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Colonialism is alive and kicking

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / IL MANIFESTO The EU’s foreign policy continues to be guided by the principle that what is granted to Europeans it is not to be allowed for other peoples, as Kosovo and Ukraine show, says Luciana Castellina. The Europe born in 1957 is not the one dreamed by antifascists imprisoned by … Continue reading

French councils and regions campaign against translantic free trade zone

A movement against the US-EU free trade zone is gaining momentum in France with fifteen local governments, including the Parisian and four other regions raising the alarm about the proposed transatlantic market that is being negotiated in secret. France has traditionally been one of the strongest opponents of free trade in the EU and now more and more … Continue reading

Corporations run the show in Transatlantic Trade Deal

‘A disturbing business bias’ in the translatantic free trade deal has been revealed by Corporate Europe Observatory. An access to documents request to the secretive Commission showed that 93% of the meetings between Brussels bureaucrats and ‘stakeholders’ during the preparations of the negotiations were with big business – a ‘parallel world of a very large number … Continue reading

Unravelling the spin: a guide to corporate rights in the EU-US trade deal

This week saw the start of the first round of negotiations for a far-reaching transatlantic trade deal. In the face of growing opposition to plans for expanded corporate powers in the proposed pact, the European Commission is trying to dispel concerns with propaganda. See through the rosy PR with Corporate Europe Observatory’s guide to investor-state … Continue reading

The grand transatlantic market is not about jobs

By Bernard Cassen If the European Commission had an ounce of dignity it would draw the conclusions of the revelation by the whistleblower Edward Snowden of the massive intelligence operations deployed against the institutions of the European Union (EU) by the National Security Agency (NSA ). But otherwise, in the next few days negotiations with … Continue reading

Protectionism, free trade and neo-populism

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / MICROMEGA Interview with Emiliano Brancaccio The mission that  Emiliano Brancaccio – the brilliant Neapolitan economist – has given himself seems difficult. None other than breaking a taboo that has been created around the doctrine of free trade. His thesis is that with the crisis of capitalist globalization, new forms of … Continue reading

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