Information on the Need for Global Rules

HRFW Bulletins

I. Global Rules: General

Breaking the Silence among Economists, 4/25/2000
Some Radical Ideas of a Leading Economist, 4/3/2000

A Lesson from the WTO Flop at Seattle, 12/20/99
Bury the World Trade Organization? No, But--, 11/10/99
Coming Soon: Global Sullivan Principles for Corporations, 10/8/99
Guilt, Shame, and Paper Tigers: an IMF Dialogue, 10/5/99
Globalization and Its Discontents, 7/29/99
More on the U.S.'s Seamy Labor Record, 7/29/99
The Public's Right to Know about the WTO, 6/25/99
Getting Ready for a Big WTO Meeting in Seattle, 5/7/99

Making Sense Out of Globalization's Gyrations (4 articles), 1/8/99

A Scary 'Lesson from the Brink' for 1999, 12/14/98
Respecting Human Rights as the Basis of Peace, 12/24/98
IMF: Getting in Touch With the Real World, 11/24/98
U.S. Bank Rushes to the Rescue of Reckless Speculators, 10/1/98
Globalization on Trial As Never Before, 10/1/98
A Malaysian's Advice on New Global Architecture, 10/22/98
U.S. Leadership on Global Rules: One Example, 9/8/98
Demonizing Sanctions (Everyone Else's), 8/7/98
Fake Figures + Faulty Assumptions = Historic Failure in Indonesia, 7/22/98
'Universal' Worker Rights Set for 174 Nations, 7/2/98
'A Major Shift in U.S. Approach to Global Economics'?--Hopefully,' 6/1/98
Searching for Better Global Ways, 4/6/98
Why Globalization Badly Needs Remodeling, 2/9/98
They're NOT Getting the Fundamentals Right, 1/12/98

Diagnosing Global Economy's Health, 12/4/97
A Radically New Approach to Globalization, 11/20/97

II. Global Rules: Business, Employers, and Finance

Cards Stacked Against Workers: New Study, 9/1/00

Challenging the 'Divine Right of Capital,' 12/20/99
A Hunt for Corporate Social Responsibility, 12/20/99
Dollars for Dictators--Billions Now, and More to Come, 11/19/99
Watch for This Myth About Trade/Labor Linkage, 10/8/99
A Business Report on Sales of Laogai Industries, 10/8/99
Open Letter to Nike's CEO, Phil Knight, 9/23/99
U.S. Business Boosts International Labor Organization, 9/6/99
Multinational CEO: Human Rights Is Our Business, 9/6/99
A Hong Kong Critique of Corporate Codes of Conduct, 8/9/99
The Global Power of Intra-Firm Trade, 8/9/99
How Management Coercion Takes Its Toll in U.S. Workplaces, 7/12/99
How to Jump-Start Worker Rights Now Stalled in the WTO, 6/25/99
New Code of Conduct Meant Especially for China, 6/2/99
240 Million Votes Favoring Global Code of Conducts for GE, 5/21/99

A Hot Issue That Bears Watching in 1999, 12/14/98
Responsible Investing? It's Not an Oxymoron, 9/8/98
The Drive for Global Rules to Protect Investors, 2/23/98

Cutting Down on International Bribery: New Rules, 12/4/97
Advice on Global Rules from a Billionaire--George Soros, 9/29/97
Need for Rules in Telecom Industry, 9/29/97

III. Global Rules: Workers

Cards Stacked Against Workers: New Study, 9/1/00

Sorting Out the Villainies on Worker Rights and Trade, 12/20/99
The New York Times Stands Uncorrected on Worker Rights, 12/1/99
Many a Row to Hoe Beyond the WTO, 12/1/99
Workers of the World, Globalize!, 11/10/99
Watch for This Myth About Trade/Labor Linkage, 10/8/99
Mum's the World on Unions in Honeywell Code, 10/8/99
Watch for This Myth about Trade/Labor Linkage, 10/8/99
Students Press Demand for 'Sunshine' on Sweatshops, 10/5/99
U.S. Business Boosts International Labor Organization, 9/23/99
Dita Sari: She Refused To Be Beaten into Submission, 8/9/99
Nailing Trade-Related Worker Rights Violations in Bangladesh, 8/9/99
Opening a Nation-Wide Dialogue on Worker Rights, 7/29/99
Struggling for Openness in World Trade Organization, 7/29/99
New Code of Conduct Meant Especially for China, 6/2/99
Getting Ready for a Big WTO Meeting in Seattle, 5/7/99

Why Worker Rights Are Human Rights, 12/14/98
This Industry Needs a Sheriff, Not a Figurehead, 11/24/98
Resistance to Treating People as Commodities, 11/12/98
Reebok Executive on Why Worker Rights Matter, 11/12/98
IMF At Long Last Recognizes Labor Standards, 10/22/98
The 'Kid Sister Test' for Sexual Harassment, 9/21/98
'Stop Worker Rights Abuses by U.S. Firms': Plea from Hong Kong, 9/8/98
Demonizing Sanctions (Everyone Else's), 8/7/98
China, Worker Rights, and the WTO, 8/7/98
Challenging NAFTA as Unconstitutional and Disastrous to Workers, 8/7/98
'Universal' Worker Rights Set for 174 Nations, 7/2/98
'A Major Shift in U.S. Approach to Global Economics'?--Hopefully, 6/1/98
Let's Call It What It Is--Discrimination, 1/12/98

Globalization Betraying Millions of Workers, 12/19/97
British Government Blesses 'Core Labor Standards,' 12/19/97
Right to Organize Is an Economic Right Too, 11/3/97
A Wake-Up Call to Trade Negotiators, 9/15/97
The Plot to Box in the ILO--and Workers Too, 9/15/97
Coming: the People Vs. the WTO, 9/8/97
Put Worker Rights on U.S. Fast Track, 8/25/97
Economist Endorses Global Labor Standards, 8/11/97
Don't Ignore Worker Rights: Harvard Economist, 6/11/97
Globalization's Ills: An Economist's Diagnosis, 5/14/97

World Trade and Worker Rights: Still a Pressing Issue, 12/18/96
Free Love and Free Trade, 12/18/96
Silence About World Trade Conclave in Singapore, 11/9/98
An International Agenda to Clean Up an International Scandal, 6/22/96
Sexual Harassment at Workplace Needs Global Action, 4/l1/96
Crisis in International Labor Organization over Worker Rights, 3/23/96

Articles by HRFW Editor

The Emerging Global Solidarity Movement, America, 10/24/98
Exploring a New Frontier, China Rights Forum, summer/98
Pirates on the Loose, Commonweal, 5/5/95
Time to End Discrimination in Trade Policies, Freedom Review, 9/94

Sources on the Web

International Labor Organization (a UN agency) at
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions at
Trade Union Advisory Committee of OECD at
Asia Monitor Resource Center at
Freedom to Care: Promoting Ethics at Work at
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights at

Human Rights for Workers (updated 12/20/99)
Robert A. Senser, editor

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