014
Source: Asil.org / By Caitlin Behles / October 3, 2014
Source: Cbc.ca / September 26, 2014
By Aldo Orellana López and Thomas Mc Donagh*
Since the beginning of the new millennium, Latin America has been at the forefront of resistance to the imposition of global and regional free trade policies. The most important victory was the defeat of the Free Trade Area of the Americas
By Thomas Mc Donagh and Manuel Pérez-Rocha*
“..I mentioned the great growth in their economic power, political influence and corrupting action. That is the reason for the alarm with which world opinion should react in the face of a reality of this kind. The power of these corporations is so great that it goes beyond all borders..”
By Pamela Constable September 15
Calling gold mining a scourge on the environment of El Salvador, a group of protesters rallied Monday outside the World Bank in the District, where a tribunal is discussing the
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
(Ottawa) Nearly 150,000 people have already signed an online petition directed at the Australian-Canadian firm OceanaGold urging it to drop its suit against El Salvador.Secret hearings will begin on the case at a little known investment dispute tribunal housed at the World Bank in Washington, on Monday, September 15th.OceanaGold bought into the suit when it purchased Vancouver-based Pacific Rim Mining at
September 18, 2014 Joint Media Release
(Ottawa) On Thursday, a group of Ottawa-based organizations wrote a letter urging the Australian High Commissioner to work with the Australian government and pressure Melbourne-based OceanaGold to drop its $301 million lawsuit against El Salvador. Hearings on the suit began this week at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington.
10 September 2014
Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity
Philippine groups express solidarity to people of El Salvador in fight against mining giant Oceana Gold/Pacific Rim Mining Corporation
Alyansa Tigil Mina (Alliance against Mining-Philippines), Lilak (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights), Focus on the Global South and the EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network denounce the bullying of El Salvador by corporate mining giant
5 September 2014
Union members hold up protest signs outside the World Bank Office in Martin Place, Sydney as Maritime Union Australia rallies, calling for for OceanaGold Corporation to drop its lawsuit against El Salvador.
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September 29, 2014
I spent ten days in El Salvador this September representing the Council of Canadians on an international delegation examining metallic mining and how it affects communities. During the trip several events highlighted El Salvador’s struggle to remain a truly democratic and independent nation.
On September 15, which marked almost 200 years of independence for El Salvador, people were in
(Ottawa and Montreal, September 25, 2014)- Within one day of the opening of the Canada-European Union Summit to be held in Ottawa, over a hundred social organizations on both sides of the Atlantic are launching a joint statement denouncing the outrageous democratic deficit that surrounds the negotiations of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, and
Robin Broad and John Cavanagh
On September 15, in a tribunal that few know exists, the fate of millions of people and hundreds of millions of dollars will be debated and decided in the next six months.
The tribunal is the World Bank Group’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). It sits in downtown Washington, D.C., behind security guards at the World
In an obscure World Bank court, a multinational mining firm is suing El Salvador for attempting to protect its citizens from deadly mining pollution.
By Robin Broad and John Cavanagh, September 10, 2014.
ORIGINALLY IN FOREIGN POLICY IN FOCUS.
An obscure tribunal housed at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. will
By Diana Anahi Torres-Valverde, September 23, 2014
For miners, investors, and artisans, few things are more precious than gold. But for human life itself, nothing is more precious
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
BY ALICE OLLSTEIN
WASHINGTON, DC — Does a corporation’s right to profit trump a country’s right to protect its land and water?
That was the question today before the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an obscure tribunal housed within the World Bank in Washington, DC. At a hearing closed to the press