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Global investment rules: Threat to democracy and the environment
Told through the voices of people working to battle the injustices of these rules from countries across the world, the video is a vibrant and visual way to help people understand what is at stake, for our rights, for the environment and for democracy.
Malaysian anti-free trade activists protest FTA deals with the US
Anti free-trade activists in Kuala Lumpur protested outside the venue where American representatives and Malaysian ministers met to discuss further on free trade agreements between the two nations.
PM Key says NZ drug-buyer Pharmac may not be changed under Trans Pacific Partnership talks, but fine details still yet to be sorted
New Zealand drug-buying agency Pharmac may not be hit with any changes under the Trans Pacific Partnership deal being negotiated with United States, although the finer details of the Pacific trade agreement are yet to be ironed out, Prime Minister John Key says.
Korea: Prosecution vows stern actions against FTA protesters
Korean prosecutors said Monday they will resort to arrests and physical detention in dealing with protesters against the country’s long-stalled free trade agreement with the US.
Colombian, Korean and Panamanian activists condemn White House support for new "free trade" deals
Organizers held a teach-in at Occupy Wall Street on Monday about "free trade agreements" with Colombia, Panama and South Korea now pending in Congress that will expand the market for national corporations and financial corporations from the United States.
Palestinians to export direct to EU, avoiding Israel
The European parliament Tuesday gave its green light to a deal enabling Palestinians to export farm and fish products directly to the European Union starting next year, without transit through Israel.
Documentary: CAFTA led to workers’ rights violations in Honduras
Ever since it was passed five years ago, the Central America Free Trade Agreement-Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR) has led to an increase in unemployment, violations of worker rights and discrimination against women in Honduras, according to an about-to-be-released documentary.
Labor unions rally at Grant Park
Chicago labor unions say a looming free trade agreement, the "Trans Pacific Partnership," will lead to the loss of good-paying US jobs. They compare it to NAFTA.
ICAAP10 2011: No safe avenue to address your concerns
The 10th International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP10) has been turned upside down completely
Colombia FTA: violence, potential job losses hang over deal
How will the US-Colombia free trade agreement affect Colombians? Opinions from a sugar cane worker, shop steward and a Colombian labor expert.
Colombia FTA press conference
Press conference against the US-Colombia FTA, Washington DC, 16 June 2011
The unanswered questions surrounding the US-Colombia FTA
We should all be asking our policymakers some tough questions, like: What will they do when the FTA is passed and it devastates Colombian small-scale farmers and leads to a surge in coca cultivation? What will they do when the FTA is passed and there is an increase in forced displacement? What will they do after the FTA is approved and trade unionists and human rights defenders continue to be threatened and killed?
AJE: Opposition to India-EU trade deal on drugs
India is one of the world’s largest producers of generic drugs. But a proposed Free Trade Agreement with the European Union could curb the supply of affordable drugs to millions of people. Al Jazeera reports from New Delhi
Malaysians protest EU free trade agreements
Hundreds of people protested outside the venue where the second round of free trade negotiations between Malaysia and the European Union were taking place.
The EU and Israel - Or how Brussels learned to love the occupation
Under the leadership of Tony Blair and Catherine Ashton, the EU has increased its connection to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, says David Cronin
Maude Barlow explains why Canadians should oppose the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement otherwise known as CETA
KORUS FTA protested in San Francisco
Citizens and activists joined Kim Kyung-Ran, Director of External Relations for the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, in a rally at San Francisco’s new Federal Building to oppose the KORUS deal. Video and photos.
Korea free trade agreement draws protests in SF
Outside the Federal Building at Seventh and Mission streets in San Francisco, California Fair Trade Coalition Director Tim Robertson beat the drum against the proposed free trade agreement with Korea.
South Korean farmers protest against free trade agreement with US
South Korean farmers staged a protest on Wednesday, urging their government to abolish the US- South Korea free trade agreement.
Trade Invaders - how big business is driving the EU-India free trade talks
This video illustrates how, in the EU-India FTA negotiations, the EU Commission and the Indian government have handed the agenda over to corporate lobby groups. This big-business-first agenda will put at risk the livelihoods of millions of small farmers, street traders and patients.