Note: The systemic issues underlying poverty, inequality like education, health, corruption, legislation (red tape) and outright corporate fraud as seen in Mining, Oil, Banking, Pharma and Biotech all ignored for the fairy panacea of vaccines and GMO.
Why mining and Oil? The extractive industries are special in their ability to foster the protection of “national interests” and therefore rapacious practices.
TTIP and TPP are further examples of entrenching psychopathic corporate greed and control over people via government violence – global fascism.
Published on Aug 29, 2014
Alarm bells on ISDS are ringing this loud for a reason: ISDS allows foreign firms to bypass domestic courts and sue governments (hence citizens, through taxes) directly in private trade tribunals if they feel that a government’s action can unfairly diminish future returns on their investments.
Until recently, ISDS provisions mostly featured in bilateral state-to-state investment treaties, and were designed to offer investors protection from actions by governments in countries with legal systems perceived to be poorly developed…
Published on Jan 29, 2015
The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (or TTIP) is called a “trade treaty”. But if agreed, the TTIP would actually hand corporations the power to overturn democratically decided laws, on everything from environmental protections to food safety, through a system of regulatory cooperation and secret courts that only corporations would have access to.