OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 1999 · VOLUME 20 · NUMBER 10 & 11

The Multinational Monitor

SPECIAL WTO ISSUE

Trading It All Away


Solvent barrels Asbestos workers

Farming in Mali Shredding the Constitution Logging in Sequioa National Forest, California

F E A T U R E S

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

by Robert Weissman
     PLUS: The Activists’ Welcome
                 Business Welcomes the WTO to Seattle

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
     PLUS: The Right to a Safe Workplace
                 Foreign Investor Rights and Toxics


D E P A R T M E N T S

BEHIND THE LINES

EDITORIAL:Dismantle the WTO

THE FRONT:
Deregulating Finance
Calling for Cell Phone Safety

THE LAWRENCE SUMMERS MEMORIAL AWARD

INTERVIEWS
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

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