Category: Philippines

by Walden Bello* Published on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 by Foreign Policy in Focus Not surprisingly, the swift unraveling of the global economy combined with the ascent to the U.S. presidency of an African-American liberal has left millions anticipating that the world is on the threshold of a new …

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Time to pull the plug on WTO-Doha Trade Deal Current proposals are further proof of anti-development nature of the Round The Stop the New Round Coalition (SNR) joins peoples’ organizations and movements across the globe in calling for the rejection of the WTO Doha Round and we demand that the Philip …

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By Walden Bello* (Sapporo, July 6, 2008) Trade, climate change, skyrocketing oil prices, and debt have been the topics of discussion in the parallel civil society events to the Group of Eight Summit, but the issue that has drawn the greatest attention is the Japanese authorities’ heavy handed approa …

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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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