Resisting the Corporate Trade Power-Grab: the people’s fight back in South-East Asia

International corporations are intensifying their efforts to achieve new-style trade-deal terms. They aim to get rid of democratically decided protections for people and the planet – just because these safeguards stop them making even bigger profits! Corruption, censorship and repressiveness in high places just make this easier for them, and are therefore key challenges for the people’s fight-back.

Come and hear some impressive stories of unrelenting courage, determination and organisation, and how Global Justice Now! is working in solidarity from our campaign base in the UK.

All are welcome to this half-day public workshop which is free. To guarantee a place, email globaljusticesheffield@gmail.com.

Main speaker, Dorothy Grace Guerrero. Dottie Guerrero is highly qualified to lead an excellent half-day workshop on how people’s movements in the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia, amongst other countries in South-East Asia, are refusing to accept the escalating efforts of international corporations to push for new-style trade deal terms to seize control of government priorities, in order to get rid of democratically decided protections for people and the planet – just because these safeguards stop them making even bigger profits!

Now Head of Policy at Global Justice Now’s national office, Dottie is originally from the Philippines, and has lived in The Netherlands, Germany, Thailand and South Africa. She previously worked with the Asian regional organisation Focus on the Global South, Asienhaus Deutschland and Institute for Popular Democracy in the Philippines. She also worked as guest lecturer in MA Development Programs in universities in Asia and Germany.

Her work as organiser, researcher/analyst, educator, and campaigner in social movements and NGOs spans almost 30 years. She works on and writes about climate change and energy issues, impacts of globalised trade and investments on people’s livelihoods in Asia, China’s new role in the global political economy and other economic justice concerns.