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Global Trade Justice

Doing right by our global neighbors.

Europe Authorizes “Robin Hood Tax” on Financial Transactions Europe Authorizes “Robin Hood Tax” on Financial Transactions
by Sarah Anderson
Support for the tax on stocks, bonds, and derivatives was so strong among EU finance ministers that it wasn’t even necessary to take a formal vote.
In EU Parliament, a Landslide Vote for “Robin Hood Tax” In EU Parliament, a Landslide Vote for “Robin Hood Tax”
by Sarah Anderson
Eleven countries in Europe hope to raise billions of Euros through a tiny tax on financial speculation. This week, a major vote in the European parliament brings that plan one step closer to becoming reality.
Can a “Dracula Strategy” Bring Trans-Pacific Partnership into the Sunlight? Can a “Dracula Strategy” Bring Trans-Pacific Partnership into the Sunlight?
by Lori Wallach
A highly secretive trade agreement aims to penalize countries that protect workers, consumers, and the environment. Luckily, the growing opposition goes beyond the usual trade justice suspects.
Alta Gracia Clothing Factory Shows New Pathways in Fair Trade Alta Gracia Clothing Factory Shows New Pathways in Fair Trade
by Peter Dreier
For years, student activists pressured their schools to partner with the Workers Rights Consortium to make sure their college gear was sweatshop-free. Now, they have another choice: a fair-trade clothing manufacturer called Alta Gracia.
WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat
by Lauren Hardy
Now the U.S. has to gut a law that protects consumers from imported mystery meat—or pay the price.
Growing Beyond Growth for True Democracy Growing Beyond Growth for True Democracy
by J.A. Myerson
When democracy is not determined by economic power, it is possible to imagine alternatives to “growth” and “austerity.”
Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here’s why you should care.
Why Is India Still Poor? Why Is India Still Poor?
by Ashish Kothari, Aseem Shrivastava
India’s development was supposed to be an economic success story. What we can learn from what actually happened.
Treaty Like It’s 1999: Connecting the Dots on Trade Treaty Like It’s 1999: Connecting the Dots on Trade
by Raj Patel
From Japan, Raj Patel on the expansion of the Trans-Pacific trade agreement and the homegrown battle to stop it.
A Fair Trade iPad? How Apple Could Change the Industry's Game A Fair Trade iPad? How Apple Could Change the Industry's Game
by Heidi Bruce
This year's public outcry against Apple and Foxconn factory conditions might finally point electronics production in a fairer direction.
A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature
by David Korten
David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.
A World Bank President We Can Get Behind? A World Bank President We Can Get Behind?
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
The candidates for next month’s selection could finally change the game of serving markets over people—and we all might have a role to play.
Occupy vs. the Global Race to the Bottom Occupy vs. the Global Race to the Bottom
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Incorporating corporate globalization into the Occupy analysis and agenda.
A People’s History of Robin Hood A People’s History of Robin Hood
by Paul Buhle
For hundreds of years, he’s fought tax injustice, tyranny, and the seizure of the commons. Why we still need him today.
Don't Be Stupid, Cupid: How to Show Your Love Responsibly Don't Be Stupid, Cupid: How to Show Your Love Responsibly
by Annie Leonard
Annie Leonard: What classic Valentine's gifts are linked to exploitation—and what can you do about it?
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