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"STOP the GATS Attack!"

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ATTENTION --- Civil Society Activists Around the World!

Although the Battle of Seattle was successful in preventing a new comprehensive round of global trade talks from going ahead, this did not mean there would not be trade negotiations at the WTO. On the contrary, a whole new set of WTO talks on global trade in 'services' began in February, 2000, with formal negotiations due to begin this spring after a crucial stocktaking session is completed at the end of March. These so called GATS negotiations [General Agreement on Trade in Services] could have a dramatic and profound effect on a wide range of public services and citizens' rights all over the world.

Below is a statement, Stop the GATS Attack Now!, which has been prepared by an international network of civil society organizations working on WTO issues. As with previous initiatives like No New Round! and Shrink or Sink!, we hope this statement will help to launch and link together a series of country-based campaigns on the GATS negotiations all over the world.

We would greatly appreciate it if your organization would consider signing-on to this statement as soon as possible. The procedures for doing so are outlined below. It is our intention to collect sign-ons from civil society organizations in as many countries as possible before formally launching the statement in mid-March prior to the GATS stocktaking meetings in Geneva later that month. So, please let us know soon if your organization can sign-on!

Instructions on how your organization can sign the letter:

(This is an organizational sign-on letter only. We will not be adding individuals to it)

  1. Send an e-mail to polarisinstitute@on.aibn.com
  2. In the subject line type in "GATS Attack signatory"
  3. In the body of the e-mail list the organization & country (contact information such as address, phone & fax is also appreciated) that you are signing on. Those who wish should mention how many people the organization represents.

Stop the GATS Attack Now!

As civil society groups fighting for democracy through fair trade and investment rules, we reject the outright dismissal by the World Trade Organization [WTO], some of its member governments and allied corporations of the vital concerns raised by civil society before, during and after Seattle. The smoke and pepper spray had barely lifted from the streets of Seattle when the WTO launched new negotiations to expand global rules on cross border trade in services in a manner that would create vast new rights and access for multinational service providers and newly constrain government action taken in the public interest world wide. These talks radically restructure the role of government regarding public access to essential social services world wide to the detriment of the public interest and democracy itself.

Initiated in February 2000, these far-reaching negotiations are aimed at expanding the WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services [GATS] regime so as to subordinate democratic governance in countries throughout the world to global trade rules established and enforced by the WTO as the supreme body of global economic governance. What’s more, these GATS 2000 negotiations are taking place behind closed doors based on collusion with global corporations and their extensive lobbying machinery.

The existing GATS regime of the WTO, initially established in 1994, is already comprehensive and far reaching. The current rules seek to phase out gradually all governmental "barriers" to international trade and commercial competition in the services sector. The GATS covers every service imaginable including public services in sectors that affect the environment, culture, natural resources, drinking water, health care, education, social security, transportation services, postal delivery and a variety of municipal services. Its constraints apply to virtually all government measures affecting trade-in-services, from labor laws to consumer protection, including regulations, guidelines, subsidies and grants, licensing standards and qualifications, and limitations on access to markets, economic needs tests and local content provisions.

Currently, the GATS rules apply to all modes of supplying or delivering a service including foreign investment, cross-border provisions of a service, electronic commerce and international travel. Moreover, the GATS features a hybrid of both a "top-down" agreement [where all sectors and measures are covered unless they are explicitly excluded] and a "bottom-up" agreement [where only sectors and measures which governments explicitly commit to are covered]. What this means is that presently certain provisions apply to all sectors while others apply only to those specific sectors agreed to.

The new GATS negotiations taking place now in the World Trade Organization are designed to further facilitate the corporate takeover of public services by:

