Archive - 2003

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Korean Farmer Takes Own Life Amid Protests in Canc?n

Original Publication Date: 
9 September, 2003
'We all regret this sad incident,' WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi said after Lee Kyang Hae, 55, stabbed himself during a protest.

Protesters March On Cancun

Original Publication Date: 
9 September, 2003
Yesterday, some 1,000 anarchists and leftists marched through downtown Cancun, banging drums and chanting anti-WTO slogans.

Peasant Farmers Show Strength In Cauldron Of Grassroots Politics

Original Publication Date: 
9 September, 2003
Cancun is a symbol of globalisation, and the growing gap between the rich and the poor.

Greetings To Everyone From The WTO Meeting And Social Movements Resistance.

Original Publication Date: 
9 September, 2003
In an important development, yesterday the G-21 countries met yesterday to strengthen their alliance on the key issue of agriculture within the WTO.

setembro 9th

Agriculture Becomes The Centerpiece-

Original Publication Date: 
8 September, 2003
All major press conferences organized on 9th September a day before the Cancun Ministerial Conference (September 10-14, 2003) clearly show that Agriculture is going to make or break the Cancun Ministerial Conference of the WTO.

The WTO Should Take A Look In Cancun's Back Yard.

Original Publication Date: 
8 September, 2003
'They promised tourist development that would help indigenous people, help the local people and help the poor people. And we noticed at the beginning of the process that that was lies, that wasn't the way it was going to be.' -Aguillon

Ministers Limber Up For WTO Subsidies Battle

Original Publication Date: 
8 September, 2003
Breaking the two-year deadlock over farm trade reform is widely seen as the linchpin of the five-day meeting and an acid test of rich countries' pledges to make the Doha talks a 'development' round.

Developing Countries Prepare For Agriculture Battle At Cancun Ministerial

Original Publication Date: 
8 September, 2003
'Ours is a good cause, we have the support of our population and a large proportion of world opinion, this is a chance for the WTO to show it cares for the poor.' - AMORIN

India Steps Up Attack On US, EU Ahead Of WTO Meet

Original Publication Date: 
8 September, 2003
Strong domestic support and export subsidies in developed nations have placed tremendous curbs on the export of farm goods by developing nations which had been blocking progress on other fronts in the WTO.

setembro 8th

Mexican Peasant Leaders Plan Cancun Protest

Original Publication Date: 
7 September, 2003
Mexican peasant leaders are planning a mass demonstration against free trade on Wednesday to mark the opening of the World Trade Organisation's ministerial meeting in the Caribbean resort of Cancun.