Wise People Know Winning A War Is No Better Than Losing One

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

US President Donald Trump and his ‘war council’ – led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – have amplified their aggression against China. What began as a trade dispute in the 1990s has now [...]

US Tariffs On China Ruled To Be Illegal

By Jamey Keaten, Detroit News. -

Geneva — The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods totaling more than $200 billion are illegal under the rules of the global trade body. The [...]

Definitive Eurasian Alliance Is Closer Than You Think

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times. -

We have seen how China is meticulously planning all its crucial geopolitical and geoeconomic moves all the way to 2030 and beyond. What you are about to read next comes from a series of [...]

The Eurasian Century Has Already Begun

By Scott Foster, Asia Times. -

India, China and ASEAN are the greatest market opportunities, with the greatest potential for growth in nominal terms if the dollar declines. China, India and ASEAN also account for about 45% [...]

Can Whales Save The Humans? + Prepping One Community At A Time

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A whale of a deal for the IMF and all those folks out there who wanna keep consuming but want someone else to deal with the fall out. Next up, the whole damn system is guilty as hell – and that's [...]

US Embassy Pressures Thailand Over Monsanto Poison Ban

By Joseph Thomas, Journal-neo.org -

Under Thailand’s new government, efforts to ban toxic pesticides and herbicides including those made by US agricultural giant Monsanto were first accelerated, and have now finally succeeded. [...]

US Dollar Domination Declines As Eight Countries Join Instex

By Staff, Sputniknews.com -

The INSTEX trade mechanism was set up by France, Germany and the UK in January to continue trade with Iran, bypassing US sanctions. It became operational and available to all EU member states in [...]

UK Government Is Pushing Ahead With Extreme US Trade Deal With No Mandate

By Staff, Global Justice -

Campaign group Global Justice Now has accused Boris Johnson’s government of pushing ahead with an extreme US trade deal without a mandate from the public or parliament.This week both Foreign [...]

Toward A Progressive Trade Agenda For People And Planet

By Ethan Earle, Manuel Pérez-Rocha, and Scott Sinclair, Tradeforpeopleandplanet.org -

With ratification of NAFTA 2.0 still up in the air in the U.S. and Canada, a new international report contrasts the deeply flawed agreement with proposals for a more progressive and truly fair [...]

Goodbye Dollar. It Was Nice Knowing You

By Philip Giraldi, Strategic Culture. -

Over the past two years, the White House has initiated trade disputes, insulted allies and enemies alike, and withdrawn from or refused to ratify multinational treaties and agreements. It has [...]

‘Big Pharma’ Is The Big Winner Of The USMCA

By Veronika J. Wirtz, Warren A. Kaplan and Kevin Gallagher, Thehill.com -

The longstanding debate in the United States on its sky-high prescription drug prices and access to health care is raging where you might least expect it — within the pages of President Trump’s [...]

It’s Time To Stop NAFTA 2.0 And Get Trade For People And Planet!

By Mackenzie McDonald Wilkins, Tradeforpeopleandplanet.org -

The debate around Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 is heating up. Mexico just ratified the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), leaving both Canada and the United States to follow suit. But, there are some major [...]

China-India-Russia Moving Toward New Trading System In Response To Trump Protectionism

By Lee Jeong-ho, Scmp.com   -

Narendra Modi expected to join Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit to express support for initiative. China hopes to win Indian and Russian support in [...]

Trade War With China Waged To Make Rich Richer

By Dean Baker, Truthout. -

Donald Trump seems determined to double down and keep pressing forward on his trade war with China. He promises more and higher tariffs, apparently not realizing that U.S. consumers are the ones [...]

How “Good Regulatory Practices” In Trade Agreements Erode Protections For The Environment, Public Health, Workers And Consumers

By Bart-Jaap Verbeek, Somo.nl -

Since the 1995 founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO), environmental NGOs and public interest watchdogs have warned that overly restrictive language in the WTO agreements unfairly [...]