World Trade Organization (WTO)

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Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
McNally, David
Book
2002
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Book
2004
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Beating Back the Corporate Attack: Socialism and the struggle for global justice
Clement, Chris; La Botz, Dan; Luce, Stephanie; Post, Charlie
Book
2000
Our movement is calling for a new direction -- for democratic control of our political life, and for democratic control over the most important aspects of the economy. Why should handful of the super-...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The Clouds Clear: Labor, Seattle and Beyond: Against The Current vol. 85
Borgers, Frank
Article
2000
As the clouds of teargas lifted from the streets of Seattle two images emerged in public consciousness: The edifice of the WTO brought crashing to its knees, simultaneously revealing an odd Lilliputia...
Decolonization and Empire: Contesting the Rhetoric and Reality of Resubordination in Southern Africa and Beyond
Saul, John
Book
2008
John Saul scrutinizes the subjects of empire and the new neocolonialist states of Southern Africa funded by the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and World Bank. The gap between ri...
Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire
Bello, Walden
Book
2005
Argues that in a not-too-distant future the American empire's hidden weaknesses will pose fatal challenges to American supremacy.
Facing the Facts: A Guide to the GATS debate
Sinclair, Scott; Grieshaber-Otto
Book
2002
Fighting China or the WTO?: Against The Current vol. 87
Cheung, Sze Pang
Article
2000
The tension among groups which protested in Seattle would emerge in April when two marches would proceed within the same week, one [led by the AFL-CIO -ed.] targeting China's entry to the World Trade ...
From villages to New Delhi to Geneva: Indian farmers protest against the WTO
Khadse, Ashlesha
Article
2009
The "liberalization" and 'corporatization' of agriculture under the World Trade Organisation would put at risk the livelihoods of more than 2/3 of India's 1 billion people.
FTAA, The Hydra's New Head: Against The Current vol. 90
Hart-Landsberg, Martin
Article
2001
Capitalism in many ways is like the mythical hydra of Greek legend, a gigantic serpent with multiple heads, the center one being immortal; every time an attacker chopped off one of its outer heads, tw...
GATS: How the World Trade Organization's new "services" negotiations threaten democracy
Sinclair, Scott
Book
2000
Examines closed-door negotiations to expand the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which have the goal of commercialize every service sector in every WTO country, including essential servi...
Global Showdown: How the New Activists are Fighting Global Corporate Rule
Barlow, Maude; Clarke, Tony
Book
2001
Documents the new forces of resistance and invitates readers to join the struggle for alternatives.
Lessons of an Ambiguous Struggle: Against The Current vol. 88
Mel Rothenberg
Article
2000
The conflict around Congress' granting China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) signals the opening of important new terrain of political struggle. With the background of the two major mass demon...
The New Protectionism: Protecting the Future Against Free Trade
Lang, Tim; Hines, Colin; Hightower, Jim
Book
1994
This book analyses the powers behind the free trade argument to present an outline of what a viable and more just future could be.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
The People vs. Global Capital: The G-7, NTCs, SAPs, and Human Rights
Book
1994
This book includes testimony presented to the Tribunal, the text of the Tribunal's indictment, and proposals for follow-up to the event.
Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1999
Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
South Africa Windows on Washington: Against The Current vol. 87
Bond, Patrick
Article
2000
The World Bank! Haai! Is the Devil! Haai haai! This was the chant -- accompanied by that South African activist war-dance, the toyi-toyi -- that my comrades Trevor Ngwane and Molly Dhlamini introduce...
Trade Justice! Yes, but what is it?: New Internationalist April 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
Discusses Trade justices and the effects its has had on different parts of the world. Voices the opinions of people from the around the world on the topic of trade justice.
The United Nations at 60 Upside dowm: New Internationalist January/February 2005
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A look into the United Nations system and its role in history.
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
The World Trade Organization: A Citizen's Guide
Shrybman, Steven
Book
1999
Shrybman argues that the WTO not only aggravates envrionmental and social problems, but takes away the tools that governments need to address them.
World Trade Organization Shrink it or sink it: New Internationalist May 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
A look at the World Trade Organization and issues surrounding its operation.
The WTO's Nude World Order: Against The Current vol. 85
Resnick, Bill
Article
2000
It got intoxicating that Tuesday (Nov. 30, `99) in Seattle, without chemical assist. That capitalist machine that has looked so mighty and irresistible, for that day was stopped and defeated. Seattle...

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Canadian Institute of International Affairs
The CIIA provides a national, non-partisan forum for the analysis, discussion and debate of international issues focussing on the implications for Canadian interests. Activities include the National F...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Council of Canadians
We believe that we Canadians should control our natural resources, our energy, our water, and our culture. We believe the important political and economic decisions that decide our future should be ma...
CounterCurrents.org
An alternative news site based in India. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate o...
Global Action Network
Global Action Network is a national animal rights organization based in Montreal. Program areas: Sustainable Agriculture, Animals in Biomedical Research, Companion Animals, Animals in Entertainment, W...
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
KAIROS brings together churches and religious organziations to respond to issues of common concern, advocate for social change and join faith with action for social transformation.
North-South Institute/L'Institut Nord-Sud
Provides policy-relevant research on the North-South issues of relations between industrialized and developing countries, in particular monitoring Canada's foreign policy role and its relations with t...

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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partne...
Bennett Jones
Bennett Jones LLP is a Canadian business law firm with Canadian offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa, and represented internationally in Doha and Beijing. Our ranks are filled with leaders in the fields of m...

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Council of Canadians
Website
Promoting economic justicem safeguarding social programs, renewing democratization, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving the environmen...
International Forum on Globalization
Website
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.