Intervention of the Pacific Caucus, Rio+20

June 22, 2012
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United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, 20-22, June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Intervention of the Pacific Caucus DRAFT: Establishing an Independent Regional Indigenous Peoples Monitoring Authority for the implementation of regulating agreements impacting pacific peoples and our resources. Written by Santi Hitorangi, anamaeha@aol.com   The Pacific Caucus from the UN Permanent Forum...

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Rail and GDP

June 17, 2012
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Rail and GDP

There are many reasons to fight rail, and I’m not by any means justifying rail development, but in terms of the current rail debate, I think it is important to approach how the cost of rail impacts Hawaii’s GDP, and use this as an opportunity to not only question the dubious assertions promoting rail,...

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Philippines and TPPA primer

April 2, 2012
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Philippines and TPPA primer

Philippines and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free-Trade Agreement (TPPA) Primer *information presented at ProPeopleYouth KmB meeting in Long Beach, CA Currently, the Philippines are not eligible to join the TPPA. Washington and the EU are both willing to engage with the Philippines in joint initiatives like the recent US trade facilitation agreement that was signed...

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Vacuuming Up the Pacific’s Resources

March 5, 2012
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Vacuuming Up the Pacific’s Resources

http://www.fpif.org/articles/vacuuming_up_the_pacifics_resources The 11th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is currently taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Although negotiators have agreed to the broad outlines of the TPP agreement, a new trade issue has created a snag in the process: the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement provisions. Australia has refused to accept the investor-state...

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APEC 2011- the Honolulu Declaration

December 28, 2011
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http://www.apec.org/Meeting-Papers/Leaders-Declarations/2011/2011_aelm.aspx The Honolulu Declaration – Toward a Seamless Regional Economy The 19th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting In 1993, when the United States hosted the first Leaders’ Meeting on Blake Island near Seattle, APEC Leaders hailed the rise of the Asia-Pacific’s voice in the global economy. Today, as we gather in Honolulu, in the heart...

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Moana Nui Statement vs. TPP Leaders Statement

December 6, 2011
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Moana Nui Statement 2011/11/29 Sign the Moana Nui Statement Petition We, the peoples of Moana Nui, connected by the currents of our ocean home, declare that we will not cooperate with the commodification of life and land as represented by APEC’s predatory capitalistic practices, distorted information and secret trade negotiations and agreements. We invoke...

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