The meeting is at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center

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Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the World Trade Organization?
Criticism, yes … misinformation, no!

The WTO and its members welcome the proliferation of comment and criticism. The WTO website has links to a number of critical sites so that users of the WTO site from around the world can see these opinions for themselves.

However, a number of websites contain accusations against the WTO which are based on incorrect information or downright falsehoods.

These are some typical accusations which can be found, for example on the “Global Exchange” website at, The Revolt Collection, Ireland, at, etc.

‘Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the World Trade Organization’

1. The WTO only serves the interests of multinational corporations

2. The WTO is a stacked court

3. The WTO tramples over labor and human rights

4. The WTO is destroying the environment

5. The WTO is killing people

6. The US adoption of the WTO was undemocratic

7. The WTO undermines local development and penalizes poor countries

8. The WTO is increasing inequality

9. The WTO undermines national sovereignty

10. The tide is turning against free trade and the WTO!