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Norma Rae Would Be Proud

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For the past 15 years, Russia’s labor unions have made sporadic efforts to form a unified organization, but they have had little success. One of the main reasons for this was that the leaders of rival unions were too proud of their independence and too suspicious of one another to join forces at the national level.... Read more

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Ed Miliband needs trade unions

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European retailers: threatening livelihoods in India

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In June 2001, Dilip Kumar, 38, took out a loan to run a tiny store East Delhi, India. By selling groceries and other goods for daily use, he supported his wife, two daughters and two younger brothers. Everything was going fine until 2008, when corporate Indian chain stores, Reliance Fresh and More popped up in the vicinity of his shop.Within one year, Dilip was forced to close his shop, after... Read more

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Corporate capture at the heart of Europe

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Two years ago, Europe was in the midst of a wave of similar bailouts  that would reach at least €3 trillion Euros by 2009.   The difference then though, was the contrition expressed by former cheerleaders for bank liberalisation, who asked pardon for their former dogmatic insistence on minimising regulation and even admitted that corporations could not be trusted to act in... Read more

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Press Release: Leading political analysts from Asia in Brussels to challenge ASEM

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To tie in with next week's Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM8) and the parallel civil society Asia Europe People’s Forum (1), global think-tank the Transnational Institute (TNI) is bringing a range of Asian academics, parliamentarians, political analysts and highly respected activists to Brussels."At a time of converging social, ecological and economic crises and as the balance of power shifts from... Read more

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Key issues on the table at the 8th Asia Europe People's Forum

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Asia Europe People's Forum 2010

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Challenging corporate power, building states of citizens for citizens
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The Eighth Asia-Europe People's Forum (ASEM-8)

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In October 2010, heads of state and governments from across Asia and Europe will meet in Brussels for the eighth Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM-8) to discuss their future priorities and plans. While countries that comprise ASEM make up around 60 per cent of the world’s population - the agenda of these bi-annual meetings is dominated by powerful economic and financial interests. With ASEM8 coming to the institutional heart of Europe and in the midst of overlapping and prolonged social, ecological and economic crises, ASEM8 provides a unique opportunity for citizens of Asia and Europe to assess the impact of current policies and to demand change.

The Asia Europe People's Forum (AEPF) began in 1996 in Bangkok, in parallel, and in response to the first ASEM summit which pushed for stronger regional blocs and the promotion of corporate power. AEPF is grounded in the common desire of people’s organisations and social justice networks across Asia and Europe to open up new venues for dialogue, solidarity and action.

AEPF provides a space for citizens to share, strengthen struggles and develop recommendations, campaigns and alternatives for both regions. AEPF has actively engaged with ASEM, lobbying for the integration of people’s rights into ASEM. AEPF has contributed to building stronger networks at national and regional levels and has implemented cross regional initiatives on peace and security, economic and social justice, democratisation and human rights.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010 to Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

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Trade
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Salvation or suicide for ACP countries
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Presentation at the ‘Debating Europe’ meeting with representatives of the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission, set up by the TransNational Institute, Brussels, 3rd November 2009.... Read more

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Practical and tactical challenges, and strategic perspectives for African engagement with China

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When we talk about “African engagement” with China we are, of course, dealing essentially with African governmental engagements. This refers mainly to the diplomatic, political and economic engagements of individual African governments in bilateral relations with China. There are also, to a much lesser degree, more general - and somewhat formulaic – collective African positions in relation to... Read more

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