Global Trade Watch
Global Trade Watch was founded by Lori Wallach in 1995 as a division of the U.S.-based advocacy group Public Citizen that monitors the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). Like Public Citizen in general, GTW advocates for a greater public role in international, federal, state and local policy-making, and for a different set of policies and institutions than those governing the current model of globalization.
Its director and founder, trade lawyer and activist Lori Wallach, was described as "Ralph Nader with a sense of humor" in a Wall Street Journal profile, dubbed "the Trade Debate's Guerrilla Warrior" by the National Journal,, the "Madame Defarge of Seattle" by the Institute for International Economics and "a key player in Washington debates on trade policy" by The Nation.
People associated with Global Trade Watch
- Bill Holland, Executive Director, New Jersey Working Families Party
- Lori Wallach, Director
- Mike Dolan
- Phil Radford, environmental, clean energy, and democracy leader, Greenpeace Executive Director
- World Trade Organization 1999 Seattle Ministerial Conference Protest Collection 1993-2000. 43.63 cubic feet. At the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.
- Ray Suarez, "The Battle Over CAFTA," PBS Online NewsHour, July 27, 2005.
- William Greider, "Whither the WTO," The Nation, July 26, 2006.
- Kate Ackley, "Trade Lobbyists: Agenda Doesn’t Stop With Doha," Roll Call, July 26, 2006.
- Paul Blustein, "Failed Trade Talks Usher in Uncertainty, WTO System Could Weaken After Breakdown Puts Globalization on Unclear Path," Washington Post, July 26, 2006.