Category: Power and Democracy

The Power and Democracy thematic area seeks to systematically show the links between development, rights, peace, justice, democracy and the exercise of power in Asia. Focus will partner with local, national, regional and international organisations, peoples’ movements and networks to call attention to these worrying trends, and expand critical analysis on economic and development policies to investigate and show the links between development pathways and human rights protections and abuses. Read more

By Walden Bello*(Speech delivered at the World Tribunal on Iraq, Final Session, Istanbul, June 24, 2005) Honorable members of the Jury of Conscience and members of the Panel of Advocates: My brief here today is to outline and detail the specific charges against the ‘Coalition of the Willi …

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May 6th 2005May 25-26 will see Iraqi trade unionists and civil society activists gather at the Oil Institute of Basra for a two-day conference aimed at fighting the privatisation of Iraqi oil.The organisers of the conference, the General Union of Oil Employees, is a union resolutely opposed to the O …

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(This composite article is based on talks by Focus Executive Director Walden Bello and interviews with him appearing in the Italian dailies Liberazione , Il Manifesto, and other newspapers during a recent anti-war speaking tour of Canada , Malaysia , India , Netherlands , and Italy in March and Apri …

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17 to 19 December 2004Friends,The US and its allies are carrying out the most brutal forms of repression including massive aerial bombing of ordinary Iraqis because the resistance to occupation is growing and spreading. After Bush has been reelected, US aggression in Iraq is likely to intensify even …

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http://tinyurl.com/6maqahttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3605297&thesection=news&thesubsection=world29.10.2004The first scientific study of the human cost of the Iraq war suggests that at least 100,000 civilians have lost their lives since their country was invaded in March …

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The Iraq Solidarity Campaign (ISC), a broad coalition of progressive political parties, social movements, trade unions, religious, women’s, and youth organizations opposed to the occupation of Iraq, strongly rebuked President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s for saying that the Iraq war has been good for t …

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Español SEPTEMBER 1 – The 500,000-strong march against the war in New York City last week, preceded by Greek activists’ protests which forced US State Secretary Colin Powell to cancel his trip to Athens, show that far from being dead, the global anti-war movement is alive, kicking, and marchi …

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English version:Call for Representatives: Beirut International Assembly of Anti-War and Anti-Globalization Movements 17-19 de septiembre de 2004 Beirut, LíbanoDespués del falso ³traspaso² de la soberanía del 30 de junio, la ocupación militar, económica y …

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Texto en español 17-19 September 2004, Beirut, Lebanon Following the fake June 30 "handover" of sovereignty, the United States’ military, economic and political occupation of Iraq continues and, along with it, the deliberate de-stabilisation of the region. At the same time, the Bush …

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PDF Versions: English| French| Italian | German | Spanish| Arabic   INTRODUCTION For all the death and destruction it has caused, the United States' invasion of Iraq has given birth to a truly amazing and historic global anti-war movement which even the New York Times was forced to call …

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