On December 10—13, 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina will host the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The meeting comes at a time when bilateral and mega free trade agreements have come to fill the vacuum caused by the deadlock in the WTO negotiations. Now, rich industrialized countries and their transnational corporations are pushing to use the WTO to clinch new rules that they are trying to achieve in other free trade agreements: rules to expand and strengthen corporate power, intensify the plunder of the world’s natural and human resource, and stave off the next overproduction crisis of the global monopoly capitalist system.
Read more from our primer The WTO Ministerial Conference 11 in Buenos Aires: Locking in Neoliberal Globalization and Corporate Power, available here.
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