The anachronism of the World Trade Organization

Mary Louise Malig* The 12th Ministerial of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is finally taking place in Switzerland in a moment when this country has banned all flights from the South Africa region and established a ten-day quarantine for all persons coming from this part of the world plus Hong Kong, Israel and Belgium because of the Omicron variant.[1] Update: Latest news: the 12th Ministerial … Continue reading The anachronism of the World Trade Organization

“America is back” and it’s ominously reviving the crisis-riddled WTO

By: Mary Louise Malig* US President Biden has stated on a few occasions that, “America is back” reinforcing the message that the US is going to repair relationships with allies and institutions. Biden immediately re-entered the US into the Paris Climate Accord. He also reassured the World Health Organization (WHO) that the US was back on board. Biden and the new administration were and are … Continue reading “America is back” and it’s ominously reviving the crisis-riddled WTO

Economía para la vida en nuestra comunidad de la Tierra

De Bali 2013 a Buenos Aires 2017: Una contribución a la discusión de la Cumbre de los Pueblos “Fuera OMC – Construyendo Alternativas” Versión PDF El presente documento surgió durante la Semana de Acción #EndWTO paralela a la 9ª Ministerial de la Organización Mundial de Comercio en Bali, Indonesia, diciembre de 2013. Este proceso de construcción colectiva fue liderado por los Movimientos Sociales para una … Continue reading Economía para la vida en nuestra comunidad de la Tierra

The Virtues of Deglobalization

[Walden Bello] The current global downturn, the worst since the Great Depression 70 years ago, pounded the last nail into the coffin of globalization. Already beleaguered by evidence that showed global poverty and inequality increasing, even as most poor countries experienced little or no economic growth, globalization has been terminally discredited in the last two years. As the much-heralded process of financial and trade interdependence … Continue reading The Virtues of Deglobalization