#End WTO and Resist the Free Trade Regime
December 6-7— The last day of the #EndWTO Bali Week of Action highlighted yet again peoples and citizens’ movements cry for justice and dignity and collective resolve to change the rules of the game from the ground up. The common view is that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has created more imbalance, injustice, and inequality than what it promised. This view was reinforced by the Global People’s Tribunal (see first story below).
The 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) pushed through a Bali Package in the final hours, extending the Conference to December 7, but at the cost of the developing countries, the poor and the hungry.
Facilitating Trade for TNCs
Shri Anand Sharma
Minister of Commerce and Industry Government of India
6 December, 2013, Bali
Stand Firm on Defending India’s Food Security Nothing Less will Do for India!
Dear Shri Sharma,
We, Indian farmers and civil society, welcome your bold and principled statements on food security and in upholding the G-33 proposal. We fully endorse your view that food security is non- negotiable.
December 4-5—Civil society groups and social movements intensified their creative and symbolic actions inside and outside the Nusa Dua International Convention Center.
When one is not enough…