``Under the agreement, corporations may challenge foreign government's laws and regulations if they interfere with "distinct, reasonable investment-backed expectations", and they can do so before tribunals under the World Bank or the United Nations. Show More Summary
Must- and Should-Reads: Evening Must-Read: Michael Strain: [How to Cut Taxes and Help the Poor](http://equitablegrowth.org/?p=10116) Kenneth Thomas: [Wikileaks Releases Trans-Pacific Partnership Investment Chapter](http://www.middleclasspoliticaleconomist.com/2015/03/wikileaks-releases-trans-pacific.html)...Show More Summary
Thursday's Times has an exposé on the draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the latest international trade agreement under negotiation, based on a disclosure from Wikileaks. It highlights one of the scariest things about this and previous...Show More Summary
The leaked proposal, published on Wikileaks, comes from the ongoing secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal negotiations and outlines the intent to grant multinational corporations with the opportunity to sue foreign governments if their laws and regulations interfere with claimed future profits.
WITH "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God", an investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic church, and “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks”, Alex Gibney’s recent film-making history is dominated by crunchy analytical documentaries. Show More Summary
Via Daily Kos, we learn that Wikileaks has released the investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This is a critical chapter, as it was in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), because it establishes investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms. Despite its neutral-sounding name, ISDS is actually a radical concept. Instead of using the […]
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement being negotiated between the United States and eleven other nations in the Pacific Rim would empower tens of thousands of corporations or firms to sue governments through largely secret tribunal proceedings if regulations violated their expectation for profits. Show More Summary
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Super-Fun-Pak Comix - Percival Dunwoody and more: Wikileaks releases piece of secret Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership pact expanding corporate power: The TPP Investment Chapter, published today, is dated 20 January 2015. Show More Summary
The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has for years been shrouded in mystery. But last night, WikiLeaks gave U.S. workers a real gift when it pulled back the curtain on a portion of the proposed trade deal that shows what a boondoggle...Show More Summary
Last night, WikiLeaks put out what it claims is the draft of the investment text being negotiated in the Trans-PacificRead the Rest...
For years now, we've been warning about the problematic "ISDS" -- "investor state dispute settlement" mechanisms that are a large part of the big trade agreements that countries have been negotiating. As we've noted, the ISDS name is...Show More Summary
Julian Assange, a Wikileaks founder and prominent whistleblower, agreed to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors if his defense is granted full access to all investigation materials on alleged sexual assaults.
According to WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange, Israel supported Hamas in its infancy to divide the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian resistance.
The United States has spent a lot of time trying to reduce Russia's influence in Ukraine, WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange said Monday.
An attorney for Julian Assange said the WikiLeaks founder is likely to remain at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as long as the United States pursues a criminal investigation of his organization.
An analog of Julian Assange’s famous WikiLeaks whistleblower can now be found also in Mexico where local journalists already seek tips from the whistleblower site to expose state corruption.
Assange's lawyer on the latest legal developments. There is a new break in the sexual assault case involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is entering his 1,000 th day of his asylum at the Ecudoran embassy in London – as Swedish prosecutors filed a request to interview him in that city. Show More Summary
Monday marks the 1,000th day WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has spent in political asylum inside Ecuador’s embassy in London, fearing extradition to the United States over charges of sexual assault. On “Democracy Now!” his attorney Michael Ratner discusses whether Swedish prosecutors could be giving Assange a way out.
Supporters of Julian Assange are holding a vigil to mark the 1,000th day since the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge inside the Ecuador embassy in London to avoid travelling to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over claims of sex assaults against two women, which he denies.
There have been no classified diplomatic cables. No top-secret intelligence reports. No fugitive whistleblowers. And yet Mexico's latest experiment in free speech, the new Web site MexicoLeaks, has already generated its own media mini-tempest. Show More Summary