July 28, 2021 | Pakistan is the latest country to reject letting private investors sue governments in tribunals. But Ecuador is back-tracking and the lawsuits continue to proliferate.
Articles by Manuel Perez-Rocha
July 14, 2021 | In the face of extractive industries' enormous economic clout, Central Americans are facing increasing displacement and threats to their democratic rights.
June 2, 2021 | Even if governments agree to suspend patent protections for vaccines, corporations can fight back with expensive lawsuits.
May 28, 2020 | Wealthy corporations may use trade courts to keep public health measures from cutting into their profits.
December 11, 2019 | Here's what a progressive trade agenda that actually protects people and planet would actually look like.
July 23, 2019 | NAFTA 2.0 simply locks in existing drives toward ecological collapse and social inequality. A better deal would put people — and nature — first.
May 15, 2019 | In more than two-thirds of the mining-related lawsuits against governments in the region, communities have been actively organizing against the mining activities.
December 17, 2018 | Mexico’s first left-wing president gave a fiery inaugural speech against neoliberalism in Mexico. But he barely mentioned NAFTA.
February 28, 2018 | Trump says NAFTA helped Mexicans "steal" U.S. jobs. In reality, the agreement has been as bad or worse for working people there than in the U.S.
October 9, 2015 | The TPP doesn't just put jobs at risk. It rewrites the rules of business for big corporations — just ask Pope Francis.