Thursday, November 14, 2013

Politics in the Pub: Investor rights to sue

[This information is from the Communisty Party of Australia.]

This is short notice but please find attached information we are forwarding to you about a special Politics in the Pub that has been organised to host guest speaker Vidalina Morales.

Vidalina is a small scale farmer, mother of five from El Salvador and a leading voice in the environmental defence movement in El Salvador . She will talk about her experience as part of a community fighting against environmental vandalism by transnational mining company Pacific Rim.

After the Government of El Salvador suspended their mining license for environmental and public health reasons, Pacific Rim sued the Government using the investor-state dispute settlement clause in a trade agreement

An Australian company, OceanaGold, has a major shareholding in the company. The Abbott Liberal Government has said they are willing to consider the same investor rights to sue in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that is currently under negotiation.

Politics in the Pub * Monday 18th November 2013* 6-8pm

43 Below, 43 Barrack St, Perth