BRICS Bank : What does it mean for the People and the Ecology? | 13 October, 2pm – 4 pm

13 October 2016 2:00pm-4:00pm Hall No (tbc) Xavier’s Centre of Historical Research, Alto Porvorim, Goa The BRICS New Development Bank was launched in 2015 with the promise to spur South-South cooperation and promote infrastructure and sustainable development in BRICS countries and beyond. But after the NDB’s first year of operation, serious questions remain regarding whether…

The Civilisational Crisis, Corporate Loot of Natural Resources and People’s Resistance | Alternatives from BRICS Countries | October 13, 2 pm – 5pm

The workshop will look at the different approaches and perspectives to the issues of this intended new geo-political bloc BRICS and also ways in which peoples’ resistances and alternatives are being articulated and brought in to practice by people’s movements which is beginning to challenge the State and its institutions.

Profits over People and the Planet: Defeating the ‘Free’ Trade Agenda | October 14, 10 am to 1 pm

14 October, 10am-1pm Xavier’s Centre of Historical Research, Alto Porvorim, Goa Organised by Forum against FTAs, Focus on the Global South, Public Services International (PSI), Third World Network (TWN), and Transnational Institute (TNI)   The BRICS countries are opening up their markets to trade liberalisation and globalisation through the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and various bilateral…