We eat food.
The WTO regulates the standards which
our food is grown, processed, and sold to us. The WTO determines the labor
and enviornmental practices that determine how our food is grown.
The WTO sets the standards by which
employers determine who to hire, how much to pay, what kind of benefits
we receive, and the safety conditions of our workplace.
The WTO has already ruled that breathing
clean air is not a priority. Higher profits for oil companies is far more
important to the benefit of the world.
We go to school.
The WTO wants to create educational
standards that limit public sector educational services to the standards
that businesspeople and corporations decide. Math programs designed by
M&M Candies (what's the chance of a green one?) have already entered
our school systems.
in an industrialized country that
exploits other nations and other peoples for the sake of comfortable living
conditions in the U.S. We have a responsibility to understand the reality
of the global economy beyond our own lives and speak out against these
policies. Seattle offers an amazing opportunity to stand together as human
beings and declare our sovereignty. Making these connections is the necessary
step in creating institutions for our own communities, our needs, our children,