  1. Imposing new and severe constraints on the ability of governments to maintain or create environmental, health, consumer protection and other public interest standards through an expansion of GATS Article VI on Domestic Regulation. Proposals include a ‘necessity test’ whereby governments would bear the burden of proof in demonstrating that any of their countries laws and regulations are ‘not more burdensome than necessary,’ (in other words, the least trade restrictive) regardless of financial, social, technological or other considerations.
  2. Restricting the use of government funds for public works, municipal services and social programs. By imposing the WTO’s National Treatment rules on both government procurement and subsidies, the new negotiations seek to require governments to make public funds allocated for public services directly available to foreign-based, private service corporations.
  3. Forcing governments to grant unlimited Market Access to foreign service providers, without regard to the environmental and social impacts of the quantity or size of service activities.
  4. Accelerating the process of providing corporate service providers with guaranteed access to domestic markets in all sectors - including education, health and water – by permitting them to establish their Commercial Presence in another country through new WTO rules being designed to promote tax-free electronic commerce worldwide. This would guarantee transnational corporations speedy irreversible market access, especially in Third World countries.
The chief beneficiaries of this new GATS regime are a breed of corporate service providers determined to expand their global reach and to turn public services into private markets all over the world. Not only are the services industries the fastest growing sector of the new global economy, but also health, education and water are shaping up to be the most lucrative of all "services." Health care is considered to be a 3.5 trillion dollar market worldwide, while education is targeted as a 2 trillion and water a 1 trillion dollar annual market. The chief executive officer of U.S. based Columbia/HCA, the world’s largest for-profit hospital corporation, insists that health care is a business no different than the airline or ballbearing industry and vows to destroy every public hospital in North America. Investment houses like Merrill Lynch predict that public education will be globally privatized over the next decade, declaring that untold profits can be made through the process. Meanwhile, water giants like Vivendi and Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux of France are working hand-in-glove with the World Bank to compel many Third World governments to privatize their water services.

Through powerful lobby machines like the U.S. Coalition of Service Industries and the European Services Forum, these and other transnational corporations have effectively set the agenda for the GATS 2000 negotiations.

If achieved, this corporate GATS 2000 agenda will amount to a frontal attack on the fundamental social rights enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its accompanying Covenants and Charters. Not only will foreign-based, for-profit corporations be able to access public dollars to takeover hospitals and schools, but regulations on health and education standards will be undermined by global trade rules under the WTO. Chains of foreign-based, for-profit corporations would be able to invade the childcare, social security and prison systems in all WTO member countries. Our parks, wildlife and old growth forests could all become contested areas as global corporate ‘service’ providers compete with one another to exploit their resources. Meanwhile, unlimited access to foreign-based corporations would have to be given regarding municipal contracts for construction, sewage, garbage disposal, sanitation, tourism, and water services.

For many Third World countries, this invasion of peoples’ basic rights is not new. During the past two decades or more, the structural adjustment programs of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have been used to force many governments in the South to dismantle their public services and allow foreign-based healthcare, education and water corporations to provide services on a for-profit basis. Under the proposed GATS rules, developing countries will experience a further dismantling of local service providers, restrictions on the build up of domestic service providers, and the creation of new monopolies dominated by corporate service providers based in the North. By dramatically increasing market control by corporations and by threatening the future of public services, the GATS 2000 agenda would trigger a global assault on the commons and democracy both in the North and the South. Moreover, the binding enforcement mechanisms of the WTO will ensure that this agenda is not only implemented, but rendered irreversible. The time has come to 'Stop the GATS Attack!'

We, therefore, call upon our governments to immediately invoke a moratorium on the GATS 2000 negotiations and devote the remaining two years of the scheduled talks to carrying out the following tasks:

[a] conduct a full and complete assessment of the impacts of the current GATS regime and the implications of the proposed GATS 2000 rules on domestic social, environmental and economic laws, policies and programs with citizens’ groups in all member countries

[b] reaffirm the role and responsibility of governments to provide public services ensuring the basic rights and needs of their citizens in the new global economy based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and related U.N. Covenants and Charters;

[c] declaw the existing GATS regime by removing components like Article VI and the Working Party on Domestic Regulation that give foreign governments and transnational corporations the power to ratchet down public interest laws, policies, and programs such as quality standards for health care and safety standards for transportation;

[d] guarantee the right of governments to require ironclad safeguards for public services [e.g. healthcare, education, social security, culture, environment, transportation, housing, energy, and water] that may be threatened by global trade and investment rules;

[e] provide concrete incentives and resources, especially for governments in the South, to fulfill their universal obligations (see ‘b’ above) by further developing and strengthening the provision of public services based on peoples’ needs rather than on ability to pay

[f] develop mechanisms for effective participation by citizen organizations in both the formulation of their government positions and in the negotiation of any global trade and investment rules in the future regarding cross border services;

[g] the rights and responsibilities of governments to enact and carry out laws and regulations protecting the environment and natural resources, health and safety, poverty reduction, and social well-being rules on domestic social, environmental and economic laws, policies and programs with citizens’ groups in all member countries;

Finally, we call on our governments to end all IMF, World Bank and Multilateral Development Bank pressure on developing countries to privatize public services, especially in the area of education, health and water.

