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TPPA trade deal signing confirmed for New Zealand

January 25, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) free trade deal will be signed in New Zealand early next month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed. News of the signing leaked out last week when Andres Rebolledo, director general of Chile’s economic relations bureau, confirmed the 12-nation free trade agreement would be signed on February […]

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WTO Nairobi Declaration: Death Certificate for the Doha Development Mandate

By: Paul Quintos IBON International Updates #16 Trade  Paves the way for neoliberal expansion of the WTO Nairobi, 19 DECEMBER –  After extending for a final non-stop 24-hour negotiation between the major trading powers, the 10 th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded with a Ministerial Declaration that marks a turning point […]


Global activists welcome WTO Ministers with protests

December 16, 2015

15 DECEMBER – On the opening day of the 10 th Ministerial Conference (MC10) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Nairobi, global activists welcomed trade ministers from over 100 countries with a protest.  Some 200 activists from 12 countries joined grassroots organizations in Nairobi, Kenya to protest 20 years of the WTO’s broken development […]

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Fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership, defeat neoliberal trade of monopolies

January 25, 2016

ILPS statement on the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee After half a decade of negotiations, parties to the US-conceived Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are set to sign the egregious trade deal on February 4 this year. The TPP is an international ‘free trade’ agreement (FTA) […]


WTO’s 20 years of servitude to TNCs and Monopoly Capitalism

Peoples Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) Statement 15 December 2015 Agriculture has always been on top of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) agenda from the very start. Since it was created two decades ago to replace the GATT, WTO’s trade liberalization policies immediately found its way to open up agricultural trade markets in the Global […]


FTAs undermine our right to health and the fight against climate change

December 2, 2015

By Alexia Fourage Climate change threatens the right to health. According to the World Health Organization, climate change is already responsible for approximately 150,000 deaths every year. [1] It also worsens environmental conditions, contributing to poorer health, nutrition, and water quality. Although natural disasters can strike anywhere, 95% of the deaths caused by them actually […]