South Korean activist groups said Tuesday that nationwide mass rallies against a free trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea and the United States are scheduled for late Wednesday.
Not one single organization representing urban workers, rural workers, indigenous peoples, students, intellectuals and other popular sectors in Colombia supports the Free Trade Treaty with the United States.
The Social Summit for the People’s Integration, to be held in December in Cochabamba, will condemn Washington-encouraged free trade agreements, members of the organizing committee informed.
About 100 representatives from FTA Watch gathered in front of the Government House in Bangkok to submit a letter to PM Surayud Chulanont calling for a halt in all ongoing FTA negotiations and in signing the concluded ones.
Report of a workshop jointly organized by the Third World Network (TWN) and the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) on 6 September 2006 in Kuala Lumpur. The workshop was attended by more than 100 participants representing government ministries and agencies, policy makers, NGOs, civil society groups, academics, local industries, professional bodies, trade unions, farmers and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Protesters against a free trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea and the United States are planning to bring in hundreds of chartered buses to form a blockade in downtown Seoul during an upcoming demonstration.
The Korean government will stop providing financial support to civic groups openly opposing the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea and the United States, the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs said yesterday.
From militants to high society matrons, citizens’ groups have embarked on a joint effort to fight the ratification of a controversial Philippine-Japan economic agreement they fear would turn the country into a “garbage republic” for Japan’s toxic and hazardous waste.
Dozens of placard-waving Malaysians on Monday demanded the suspension of a proposed free trade agreement between Malaysia and the United States as officials from the two countries began a new round of negotiations.
About 20 Filipino farmers picketed outside the Japanese embassy Friday to protest the Japanese-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).
Women, men, youth, Indigenous Peoples and Nations, social organizations, unions, farmers, promoters of human rights and defenders of environmental justice in the border states of Mexico and the United States denounce the free trade agreements that attempt to do away with the food sovereignty of nations and peoples.
Militant protests have taken place daily during the fourth round of negotiations for the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
Korean riot police, using water cannons and clubs, on Tuesday dispersed hundreds of anti-globalization protesters trying to disrupt free trade talks between South Korea and the US, witnesses said.
In the wake of protests from thousands of farm activists and unionists, South Korean and U.S. negotiators resumed controversial free-trade talks on Monday, on the resort island of Cheju.
The Costa Rican people are in the streets and on a general strike Monday and Tuesday to challenge the free trade agreement with the United States, which President Oscar Arias has approved to accelerate.
South Koreans took to the streets Sunday against a proposed free-trade agreement with the United States, a day before the start of a new round of negotiations that have made few breakthroughs and face a looming deadline.
The Korean National Police Agency has stepped up security for the nation’s free trade talks with the United States, sending 10,000 police officers to fend off protesters at the meeting venue on Cheju Island.
Costa Rican unions and social organizations confirmed their participation in a national strike against the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, currently being evaluated in Congress.
The withdrawal of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States and development of alternatives are some of the actions proposed by deputies, social organizations and sectors that oppose to the ratification of that agreement on Monday.
More than 3,000 South Korean farmers and activists plan to hold peaceful demonstrations next week to protest against a fourth round of free trade talks with the United States, organizers said Monday.