Organizations currently signed-on to the "Stop the GATS Attack" Statement

(as of July 17th, 2002):

Number of Organizations = 543

Number of Countries = 62

International

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)

Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA)

Fair Trade Federation (Canada & US)

Friends of the Earth International

Grassroots International

Hemen eta Munduan – Basque

Indigenous Peoples' Biodiversity Network, IPBN

International Federation of Journalists

International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO)

People-Centered Development Forum

Public Service International (PSI)

Union Network International - Asian and Pacific Regional Organisation (UNI Apro)

Xaverian Missionaries

Argentina

Asociacion de Empleados de Farmacia (ADEF)

Equipo de Seguimiento, Investigación y Propuestas para las Mujeres (ESIPP)

Foro de Consulta para la Participacion Ciudadana en las Politivcas de Desarrollo

Foro para la Participacion Ciudadana en las Politicas de Desarrollo (FOCO)

Fundación B.M.R.

Iniciativa Arcoiris de Ecologia y Sociedad

Instituto de Capacitacion Economica

Instituto de Capacitacion de la Union de Empleados de Justicia de la Nacion

Instituto para el Desarrollo de la Micro y Pequeña Empresa (IDEMI)

Union Obreros Metalurgicos (UOM)

Australia

Aberrant Genotype Press

ACT Greens

AID/WATCH

Australian Council of Trade Unions

Australian Education Union

Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET)

Australian Greens

Australian manufacturing Workers' Union

Australian Pensioners' and Superannuants' League Qld Inc.

Australian Rail Tram & Bus Industry Union (RTBU)

Australian Reproductive Health Alliance

Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET)

Community Information Association, Brisbane

Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU) - Forest & Forest Products Division

Conversations for the 21st Century

Economic Reform Australia (ERA)

Information for Action

International Socialist Organisation, Australia

Mercy Foundation

Information for Action

International Socialist Organisation, Australia

Mercy Foundation

Now We the People – (Bathurst) New South Wales

Penrith Women's Health Centre

People for Nuclear Disarmament

Permaculture Association of South Australia

Queensland Division of the National Tertiary Education Union, Brisbane

Queensland Nurses' Union of Employees

Quest 2025, Australia

Richmond Valley LETS

SEARCH Foundation

Social Action Office, Brisbane

StopMAI Coalition, Western Australia

Sydney People Against A New Nuclear Reactor (SPANNR)

Townsville Feminist Collective

TROPO (Tweed Richmond Organic Producers Organisation)

Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA

Urban Ecology Australia Inc

World Development Tea Co-operative Ltd.

World Movement for Development

WTO Watch Qld, Brisbane

WTO Watch ACT – Australia

Austria

Anti Atom International

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gerecht Wirtschaften

ATTAC Austria

Betriebsseelsorge St. Pölten

Buendnis fuer Eine Welt/OeIE

Center for Encounter and active Non-Violence

Elternwerkstatt

Food First Information & Action Network

GLOBAL 2000/FOE Austria

Grüne Bildungswerkstatt Tirol

Grünes Forum Bregenz

Informationsgruppe Lateinamerika (IGLA)

kuli-UG (independent teachers' union of Upper Austria)

Salzburg Forum against MAI/WTO

Südwind-Agentur

Südwind – Entwicklungspolitik

unabhängige bildungsgewerkschaft

Vorarlberger LehrerInnen-Initiative

Weltumspannend Arbeiten

Bangladesh

Gonoshasthaya Kendra

Karmojibi Nari (KN)

Belgium

ATTAC Vlaanderen

Friends of the Earth Europe

International Coalition for Development Action

Life, the Ecocreactive Platform

OXFAM Belgium

URFIG

Bolivia

CENDA (Centro de Comunicación y Desarrollo Andino)

Coordinadora de Defensa del Agua y de la Vida de Cochabamba

Comité Integrador de Organizaciones Económicas Campesinas de Bolivia

Fundacion Solon

TINKU JUVENIL (cultural youth group, Cochabamba)

Brazil

Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT)

