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    Over 200 Organizations From 67 Countries Say: “Fundamentally Transform the WTO

    A powerful coalition of 200+ labor, environmental, development and other civil society organizations from 67 countries sent a letter to heads of state of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries calling for a “fundamental transformation” of the WTO and the hyperglobalization it has implemented, spotlighting how this regime undermined many nations’ resilience against and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Source: Public Citizen

    Nigeria: U.S.-Based Nigerians Seek Emergency Declaration in Power Sector

    A former national chairman of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (NIEEE), Mr. Emmanuel Akinwole, has told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the previous privatisation contract for the power sector “was a bad business proposal that could not work. He said the slow success in the sector was due to the faulty privatisation procedure and had nothing to do with the appointment of Mr. Babatunde Fashola as the previous minister.” Akinwole says the contract should be reviewed.

    Source: allAfrica.com

    Trade agreements put our right to water at risk

    Trade agreements like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are designed to make it easier for foreign multinational corporations to invest and do business. In doing so, they put the rights of citizens and workers second to profits. Read an Op-Ed by Abdul Somad, president of PSI affiliate Jakarta Water Workers’ Union (SP PDAM Jakarta).

    Source: PSI

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    La pandemia: Un gran negocio para empresas transnacionales

    Este artículo investiga como cláusulas contenidas en los tratados de libre comercio, conocidas como resolución de controversias inversor-Estado (acrónimo ISDS en inglés), abre brechas para que grandes empresas transnacionales demanden judicialmente gobiernos que crearon políticas de emergencia de combate a la pandemia.

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    La pandemia: un gran negocio para empresas transnacionales

    Al ver sus ganancias amenazadas por la pandemia de Covid-19, las empresas transnacionales planean utilizar cláusulas presentes en acuerdos de libre comercio para demandar a los países que han adoptado políticas públicas de emergencia para combatir la crisis. Este video es una producción de la ISP en asociación con Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil.