Friend of Earth

Topics: World Trade Organization, International trade, Free trade Pages: 63 (19391 words) Published: July 25, 2010

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the tyranny of free trade
wasted natural wealth and lost livelihoods


Market in Kerala, India.


december 2005


friends of the earth Friends of the Earth International is the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 71 diverse national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With approximately 1.5 million members and supporters around the world, we campaign on today’s most urgent social and environmental issues. We challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.

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friends of the earth international secretariat P.O. Box 19199 1000 GD Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel: 31 20 622 1369 Fax: 31 20 639 2181 E-mail: Website:

friends of the earth has groups in: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belgium (Flanders), Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao (Antilles), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, England/Wales/Northern Ireland, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada (West Indies), Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of), Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States, and Uruguay. (Please contact the FoEI Secretariat or check our website for FoE groups’ contact info) Published December, 2005 in Hong Kong. ISBN: 90-0914913-9.

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editorial team Ronnie Hall (Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland), Damian Sullivan (Friends of the Earth Australia), Alberto Villareal (Friends of the Earth Uruguay), Simone Lovera (Friends of the Earth International), Ann Doherty (Friends of the Earth International). design Tania Dunster, KÏ Design, printing Power Digital Printing Co., Hong Kong. For payment details, please contact the FoEI Secretariat

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with thanks to Marc Allain (World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers), Kokou Elorm Amegadze (Friends of the Earth Togo), Bente Hessellund Andersen (Friends of the Earth Denmark), Tatiana Roa Avendaño (Friends of the Earth Colombia), Javier Baltodano and Isaac Rojas (Friends of the Earth Costa Rica), Alexandra Wandel (Friends of the Earth Europe), George Awudi Bright and Helen La Trobe (Friends of the Earth Ghana), Aldrin Calixte (Friends of the Earth Haiti), Ingrid Gorre and Lodel Magbanua (Friends of the Earth Philippines), Eve Mitchell (Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland), Meenakshi Raman (Friends of the Earth Malaysia), P. Raja Siregar (Friends of the Earth Indonesia), Markus Steigenberger (Friends of the Earth Germany), Sebastian Valdomir (Friends of the Earth Uruguay), David Waskow (Friends of the Earth United States).

executive summary introduction making sense of the wto doha round negotiations

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one biodiversity
introduction biodiversity for sale: trade undermines indigenous and community rights the privatization of traditional knowledge, seeds and medicines trade liberalization and forests in central america trading away forests in indonesia

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