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Global Trade Justice

Doing right by our global neighbors.

The WTO and the Myth of Activist Violence The WTO and the Myth of Activist Violence
by Rebecca Solnit
The people who have made our world through direct action have been treated as dangerous, even if they are revered when their radical acts are at a safe distance.
Waking Up to the Dangers of "Free Trade" Waking Up to the Dangers of "Free Trade"
by Fran Korten
WTO+10: When Fran Korten first started warning people about NAFTA, many had never heard of it. But the 1999 protests in Seattle showed that Americans were learning what many in the developing world had known for years: free trade agreements are not just esoteric rules about what goods can cross borders. They are about who rules—corporations or people.
The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action
by Walden Bello
WTO+10: Before 1999, the momentum of globalization seemed to sweep everything in front of it, including the truth. But in Seattle, ordinary women and men made truth real with collective action.
Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism
by John Perkins
To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former "economic hit man" John Perkins.
Clash on Investment Clash on Investment
by Sarah Anderson
Corporations are fighting for the right to sue over government actions—including health, environment, and other public interest regulations—that diminish the value of an investment.
The Virtues of Deglobalization The Virtues of Deglobalization
by Walden Bello
What do we do now that neoliberal globalization has failed? Walden Bello outlines 11 pillars of a deglobalized economy.
Seattle + 10 Seattle + 10
by David Korten
Time to declare our independence from Wall Street
Advice for Obama from the Hemisphere Advice for Obama from the Hemisphere
by Manuel Pérez-Rocha
The Institute for Policy Studies invited Latin American and Caribbean civil society leaders to share their recommendations for transforming the U.S. government's relationship with the hemisphere.
Food Rebellions: 7 Steps to Solving the Food     Crisis Food Rebellions: 7 Steps to Solving the Food Crisis
by Eric Holt-Gimenez
Resistance to the trade and “aid” policies that displace farmers and increase hunger.
People We Love :: Isabel Latorre People We Love :: Isabel Latorre
Coffee for women's rights: Profile of Isabel Latorre, founder of Café Feminino
Ideas for a Better Food System :: Processing Ideas for a Better Food System :: Processing
The women of Georgia Southern Alternatives Agriculture Co-op are providing jobs for young women by independently processing and selling their pecans.
The End of Poverty? :: Film Trailer The End of Poverty? :: Film Trailer
500 years after imperial globalization began, have we achieved the end of poverty?
WTO Photo Quiz WTO Photo Quiz
by Kevin Sharp
Photographer Kevin Sharp paired his photos of the 1999 event with stills from the new film. You might be surprised by what's real and what's not
The Battle in Seattle The Battle in Seattle
Watch the trailer to Stuart Townsend's account of the WTO protests in Seattle in 1999.
Focus on Fair Trade Focus on Fair Trade
These three TransFair USA curricula are designed to help students understand the concept of fair trade and to highlight its values and significance to farmers and communities. Using familiar imported foods—chocolate, bananas and coffee—as the focus, your students will gain an appreciation for the hard work of the farmer and will feel empowered knowing their consumer choices have real impact on real people.
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