Multinational Monitor

OCT/NOV 1999
VOL 20 No.10


Welcome to Seattle: Ministerial Meeting Debates the World Trade Organization's Agenda for the 21st Century
by Robert Weissman

Trading Away the Environment: WTO Rules Thwart Environmental Agreements, Punish Innovation
by Michelle Sforza

Trading Away Forests: Emerging and Current WTO Threats to Forest Protection
by Rory Cox, Paige Fischer and Victor Menotti

Trading Away Public Health: WTO Obstacles to Effective Toxics Controls
by Patti Goldman and
J. Martin Wagner


The WTO's Slow-Motion Coup Against Democracy
an interview with
Lori Wallach

WTO and the Third World: On a Catastrophic Course
an interview with
Martin Khor


Behind the Lines

Dismantle the WTO

The Front
Deregulating Finance - Calling for Cell Phone Safety

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Names In the News



Organizations Publications

Public Citizen's
Global Trade Watch
215 Pennsylvania Avenue,  SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: [email protected]

Third World Network
228 Macallister Road
Penang 10440
E-mail: [email protected]

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94104
E-mail: [email protected]

Pacific Environment and
Resources Center

1440 Broadway, Suite 306
Oakland, CA 94612
E-mail: [email protected]

International Forum
on Globalization

1555 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109
E-mail: [email protected]

American Lands
726 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-Mail: [email protected]

Council of Canadians
502-151 rue Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3
E-mail: [email protected]

Consumers International
24 Highbury Crescent
London N5 1RX
E-mail: [email protected]

Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)
110 Osborne Street, Suite 202
Winnipeg MB R3L 1Y5
E-mail: [email protected]

Mobilization Against Corporate Globalization, Seattle WTO
1914 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Peoples Global Action (PGA)
c/o Canadian Union of Postal
Workers (CUPW)
377 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
E-Mail: [email protected]

Ruckus Society
2054 University Avenue #204
Berkeley, CA 94704

Asian Pacific Environmental Exchange (APEX)
1827 39th Avenue E.
Seattle, WA 98612
E-Mail: [email protected]

Research Center

P.O. Box 4506
Albuquerque, NM  87196
E-mail: [email protected]

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
2105 First Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
E-mail: [email protected]

National Family Farm Coalition
110 Maryland Avenue NE #205
Washington, DC 20002-5626
E-mail: [email protected]

Corporate Europe Observatory
Paulus Potterstraat 20
1071 DA Amsterdam
E-Mail: [email protected]

International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development
13, ch. des Anemones
Geneva, GE 1219
E-mail: [email protected]

Friends of the Earth
1025 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: [email protected]

Sierra Club. s
Responsible Trade Campaign

408 C Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
E-mail: [email protected]

Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street #303
San Francisco, CA 94110
E-Mail: [email protected]

Focus on the Global South
Chulalongkore University
Prachuabmoh, Phyathai Road
Bangkok, 10330

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
155 Boulevard Emile Jacqmain
1210 Brussels
E-mail: [email protected]

815 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
E-Mail: [email protected]

Institute for Policy Studies
733 15 th St., NW, Suite 1020
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: [email protected]

Institute for
Local Self-Reliance

1313 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414

World Trade Organization
154 rue de Lausanne
1211 Geneva 21

U.S. Trade Representative
600 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20508

Alliance for Trade Expansion
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004   
E-mail: [email protected]

International Center for
Technology Assessment

310 D Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
E-mail: [email protected]

Center to Prevent Handgun Violence
1225 Eye Street, NW,
Suite 1100 
Washington, D.C. 20005

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
739 8th Street, SE
Washington DC 20003
E-mail: [email protected]

Whose Trade Organization?
Corporate Globalization and
the Erosion of Democracy
By Lori Wallach
and Michelle Sforza
Washington, DC: Public Citizen, 1999

Our Forests At Risk: The World Trade Organization's
Threat to Forest Protection.
San Francisco: Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund and Northwest Ecosystem Alliance, 1999

Trading Away Public Health:  The World Trade Organization. s Obstacles to Effective Toxic Controls.
San Francisco: Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund, 1999

When Trade is Toxic:
The WTO Threat to Public and Planetary Health.

Seattle: Asian Pacific Environmental Exchange (APEX), 1999

The Impact of the WTO Negotiations on Small Farmers Worldwide
By Peter Rosset
Amsterdam and San Francisco: Transnational Institute, Food First, 1999

Toward a World Transnationals'   Organisation?
By Myriam Vander Stichele
Amsterdam: Transnational Institute, 1998

An Introduction to the
WTO Agreements

By Bhagirath Lal Das
Penang, Malaysia: Third World Network, 1998

"Safe trade in the 21st century"
Washington, DC: Greenpeace International and Center for International Environmental Law, 1999

"Consumer Rights and the
Multilateral Trading System:
What needs to be done before a
Millennium Round"
London: Consumers International, 1999

"The WTO and the Millennium Round: What is at Stake for
Public Education?"
Brussels: Education International, 1999

Panic Rules: Everything You Need to Know About the Global Economy
By Robin Hahnel
Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 1999

The Case Against the
Global Economy

By Jerry Mander and
Edward Goldsmith, eds.
San Francisco: Sierra Club Press, 1996

The Trap
By Sir James Goldsmith
New York:
Caroll & Graf Publishers, 1994

The Case Against Free Trade:
GATT, NAFTA and the Globalization of Corporate Power
San Francisco: Earth Island Press, 1993

Global Visions:
Beyond the New World Order
Jeremy Brecher et. al., eds.
Boston: South End Press, 1993

The New Protectionism: Protecting the Future Against Free Trade
By Tim Lang and Colin Hines
New York: The New Press, 1993



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