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December 4-5—Civil society groups and social movements intensified their creative and symbolic actions inside and outside the Nusa Dua International Convention Center.

When one is not enough…

5 December 2013

It is crunch time now in Bali.   As governments intensify their efforts to iron out the final elements of Bali deal, civil society organizations and social movements from the Philippines have stepped up their efforts to amplify the peoples’ demands in Bali.

We demand the rejection of the inequitable and unjust Bali Package. This package will not advance the interest of the Philippines to support its farmers and will undermine the efforts to attain food self-sufficiency.  

Bali, Indonesia -- Leaders of Philippine civil society organizations came to Bali on the occasion of the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization to pressure their government to suspend all its commitments to the WTO and other free trade agreements in the aftermath of supertyphoon Haiyan/Yolanda. To put across the message to their government, Filipino women led a flashmob in the open area between the Main Convention Building and the NGO Centre, at 12 noon today.


3 December 2013

The devastation caused by super typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan is considered by many a wakeup call not just to the reality of our vulnerability to extreme weather events that have sadly become the new normal, but also the need to make drastic and radical actions to address climate change; And an imperative to move towards alternative pathways that are more sustainable and equitable.

2 December 2013

On the occasion of the Ninth Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Bali, Indonesia, several farmers’ organisations, trade unions, mass organisations and peoples’ campaigns resolved to support the Indian Government’s position to not trade away national food security.


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