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Hupacasath First Nation shines light on secretive Canada-China investment deal
A small polity of First Nations peoples, the Hupacasath, could be the only obstacle to stop the ratification of what may well be the most devastating corporate empowerment treaty that Canada will ever endure.
Small B.C. First Nation challenging Canada-China free trade agreement
Members of the Hupacasath First Nations, seen in 2008 at a forestry protest, are now challenging a Canada-China free trade agreement. Photograph by: Wayne Leidenfrost , PNG file photo
Mass rally against EU-FTA held
A mass rally cum public meeting protesting against the proposed India- EU FTA was held today at Kumbi in Bishnupur district, said a release of United Community Development Platform, Moirang.
Indians in the Northeast protest the European Union Free Trade Agreement
The Asian Human Rights Commission has issued an urgent appeal to support protestors against the EU-India FTA and needs your help
First Nations seek to hold up ratification of Canada-China foreign investment treaty
First Nations groups have added their voices to opposition to Canada’s planned foreign investment agreement with China, notifying the Harper government they are going to court in an attempt to hold up ratification of the controversial treaty.
Mass rally cum public meet against India-EU FTA
A mass rally cum public meeting in protest against EU-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was held Saturday at the Indo-Myanmar border town of Moreh (Manipur) under the aegis of Hill Tribals’ Council (HTC) and Meitei Council, Moreh (MCM).
Cables reveal secrets on CAFTA
Officials in Oscar Arias’ administration knew in advance how the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) would rule on the legality of a sensitive bill that was key to Costa Rica’s implementation of the Central American Free-Trade Agreement with the United States (CAFTA), cables released this week by WikiLeaks reveal.
Arias government knew how the Constitutional Court would vote on the FTA
The government of Oscar Arias knew, in advance, when and how the Constitutional Court would vote on the bill to implement CAFTA, after being challenged in a first review by the judges, according to Wikileaks
Ecuador: Still a ways to go, after historic ruling against Chevron
The plaintiffs in the case against Chevron tried in Ecuador, who won a historic 9.5 billion dollar verdict after a nearly 18-year struggle over environmental and health damages caused in a quarter-century of oil operations in the Amazon jungle, are not disheartened by the road still ahead.
TPPA no good for Maori
Te Wharepora Hou, a group of Maori women based in Auckland, supports civil society groups from Australia and New Zealand in opposing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
PCT pastors oppose ECFA for Aborigines’ and farmers’ sake
Opening the floodgates to Chinese products will lead to mass unemployment among Aborigines and pose great challenges to ordinary Taiwanese farmers as well, say Aborigine pastors in Taiwan.
10th ALBA summit starts in Ecuador
The 10th summit of the Bolivian Alliance for the Peoples of America - People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) began on Friday in the Andean city of Otavalo, Ecuador.
With Avatar poised to win big at the Oscars, James Cameron should help some Na’vi right here on Earth
Cameron should put the money made from the blockbuster where it’s needed most: into indigenous communities struggling for the conservation of their land and livelihood.
’Authorized’ Minga in Colombia? The challenges of popular movements
The Minga will continue. But if it loses its essence, it risks becoming a form of resistance that is considered acceptable to power.
Peru’s cold war against Indigenous People
Besides a racist propaganda campaign and violent repression, the Pervian government has tried highly suspect legal mechanisms to disarticulate indigenous power.
Protest supports Peru’s Indigenous
Indigenous peoples, solidarity movement activists and environmentalists filled the sidewalks outside the Peruvian Consulate in New York June 10. It was New York’s turn to join the international solidarity movement that has sprung up since Peruvian President Alan Garcia ordered police to attack a demonstration of 5,000 Indigenous people in Peru’s Amazon region.
Indigenous struggle shakes up Peru
Indigenous uprisings in both Bolivia and Ecuador led to the removal of right-wing neoliberal governments and the installation of progressive presidents who then, together with the input of the people, created new constitutions. Will it happen in Peru?
Peru revokes Amazon mining laws
Peru’s Congress voted Thursday to revoke two laws enacted last year to open the Amazon to mining, oil and timber development, measures that enraged many indigenous groups and led to a bloody confrontation this month.
Trade agreement kills Amazon indians
The recent clash between indigenous peoples and Peruvian national police sends a powerful message from the Amazon jungle straight to Washington: The enormous social, political, and environmental costs of the free-trade model are no longer acceptable.
Peru protests fuel regional tensions
The recent clashes between the Peruvian government and indigenous peoples exacerbated tensions between Peru and neighbouring Bolivia whose indigenous president, Evo Morales, accused the Peruvian government of genocide against tribal protesters.