Category: Regional/International

Lead Organizers: Thai Working Group for Climate Justice and Focus on the Global South Highlights of the Discussions Progress on the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Program at the UN level has been slow.  Safeguards agreed upon in Cancun are weak and are to be “pro …

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By Walden Bello*(Speech at meeting of international social movements, Hotel Trang, Bangkok, August 31, 2012.) This July was the hottest July in the United States ever since they started keeping records.  In India, the monsoon rains are long delayed, resulting in the country’s second drought in …

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The fight of Occupy Wall Street is the struggle of all movements in the world.  Finance capital, that created the crisis in 2008, has increased its power instead of being disciplined. At present, world GDP is 64 trillion US dollars while the derivatives market reached the incredible figure of 1 …

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by Pablo Solón The overuse of a word can sometimes devalue it and make it lose its impact. The word “crisis”[1] no longer evokes fear or worry. Now, it is a word you hear almost everyday, and it has lost its significance. So today, when people hear about the crisis in Europe, there is …

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by Walden Bellooriginally published in FPIFMost visitors to Myanmar these days, when the country is opening up, limit their trips to Yangon, better known in better times as Rangoon. They rarely make the five-hour trip to Naypyitaw, the site upcountry to which the ruling military regime has transferr …

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With leaders from La Via Campesina, labour and indigenous movements, World March of Women and other movements… hosted by Pablo SolonSpanish, Portuguese and English translation providedOrganised by Focus on the Global SouthQue hacer después de la Cupula dos PovosUn dialogo entre movimientos sociales …

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Mary Ann Manahan15 March 2012 Speech delivered during the implementation of the right to water and sanitation transversal session of the Alternative World Water Forum/Forum Alternatif Mondial d’Eau. The session was moderated by Sylvie Paquerot, University of Ottawa and the panelists include Mau …

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Year 2011 was the nal year of 2009 – 2011 program work plans. is report looks at the work of Focus on the Global South in the year just passed, but it also contextualizes this work as part of all e orts and initiatives during the three-year program cycle. It is also worth noting that in the latter h …

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Germany

by Walden Bello (FPIF)Germany towers over Europe like a colossus. Its economy is the biggest in the European Union, accounting for 20 percent of the EU’s gross domestic product. While most of Europe’s economies are stagnating, Germany’s will have grown by some 2.9 percent in 2011. It boasts the lowe …

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Debate between leading European and Asian analysts on the decline of European power, the economic rise of China and India, the likelihood of global recession, climate change and proposed alternatives to the current global economic model. Marica Frangakis is on the Board of the Nicos Poulantzas Insti …

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