In a world where transnationals have more clout than many countries, the David and Goliath story has been turned on its head and power rests with companies.

Big Davids, small Goliaths

How new trade deals – and Investor-State Dispute Settlements in particular – are giving more power to companies to sue countries for lost profits.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016

Regulation Top Trumps

TTIP is a very dangerous game, writes Chris Coltrane.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Keystone sting

Keystone sting

Trade agreements could threaten Keystone protester victory, writes Colin Roche.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
A Murmillo battling a Thracian in the ampitheater of Arles.

Hail Caesar! The personal whim of not so fair trade

The struggle for real Fairtrade is reminiscent of gladiator battles, writes Ben O'Hanlon.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

A Mars bar from Tommy Chocolate

The dodgy dealings of bankers and financial traders continue to amaze and appal us. But few people realize that they, rather than governments, control the very creation of money, as Peter Stalker explains.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
TPP stumbles

TPP stumbles

Trade talks stall amid ongoing protests.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

TTIP disappointment: ISDS-lite gets the nod in Strasbourg

Guy Taylor is up in arms over today's TTIP vote in the European Parliament. 

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
Leviathan challenged

Leviathan challenged

Opposition to an Israeli gas-export deal is growing, reports Juman Asmail.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Deflating TTIP: Friends of the Earth inflate a Trojan Horse outside European Union headquarters in Brussels.

Tipping the TTIP

The financial lobby plugging the latest free-trade deal, discussed with Kenneth Haar.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
A signpost for the clinic that was the hub for criminal activity.

The Medicus affair

A report from Kosovo on the skullduggery of an international gang of medical criminals and the tortuous road to bring them to justice. By Selvije Bajrami.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014

'My heart weeps inside me'

Stories and opinions from those with personal experience of the organ trade.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014
Men from Baseco, a slum in the port area of Manila, the Philippines, show their scars from kidney sales in a photograph from 1999.

Perpetual scars

A forensic examination of the persistent problem of trafficking vulnerable people for their organs, and what it would take to stamp it out, by Nancy Scheper-Hughes.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014

Commodities and dependency - The Facts

The facts and figures of commodities and our dependence on them.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
Demonstrators jostle in the streets of Rangoon, Burma, to protest the expansion of the Chinese-backed Latpadaung copper mine in the country’s northwest province. Thousands of hectares of farmland have been expropriated by the company and hundreds of villagers forced from their homes.

The pitfalls of resource wealth

Natural resource wealth isn't always a blessing. As Wayne Ellwood discovers, sometimes it can be just the opposite.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
How Somalia's coastal communities called time on the pirates

How Somalia's coastal communities called time on the pirates

Diaspora uncles and 'fathers against pirates' were as decisive as the frigates in ending the piracy scourge. Jamal Osman speaks to Hazel Healy.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Pirates’ victims are overwhelmingly seafarers from poor nations. Above, Vietnamese sailor Vu Van Ba is reunited with his parents after 18 months held hostage off the coast of Somalia.

In the firing line

Piracy is just one in a long list of problems facing seafarers in a cut-throat shipping industry, reports Olivia Swift.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Pirate patrol: German troops in Djibouti prepare to join Europe’s anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia.  The fight against pirates has been a handy way for countries like Germany and Japan to shrug off postwar constitutional constraints.

Empire strikes back - where counter-piracy is going wrong

Pirate hijackings off the coast of Africa have spawned a lucrative protection industry. With private security guards taking to the oceans in ever increasing numbers, Hazel Healy asks whether this is really the way to ‘safer seas’.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013

Obama’s ‘free trade’ voyages are another big mistake

New agreements that enhance corporate power are bad news, writes Mark Engler.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
Demonstrators get straight to the point in September this year, when protesting against the Defence & Security Equipment International arms fair that drew 1,300 arms companies to London this year to hawk their wares to buying delegations from around the world.

The clout of the arms industry

The arms trade tends to have the government's ear. Why, wonders Dinyar Godrej, when it is so counter-productive?

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011

The shadow world: corruption in the arms trade

Andrew Feinstein examines the corrupt networks of arms deals.

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011

Should foreign investment replace aid for Africa?

Donu Kogbara and Dereje Alemayehu go head to head - join the debate in this month's Argument.

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NI 445 - Pakistan - daring to hope - September, 2011

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
The arms trade December, 2011
The arms trade December, 2011
Pakistan - daring to hope September, 2011
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