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International trade

 'A sensible and effective foreign policy recognizes that our safety and welfare is bound up with the safety and welfare of others around the world.' By Sen. Bernie Sanders. The following speech was delivered on Thursday September 21, by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for the 58th Green Foundation Lecture at...
Take a closer look behind the flowery language, and it reveals that corporate influence on the G20 discourse entails considerable risks and side-effects. It's time to counter the imbalances in G20 policies, and the double standards in its openness towards business and civil society - for which substantial reforms are...
Women’s rights advocates have for years pointed out the negative impacts of inequalities on women’s human rights, on economies and on societies. Many organisations are not only analysing the cross-border impacts of domestic policy, but also showing the universality of human rights - to ensure that women’s rights know...
Poorer countries routinely put more resources at the disposal of donor country interests than they receive in foreign aid—but it doesn't have to be this way. The idea of implementing a system of global taxation is gaining ground, and may open up a pathway towards an authentic system of redistribution across national...
The latest set of disturbing data from the UN shows that finance has been flowing out of developing countries at least since 2004, with sobering implications explains Jesse Griffiths from Eurodad.  Here is the dramatic graph from the United Nation’s annual stocktake of the world economy – the World Economic...
Contents Summary Research, website and publications Campaigning and outreach work Plans and projects for 2017 Summary STWR consolidated its activities throughout 2016, with a renewed focus on our core messages and priorities as an organisation. Following the publication and marketing of our flagship...
Global Financial Integrity (GFI), the Centre for Applied Research at the Norwegian School of Economics and a team of global experts have released a study showing that since 1980 developing countries lost US$16.3 trillion dollars through broad leakages in the balance of payments, trade misinvoicing, and recorded...
The Fight Inequality Alliance aims to bring together activists and organisations to tackle inequality globally and within all countries. The Alliance stands together to build a world of greater equality – where all people’s rights are respected and fulfilled, a world of shared prosperity, opportunity and dignity,...
We urgently need a new approach to trade that prioritizes the needs of people and planet. This discussion paper by the Sierra Club asks the question: What, then, will it take for trade and investment agreements to support – not undermine – action on climate change? Opposition to corporate trade deals has reached...
Over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada have urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament....
Both Trump and Brexit can be explained by the failure of mainstream political elites to address the pain inflicted on ordinary citizens in the neoliberal ere. In the US and the UK, working class voters rightly rejected the corporate globalisation that has created so much poverty and insecurity. But the real solutions...
Europe is not faring well on the challenges posed by the sustainable development goals. Rather than battening down the hatches and chasing economic growth at any cost, the European commission must place respect for human rights at the centre of their forthcoming plans, writes Tanya Cox, Jussi Kanner and Evert-Jan...
In the following statement from human rights and other civil society organisations, governments are urged to place human rights at the core of international economic rights - and therefore reject any proposed agreements that do not meet this essential requirement. We, the undersigned human rights, environmental...
Sophia Murphy, from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) speaks with The Real News on how for the past 20 years, the World Trade Organisation rules have failed to address basic inequities in world agriculture. What is urgently required is a new framework for global agriculture that embraces principles...
The expansion of corporate control in agriculture is reflected in three international treaties that establish the global rights of various stakeholders to seeds, germplasm, and plant varieties. But the balance of power needs to tilt back the other way, with farmers’ rights taking precedence over agribusiness profits,...