3rd Ministerial, Seattle 1999

Looking back on the 1999 protests in Seattle: nwLaborPress.org article (November 2019)

OWINFS’s founding statement is “No New Round – Turn Around.” This is an international statement written in advance of the 1999 WTO Ministerial in Seattle — calling on WTO member-nations to reject expansion or a “new round”—and, instead, to roll-back harmful WTO provisions and policies. This statement was signed by nearly 1500 organizations in the run-up to the Ministerial.

Our second statement was “Our World is not for Sale: WTO – Shrink or Sink!” This international “sign-on” statement, prepared after the Seattle Ministerial, lays out eleven transformational demands aimed at the WTO. Active OWINFS members have signed onto the statement.