SIGTUR joined forces with the Chris Hani Institute for the second futures commission meeting
Democratic trade unionism and progressive civil society movements are severely impacted by the hegemony of free market ideology imposing its cruel logic on a global basis.  An aspect of this predicament is the assertion of the architects that there is no alternative to this market rule.
An alternative union perspective is the domination of free market thinking and policies is a social and political constructive. Neoliberal intellectuals such as Hayeck and Freidman had to engage in an intense struggle to realize this dominance.  
The leaders of our movements have to engage in this battle for ideas as a first step towards a deep social, economic and political transformation in the defence of society through the assertion of an alternative to neoliberalism.
The TPP agenda is being driven by big business, big pharmaceuticals and big tobacco
Right now government officials from around the world are meeting in Hawai in what could be the last round of negotiations of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. 
The leaked sections we've seen already have millions of citizens around the world worried, and the vast majority of it is still secret; not just to the public, but even to our own Parliamentarians. How's this for starters: any country who signs up for the TPP, it will give foreign corporations the power to sue the there Government for decisions they claim might impact their future investments in their country of orign.