The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined dozens of other religious groups to urge President Obama to appoint a chair of the Federal Reserve who will focus on re-establishing the separation between investment and commercial banking.
Tanzania plans to end the investment program within the SAGCOT initiative, a high-profile public private partnership, due to concerns for smallholder farmers’ land rights and economic security.
A new trade deal between the United States, Mexico, and Canada makes improvements in a few areas but expands corporate rights in others.
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President Trump has agreed “not to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at this time” but to “to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation.” How the lives, livelihoods, and the environment in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. will be affected is uncertain. The following article was published in the May-June 2017 issue of NewsNotes.
Faith communities joined labor, environmental, development, and farm groups in celebrating the demise in the United States of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal apparently stopped, faith groups continue to call for a trade model that promotes the common good.
Now that the TPP deal is signed, Congress has to approve it. This is the time to raise our voices for economic justice.
Maryknoll missioners work to create a climate where peace can flourish by standing in solidarity with indigenous peoples in Peru and around the world.
Dozens of organizations are working together to make TODAY a Nationwide TPP Call-In Day — to ask members of Congress to take a public position on the TPP.
The following article on the effects of trade agreements on an indigenous community in Peru was written by Alfonso Buzzo, Peace Fellow with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
The customs and trade enforcement bill recently signed by President Obama stymies progress to combat human trafficking, climate change, and occupied territories.