G-20 Counter Summit in St. Petersburg

On September 3 and 4, a large-scale international Counter Summit, intended as an alternative to the September Summit of the G-20, will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is taking place at the Международный Деловой Центр, nab.reki Smolenki 2, and is organized by the Post Globalization Initiative.

Welcome & Opening Panel - What's at Stake | Sierra Club Trans-Atlantic Trade Symposium

Welcome Debbie Sease, Sierra Club Opening Panel: What's at Stake Virginia Robnett, Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (moderator) Lori Wallach, Public Citizen (TAFTA context) Natacha Cingotti, Friends of the Earth Europe (European perspectives) Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO (labor perspectives)

Shuanghui acquires Smithfield: The view from China (part one)

The announcement last week of a bid by China’s Shuanghui International to acquire Smithfield Foods Incorporated came midway through my research trip to Beijing for IATP’s initiative on the globalization of industrial meat production. The responses to the news from back home have been all over the map, albeit fairly predictable. But what are they saying in China?