Anti-globalization group hits out at Hariri, WTO |
The Civil League for Anti-Globalization in Lebanon criticized the World Trade Organization on Friday for the harm its economic policies could have on developing nations. The group also expressed fear that the new market economy would only serve the interests of capitalist nations.
?The WTO will impose treaties on developing countries in order to remove economic barriers, which will hurt exports of developing countries,? the group said.
The statement warned that, amid threats to Third World economies, Arab governments have hastily given their concessions to be members of the WTO, which ?is not in the best interest of our markets.?
The Civil League for Anti-Globalization pointed out that Lebanon is ?increasingly sinking into public debt and unemployment,? yet the government focusses its efforts on joining the WTO through increasing taxes and privatizing public facilities.
The committee criticized Prime Minister Rafik Hariri for standing in the way of anti-WTO legislation.