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  1. US-India “deal” undermines food security and is victory for TNCs

    14 November 2014
    Press release

    Netherlands/Jakarta, 14 November 2014 - The announcement on November 13th of a US-India agreement on trade facilitation and India’s food security programme was denounced today by Transnational Institute and Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI), the Indonesian Peasant Union Federation as a “victory for transnational corporations at the expense of peasant farmers.”

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    Strengthening Regionalism

    28 October 2010
    Paper

    Amongst many other analyses and debates, the more extensive awareness of the active role of the state and of states in the purportedly highly successful 'market economies' in East Asia and South East Asia is bringing discussion of the role of state back into quite mainstream development discourse.

  3. Alternatives to neo-liberal globalisation

    28 October 2010
    Article

    Alternatives to neo-liberal globalisation are needed that not only change people-to-people and South-South relations and situations, but also South-North relations and inter-actions to the benefit of all of humanity and our common planetary home.

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    South Africa's official position and role in promoting the WTO

    28 October 2010
    Paper

    South Africa is playing a significant role in supporting and extending the power of the World Trade Organisation, a new system of global government. This not only entails South Africa surrendering its own policy-making rights and space, but also means bargaining away the South African peoples’ democratic rights to determine their country’s internal economic, environmental, social and cultural policies.

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    The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

    23 September 2010
    Article

    The language contained in agreements being negotiated by the EU through the WTO with their southern counterparts often deliberately diguises real political goals, obscuring the negative economic implications for those countries of the neoliberal agenda.

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    Debating Europe: WTO Doha Round and EPAs in an era of crisis: salvation or suicide for ACP countries? (Video)

    Ignacio Iruarrizaga Díez
    16 December 2009
    Multi-media

    The international free trade and investment policies and the related WTO agreements played a major role in undermining so many developing countries' economies. The proponents of tese policies, including the EU, are now urging the govenrments of the world to end their resistance to such policies within the WTO.

  7. WTO+10: Still a target and still a cause of crisis

    02 December 2009
    Article

    Ten years on from Seattle, TNI and other activists from Enlazando Alternativas have mobilised in Geneva together with the global network Our World is Not For Sale (OWINFS) to expose the role of the WTO and the "free trade" agreements in causing economic and climate crisis. 

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    Abandon the Damaging WTO Model - Address the Crises!

    02 December 2009
    Press release

    The WTO's crisis of legitimacy is evident in that despite deepening food, financial, economic and climate crises—to which the WTO has contributed significantly—its deregulation and liberalisation agenda remains much the same as in 2001.

  9. WTO: Cause not Solution to the Crisis!!

    Myriam vander Stichele
    30 November 2009
    Opinion

    The financial crisis should be recognized as a very clear example of how the free trade and free market theory has failed, why the WTO should turn around away from this neo-liberal model and allow for all services and trade to be at the service of people and the planet, not of corporate profits.

  10. What is the role of WTO services rules in the context of the current financial crisis?

    Myriam vander Stichele, Sergio Marchi
    24 November 2009
    Multi-media

    The WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (the "GATS")  has very much underpinned expansion without regulation and supervision, so the financial corporations had the guarantee that their expansion would be underpinned. But financial services are not the same as other services – they need special supervisory structures.

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    The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

    Dot Keet
    05 November 2009
    Article

    The major causes of the economic and social crises are now being even more blatantly promoted by the EU - both within the multilateral WTO negotiations and bilateral and bi-regional FTA/EPA negotiations - as the fundamental solutions.

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    The problem isn't beef, bananas, cultural diversity, or the patenting of life: the problem is the WTO

    Susan George
    20 April 2009
    Article
    Somebody sent me this "oldie but goodie" they wanted permission to quote. I'd forgotten all about this ten-year old piece but in fact things haven't changed that much.
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    The facilitating framework for free investment and capital

    Myriam vander Stichele
    24 October 2008
    Article
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    How Badly Can the 'Experts' Ruin the Planet?

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    10 October 2008
    Article
    Look no further than the World Bank to see how many economic, social and environmental problems so-called experts can make worse.
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    Development Redefined

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    25 September 2008
    Article
    Today, just as faith in deregulated markets has evaporated in the nightmare on Wall Street, so too is the long reign of market fundamentalism (or neoliberalism) ending in the development arena. And, a debate over the best route to development has returned.
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    How Doha died: A ringsider’s view

    Walden Bello
    23 August 2008
    Article
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    Doha is the Problem, NOT the Solution

    Call to Action
    29 July 2008
    Article
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    The perils of a Doha deal on services

    Walden Bello
    09 July 2008
    Article

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