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Protests inside and outside WTO in Hong Kong

by source: Focus on the Global South plus links - 13.12.2005 17:38

WTO MINISTERIAL BEGINS AMID PROTESTS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HK
CONVENTION CENTRE.

The WTO's Hong Ministerial began with several noisy protests inside and outside the Convention Centre signaling that negotiators would have an arduous 6 days ahead of them. As the inaugural ceremony began, thousands of protestors from across the world, including a 2000 strong delegation
of Korean farmers marched through the streets of Hong Kong demanding an end to the talks. Read more/see pictures:
 http://www.focusweb.org/content/view/744/55/
 





WALDEN BELLO DEBATES WTO DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL
In a live debate between Walden Bello and Deputy Director General Jara, Walden Bello accused the WTO of being deceptive and dangerous.
Read more/see pictures:  http://www.focusweb.org/content/view/742/55/

NEGOTIATION UPDATE - DECEMBER 12 AND 13
It became very apparent today that the services issue will be hidden in the closet for another couple of days, the plan being to appease the G90 with a "development package" before bringing out the most controversial issue on to the table.
Read more:  http://www.focusweb.org/content/view/746/55/

WAR BY SEVERAL MEANS - BOMBS AND THE WTO
The ongoing talks at the World Trade Organization demonstrate how free trade and other neo-liberal economic policies are imposed on people through unequal and undemocratic negotiations. But there is
another way: by bombs.
Read more:  http://www.focusweb.org/content/view/743/55/

KONG YEE SAI MAU
4,000 workers, farmers, migrant workers chanting "kong yee sai mau" (no to WTO) marched through the bustling commercial district of Hong Kong on day one of the Peoples' Action Week, which will continue throughout the WTO ministerial from 13-18 December. Read More/see pictures:  http://www.focusweb.org/content/view/740/36/

FLUVIAL PARADE
More than 100 fisher folk from South Asian countries staged a fluvial parade in two boats in the Hong Kong Sea. Their main demand is to keep fisheries out of the purview of WTO and NAMA. See pictures at:  http://www.focusweb.org/content/view/745/55/


more information:
 http://www.focusweb.org

Hong Kong People's Alliance on WTO (HKPA):  http://daga.dhs.org/hkpa/events.html
 http://www.agp.org

Stop the New Round Coalition:  http://snrcoalition.isiswomen.org/
media and social transformation conference and workshop:  http://inmedia-conf.blogspot.com

Direct Action Against the WTO:  http://www.targetwto.revolt.org
Hong Kong Independent Media:  http://www.inmediahk.net/public/index

Videos (Media Culture Action, South Korea):  http://www.gomediaction.net
Stop WTO Video Blog:  http://swtop.no-ip.org
Photos:  http://gomediaction.net/webbs/list.php?board=gomediaction-5

People's Radio Hong Kong:  http://www.prhk.org

Indymedia article:  http://www.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/826288.shtml
Stoppt die WTO:  http://www.indymedia.org/de/2005/12/829714.shtml

Transnational Institute: Beyond the WTO:  http://www.tni.org/wto/index.htm
Global Exchange's WTO Page:  http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/wto/
SEATINI:  http://www.seatini.org

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