Press Release from EU-ASEAN FTA Philippines Network

WIKILEAKS PUBLISHES LEAKED TPP INVESTMENT TEXT

NETWORK URGES PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT TO RETHINK TPP PLANS

The EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network in the Philippines strongly urges the Philippine government to rethink its plans to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) in the wake of the release of a leaked copy of the proposed agreement’s controversial investment chapter.

As we commemorate the World Water Day on March 22, Focus on the Global South and its allies just released a statement today:

We commemorate World Water Day 2015 by celebrating the struggles and victories of the global water justice movements. These achievements are a testament to the strength of our ties of solidarity and the resolve of communities to protect watersheds and maintain control over water services.

24 February 2015 

Last week in New Delhi, we participated in an interactive session to discuss recent international climate negotiations and talks, as well as to gather perspectives from activists on their analysis and approach towards overcome challenges in grounding the climate crisis and its alternatives within issues confronting common people. 

You can stream the discussion on Soundcloud through the following links:

16th February 2015 

 

Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister Office

Government House, 1 Pissanulok Road

Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand

 

Subject: Murder of Mr. Chai Bunthonglek in Klong Sai Pattana, Suranthhani Province, Thailand

His Excellency General Prayuth Cha-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand

On January 12, Amazon Watch and 13 other environmental and human rights organizations -- including Focus on the Global South -- urged the Ecuadorian government to ensure a just, transparent, and expeditious investigation into the murder of indigenous leader and anti-mining activist José Tendetza. We also condemned the SWAT team raid on José Tendetza’s house and urge the investigators to refrain from intimidation tactics.

Access Delayed = Access Denied: Trade, Intellectual Property Rights and Peoples' Struggle for Access to Medicines in Southeast Asia

A report from Focus on the Global South and EU-ASEAN FTA Network - click to download PDF (3 MB)

 

Introduction

Democracy Now

"The carbon market is a mechanism to keep polluting if you’re able to pay," says Pablo Solón of the global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under negotiation at the United Nations Climate Summit in Lima, Peru. Solón is Bolivia’s former ambassador to the United Nations. In our extended interview, he discusses the new draft text released at the summit, and contrasts it with the approach taken by the International Rights of Nature Tribunal, on which he is a presenter.

New Delhi, 1 December 2014 -- As negotiators from 16 nations met today in New Delhi for 5 day consultations on the Regional Cooperation Economic Partnership (RCEP), farmers, trade unions, retailers groups, and civil society organisations protested outside the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida.

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