CONFEDERAÇÃO NACIONAL DOS TRABALHADORES EM EDUCAÇÃO (CNTE)

Grupo de Ergonomia e Novas Tecnologias (GENTE)

Canada

Alberta Council For Global Cooperation

ATTAC-Québec

Bow Valley Labour Committee

Canadian Action Party

Canadian Federation of Students

Canadian Federation of Students-BC Component

Canadian Pensioners Concerned Inc. (Ontario Division)

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Church of the Holy Trinity

Citizen Environment Alliance

Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP)

Council of Canadians

Council of Canadians, Ottawa Chapter

Council of Canadians, Penticton Chapter

Defence of Canadian Liberty Committee

DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario

Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

FarmFolk/CityFolk Society

FemJEPP (Feminists for Just & Equitable Public Policy), Nova Scotia

Grain Services Union (ILWU-Canada)

Hospital Employees' Union (British Columbia)

International Socialists

Kingston & District Labour Council

L.I.N.C. (Low Income Needs Coalition)

MAI-Day Coalition for Human Rights

Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour

Northumberland Labour Council (Cobourg)

Ogoni Solidarity Network – Canada

Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Kingston

Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

Pacific Policy Collective

Polaris Institute

Public Service Alliance of Canada

The Safe Water Group in Prince Edward County

Saskatchewan Union of Nurses

Saskatchewan Union of Nurses Local 105

Squamish And District Labour Committee

Students' General Association of Laurentian University In Sudbury, Ontario

Thunder Bay & District Labour Council

Transformative Learning Centre Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Vancouver and District Labour Council

Women's Centres CONNECT!

Chile

Red de Educadores Humanistas de Chile

China

Asia Monitor Resource Center- Hong Kong

Documentation for Action Groups in Asia [DAGA] – Hong Kong

Colombia

Attac Colombia Madre Tierra

Centro de Debate y Acción Ambiental

Centro de Estudios del Trabajo, Cedetrabajo Revista Deslinde

Corporacion Grupo de Apoyo Pedagogico

Instituto Latinoamericano de Servicios Legales Alternativos Ilsa

Movimiento Obrero Independiente y Revolucionario, MOIR

Costa Rica

COECOCeiba, Friends of the Earth

Czech Republic

Hnuti Duha, Friends of the Earth

Democratic Republic of Congo

National Mouvement For Democracy & Federalism in the Congo

Denmark

Southern Africa Contact, Denmark

Fiji

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)

Finland

Alternative to EU

Emmaus Jokioinen, Finland

Friends of the Earth Finland

France

Alliance Paysans Ecologistes et Consommateurs

Association YHAD

ATTAC

ATTAC-Vendee

CCCOMC de Nemours et ses environs

Collectif citoyen anti-marées noires de St Nazaire et du littoral

Collectif Sauver les Lettres

Comité local d'ATTAC du bassin de Vichy

Ecoropa

Fédération Artisans du Monde

Federation syndicale unitaire (FSU)

Femmes et Changements

France Libertes - Fondation Danielle Mitterrand

Gang of One

Institute for Economic Relocalisation (France)

Institut de recherches historiques, economiques, sociales et culturelles (IRHESC)

le Passant Ordinaire, la revue, les editions

Magistère de Relations Internationales et Action àl'Etranger (MRIAE)

Mouvement National de Lutte pour l'Environnement (MNLE)

Nature & Progrès - Fédération internationale d'agriculture biologique

Network Against Corporate Rule and Neoliberal Policy

Observatoire de la Mondialisation

L’observatoire des transnationales

Pain et Liberté

PANAMAFRICA

Réseau Sortir du Nucléaire

SNESup (Syndicat national de l'enseignement supérieur)

Solagral

Solidarites Jeunesses

Sud Aviation Civile

Syndicat de la Médecine Générale

Syndicat CGT du CEE (24 syndiqués)

WIDE (Women in Development Europe)

Germany

Active Partnership With the Southern Hemisphere

Aktion muendige Schule e.V.

