Argentina Blocks Some Activists From Attending WTO Meeting

By Luc Cohen and Nicolás Misculin, -

By Luc Cohen and Nicolás Misculin for Reuters - BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina revoked the credentials of some activists who had been accredited by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to [...]

Inspiration For Nonviolence: The Battle Of Seattle

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By Rivera Sun for Campaign Nonviolence. On November 30th, 1999, the World Trade Organization was scheduled to conduct a summit in Seattle, WA. Due to the intervention of activists, the meetings [...]

US Accused Of Undermining The World Trade Organization

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By Sergey Gladysh for The Duran - In an unprecedented move, the US vetoed the reappointment of Seung Wha Chang, a respected South Korean expert in international trade law whose four-year term on [...]

WTO Gave Environmentalists A New Reason To Oppose TPP

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By Ben Walsh for The Huffington Post - The World Trade Organization is giving some environmentalists a reason to say “I told you so.” On Wednesday, the WTO, the international body that enforces [...]

WTO: Missing In Action

By Sophia Murphy, -

By Sophia Murphy for Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. The World Trade Organization’s 10th Ministerial Conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya from 15-18 December came right on the heels of [...]

The Empire Strikes Back: The Return Of The WTO

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By Polly Jones for Counter Punch - The last time the World Trade Organisation met was in December 2013. Back then neither the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership [...]

WTO Rules US Faces $1 Billion Annually For Meat Labeling

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By Staff of Food and Water Watch, NFU, CPA, and Public Citizen - The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico against the United States regarding the labeling of meat. [...]

Destruction Of US Credibility At WTO

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By Timothy A. Wise for Live Mint - The tenth ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to be held in Nairobi on 15-18 December, is already mired in discord, with negotiators [...]

The US & WTO Demolish India’s Solar Energy Ambitions

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By Charles Pierson for Counterpunch - 400 million Indians - one quarter of India's population - have no electricity. But as far as the United States and the World Trade Organization (WTO) are [...]

History Is Knocking, Once Again

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By David Solnit for the Indypendent - “Seattle,” shorthand for the 1999 anti-WTO mass actions, was a moment when organized protest and resistance became a genuine popular uprising of thousands of [...]

Huge International Coalition Calls For A Big Change To WTO Agenda

By Deborah James, -

By Deborah James in The Huffington Post - Negotiations in the WTO are heating up -- and they are going badly. In November last year, WTO members agreed to come up with a "Work Program" for [...]

Stopping The Biggest Corporate Power Grab In Years

By Arthur Stamoulis, -

The TPP is a deal the United States is negotiating with 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, [...]

Seattle WTO Uprising Still A Force In World Events

By Ben Manski, -

“This is what democracy looks like!” has become, since Seattle, more than a momentary expression of an alternative world that is possible. Instead, it has grown into an ongoing direct challenge [...]

15 Years Ago Today, Seattle WTO Shut Down

By David Solnit, -

I’m thinking about 15 years ago in the rainy streets of Seattle, but even more about farmworkers in the fields of Immokalee and the roads of Burnaby Mountain, British Columbia where First [...]

Deepening TNCs Gains From The WTO

By Mary Louise F. Malig, -

The “historic” first agreement of the WTO at the December 2013 Bali Ministerial, after years of stalemate in multilateral trade negotiations, is a prime example of how WTO trade rules favor TNCs. [...]

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