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European Mining Dispute Illustrates Risks of Corporate-Friendly Trade Deals

European Mining Dispute Illustrates Risks of Corporate-Friendly Trade Deals

Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Offering a stark warning of how corporate-friendly trade pacts like the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) put both democracy and the environment at risk, a Canadian company is seeking damages from Romania after being blocked from creating an open-pit gold mine over citizen concerns. […]

TISA Exposed: ‘Holy Grail’ of Leaks Reveals Detailed Plot for Corporate Takeover

TISA Exposed: ‘Holy Grail’ of Leaks Reveals Detailed Plot for Corporate Takeover

Published on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 by Common Dreams, by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Days ahead of another round of secret international negotiations, WikiLeaks on Wednesday released what it described as “a modern journalistic holy grail: the secret Core Text for the largest ‘trade deal’ in history.” That deal is the Trade in Services Agreement, or TISA, currently being negotiated […]

‘A Great Day for Corporate America’: US Senate Passes Fast Track

‘A Great Day for Corporate America’: US Senate Passes Fast Track

Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Common Dreams, by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer In a win for multinational corporations and the global one percent, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly advanced Fast Track, or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) —ensuring for all practical purposes the continued rubber-stamping of clandestine trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and TransAtlantic […]

Fast Track Derailed? House Deals Blow to Corporate-Friendly Trade Agenda

Fast Track Derailed? House Deals Blow to Corporate-Friendly Trade Agenda

Published on Friday, June 12, 2015 by Common Dreams, by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Though it wasn’t the resounding rejection progressives had hoped for, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday dealt a serious blow to President Barack Obama’s corporate-backed trade agenda, while erecting a major stumbling block for proponents of Fast Track, or trade promotion authority. After a […]