Aktionszentrum 3. Welt e.V

Arbeitskreis Internationalismus der IG Metall Berlin (International Metalworkers - Berlin)

Berlin Working Group on Environment and Development

BUKO Pharma-Kampagne

Ghana Union

Hanf-Reederei

Humanistische Union Nordbayern

Kulturlandschaft Tollensetal

Linksruck, Deutschland

Massenmensch.de Germany

Network Against Corporate Rule and Neoliberal Policy

Therapeutikum ulm

Unabhaengige Gewerkschafter/innen für mehr Demokratie (OeLI-UG)

World Economy, Ecology & Development

Ghana

All Africa Students Union (AASU)

Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC)

International Socialist Organisation, Ghana

Greece

Youth of Coalition of the Left

Guatemala

Asociación para la Promoción y el Desarrollo de la comunidad CEIBA

Consejo de Investigaciones e Información en Desarrollo CIID

Consejo de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo de Centroamercian CIDECA

India

All India Drugs Action Network

Bengal Regional Theologate of the Jesuits

Diverse Women for Diversity

EQUATIONS- Equitable Tourism Options

Focus on the Global South - India Programme

Indian Institute of Development

International Group for Grassroots Initiatives

Jananeethi

Loyola Hall

Medical Mission Sisters

National Alliance of Peoples Movements

National Fisherworkers Forum

Navdanya

Niti Samakhya - Hyderabad (A.P)

Redemptorist Fathers-Periyavillai

Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, India

Sanctuary Magazine

Shramik Abhivrudhi Sangh

Social Animation Towards United Liberative Action (SANTULAN)

St Aloysius College

St. Xavier's College Jesuit Management

Tamilnadu Resource Team

Tamilnadu Women's Collective

Thanal Conservation Action and Information Network

Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr

Udayani Social Action Forum

UPVAN (Uttar Pradesh Voluntary Action Network)

The Women's Centre, Mumbai

Women's Welfare Center (WWC)

World Forum of Fisherpeoples (WFFP)

World Trade Analyst

World Voices, India

Youth For Unity And Voluntary Action (YUVA)

Indonesia

DELAPAN Foundation

Federation of Indonesian Peasant Unions (FIPU)

KALIPTRA Foundation

International NGO Forum on Indonesia Development (INFID)

North Sumatra Peasant Union

SINTESA Foundation

Walhi Lampung

Yayasan Pelita Kasih Abadi (PEKA)

Ireland

Attac-Ireland

Irish Green Party

Israel

Green course - students for the environment

IPHC Palestine

Italy

Associazione Contadini Urbani (Urban Farmers Association)

Campagna "Mai al M.A.I. / Stop Millennium Round

Lilliput Net, Bolzano

SEDOS Working Group on the Debt – Italy

SHALOM-International Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Network of the School Sisters of Notre Dame

SinCOBAS

Japan

A SEED Japan

APEC Monitoring NGO Network

Friends of the Earth, Japan

Jambo International Center

Pacific Asia Resource Center (PARC)

Shimin Gaikou Center - Citizens' Diplomatic Center for the Rights of Indigenous peoples (ECOSOC NGO)

Jordan

Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME)

Latvia

Green Liberty

Lebanon

Humanitarian Group for Social Development

Lebanese Democratic Union of Youth - Nabatieh (U.J.D.L)

Social Progress in Lebanon (SPL)

Malaysia

Citizens' Health Initiative – Malaysia

Mauritius

LALIT

Mexico

Red de Permacultura México

Namibia

College for the Arts/National Arts Extension Programme

Nepal

Integrated Organization System(IOS)

Jajarkot Permaculture Programme

Nepal Kingdom Foundation

Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)

Netherlands

ABC Amsterdam Anarchisties Basis Demokraties Centrum

A SEED Europe

Both ENDS

Corporate Europe Observatory

International League of Peoples’ Struggle

Internationale Socialisten

Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands)

Transnational Institute

X minus Y Solidarity Fund

New Zealand

FAIR NZ

Pacific Institute of Resource Management (PIRM)

Water Pressure Group of Auckland

Nicaragua

Centro Alexander Von Humboldt - Amigos de la Tierra Nicaragua

International People´s Health Council (IPHC)

Norway

ATTAC Norway

Fellesorganisasjonen for barnevernpedagoger, sosionomer og vernepleiere

For the Welfare State (For velferdsstaten)

