September 15 -17 With Occupy Wall Street: Stop financial speculation on food and climate

The fight of Occupy Wall Street is the struggle of all movements in the world.  Finance capital, that created the crisis in 2008, has increased its power instead of being disciplined. At present, world GDP is 64 trillion US dollars while the derivatives market reached the incredible figure of 1,500 trillion US dollars in 2011. The speculative economy is 250 times larger than the real economy of the world. Now banks and Transnational corporations (TNCs) are moving to speculate on the impacts of the climate and environmental crises that the capitalist system has created. Prices of food are beginning to climb again because of climate change and speculation in a world where 1 billion people already suffer from hunger. The banks and TNCs like Cargill, Wal-Mart, Monsanto are seeing this situation as a new opportunity to make profits through food derivatives, natural resource grabbing, GMOs, agro-fuels, free trade agreements, structural adjustments, austerity plans and other mechanisms to increase the privileges of the 1% at the expenses of the 99% of the world and at tremendous cost to our Mother Earth. 

From 15 to 17th of September, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, we will raise our voices and promote actions to ban derivatives in food, dismantle the power of the banks and TNCs, stop the privatization of water and public services, cancel the illegitimate debts that are strangling our sisters and brothers in Europe, achieve deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and restore a life in harmony with nature.

Bangkok, August 31, 2012

 

SIGNED:

All Nepal's Peasants' Federation

Alliance of Progressive Labor, Philippines

Aniban ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (AMA-Pilipinas)

Assembly of the Poor, Thailand

Associated Labor Unions, Philippines

ATTAC France

ATTAC Japan

Bangladesh Kishani Sabha

Bangladesh Krishok Federation

Bhartiya Kisan Union, BKU, India

Confederation of Labor Allied Social Services

Focus on the Global South

FTA Watch, Thailand

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

Global Forest Coalition

Indonesian Civil Society Forum for Climate Justice

Indonesian Political Economy Association

Jubilee South-Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development

Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, India

KIARA (The People's Coalition for Fisheries Justice), Indonesia

Kilusang Mangingisda (Fisherfolk Movement), Philippines

Koalisi Anti Utang (Anti Debt Coalition) Indonesia

KRuHA (People's coalition for the right to water), Indonesia

La Via Campesina

Mindanao Peoples' Peace Movement

Migrant Forum in Asia

MONLAR, Sri Lanka

NOUMINREN, Japan

Partido ng Manggagawa, Philippines  

Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement

Polaris Institute, Canada

Public Services Labor Independent Confederation  

SBI (Indonesia Labor Union)

Serikat Petani Indonesia (Indonesian Peasant Union)

SMI (Suluh Muda Indonesia) Sumut

SNI (Indonesia Fisherfolk Union)

Solidarity Workshop, Bangladesh

South Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers Movements

Thai Working Group for Climate Justice (TCJ)

 

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