Four Challenges to Global Trade Activists

"We cannot leave the field to a neoliberalism married to hideous, reactionary values. A progressive future is not guaranteed. We must work to bring it about, and we will"

Walden Bello

Resistance in Acre, Brazil

Solidarity with all those who suffer threats because of their firm political stance to defend their territories against the incessant exploitation of capital: You are not alone!

The Legacy

More than 42 billion Brazilian reais were spent on a 30-day event. For the residents of the city, was it worth it? Does a legacy exist? If so, for whom?



TiSA is in fact aimed at freeing corporations providing transnational services from what they view as burdensome and needlessly differing national and local regulations. The agreement is also designed to pry open public services to commercial involvement

Scott Sinclair

false solutions to global warming

Acre is specifically highlighted in current proposals as the first tropical forest state with which California plans to “link” its carbon market

Gary Graham Hughes


"Rise like lions after slumber/ In unvanquishable number/ Shake your chains to earth like dew/ Which in sleep had fallen on you/ You are many, they are few!"

Jeremy Corbyn

Austerity Imposed

Whereas Greece had been regarded by the German public as an idyllic holiday destination, overnight it became a crisis-ridden country full of artful dodgers and creative accountants that attracted torrents of derision, polemics and rancour from German politicians and media

Axel Troost

Farewell to a friend and comrade

His never flinching energy, his untiring enthusiasm were characteristic. It is an understatement to say he never stopped working, he never counted the hours. Never ever did he stop acting, till just a couple of hours before the end … for the very first time