Killing people, killing the planet — WTO found guilty by peoples’ court

  Bali, Indonesia – To the chant of “guilty, guilty, guilty!”, a “peoples’ tribunal” indicted the World Trade Organization yesterday for the “systematic violation of human rights, massive destruction of livelihoods and the environment, privatization and commodification of the commons and the violation of international law”. The court specifically held to account and answer for widespread…

Global Day of Action against the WTO

Bali — Around 30 leaders of Philippine civil society organizations came to Bali on the occasion of the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization to pressure their government to suspend all its commitments to the WTO and other free trade agreements in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. “It is important to give…

Global Action Against WTO!

CALL TO ACTION! Deal a decisive blow to Neoliberalism End the WTO and the Stop the new wave of Free Trade Agreements The time is now for Economic Justice! The capitalist system is in a deep crisis. Since the 2008 financial crisis where the system nearly imploded, it has yet to fully recover. And instead,…

Open Letter to Trade Ministers in India

September 2, 2009 Dear Minister, We, 122 organizations from many countries are writing to urge you to represent the interests of farmers, workers, consumers, women, and the environment, by rejecting the further liberalization of trade in food in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and instead, calling for policies which will achieve food security, rural development…