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Bolivia Social Forum to condemn FTA
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.
FTA Watch calls on Prime Minister to stop all FTAs until law on international agreements is enacted
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.
Workshop on “Malaysia-US free trade agreement: Issues, implications and challenges” - summary report
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.
Police alert over FTA demonstration
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.
Anti-FTA groups denied state subsidies
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.
Alliance forged vs RP-Japan trade pact
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.
Anti-free trade alliance demands end to talks on US-Malaysia pact
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.
Farmers picket Japanese embassy over economic pact
About 20 Filipino farmers picketed outside the Japanese embassy Friday to protest the Japanese-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).
Border Social Forum
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 greet Korea-US FTA negotiations
Militant protests have taken place daily during the fourth round of negotiations for the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
Anti-FTA protesters clash with riot police in Jeju
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.
About 10,000 farmers protest over US-S Korea trade talks
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.
Costa Rica and the shout of the excluded
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 Korean protesters blast US over free trade, North Korea
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.
Police to dispatch 10,000 to Cheju for FTA talks
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 Rica questions US trade pact
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.
Costa Rican sectors battle US trade
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.
S. Korean farmers, activists plan anti-FTA protests next week
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.
Aids activists bring patent-drug fight to US
The Thai Network of People Living with HIV/Aids will launch the country’s first campaign abroad against the Thai-US free-trade agreement (FTA) from tomorrow to October 29 in US cities, including San Francisco, New York, Washington and Chicago.
Minimum wage free trade deal will meet resistance
Maritime Union of New Zealand General Secretary Trevor Hanson says the Union will resist any attempt to undermine wages and conditions through short term casual workers imported under free trade deals.