RCEP, an attack on food sovereignty, must be junked – PCFS

March 1, 2017 peopleoverprofit 0

In time for another round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) starting from February 27 to March 3 in Kobe, Japan, which is said to be crucial in spelling out the chances that the free trade agreement or FTA will be approved by the end of the year, we of the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) reiterate our opposition to the RCEP.

As TPP crumbles, people must remain vigilant vs equally unfair bilateral deals

January 24, 2017 peopleoverprofit 1

As the United States officially walks away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the people must remain vigilant over possible replacements. According to news reports, US President Donald Trump will seek to boost U.S. manufacturing through “one-on-one trade deals with countries that would allow the United States to quickly terminate them in 30 days ’if somebody misbehaves.’”

Primer on EPAs

December 13, 2016 peopleoverprofit 0

The widespread proliferation of FTAs in the past decade has resulted in decentralized neoliberal attacks in the different global regions that effectively undercut workers rights and displaced peasant communities and national minority groups from their lands.

From TPP to RCEP: People always at the losing end

December 7, 2016 peopleoverprofit 0

Civil society groups and social movements from Indonesia and across Asia Pacific warned of intensified land grabs and unemployment as the 16th round of negotiations for the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) begins in Indonesia from Dec 7-9, 2016.

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