Battle of Seattle redux?

Hong Kong was braced yesterday for its biggest security operation since the handover from British rule in 1997 as thousands of international protesters began flying in to try to derail the World Trade Organisation summit later this week.

As well they should. The WTO primarily exists to give multi-national corporations entry into third world countries – after the WTO has saddled those countries with debt and forced privatization. The WTO defend and promote the interests of the elite, not of the planet.