Archive - Oct 2006 - Article

October 30th

Women ‘most vulnerable’ under US-M’sia FTA

Original Publication Date: 
29 October, 2006
Women will be the worst affected by the US-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), said activists who co-organised a protest against the ongoing talks in Kuala Lumpur this morning.

Protest Against 3rd Round of US-Malaysia FTA talks

Original Publication Date: 
29 October, 2006
Some 300 activists today held a noisy protest calling for the suspension of free-trade agreement (FTA) talks with the United States, Malaysia's major trading partner.

October 28th

Bharatiya Kissan Union prevents contamination from a GM rice plot in Haryana:

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2006
Finds out that farmer had not been given information on the trial in his land; Ensures that DBT guidelines are followed by the company.

October 27th

Leading Ministers of ACP states criticize EPA process, content

Original Publication Date: 
26 October, 2006
Leading Trade Ministers in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of states have strongly criticised the lack of development content of the Economic Partnership Agreements that they are negotiating with the European Union Commission.

Multiple problems in EPAs highlighted at workshop

Original Publication Date: 
26 October, 2006
The absence of development content and the severe effects of rapid trade liberalization were among key problems highlighted by policymakers and NGO participants at a workshop held here on the Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group.

WTO TRIPS Council Stumbles Over Inclusion Of Enforcement

Original Publication Date: 
26 October, 2006
A meeting of the World Trade Organization committee responsible for intellectual property rights this week erupted in disagreement over how to address enforcement of those rights in the committee.

Multiple problems in EPAs highlighted at workshop

Original Publication Date: 
26 October, 2006
The absence of development content and the severe effects of rapid trade liberalization were among key problems highlighted by policymakers and NGO participants at a workshop held here on the Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group.

Leading Ministers of ACP states criticize EPA process, content

Original Publication Date: 
26 October, 2006
Leading Trade Ministers in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of states have strongly criticised the lack of development content of the Economic Partnership Agreements that they are negotiating with the European Union Commission.

October 25th

Workers urge Senate and Congress to junk the All-Trade Pact Toxic waste provisions prove again that JPEPA is disadvantageous for Filipinos

Original Publication Date: 
24 October, 2006
Militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) today issued strong opposition to the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) approved between the RP and Japan governments.

October 20th

NEW Report Critical of Gates/Rockefeller and FAO’s "Green Revolution for Africa"

Original Publication Date: 
19 October, 2006
The Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First, today released a report that is highly critical of the Rockefeller and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations' $150 million 'Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa' (AGRA).