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Transport union asks SC to junk ‘excessive, illegal’ JAO 2014-01

STEPPING UP the widespread opposition of various transport organizations to the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 2014-01, members and supporters of the National Confederation of Transportworkers’ Unions (NCTU-APL) picketed today the Supreme Court and filed another petition to nullify the said order for being unauthorized, unreasonable and unconstitutional. The NCTU complaint described JAO 2014-01 as…

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Killing people, killing the planet — WTO found guilty by peoples’ court

Bali, Indonesia – To the chant of “guilty, guilty, guilty!”, a “peoples’ tribunal” indicted the World Trade Organization yesterday for the “systematic violation of human rights, massive destruction of livelihoods and the environment, privatization and commodification of the commons and the violation of international law”. The court specifically held to account and answer for widespread damages,…

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Filipino solidarity activists call for inclusion of genuine peace and democratization in Burma in PH-MYA bilateral talks

  Manila, Philippines – One hundred (100) solidarity activists belonging to the Free Burma Coalition – Philippines (FBCP) today held a symbolic action in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to press for Burmese people’s demands in the second day of Burmese President Thein Sein’s visit to the Philippines. An open letter addressed…

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Global Day of Action against the WTO

Bali — Around 30 leaders of Philippine civil society organizations came to Bali on the occasion of the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization to pressure their government to suspend all its commitments to the WTO and other free trade agreements in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. “It is important to give…