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2017 / ISSUE 100 7 GUESTLIST GOOD EGGS President Correa of Ecuador named the notorious 'corporate court' system as the key reason for ending the deals. He has been extremely vocal about the damage caused to his country by international finance and trade. These 'corporate courts' allow foreign investors to sue governments for taking action they believe to be unfair, even if it is something that benefits the country that they are operating in. Seems unjust, right? This same system was used by Chevron, then operating as Texaco, to avoid paying compensation to Ecuador for one of the world's biggest environmental disasters. Whilst digging for oil in Ecuador, the company dumped billions of gallons of toxic water into the Amazon, poisoning the land which thousands of Amazon residents rely upon to survive. Chevron claimed the government's attempt to seek compensation was unfair and succeeded in getting a 'corporate court' to overturn the ruling. It's good to see positive action taken by countries like Ecuador who are sticking it to the corporate world! With South Africa and Indonesia also in the process of terminating corporate court deals, could this be the last legs for the corporate court system that allows businesses to reign havoc on developing countries, their economies and environment with no accountability? We hope so! Ecuador hits back against big businesses by ripping up 16 trade deals with countries like the US and the UK. ECUADOR RIPS UP TOXIC TRADE DEALS Less people have been killed by terrorism than in police custody. Police are trained for only 6 weeks before they can carry handguns on the streets. We have seen first- hand what happens when you put guns in the hands of police in America. Police have been terrorising black people for the ages, do not arm them at all. We've all seen how well that's worked out for police in the US who as soon as they come across anyone who is brown, they become like a granny who clutches her handbag closer to her, filled with bricks and starts swinging. Shoot first, ask questions later. Saying we should arm the police when they consistently make mistakes is like giving drunk drivers Ferraris and a 2-4-1 offer on G&T's and telling them to be careful. And let's be honest it's not like the UK's armed police have the best record. Look at Jean Charles De Menezes, look at Mark Duggan. We know the UK police is institutionally racist. Not just in Stephen Lawrence times. Looking at the figures, 40% of cases where stun guns have been used since 2014 involved people of black or mixed white and black ethnicities. Once again the issue of arming Britain's police force has come to head. With the excuse of the increase in so called terrorist attacks. GOVERNMENT TALKS OF ARMING ALL POLICE SMELLS DODGY

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