GATT-WTO Campaign, Norway

Grønn Ungdom

International Socialists

Miljøpartiet de Grønne

Nei til EU / No to the EU

Norges Naturvernforbund/Friends of the Earth

Norwegian Association of Health and Social Care Personnel

Norwegian Civil Service Union

Norwegian Farmer and Smallholders Union

Norwegian GATT-WTO Campaign

Norwegian Nurses Association

Norwegian Union of Municipal Employees

Norwegian Union of Social Educators and Social Workers

Oslo Sporveiers Arbeiderforening

Østbyen Attac, fra Trondheim i Norge Norwegian Union of Teachers

Teachers' Union, Norway

Pakistan

Development VISIONS

ROOTS for Equity – Pakistan

Peru

Asociacion Kechua-Aymara ANDES

Asociacion Regional de Productores Ecologicos del Cusco

Mesa de Trabajo por la Salud Integral

Poland

Stowarzyszenie ATTAC

Stowarzyszenie na rzecz dzialan lokalnych

Philippines

Alliance of Progressive Labor

Anti-Globalization Movement

Countrywide Indigenous Pilipinos Foundation, Inc

Initiatives For International Dialogue

Justice and Peace Desk of the Philippine Province of the Religious of the Assumpton

Romania

For Mother Earth-Romania

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Senegal

CIRPED

Slovakia

Center for Environmental Public Advocacy / Friends of the Earth

Slovenia

DEA- Citizens' Antitoxics Action

South Africa

Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC)

Diakonia Council of Churches

eThekwini ECOPEACE – South Africa

Green Party of South Africa

International Peoples Health Council

South Korea

Green Korea United

Taegu Round

Spain

A1879E

Adhesión desde la Confederació General del Treball de Catalunya

Asociación de Mujeres para la Comunicación "Descubriendo Espacios"

Ateneu Llibertari Salvador Seguí

ATTAC Cataluña

ATTAC Granada – Spain

ATTAC-Murcia. ESPAÑA

ATTAC Sevilla (Spain)

Colectivo R.U.A. de recuperación urbana e ambiental (Coruña)

Eukinonia

Etica y Sociedad

HADI

Hipolito

Human Rights Observatory (Observatorio de Derechos Humanos, DESC)

Intersindical Alternativa de Catalunya (IAC)

Los Verdes de Andalucía

Mesa Civica por los Derechos Sociales

El Rincon de Gaia – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Platforma Canaria de Seguimiento del Ami y sus Clones (Islas Canarias)

Portavoz de Izquierda Socialista de Andalucia

Radio ELO, Madrid

RED ciudadana para la abolicion de la deuda externa en Madrid

SECCIÓ SINDICAL DE LA CGT A FGC VIA AUGUSTA S/N

Sindicato de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de la Enseñanza de la Región de Murcia

UGT de Catalunya

Sri Lanka

MONLAR

Sweden

Kulturakrobaterna

Student Christian Movement

Switzerland

Arbeitskreis Tourismus & Entwicklung

Association des Habitants de l'Ilot 13

Attac, Switzerland

Berne Declaration

Centre régional Sebasol Vaud

Forum for direct Democracy Europa-Magazin

Thailand

Focus on the Global South

Rural Reconstruction Alumni and Friends Association (RRAFA)

Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF)

Tunisia

ATPNE/Friends of the Earth (FOE)

Turkey

Anti-capitalist, Turkey

SOS ISTANBUL Cevre Gonulluleri Platformu (Environmental Volunteers' Platform)

Working Group Against MAI and Globalisation

Ukraine

EcoPravo-Kyiv

United Kingdom

Abergavenny and Crickhowell Friends of the Earth, South Wales

Anti-Globalisation Network

ATTAC London

Bath Friends of the Earth

Brighton & Hove Green Party

The Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom

Centre for Alternative Technology

Chesham and Amersham Green Party

Chigwell Justice and Peace Centre

Christian Council for Monetary Justice

Christian Ecology Link

Communities Against Toxics

The Corner House

Coventry Trades Union Council

CYFLE Cymru LETS, Wales

Devizes & Marlborough Friends of the Earth

Earth Rights Institute, Scotland

The Ecologist

Environment Resource and Information Centre

Forum for Stable Currencies, House of Lords

Friends of the Earth, Swindon

Friends of the Earth, Lambeth

The Gaia Trust

George Washington University Action Coalition

Green Economy Policy Working Group of the Green Party of England and Wales

Green Party, Bath

Green Party, Wansdyke, North East Somerset

Green Socialist Network

JPIC Desk

Mid & North Herts Friends of the Earth

Muir's Tours (Nepal Kingdom Foundation Trading Ltd)

