Category: Deglobalisation

(The Chinese Government newspaper Global Times recently contacted the author for an email interview on the Spratly-West Philippine Sea controversy.  After I submitted my answers, I received no acknowledgment or any further communication from the paper, possibly because the answers I gave were n …

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“China is today the ideal capitalist state: freedom for capital, with the state doing the ‘dirty job’ of controlling the workers,” writes the prominent Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek.  “China as the emerging power of the twenty first century …seems to embody a new kind of capitalism: disreg …

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Fabiana Frayssinet, IPS , Rio de Janeiro, 27 June 2011 What is the relevance of electing a Brazilian or a non- European, for Director of FAO?It is an important symbol for Brazilian social activists, since in the foundation of FAO in the 1950s, its first secretary general was Josué de Castro, a Brazi …

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The debate sponsored by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) takes place 2-415 pm, Monday, June 13 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) being held at the Shangri-la Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.  The event is a special edition of the BBC’s World Debate Program.  It will be broadcast at t …

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William I. Robinson* The crisis of global capitalism is unprecedented, given its magnitude, its global reach, the extent of ecological degradation and social deterioration, and the scale of the means of violence.  We truly face a crisis of humanity.  The stakes have never been higher; …

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(Jakarta, 6 May 2011) Trade and health activists came out with a joint open letter addressed to ASEAN leaders raising concerns over the negative impact of free trade agreements on peoples’ access to medicines and right to health.  Millions of people in ASEAN countries rely on affordable generic …

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Millions of people in ASEAN countries rely on affordable generic medicines to treat all kinds of diseases including HIV/AIDS, heart disease and cancer. However the future supply of these life-saving medicines is under threat from aggressive trade policies being imposed on developing countries in par …

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Results of an Investigation by Rep. Walden Bello, Chair of the Committee on Overseas Workers’ Affairs (COWA), House of Representatives, Philippines May 25, 2011 After the referral to the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs (COWA) of a speech by Deputy Speaker Erin Tanada on the plight of 11 OFWs i …

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We, more than 1,300 delegates at the 2011 ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN Peoples’ Forum, representing various civil society organizations and , movements of workers from rural and urban sectors as well as migrant sector, peasants and farmers, women, children, youth, the elderly, people with d …

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JAKARTA- Trade and health activists came out with a joint open letter addressed to ASEAN leaders raising concerns over the negative impact of free trade agreements on peoples’ access to medicines and right to health.  Millions of people in ASEAN countries rely on affordable generic medicines to …

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