Pakistan is the latest country to reject the system that allows private investors to sue governments in international tribunals. But Ecuador is back-tracking and the lawsuits continue to proliferate.
In the face of extractive industries' enormous economic clout, Central Americans are facing increasing displacement and threats to their democratic rights.
Under U.S. trade agreements, corporations are suing developing country governments for sums that far outstrip the value of humanitarian aid.
CEOs of the top 19 U.S. chip-making corporations make $14 million on average. Should taxpayers have to subsidize those fat paychecks?