Social, peasant, women, union and environmental groups and movements from Latin America are calling for the “Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism” to be held on November 4. These organizations have been fighting against free trade, privatization, exclusion and poverty represented in the defeated neocolonialist project of the FTAA, and are resisting and facing a new neoliberal offensive in the continent. “No stepping back! We, the people, continue to struggle for integration, self-determination and sovereignty, against free trade and transnational companies!”, states the call for the Continental Day. Real World Radio will cover the entire process towards November 4, starting from the official launching of the Continental Day on July 8th, in São Paulo, Brazil.
Constitutional Brazilian President Dilma Roussef will be one of the speakers this Friday in Montevideo at the Continental Day against Neoliberalism and in Defense of Democracy, in the framework of a general strike called by the Uruguayan central union. Read more
Real World Radio presents a photo gallery of the International Seminar “European Union FTAs under discussion” that took place on Monday at the official building of the Legislative Branch in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Seminar gathered progressive European and Latin American MPs, representatives of social movements and organizations of the region with the goal to analyze the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) of the European Union with MERCOSUR, Central American countries, Mexico and Andean countries. See gallery
Last July 8, peasant, union, feminist and environmental organizations and movements of all Latin America gathered in Sao Paulo for the World Social Forum on Migration officially launched the Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism to take place on November 4, 2016. The idea came up as a proposal of joint struggle during the Hemispheric Meeting in Havana in November 2015, after 10 years of the defeat of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Read more
“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu.
The European Union (EU) made clear this Friday in Geneva that it is ready to block the advance of the negotiations at the United Nations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations.
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