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After Death of TPP, China Makes Moves to Dominate Asia With New Trade Pacts

(GPA) Lima – For all the horrible chapters and faults of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), it seems President Obama was right about one thing – without the trade pact, southeast Asian countries are now looking to China for economic opportunity. This past week at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru, Barrack Obama spent […]

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CEOs Can Now Be Prosecuted Like War Criminals at the Hague

(TeleSUR) – The court’s new focus on land grabbing and environmental destruction could help put a dent in corporate impunity. The International Criminal Court announced Thursday it will now hold corporate executives and governments legally responsible for environmental crimes. The Hague court made explicit references to widening its approach to include land grabbing, which has allowed private […]

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Report: Private Lenders Increase the Risk of a Global Debt Crisis

(teleSUR) Private creditors have replaced the public sector as lead borrower to developing countries, which has contributed to a new borrowing and lending boom. Private financial institutions are responsible for prompting a potential “new wave” of debt crises among developing nations, according to a new report carried out by European Think Tank Eurodad. Public debt in […]

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Monsanto Rejects Bayer’s Latest Sweetened US$64 Billion Offer

(TeleSUR) – The agro-business giant has rejected a buyout offer from Bayer yet again. Bayer said its sweetened US$64 billion acquisition offer for Monsanto would not be subject to any financing conditions, responding to the U.S.-based agro-company’s rejection of its latest proposal on Tuesday. Bayer said it was disappointed by Monsanto’s rejection, saying the proposal offered immediate […]

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Mainstream Media Silent as Massive Strikes Take Place in France and South America

(GPA) Massive strikes have taken place this week throughout France and South America– which the mainstream media has failed to thoroughly acknowledge. Here’s a quick recap of this week’s expansive strikes and labor protests. Colombia Strikes and protests in Colombia entered their 3rd day today. 300,000 teachers have joined the agricultural workers today to protest the austerity of the […]

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Netherlands Is the Tax Haven of Choice for Global Arms Dealers

(teleSUR) Amongst the big companies using the Dutch tax evasion routes are a large number of arms manufacturers and major international defense companies. The Netherlands is a top tax haven for the world’s biggest arms dealers, the Transnational Institute said on Thursday. The Dutch research group’s statement, accompanied by a new report relying on data from the Dutch Chamber […]