Based on the article by Jim Shultz in Yes! Magazine.
The Canadian corporation TransCanada is suing the government of the United States for halting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in 2015, following the very well publicized protest movement against it. This lawsuit is made possible by a perverse system – Investor State Dispute Settlement – that gives superior power to corporations, allowing them to challenge sovereign decisions made by countries around the world.
Listen to author Jim Shultz discussing how corporations are increasingly using ISDS as a strategy to secure their economic and political clout, over governments and over the interests and wishes of the people they are supposed to represent.
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