Category: Deglobalisation

[The following is the intro speech in the debate between Walden Bello and the chief economist of the World Trade Organization, Robert Koopman, at the Economist-sponsored Asia Trade Summit in Hong Kong, Feb 28, 2019. The Economist and the audience gave the nod to Walden’s side.] I am for trade. But I …

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Speech delivered at the opening plenary session of the 111th Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Washington State Convention Center, August 19, 2016 By Walden Bello I had many lessons from the Battle of Seattle, and one of them is that policewomen can deal it out as good as any policem …

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Six years after the advent of the global financial crisis, and with no end in sight, one would have expected that global capitalism would be in a serious state of disarray.  Yet neoliberalism, while discredited, retains its hold on policymakers as a default ideology.  Finance capital has b …

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Talk at Conference on “Towards an Ecological and Socially Just Transition to the Next Economy,” Edge Funders Alliance, Berkeley, CA, April 30, 2014Let me thank the Edge Funders Alliance, especially Mark Randazzo, for inviting me to this conference.Let me place my coming remarks in context, and the g …

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The race of globalisation is leaving the majority of the world’s population far behind. According to Unicef, the richest 20% of the population gets 83% of global income, while the poorest quintile has just 1%. This trend is getting worse. A new UNDP report called “Humanity Divided: estimates that 75 …

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The Transnational Institute (TNI) invites you to a public talk with Susan George (President of TNI and honorary president of ATTAC-France, author of ‘Whose Crisis, Whose Future (Polity Books 2010)’, Pablo Solón (Executive director of Focus on the Global South, former Bolivian Amb …

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Can regional integration offer a way out of the current economic, climate, food and energy crises? In this video documentary, activists from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe* argue that regional integration is the only viable response to these crises. WATCH ONLINE AT: http://www.alternative-re …

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By Walden Bello*Foreign Policy in Focus Apple’s march to market supremacy has been accomplished at tremendous cost to both American and Chinese workers.Ever since the beginning of the current global economic crisis, the focus of both critical analysis and public odium has been speculative capit …

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By Walden BelloThe world’s population surpassed 7 billion on October 31. But except for perhaps the anti-family planning lobby, this was a milestone that few were in a mood to celebrate. Concerns about overpopulation were present when the world hit the 6 billion mark in 1999, but they were subd …

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From August 9-11, 2010, Focus on the Global South, the Foundation for Ecological Recovery/TERRA, World Rainforest Movement (WRM), International Rivers, Bank Information Centre and the Thai Working Group on Climate Justice (TCJ), organised a workshop entitled “Food, Livelihoods and Climate Change in …

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