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September 2017

International Day against WTO and Free Trade Agreements

10 September 2017 @ 8 h 00 min - 15 September 2017 @ 17 h 00 min BST

September 10, The International Day of Action against WTO and FTAs Today, La Via Campesina is calling upon social movements and civil society organisations of the world to mobilise and organise our resistances against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), build solidarity alliances and prepare for a worldwide week of action in December, coinciding with the 11th International Ministerial that is scheduled to take place in Argentina. For the first time since its inception, the World…

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September 2018

September 10 | International Day Against WTO and Free Trade Agreements

10 September 2018 @ 0 h 00 min - 20 September 2018 @ 23 h 59 min BST

On the 10th of September 2003, while protesting outside the WTO ministerial in Cancun, Mexico, farmer Lee Kyung Hae sacrificed his life by stabbing himself. That tragic incident exposed the destructive effects of WTO on the lives of millions of peasants globally. In memory of farmer Lee and the continuing struggles of peasants in resisting the neo-liberal agenda of WTO, La Via Campesina marks September 10 as the International Day Against WTO and Free Trade Agreements. Read our call for…

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September 2020

Watch:”Globalize Solidarity, Localize Agriculture” | Web-Dialogue

10 September 2020 @ 13 h 00 min - 5 October 2020 @ 16 h 30 min CAT

On 10 September 2020, La Via Campesina marked the International Day of Action against WTO and FTAs. On this day, in memory of Lee Kyung Hae' sacrifice, we held a web-dialogue between peasant leaders and activists from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. 

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September 2021

10 September | International Day of Action Against WTO and FTAs

September 10 @ 8 h 00 min - September 22 @ 17 h 00 min CEST

On 10 September 2003 and outside the WTO Ministerial meeting venue in Cancun Mexico, Lee Kyung Hae, a small-scale rice producer and peasant activist from South Korea, martyred himself by stabbing in the chest, to protest the neo-liberal policies pushed by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Lee acted in revolt because he was among the thousands of farmers in Korea who lost their farm and livelihoods after the country decided to import its food. This policy had the blessing of…

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