Global warming is not just a question of what might happen in the future. The process is already underway, and the consequences can be catastrophic. There is broad consensus among scientists (the UNIPCC), that global warming is man-made, and that the main cause is the use of fossil fuels.
Trade unions should mobilise and demand immediate action.
Resolution adopted at The International Transport Federation (ITF) 42nd Congress, meeting in Mexico City from 5-12 August 2010.
The processes which started with the first World Social Forum in Porto Alegre in Brazil in January 2001 injected new energy into the broad left. After twenty years of neo-liberal globalisation, set-backs, pessimism and demobilisation on the left in many countries and areas, the social forums created new enthusiasm, new working methods, new mobilisations and new inspiration for hundreds of thousands of people.
The Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation expresses its outrage at the continued killings of trade unionists in Colombia where at least ten trade unionists were assassinated over the last eight weeks. It reiterates its opposition to ongoing negotiations between the European Union and the governments of Colombia and Peru aimed at concluding bilateral trade agreements.
Policy report by the british World Developement Movement concerning the UK Government’s push to privatise water and sanitation in poor countries. Released February 2005
Prior to the WTO-negotiations in Hong Kong December 2005, 27 organisations, including national trade unions, all important peasant and rural organisations, and a number of other organisations, signed a common statement. Combined, these organisations represent more than 700.000 members, and the letter represents an important break-through in the building of a broad WTO-critical coalition in Norway. Read the statement here:
A Statement of Unity from the OUR WORLD IS NOT FOR SALE Network (2006).
Presentation given by Asbjørn Wahl, Campaign for the Welfare State, at the Austrian Social Forum, Linz, 5 of June 2004.