Category: Philippines

This is a transcript of the Die Tagezeitzung's interview with Walden Bello. Dr. Bello, what is is the impact of the current crisis on the global South?The current global crisis will definitely have a massive impact on the South. It is especially those economies that globalized most fully an …

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INTERNS / VOLUNTEERS Focus on the Global South, a programme of development policy research, analysis and action, opens its 2009 Volunteer/Internship Program. The Focus internship is a non-salaried programme that is designed to provide exciting opportunities and exposure to highly-motivated college s …

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Filipino to represent civil society in debate By Veronica Uy originally posted on INQUIRER.net Posted date: March 13, 2009 MANILA, Philippines — The United Nations, and not the G20, should lead in trying to come up with a new financial architecture that would rise out of the current economic crisis …

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Groups fear EU’s aggressive trade agenda is driving the talks EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Campaign Network-Philippines* Secretariat Office, 19-Maginhawa St., Teachers’ Village, Diliman Quezon City. Tel (63)2-4331676 Press Release 11  February 2009 Reacting to news reports about the laun …

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Published on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 by Foreign Policy in Focus by Walden Bello* As goods pile up in wharves from Bangkok to Shanghai, and workers are laid off in record numbers, people in East Asia are beginning to realize they aren’t only experiencing an economic downturn but living through the …

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The dramatic downturn gripping the global economy has breathed new life into old questions about how best to run our economic systems. Politicians, business leaders and policymakers searched for solutions at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. Meanwhile, different debates were taking place at …

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Campaign Secretariat Office, c/o 19-Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City Press Release: Philippine negotiator criticized for supporting EU Proposal for bilateral trade negotiations A civil society network monitoring trade talks between the European Union and the Association of So …

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by Walden Bello* Inter Press Service, 23 January 2009 MANILA, Jan (IPS) As the US recession drags Asia down, there has been much speculation about a regional response to the crisis. Seemingly lending substance to this have been a trilateral summit of the leaders of China, Japan, and South Korea last …

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by Alejandro Kirk/IPS TerraViva The World Social Forum has an urgent and crucial task: battling the social democratic response to the global crisis capitalism now under way, and push for a democratic control of economy and state, worldwide, Filipino academic, author and activist Walden Bello tells T …

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By Herbert Docena In 1947, the future of the Middle East stood before a vote at the United Nations General Assembly. The British empire had earlier expressed support for a Jewish “national home” in colonized Palestine, effectively promising to give away land they did not own. This promise was seized …

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