Archive - 2006 - Article

December 4th

Make changes in Seed Bill, urge farmers?

Original Publication Date: 
3 December, 2006
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December 3rd

“Tadeco engaged in pesticide poisoning cover-up!”-KMP

Original Publication Date: 
2 December, 2006
“The Tagum Agricultural Development Company, Inc.or Tadeco is definitely trying to hide something and seems to be doing earnest efforts to cover up the pesticide poisoning incident which downed at least 79 people,”

December 1st

Problems in providing universal access to services highlighted at UNCTAD meeting

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2006
Developing countries face challenges and problems in providing universal access to services to their people, and these were brought up in an expert meeting on "Universal Access to Services" organised by UNCTAD last week.

 "Fireside Chats" planned at WTO to stoke the embers of the Doha negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2006
In the past week, several informal meetings have been taking place at the WTO which seem like a prelude to re-opening negotiations for the Doha Work Programme.

Developing countries voice opposition to ?necessity test? in GATS

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2006
At an UNCTAD expert meeting on universal access to services held last week, the diplomats of several developing countries voiced opposition to the inclusion of the 'necessity test' principle in disciplines being negotiated for domestic regulation in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) of the WTO.

“Davao pesticide poisoning to expand and increase with JPEPA!”-KMP and APC

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2006
The militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) lambasted the Tagum Agricultural Development Company, Inc. (Tadeco) in Mindano, Philippines for causing the pesticide poisoning of at least 79 people, mostly school children at that, from Tanglaw Elementary school in Braulio Dujali town in Davao del Norte.

WTO talks may resume by Jan; deal possible: Pillai

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2006
Amid indications that WTO talks could resume by January next year, India has said there was a possibility of reaching a global trade deal by March 2007.

November 30th

Anti-FTA protesters defy police ban

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2006
Thousands of farmers and workers yesterday clashed with riot police across the country in the second massive demonstration in a week against a free trade deal with the United States.

November 29th

Why fairer trade does not mean an end to free trade

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2006
There has been much lamentation in recent weeks that America could take a turn towards protectionism in the wake of the US mid-term elections.

November 28th

KCTU General Strike Newsletter # 3

Original Publication Date: 
27 November, 2006
More than 200,000 KCTU Members Participated in the full-fledged General Strike on November 22 Over 170,000 people in 13 cities gathered to protest against the KOR-US FTA on the same day