» Resistance to EU strategy
Digest No: 06; Dated: April 22, 2009
Around the globe, social movements and civil society groups are resisting the European Union (EU) global strategy, pushed through different kinds of trade agreements – Free trade agreements, Economic partnership agreements, Association Agreements (AA), etc. The 7th round of negotiations for an AA between Central America (CA) and the EU taking place in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, was suspended on April 1st. Read more...
» People’s SAARC
Digest No: 05; Dated: April 02, 2009
In July 2008, the People’s SAARC event was organised by peoples movements, NGOs from all over South Asia, in Colombo in parallel to the governments’ official SAARC Summit. Read more...
» People’s ASEAN
Digest No: 04; Dated: March 10, 2009
More than 1000 participants from the ASEAN region gathered in Bangkok, prior to the official ASEAN summit. A statement, “Advancing a People's ASEAN”, highlighted the priorities of a people-centred ASEAN. Read more
» Discussions on options for the Global South
(Digest No: 02; Dated: February 13, 2009)
The global economic crisis has given further impetus to the discussions on options for the Global South. One of these includes South-South trade. While sounding like a viable and sustainable alternative, it does not adequately challenge the dominant models of trade, nor is it a real break with neoliberalism. At the recently concluded WSF, (held in Belem, Brazil from Jan 27 to Feb 1, 2009), Latin American social movements held a dialogue with the leaders of four progressive South American governments on South-South integration from a peoples' perspective. Read Details...
» Resistance to EU-CAN FTA
(Digest No: 01; Dated: February 04, 2009)
The EU-CAN (Andean Community of Nations, comprising of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) FTA negotiations are finding roadblocks as the perspectives of the governments of Bolivia and Ecuador are too progressive to be agreeable to the EU. In an effort to yet impose an FTA in the region, the EU has now shifted to a divisive strategy of bilateral negotiations with individual countries in the region. The governments of Colombia and Peru are playing along, with strong resistance from civil society. Read Details