IN THIS ISSUE: Brazil o­n the threshold, the US o­n the brink and a Vietnamese view of the journey from Seattle to Doha. And from Thailand, Buddhism and the Bank, the illusion of isolation, plus the story of the villagers who want the Canadian mining company to simply “go away”. Brazil o­n Threshold of New Era with Lula Victory
By walden Bello

Collective security is working
By Jeremy Brecher*

From Seattle to Doha: solidarity is the o­nly weapon of developing countries
By Nguyen Van Thanh

Wasted by the World Bank
By Sulak Sivaraksa

No o­ne is Immune
By Supara Janchitfah

Canadian potash miner faces constitutional hurdles and community opposition
By Project for Ecological Recovery (Bangkok), MiningWatch Canada (Ottawa)