World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Chicago Week of Action on Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement

Chicago Week of Action on the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement

As a major international trade summit begins in downtown Chicago, trade justice activists from the labor, environmental, public health, family farm and consumer movements will be demanding a Fair Deal or No Deal.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Labor Day Rally & March for Good Jobs, Affordable Medicine and a Healthy Environment

Monday * 11:00 am - 12:30pm
Grant Park's "Grove 5"
Balbo Ave & Columbus Drive

For details, email Caitlin@StandUpChicago.org

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Press Event with Ben & Jerry Delivering 10,000+ Postcards to Trade Negotiators

Tuesday * 11:00 am
Outside the Hilton Downtown Chicago
S. Michigan Ave & Balbo Ave

For details, email info@citizenstrade.org

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Direct Action Highlighting Impacts of Negotiations on Access to Life-Saving Medications for People Living with AIDS

Tuesday * Time TBA
Outside the Hilton Downtown Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave

For details, email jflynn@healthgap.org

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

International Teach-In & Activist Reception on the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement

Thursday * 6:00 pm
Roosevelt University's Congress Lounge
430 S. Michigan Ave

For details, email info@citizenstrade.org

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Picket Demanding a Fair Deal or No Deal

Saturday * 12:30 pm
Outside the Hilton Downtown Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave

For details, email Alex@StandUpChicago.org

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


UN News: Landmark G7 Agreement Pledges 870 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, Half By End-2021

A senior UN official welcomed on Sunday, the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized nations’ commitment to immediately share at least 870 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, supporting global access and helping to end the acute phase of the pandemic... More>>



OECD: G20 GDP Returns To Pre-pandemic Level In The First Quarter Of 2021, But With Large Differences Across Countries

Gross domestic product (GDP) of the G20 area returned to pre-pandemic level in the first quarter of 2021, growing by 0.8% compared with the fourth quarter of 2020. However, this figure conceals large differences across countries... More>>

Myanmar: ‘Mass Deaths’ Alert As 100,000 Flee Junta’s Heavy Weapons

In Myanmar, international action is needed urgently to prevent “mass deaths” there, after civilians fled attacks by so-called “junta bombs”, a top independent UN rights expert has warned... More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs


COP26: Progress Made As May-June UN Climate Change Session Closes

The May-June Climate Change Session, the first to have been held virtually to prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to be held at the end of the year in Glasgow, Scotland, closed today... More>>

UNFCCC: Halving Emissions By 2030 Is New Normal - Race To Zero Anniversary
Over 4,500 non-state actors from across the global economy have committed to halving emissions by 2030, joining the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign... More>>


UN: Tackling Biodiversity & Climate Crises Together And Their Combined Social Impacts

Unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity, driven by human activities, have combined and increasingly threaten nature, human lives, livelihoods and well-being around the world... More>>