PANNA: Resource Pointer #226


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Resource Pointer #226
November 17, 1999

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*When Trade is Toxic: the WTO Threat to Public and Planetary Health, 1999* Jim Puckett. Focuses on how World Trade Organization (WTO) threatens environmental protection and public health. Covers promotion of trade in toxics, threats to precautionary principle and more. Explains current status of WTO discussion of "chemical and allied products" sector, slated for expedited agreement to promote trade. Discusses attempts by Australia to limit treaty on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) by providing for WTO supremacy. 38 pp. Free with donation to Basel Action Network (BAN). Contact Asia Pacific Environmental Exchange (APEX), 1827 39th Ave. E., Seattle, Washington 98112; phone (206) 720-6426; email apex@seanet.com; or BAN, email info@ban.org, website http://www.ban.org

*Invisible Government -- The World Trade Organization: Global Government for the New Millennium?, 1999* Debi Barker and Jerry Mander. Provides introduction to development and structure of World Trade Organization (WTO) and explains implications for environment, agriculture, food, public health, intellectual property rights and more. Environment section covers key WTO provisions and rulings with environmental effects and discusses status of trade agreements on wood products and water. Agriculture, food and public health section includes explanation of rulings on bananas, beef, dairy products and pesticide residue levels. 45 pp. US$5 IFG members, US$8 nonmembers. Contact International Forum on Globalization, 1555 Pacific Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109; phone (415) 771-3394; fax (415) 771-1102; email ifg@ifg.org; website http://www.ifg.org

*Food First Trade Principles, 1999* Peter Rossett. Food First Backgrounder. Outlines environmental, social and human rights problems associated with trade liberalization. Presents principles that should be met by any future trade bill, treaty or policy. Principles include no corporate welfare; no food dumping; and mandatory environmental, social and other impact studies. 4 pp. US$0.50. Contact Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th St., Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; email foodfirst@foodfirst.org; website http://www.foodfirst.org

*International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development website* http://www.ictsd.com/html Provides information for members of civil society concerned about social and environmental effects of trade. Includes past and current issues of BRIDGES, weekly digest of news related to trade and sustainable development. Special section on November 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) Third Ministerial Meeting in Seattle includes ongoing calendar of official WTO, comprehensive daily calendar of civil society events, map showing event locations and more. Contact International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, International Environment House, 13 chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland; phone (41-22) 917-8492; fax (41-22) 917-8093; email ictsd@ictsd.ch

*The Activist Cookbook: Creative Actions for a Fair Economy, 1997* Andrew Boyd. Manual for organizers, artists and educators. Presents ideas for theater, art and other creative approaches to making political statements. Includes descriptions of skits and role plays such as "Minimum Wage Limbo," "Credit Card Pole Vault," "Inequality Olympics," plus ideas for guerrilla leafleting and more. Outlines principles for effective action-performance such as choosing powerful metaphors and balancing subtlety with clarity. Second printing. 110 pp. US$15. Contact United for a Fair Economy, 37 Temple Place, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02111; phone (617) 423-2148; fax (617) 423-0191; email stw@stw.org; website http://www.stw.org

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