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December 12th, 2011

Call to Action! - WTO Turnaround

Inexplicably, the WTO has yet again announced an accelerated schedule of negotiations this spring, after some governments agreed at the November 2010 meetings of the G20 to push for a conclusion the Doha Round of WTO expansion negotiations in 2011. OWINFS encourages social movements and civil society organizations concerned about the impacts of the WTO on workers, farmers, women, the environment, and our future, to organize national pressure immediately on your Trade Minister and other national officials!

December 7th

Vuelta a la OMC: Alimentos, fuentes de trabajo y desarrollo en primer lugar! Llamado a la acción

Del 15 al 17 de diciembre de 2011, los Ministros se reunirán en Ginebra, Suiza, para la octava Conferencia Ministerial de la OMC. Luego de muchas reuniones ministeriales fracasadas y casi diez años de negociaciones, la Ronda de Doha para la expansión de la OMC está en una encrucijada.

December 6th

Llamada a la acción! - Vuelta a la OMC / 8va Ministerial en Ginebra, 2011

Inexplicablemente, la OMC ha anunciado una vez más su intención de establecer un cronograma intenso de negociaciones para la primavera boreal, luego de que algunos gobiernos acordaran en las reuniones del G20 de noviembre de 2010, impulsar en 2011 la conclusión de las negociaciones de la Ronda de Doha para la expansión de la OMC.

April 15th

No a más Liberalización en la OMC: Carta a los Ministros de Finanzas del G-20

Due date: 
13 April, 2011
Delivery date: 
13 April, 2011
Estimados/as Ministros/as de Finanzas del G20: Mientras están reunidos en Washington DC para discutir sobre temas urgentes relacionados a la economía mundial, apelamos a que protejan la capacidad de los gobiernos de implementar políticas que restablezcan y mantengan la estabilidad financiera en el marco de la peor crisis económica y financiera de las últimas décadas. Nos preocupa el riesgo que corren importantes políticas de reforma financiera que tanto los gobiernos del G20 como los que no pertenecen a este grupo quieren implementar para evitar crisis futuras. Los principales negociadores, economistas, expertos en finanzas y abogados en materia comercial han advertido que las actuales disposiciones de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC) sobre servicios financieros limitan a los países en su uso de importantes medidas financieras regulatorias, como por ejemplo algunas políticas promovidas por el G20 para evitar flujos rápidos de capital y aquellas diseñadas para limitar los riesgos que puede significar el comercio de derivados para la estabilidad financiera y en términos de anomalías en el precio de las commodities.

No to Liberalization/Deregulation at WTO: Letter to G-20 Finance Ministers

Due date: 
13 April, 2011
Delivery date: 
14 April, 2011

Dear G-20 Finance Ministers:

As you gather in Washington, D.C. to address pressing issues facing the global economy, we call on you to safeguard governments’ ability to implement policies that will reestablish and maintain financial stability in the wake of the worst financial and economic crisis in decades.

 

March 8th

PUT PEOPLE FIRST, NOT FINANCES (Mobilize for the G8 and the G20 in France in 2011)

PUT PEOPLE FIRST, NOT FINANCES

Call from Dakar to Mobilize for the G8 and the G20 in France in 2011

 

Confronting the G8, May 21st and 22nd, 2011 in Deauville

Confronting the G20, from October 31st to November 5th, 2011 in Cannes

 

Gathered at the Action against the G8/G20 Convergence Assembly at the World Social Forum in Dakar, we - social movements, trade unions, international solidarity associations, women and men from all continents - call for massive popular mobilizations during the G8 summit on May 26th and 27th in Deauville and the G20 summit on November 3rd and 4th in Cannes. Here in Dakar, we have debated about the way to address the social, ecological, economic and geopolitical crises that together constitute a true crisis of civilization...

G20 Platform of Common Demands

Original Publication Date: 
6 November, 2010
The G20 is an unelected and select group of countries whose membership was originally drawn in response to the financial crises of the 1990s.1 The group came to its current position of prominence as a result of the latest wave of crises starting in 2007, as it had become clear that the G8 were incapable of responding without the collaboration of those from outside their number. The G20 has illegitimately proclaimed itself to be the premier forum of global economic governance for the future. In particular, the G20 seeks to dictate which bodies should be entrusted with responsibility for policing the global economy on its behalf. The G20’s policy agenda is driven primarily by the interests of global capital, as business leaders meet regularly in closed session with G20 ministers in the run-up to the G20 summits.G20 is trying to promote further liberalisation of trade, investment, finance and public services as a solution to the crisis. Recognizing that profound and fundamental change to the system is the ONLY solution to the crisis, member organisations and social movements of Our World Is Not For Sale make the following demands:

October 7th, 2010

Support proposals from Cochabamba Agreement in climate talks in Tianjin and Cancun! CJN!

During the last Climate Talks in Bonn in August some concrete proposals were
brought to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) in order to advance the negotiations to cut the greenhouse gas
emissions in a new and positive way. The main demands of the World Peoples
Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, April
2010) have been incorporated in the negotiation text of the Ad Hoc Working Group on
Long-term Cooperation under the UNFCCC.

September 30th

TODOS A SEÚL, DETENGAMOS LA AGENDA CORPORATIVA DEL G20!! (del 6 al 12 de noviembre 2010)

LLAMADO A LOS MOVIMIENTOS Y ORGANIZACIONES SOCIALES DEL MUNDO ENTERO

A PROTESTAR FRENTE A LA CUMBRE DEL G20 EN SEUL

20 PAÍSES NO DEBEN DECIDIR EL DESTINO DEL MUNDO ENTERO”


POR EL CAMBIO DEL SISTEMA. CONSTRUYAMOS OTRO MUNDO!

QUE LA CRISIS NO LA SIGAN PAGANDO LOS PUEBLOS

Participen en la Semana de Acciones Colectivas de los Pueblos en Seúl, del 6 al 12 de noviembre de 2010

Everyone to Seoul to Stop the G20 and the Corporate Agenda! (November 6-12, 2010)

A CALL TO SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD
TO PROTEST THE G20 SUMMIT IN SEOUL


20 COUNTRIES ALONE CANNOT DEFINE THE DESTINY OF THE ENTIRE WORLD


FOR SYSTEM CHANGE AND AN END TO BUSINESS AS USUAL, LET'S BUILD ANOTHER WORLD!


THE PEOPLE WILL NOT CONTINUE TO PAY FOR THE CRISIS.


Join the People's Week of Collective Actions in Seoul, November 6 to 12, 2010