With projections for record corporate profits and slow economic growth, Canadian workers are facing a ruthlessly indifferent combining of corporations and the state.
corporate trade deals
U.S. grassroots activists are organizing against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trade Promotion Authority, which increase corporate power and reduce the power of people to govern themselves.
The longer talks on the TPP stretch on, the more pressure there is to show some progress and to ultimately seal the deal. The question remains what countries like Canada will be willing to sacrifice.
A CETA without ISDS is certainly better than one with it. And the blow to the credibility and legitimacy of this very negative feature of globalization is welcome and helpful.
On January 31, there will be an Inter-Continental Day of Action for communities throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States to say 'no' to corporate 'trade' deals.
The TPP is not an environmental protection agreement but another, much more elaborate compact for policing corporate globalization.
For the second year in a row, the Conservative government has failed to live up to its moral obligation to analyze the impact of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA) on human rights.
The NAFTA investor lawsuit against Quebec's moratorium on shale gas development is cited by Australia's trade minister as a reason to avoid including these excessive investor rights in trade deals.
You might have seen news that the WTO will soon declare that the local content rules in Ontario's Green Energy Act are an illegal barrier to trade and investment.
The frantic rush to get CETA signed has opened up a new front in the stop-Harper movement. The key to defeating CETA now lies with the junior levels of government, the provinces and municipalities.