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Social movement reflections on FTAs in the new Chilean constitution
Interview with Chilean activist Lucía Sepúlveda Ruiz.
Statement: International Civil Society reactions to announcement of IPEF member Countries
Academics and representatives of CSOs in IPEF member countries, reflect a shared demand for any Indo-Pacific discussions to advance a genuine alternative to the failed 20th century free trade model, which has undermined governments’ ability to regulate Big Tech and other large corporations.
UK-wide protests over £11bn legal threat to climate goals
UK government urged to exit controversial Energy Charter Treaty, dubbed ‘the fossil fuel industry’s secret weapon’.
A protest is taking place in Salisbury city centre today
Protestors will be gathering to march to the Rockhopper Exploration headquarters. The company is suing the Italian government for £236 million due to its refusal to allow oil drilling off the Adriatic Coast.
The danger of corporate courts to green transition
Global Justice Stirling is holding a rally against corporate courts in front of Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow.
Thai gold mine blamed for sickening local villagers is set to reopen
Citing the free-trade agreement between Australia and Thailand, Kingsgate, announced in November 2017 that it had filed a suit against Thailand at an international arbitration tribunal.
Honduran government repeals ZEDEs law amid warnings of free trade agreement rights and arbitration
The ZEDEs are free from import and export taxes, but could set up their own internal forms of government, as well as courts, security forces, schools and even social security systems.
Farmer union rep vows Indian people will resist FTAs
Interview with Vijoo Krishnan, joint secretary of All India Kisan Sabha (or All India Peasants Union) regarding current India FTAs negotiations.
Imran Khan’s Reko Diq Deal is malicious for Balochistan
Several aspects of Reko Diq deal with Barrick Gold are still concealed and Balochistan is not aware of the details of the agreement, say civil society members and politicians from the region.
South Korean farmers rally against free trade
Hundreds of South Korean farmers and fishers protested in the country’s financial and political center, Yeouido, demanding the government reconsider its intention to enter into yet another free trade agreement.
Celebrating global resistance against extractivism: from Mexico to Ireland
On 1 January 1994, the Zapatistas’ movement against the Mexican state’s extraction of their lands was reborn, as a response to the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Farmers, fishermen strongly oppose Korea joining CPTPP
A coalition of farmers and fishermen are against the government’s move to join a trade agreement with 11 countries in the trans-Pacific area, saying their livelihoods will be threatened greatly if Korea opens its market to global sellers of cheaper agricultural and marine products.
S. Korea’s accession to CPTPP likely to boost real GDP, damage agricultural sector
Los sectores de agricultura y pesca se opusieron firmemente a la medida, y docenas de agricultores y pescadores enojados realizaron una protesta en la sede de la audiencia pública.
South Korea’s CPTPP membership application being delayed
South Korea’s application for the CPTPP membership is likely to become possible in June, two months behind schedule, amid opposition from farmers and fishermen and the government’s transition period.
Carlos Vicente: A “man-tree”
GRAIN and bilaterals.org are heartbroken to announce the passing of our brother, comrade and colleague, Carlos Vicente.
AFTINET raises alarm on risk of UK companies suing the Australian Government through the CPTPP
AFTINET has raised the alarm over the possibility that British corporations will gain the right to sue the Australian Government if the UK is granted membership in the CPTPP.
Riches for Australian miner equals misery for Thai villagers
The gold mine was closed by the Thai government, but an obscure clause in a “free trade” agreement has allowed the lucrative mine in Central Thailand to reopen.
Guatemalan water defenders celebrate 10 years of resistance
An attempted assassination, criminalization, and violent eviction in 2014 didn’t stop the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya in Guatemala, which won legal action suspending harmful mining activities.
Briefers on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) vs Women’s Human Rights
APWLD is launching new Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) vs Women’s Human Rights briefers which elaborate on how ISDS is incompatible with human rights principles.
Food producers reject RCEP
Local fish, pork and chicken producers formed a united front against the RCEP and urged the Philippine Senate to defer ratification of the "lopsided" international trade accord.