Archive - Nov 2006 - Article

November 30th

Anti-FTA protesters defy police ban

Original Publication Date: 
29 Novembre, 2006
Thousands of farmers and workers yesterday clashed with riot police across the country in the second massive demonstration in a week against a free trade deal with the United States.

November 29th

Why fairer trade does not mean an end to free trade

Original Publication Date: 
28 Novembre, 2006
There has been much lamentation in recent weeks that America could take a turn towards protectionism in the wake of the US mid-term elections.

November 28th

Attacking China on Services

Original Publication Date: 
27 Novembre, 2006
Industrialized countries - led by the United States, the European Union, Canada and Japan - yesterday attacked China in the World Trade Organization for not complying with its accession commitments in the areas of financial services

KCTU General Strike Newsletter # 3

Original Publication Date: 
27 Novembre, 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 Novembre, 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 Novembre, 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

November 25th

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

Original Publication Date: 
24 Novembre, 2006
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November 23rd

Prosecution warns of crackdown on violent anti-FTA protests

Original Publication Date: 
22 Novembre, 2006
South Korea

November 22nd

US tells India to open up for global trade

Original Publication Date: 
21 Novembre, 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 Novembre, 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.