Tag Archives: WTO

US takes India to WTO over solar cell imports

The US has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against India’s national solar policy saying it “discriminates” against US products. The US has alleged that India requires…

Predatory Capitalism: Stealing Wealth, Stealing Food: The Battle for the Corporate Control of India

In recent years, India has increasingly conformed to a US-led economic agenda driven by the policies of the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and associated institutions. Due to the…

Why Are Indian Farmers Committing Suicide and How Can We Stop This Tragedy?

The factors that have caused 200,000 suicides in India are rooted in the policies of trade liberalization and corporate globalization which ensnare farmers in a spiral of indebtedness, generating despair….

“WTO Kills Farmers”: India Free Market Reforms Trigger Farmers’ Suicides

Many of us remember the crucial failure of the WTO’s Fifth Ministerial Conference in Cancun, Mexico in 2003. It was on this day that Lee Kyung Hae, leader of the…

World Bank, WTO, and corporate control over water

Giant water projects have always benefited the powerful and dispossessed the weak. Even when built by government and paid for by public money, the beneficiaries have been construction companies, industry,…

WTO’s plunder of India through unfair trade and intellectual rights agreements

“My idea of a better-ordered world is one in which medical discoveries would be free of patents and there would be no profiteering from life or death” – Indira Gandhi,…

WTO, GMO and Total Spectrum Dominance

WTO rules put free-trade of agribusiness above national health concerns In February, a private organization with unique powers over world industry, trade and agriculture, issued a Preliminary Draft Ruling on…

David Rockefeller, China, Free Trade, the WTO and the New World Order

Introduction I’ve been watching the latest news and frankly it all seems like a bunch of noise to me which is why I haven’t been commenting on it recently. Unlike…

China’s WTO entry may well eclipse 9/11′

While few doubt the importance of the September 11 terrorist attacks, analysts say China’s entry into the World Trade Organization three months later may eventually be seen as having even…

The Seed Emergency: The Threat to Food and Democracy

The seed is the first link in the food chain – and seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty. If farmers do not have their own seeds or access to…