Less, Says Moore
Only a tiny number of globalization foes will be allowed near the next World Trade Organization meeting this October in Doha, Qatar. WTO Director-General Mike Moore has told the 647 nongovernmental organizations requesting accreditation that they may send only one delegate each. Because Qatar can close its borders, additional protesters may be kept from the meeting. Mark Ritchie, president of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, has suggested that each organization pool together their individual accreditations and together elect a committee of leaders to present a united front. So far, he said, more groups than not have backed the idea.