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How people power forced the UK to leave the Energy Charter Treaty
On 22 February 2024 the UK announced it will leave the climate-wrecking Energy Charter Treaty.
Farmers’ Protest: Why are farmers demanding India’s withdrawal from WTO?
Farmers started protesting with a new set of demands including India’s withdrawal from the World Trade Organization and scrapping all Free Trade Agreements.
Suspend the EU-Israel Association Agreement!
In light of the deaths and suffering endured by the Palestinian people, a number of civil society organisations came together to draft a letter to European Union decision makers seeking the suspension of the EU-Israel Association Agreement.
ECVC demands from Place du Luxembourg, Brussels: End free trade agreements and ensure fair prices for farmers
Hundreds of farmers from European Coordination Via Campesina have assembled with their tractors in Place du Luxembourg, Brussels, alongside more than 30 civil society organisations to call for an end to the EU-Mercosur deal and other free trade agreements.
How a US mining firm sued Mexico for billions – for trying to protect its own seabed
Local fishers helped halt underwater mining off Baja California’s coast in 2018. But then an obscure international legal process was put into motion.
Rejection of free trade agreements and the demand for a decent income at the heart of farmers’ mobilizations in Europe
We demand an immediate end to negotiations on the FTA with MERCOSUR countries and a moratorium on all other FTAs currently being negotiated.
North Americanism turns 30
NAFTA and USMCA have dramatically reshaped Mexico.
Daya Laxmi: “Free Trade Agreements affect and victimize peasant groups”
Women from all around the world organize the struggle against capitalism and neoliberalism. In the South Asia region, these forces—in the form of free trade agreements (FTA)—play a huge role in the impoverishment of peasants and women in rural and urban areas.
Mexico must stand up to agribusiness oligopolies on GM corn ban
US and Canadian civil society groups are denouncing their own governments’ efforts, driven by the agribusiness industry, to repeal Mexico’s proposed ban on genetically modified corn.
Peoples’ economic sovereignty and human rights protection must be prioritized over Indonesia-EU CEPA negotiation
The Indonesian Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice (MKE) urges the Government of Indonesia to stop free trade negotiations with the European Union by adhering to the main principles of international cooperation in accordance with the Constitution.
"Free trade agreements are an engine of poverty and inequality." Interview with José María Oviedo
In a context where free trade policies have had a significant impact on peasant and farming communities around the world, La Via Campesina has declared that it is time to take strong action.
Open letter of parliamentarians (MPs and MEPs) to the European Commission: Democratic scrutiny of the EU-Mercosur deal is non-negotiable!
As parliamentarians at the national and EU level, we are writing to you to express our deep concern with regards to the upcoming procedural steps towards the adoption of the EU-Mercosur association agreement.
Eight reasons why we say NO to Chile-EU Free Trade Agreement
It is absurd to consider Chile equal to the European Union in terms of industrialization, education, or access to economic and social rights, as the treaty does.
Free trade and debt: the two sides of neocolonialism
Highlights from the workshop organised in Marrakesh by Attac Maroc,, CADTM Africa, GRAIN and the Tunisian Observatory of Economy.
Statement: The EU-New Zealand Agreement should not be ratified
Fifty Civil society organizations call on the European Parliament not to ratify the trade agreement with New Zealand.
Karnataka, India: Farmers hold a forum on trade, climate and seed issues
The Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movement (ICCFM) held a three-day forum in Bengaluru to discuss ongoing trade negotiations in which India is engaged and the impact of the climate crisis on Indian agriculture, among other issues.
La Via Campesina is determined to build an alternative framework for global trade in agriculture – written by the peasants, for the people
The peasants, small-scale food producers, wage and migrant workers and indigenous communities of La Via Campesina will draft an alternative trade framework, leveraging our collective knowledge of agriculture and food trade to ensure no one goes hungry.
Unravel neoliberal trade: a failed solution to food sovereignty
APWLD produces the briefing paper to unpack the understanding of CSOs and movements on how neoliberal trade and investment agreements, and how the current system are undermining food sovereignty and women’s human rights while cementing corporate power.
Call to action: 10 September 2023 – International day of action against the WTO and free trade agreements
It has been twenty years since the World Trade Organization’s imperialist, neoliberal and neo-colonial free trade policies led to the sacrifice of one of our peasant leaders at the gates of the Ministerial meeting venue in Cancun, Mexico.