Tag Archives: Trade

Human corpses harvested in multimillion-dollar trade

Willson et al. theage.com.au A grisly trade in human body parts leaves relatives grieving and some recipients at risk of life-threatening disease. On February 24, Ukrainian authorities made an alarming discovery: bones and other human tissues crammed into coolers in … Continue reading

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Trans-Pacific trade negotiations ‘on track’

Chris Zappone The Age The latest round of negotiations in the ambitious nine-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement concluded in Melbourne this week, with members suggesting the deal was on track ahead of the year-end goal for completion. Australia’s chief negotiator Hamish … Continue reading

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European crisis boosts illegal trade in body parts

Jared Yee BioEdge The financial crisis in Europe has sparked an increase in the trade of human body parts, as families and individuals scramble to put food on the table. Experts say that the black market for human organs — … Continue reading

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Organ trading, donation make headlines

Jared Yee BioEdge A worldwide illegal trade in kidneys is sharply expanding, according to the World Health Organisation. According to WHO, the illegal trade in kidneys has risen to an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs– one … Continue reading

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Sell the farm to buy a future as China’s food bowl

Lauren Quaintance Sydney Morning Herald PLANS to seek billions of dollars in Chinese investment to transform vast tracts of undeveloped land in northern Australia for farming would come at the expense of giving Australians access to affordable, good quality food, … Continue reading

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Flashback -150th Anniversary of Genocide: How British Free Trade Starved Millions During Ireland’s Potato Famine

Paul Gallagher The American Almanac The May 24-26, 1995 White House Conference on the economic development of Northern Ireland, continues an important policy initiative by which President Clinton has already helped bring a season of peace to Ulster after 25 … Continue reading

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Agenda 21 on Steroids

Debbie Coffey PPJG The Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development is Agenda 21 on steroids. If you take the word “Environment” out of the title (which seems to be thrown in to placate you), and call this the International … Continue reading

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Historic $A pact seals China ties

Michael Dwyer & Jason Murphy Financial Review Australia will become more enmeshed in the Asian financial zone after the Reserve Bank signed a $30?billion currency swap arrangement with the Chinese central bank yesterday. The historic agreement highlights the important role … Continue reading

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The Body Snatchers – Egypt

SBS Journeyman Pictures March 2012 Some of the Sinai Desert’s Bedouin are using their new found freedom to turn to crime. This report reveals how they are using their autonomy to torture and murder Israel-bound refugees for hostage ransoms and … Continue reading

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Farmers are concerned over calls to harness Asian capital to boost the nation’s food production

Ben Peckham Australian FARMERS have demanded an overhaul of foreign investment rules ahead of any attempt to harness Asian capital to boost the nation’s food production. Trade Minister Craig Emerson has outlined a plan to use Chinese and Indian investment … Continue reading

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