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» Malaysian health groups' joint statement against TPPA
Online Publication Date:02 July 2012
'We stand in solidarity with all other peoples & movements whose rights to life, health, livelihood, equality, equity, food, environment, knowledge, traditional systems of life & livelihood will also be negatively impacted by these free trade agreements.'
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» US Trade Position Protecting High Drug Prices Blasted By UN Agencies
Online Publication Date:08 June 2012
Two major UN organizations warned world leaders on Thursday to avoid restrictive free trade agreements that may threaten public health, amplifying international pressure against Obama's controversial TPP deal.
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» Corporations Win Big in Battle Against Investment Regulation
Online Publication Date:23 May 2012
In a world where governments are increasingly subservient to global finance capital, multinationals are gaining ground in the fight against state regulations that aim to protect the environment, public health or social policies.
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» Corporations Win Big in Battle Against Investment Regulation
Online Publication Date:11 May 2012
Multinationals are gaining ground in the fight against state regulations that aim to protect the environment, public health or social policies, writes Isolda Agazzi of IPS.
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» India: Investment treaties stifle public policy objectives
Online Publication Date:26 April 2012
The recent spate of challenges by foreign investors prove that investment treaty provisions can stifle the Indian government's effort to address public policy objectives.
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» New Delhi to review bilateral treaties to avoid legal battle with telcos
Online Publication Date:13 April 2012
Sources close to the development said that an inter-ministerial group may be formed to study clauses in key treaties that India has signed with other countries.
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» Kenya’s dilemma at EU trade talks
Online Publication Date:30 March 2012
Revelations that Kenyan flowers will be subjected to 16% duty should Kenya fail to ratify Economic Partnership Agreements by June raises concern about their role in boosting trade on the continent.
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» Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Reveals U.S.’s Unbridled Corporate Agenda
Online Publication Date:13 March 2012
The US' corporate demands in the TPPA may not only spell disaster for HIV/AIDS positive people who rely on generic medicines, but could also undermine social, economic and environmental policies, reports the IPS.
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