trade agreements

Will The New NAFTA Benefit Ordinary Citizens or Corporations?

August 19, 2017

Angelo DiCaro of Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, Melinda St. Louis, of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, and Prof. John Ackerman of the National Autonomous University of Mexico analyze the negotiations that began this week.

TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade

October 28, 2016
Professor Peter Drahos explains the TRIPS Agreement gave multinational corporate owners of intellectual property rights a global form of private taxing power

'Tres Amigos'

February 19, 2014
Jeff Faux and John Ackerman say that neoliberal policies have created out- of-control violence and a humanitarian crisis in Mexico

Ukrainians Protest Oligarchic Rule

December 16, 2013
Economist Jeffrey Sommers says that although pro-EU Ukrainians have legitimate grievances, they have little to gain from trade agreements that would ultimately transfer ownership of industry to outside actors