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Our World Is Not For Sale


Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch division is a founding member of the global coalition Our World Is Not For Sale, a worldwide network of organizations, activists and social movements committed to challenging trade and investment agreements that advance the interests of the world’s most powerful corporations at the expense of people and the environment.

Our World Is Not For Sale includes over 150 organizations from over 50 countries, as well as many international networks including: ActionAid International, Focus on the Global South, Friends of the Earth International, Hemispheric Social Alliance, International Gender and Trade Network, International Union of Foodworkers, Jubilee South, Oxfam International, Public Services International, Third World Network, Via Campesina, and the World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers.

These groups came together in their opposition an expansion of the WTO during the successful fight against the expansion of the failed "Millenium Round" in Seattle in 1999. They developed a statement, "WTO: Shrink or Sink," which lays out a concise critique of the WTO's global corporate power grab. The statement was endorsed by hundreds of groups when it was first issued in March 2000.

Since then, there have been new developments in the WTO, while there remain basic concerns about undemocratic process, privatization and deregulation of services, prioritization of investor rights over workers' rights, monopolies on intellectual property, agricultural dumping, and many other issues. In addition, many new groups have joined the opposition to the WTO, given the ten years of lived experience with the negative impacts of the WTO on people's lives.

A new statement of unity, called Stop Corporate Globalization: Another World Is Possible! was developed which offers a comprehensive critique of the WTO, as well as a view towards the alternative rules that should govern international trade. The statement, which can be endorsed online, is available in English, Spanish, Italian, and French at

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