|ENGLAND: The WTO's Hidden Agenda|
by Gregory Palast, Special to CorpWatch
November 9th, 2001
Confidential documents show top corporate executives met secretly with government officials to set the pro-business agenda for the current WTO talks. This may be the smoking gun that proves corporate collusion in the WTO process.
|WTO and the Fate of the World's Forests|
by Victor Menotti, Special to CorpWatch
November 1st, 2001
At stake in upcoming WTO negotiations is the question of who will control and benefit from the world's forests.
|The WTO, Forests and the Spirit of Rio|
by Ricardo Carrere, Special to CorpWatch
November 1st, 2001
Rainforest activist Ricardo Carrere argues that it's time to reject free trade and return to the environmental principles that guided the 1992 Earth Summit.
|G8: Are You Happy?|
by Susan George, Special to CorpWatch
July 24th, 2001
The movement for a different kind of globalization is in danger. Either we expose what the police are actually up to and prevent the violence of the few, or we risk shattering the greatest political hope in the last several decades.
|Quebec: One More Crack in the Wall|
by Sarah Anderson, Special to CorpWatch
April 23rd, 2001
QUEBEC CITY -- ''Excuse me, but is this Canada?'' Scrawled on the ''Wall of Shame,'' a 10-foot high, 2 and a half mile long fence erected to keep protesters away from George Bush and 33 other leaders gathered at the Summit of the Americas, the slogan just about says it all.
|Zapatistas: Bad For Business|
by Martin Espinoza, Special to CorpWatch
March 22nd, 2001
Are the Zapatistas winning the war of ideas against neoliberalism and free trade?
|This Is What Democracy Looks Like|
by Kenny Bruno, Special to CorpWatch
January 28th, 2001
Thousands gather in Porto Alegre, Brazil to look towards a future in which corporations no longer rule.
|The Promise of Porto Alegre|
by Ignacio Ramonet, Le Monde Diplomatique
The new century is starting in Porto Alegre. All kinds of people, each in their own ways, have been contesting and critiquing neo-liberal globalisation, and many of them will be gathering in this southern Brazilian city on 25-30 January for the first World Social Forum. This time they won't just be protesting -- as they were in Seattle, Washington, Prague and elsewhere -- against the world-wide injustices, inequalities and disasters created by the excesses of capitalism (see the article by Bernard Cassen).
|US: Against China PNTR|
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, Focus on the Corporation
May 22nd, 2000
The debate over whether the U.S. Congress should grant Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR, formerly known as permanent most favored nation) status is about many things, but none more important than this basic question.
|US: Don't Bash China|
by Walden Bello and Anuradha Mittal, Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First
May 1st, 2000
The anti-China trade campaign amounts to a Faustian bargain that seeks to buy some space for US organized labor at the expense of real solidarity with workers and progressive worker and environmental movements globally against transnational capital.
|WTO: Watershed for Alternative Media|
by Julie Light, Media Alliance
April 1st, 2000
There are watershed moments in which world events and popular perceptions of them are changed. The week of protests at the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle last year was indisputably such a moment.
|Where was the Color in Seattle?|
by Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez, Colorlines
February 1st, 2000
In the vast acreage of published analysis about the splendid victory over the World Trade Organization last November 29-December 3, it is almost impossible to find anyone wondering why the 40-50,000 demonstrators were overwhelmingly Anglo.
|The Historic Significance of Seattle|
by Vandana Shiva, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology
December 10th, 1999
The failure of the WTO Ministerial meeting in Seattle was a historic watershed, in more than one way. Firstly, it has demonstrated that globalisation is not an inevitable phenomena which must be accepted at all costs but a political project which can be responded to politically.
|US: The Revolt of Developing Nations|
by Martin Khor, Third World Network
December 6th, 1999
It was an amazing week. In Seattle, the contradictions of globalization revved to a climactic conclusion. At the end, the WTO Ministerial Conference that was supposed to launch a new Round collapsed, suddenly, in almost total chaos, like a house of cards.
|La Linea: Gender, Labor and Environmental Justice on the US-Mexico Border|
by Julie Light, Special to CorpWatch
June 30th, 1999
TECATE, Mexico -- Tecate's coat of arms dubs this Mexican town ''Baja California's Industrial Paradise.'' About 30 miles from Tijuana, the city is home to the Tecate brewery and also houses an industrial park filled with assembly plants, or maquiladoras. This ''industrial paradise'' is one of several Mexican border boomtowns that is part of a global production system.
by Julie Light, Special to CorpWatch
June 26th, 1999
For women working in Mexican assembly plants, known as maquiladoras, insisting on their legal rights takes what are colloquially referred to as cojones. It indicates that Mexico's low wage feminine labor force may not be as docile as foreign employers would like to believe. It also is a harbinger of an incipient movement inside Mexico's expanding export-processing sector.
|Tijuana Police Defy Court Protection of Maquiladora Strike|
by David Bacon, Special to CorpWatch
May 16th, 1999
TIJUANA -- For two weeks, Tijuana has teetered on the brink of official lawlessness, as city and state police continue to defy Baja California's legal system. Raul Ramirez, member of the Baja California Academy of Human Rights, warned last week that ''the state is in danger of violating the Constitution and the Federal Labor Law... as it succumbs to the temptation to use force.''