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8 January 2016

How trade deals threaten democracy and climate

Author: Magda Stoczkiewicz, EU Observer (Belgium)

…The controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would have bisected the United States carrying climate-killing tar sands from Canada, was rejected by US President Obama…On 6 January this year, TransCanada initiated international trade proceedings...

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15 October 2015

Intl. investment agreements must be in line with intl. human rights norms & law, says UN independent expert

Author: Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic & equitable intl. order

“Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order”, 14 Jul 2015...

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17 June 2004

Company Challenges U.S. for Safeguarding Environment

Author: Stephen Leahy, Inter Press Service

A Canadian company [Methanex] will be nearly one billion dollars richer if it becomes the first firm to win a trade challenge against Washington under the investment section of North America's free trade deal, but experts say a victory would deal a...

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