Northern Rivertowns Subchapter of the Westchester Green Party

North Sheffield Action Group

Sheffield Green Party

Socialist Workers Party

Stort Valley Friends of the Earth

Tools For Self Reliance Cymru

Tourism Concern, UK

Transport And General Workers Union, 1/460 branch (Ipswich)

V & V Network (Values and Vision)

Vision in Action magazine, Wales

West Yorkshire Area National Union of Students

Wholesome Food Association

World Development Movement

Worthing World Development Movement

WDM Scotland

World Voices

United States

Africa Action (Africa Policy Information Center, The Africa Fund, and the American Committee on Africa)

AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)

Alliance for Democracy

Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment

Alternatives for Cultural Creativity (Oregon)

American Postal Workers Union Local 497

Asia Pacific Center for Justice and Peace

California Nurses Association

Campus Greens

Capital District (NY) Labor-Religion Coalition, Albany

Carolina Animal Rights Effort

Cascadia Forest Alliance

Center for Education and Social Change, New College of California

Center for Social Research and Education

The Center for the Study of Voluntary Organizations and Service

Coastal Convergence Society

Concerned Citizens Coalition of Roane, Calhoun and Gilmer Counties

CorpWatch, USA

Corvallis Action on Globalization

Cumberland Countians for Peace & Justice

Dispute Systems Design (MA)

Earth Island Journal

The Eco-Store

The Edmonds Institute

8th Day Center for Justice

Environmental Health Advocacy League (ENHALE)

Environmental Research Foundation

Essential Action

50 Years Is Enough: U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice

Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy

Forest Guardians

Gallatin-Park Alliance for Democracy

Global Exchange

Global Resource Action Center for the Environment

Global Response

Globalization Challenge Initiative

Goldeneaglevideo Foundation

The Grail

Grantmakers Without Borders

Greater Kansas City Fair Trade Coalition

Greater Sacramento Alliance for Democracy

The Greens/Green Party USA

Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights

Hayward Demos Democratic Club

Humane Society of the United States

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Institute Justice Team - Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

The Institute for Economic Democracy

Indiana Alliance For Democracy

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

International Forum on Globalization

International Socialist Organization

The Institute for Economic Democracy

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Jobs with Justice

Lackawanna/Wyoming County Greens

Left Turn

Mangrove Action ProjectEcosystems Defense Group

Massachusetts Green Party

Medical Mission Sisters

Mendocino Coast Alliance for Democracy

Metro Justice of Rochester, Inc.

Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition

MoKan Alliance for Democracy

New York City Friends of Clearwater

The North American Coalition for Christianity and Ecology (NACCE)

Northern Utah Organic Group

Obed Watershed Association

Ohio Fair Trade Campaign

Olympia Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee

Oregon Committee to Re-Elect NOBODY for President

180/Movement for Democracy and Education

Pacific Environment and Resources Center

Pax Christi Burlington, VT

Peninsula Peace & Justice Center

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Physicians for a National Health Program

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ReclaimDemocracy.org

Resource Center for the Americas

Sacramentans For International Labor Rights

San Diego WTO Alert

Sacramento Activists for Democratic Trade (SacActs)

Save the Redwoods/Boycott the Gap Campaign

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

SEIU #503, Oregon Public Employees Union

Shenandoah Ecosystems Defense Group

Solidarity Committee of the Capital District/Jobs with Justice, Albany

Southern Neighborhoods Network

The Steuben County Greens

Sub-Guerrilla Art Collective! (SGAC)

Texas Committee on Natural Resources (TCNR)

Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOPLAB)

The Thomas Merton Center

United Church of Christ, Network for Environmental & Economic Responsibility

United for a Fair Economy

Utica Citizens in Action

Vassar College Student Activist Union

Virginia Forest Watch

Virginians for Wilderness

Washington State Africa Network

Westchester People's Action Coalition (WESPAC)

West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT)

Who's Counting? Project

Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua (WCCN)

Wisconsin Fair Trade Campaign

Women, Food and Agriculture Network

Women's Environment and Development Organization

Uruguay

REDES- Friends of the Earth, Uruguay

REPEM: Education Network Among Women , America Latina y el Caribe

Zimbabwe

AFRODAD

MWENGO (Mwelekeo wa NGO)

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