Archive - 2006

novembro 28th

KCTU General Strike Newsletter # 3

Original Publication Date: 
27 November, 2006
More than 200,000 KCTU Members Participated in the full-fledged General Strike on November 22 Over 170,000 people in 13 cities gathered to protest against the KOR-US FTA on the same day

Warnings raised over GE rice imports

Original Publication Date: 
27 November, 2006
A VARIETY of genetically engineered (GE) rice yet to be approved for human consumption throughout the world except in the United States has found its way into the Philippine market, the activist environment group Greenpeace said Tuesday.

A Services Fire-Side Chat

Original Publication Date: 
27 November, 2006
A fire-side chat yesterday with a score of Doha Development Agenda services negotiators failed to bring convergence on setting new time-lines for submitting revised offers as key members remain divided over how different elements within the services mandate ought to proceed at this juncture

novembro 25th

Furor Over JPEPA: Will Davao’s Banana Workers Benefit From It?

Original Publication Date: 
24 November, 2006
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novembro 23rd

Prosecution warns of crackdown on violent anti-FTA protests

Original Publication Date: 
22 November, 2006
South Korea

novembro 22nd

US tells India to open up for global trade

Original Publication Date: 
21 November, 2006
The United States on Tuesday reiterated that resolving the issue of market access was important for the Doha round of talks to be successful. It said that India could lift millions of its people out of poverty by further opening up to global trade.

Americans Protest U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement in Seoul

Original Publication Date: 
21 November, 2006
An American delegation of peace, labor and social justice activists led by Cindy Sheehan is in Seoul to join the nationwide mobilization against the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated.

novembro 21st

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) Launches a General Strike

Original Publication Date: 
20 November, 2006
Full-pledged General Strike Being Launched from November 22 in Korea.

A "soft resumption" of the WTO Doha talks?

Original Publication Date: 
20 November, 2006
An informal heads of delegation meeting was held at the WTO on Thursday 16 November. The meeting heard Lamy say the Doha talks were in between quite diplomacy and full-fledged negotiations. It is up to the chairs (of the negotiating groups) to decide the next step (in theirareas).

Sacu-US to pursue scaled-back trade talks after FTA process ceases

Original Publication Date: 
20 November, 2006
The South African Customs Unions (Sacu) has formally accepted an offer made by the US government to progress a so-called trade and investment cooperation agreement (Tica), following the breakdown of the more ambitious free-trade agreement (FTA) talks earlier in the year.