Category: Philippines

How “free trade” is destroying Third World agriculture-and who’s fighting back (This article appears in the June 2, 2008, edition of The Nation [New York]. It is being reprinted with permission from The Nation.) by Walden Bello* When tens of thousands of people staged demonstrations in Mexico last y …

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In the Shadow of Debt:The Sad but True Tale behind a Quarter Century of Stagnation in the Philippines By Walden Bello* Assaulted on all sides owing to its entanglement in the ZTE-NBN corruption scandal, the administration has confronted its critics with the image of an economy that is purring along, …

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walden recieveing the award

By Walden Bello* (Excerpts from acceptance speech at the Outstanding Public Scholar Award Panel, International Studies Association, 49th Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, March 27, 2008. Bello was the second recipient of the award, the first being Dr. Susan George in 2007. Members of the …

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By Walden Bello*    Skyrocketing oil prices, a falling dollar, and collapsing financial markets are the key ingredients in an economic brew that could end up in more than just an ordinary recession. The falling dollar and rising oil prices have been rattling the global economy for sometime …

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Filipino academic and activist Walden Bello has been named the Outstanding Public Scholar of 2008 by the International Political Economy section of the International Studies Association (ISA). He will receive the award at the group’s annual convention to be held in San Francisco, California from Mar …

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Bangkok Post, November 20, 2007 Southeast Asian government leaders will sign a document this week in Singapore that fails many tests. By Jenina Joy Chavez When leaders of the member governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet for their 13th summit in Singapore today, the w …

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[Espanõl]  By Walden Bello* When two studies last year detailed how the World Bank’s research unit had been systematically manipulating data to show that neoliberal market reforms were promoting growth and reducing poverty in developing countries, development circles were not shocked. They mere …

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(Published in Globalasia.org ) Why Asia’s Farmers Deserve Protection By Walden Bello “One of the terrible truths of the 20th century is that it was a blight on small farmers or peasants everywhere. Before looking at the question of whether Asia’s farmers need protection, it is necessary to consider …

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STOP THE WAR IN MINDANAO Proof of MNLF coddling JI and ASG must be presented US Troops Out As hostilities between the Philippine military and the Moro National Liberation front escalate in Mindanao, we from the Stop the War   Coalition – Philippines, a broad coalition of social movements, …

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