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WTO In Theaters Now

Global Women's Project | Thu, Sep 18, 2008

WTO In Theaters Now

Battle in Seattle is a new film by Stuart Townsend that tells the stories of a dozen fictional characters whose lives intersect over the course of the 1999 WTO Ministerial in Seattle. Today, as then, the WTO represents the very economic model that is collapsing before our eyes. The crisis in the housing and finance sectors are but the latest example of an economy based on the wrong values. As the protest signs read, it's time to put "People Before Profits."

Post-Seattle Challenges for the WTO

Global Women's Project | Sun, Mar 19, 2000

Post-Seattle Challenges for the WTO

Because the U.S. media focused primarily on the protests in the streets, both violent (a truly small minority) and the non-violent (a great majority), this article will focus on the collapse of the formal ministerial meeting. The failure of the meeting can be interpreted through three lenses: political impasses, process aberrations (also political), and the role of civil society.