Tag: Trade

George Monbiot

Trade treaties to rule them all and CETA there to bind them

admin /13 September, 2016

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, abbreviated as CETA, has attracted broad criticism this week following an impassioned piece by George Monbiot in the UK Guardian. The treaty is promoted by its Canadian and EU backers as a key to opening cross Atlantic trade and therefor increasing wealth. Its critics point out that allowing global corporations Continue Reading →

Cheap drugs on the table in Lima

Geoff Ebbs /15 May, 2013

Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is under attack at the 17th round of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations underway in Lima. It is not just the cheap drugs enjoyed by Australia thanks to this brilliant scheme, it is the very question of national sovereignty. The Australian delegation  is winning accolades around the world for its stand Continue Reading →