by NEPOMUCENO MALALUAN and JENINA JOY CHAVEZ
The Asean Charter includes as one of the purposes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the promotion of "a people-oriented Asean in which all sectors of society are encouraged to participate in, and benefit from, the process of Asean integration and community building".
Presentation at the 6th ASEAN People’s Forum, Hanoi
by Chanida Chanyapate Bamford
Focus on the Global South - September 2010
One of the impulses binding ASEAN together effectively has been the need to use its combined size as protection against external forces seen by member countries as threats to national political security. That is why ASEAN comprises countries with different historical backgrounds and different systems of government, which can only stay together if they keep looking outward together.
In this issue of Focus on Trade, Walden Bello analyses China's role in the Copenhagen climate talks, Shalmali Guttal takes the pulse of the WTO ten years after Seattle, and two participants report on the New Year Gaza Freedom March.
CHINA: PRINCE OF DENMARK
AILING BUT ALIVE: THE WTO TEN YEARS AFTER SEATTLE
CALL FOR “SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE” UNITES GLOBAL MOVEMENT
Statement of Climate Justice Now! on the COP 15
LESSONS OF THE GAZA FREEDOM MARCH
THE GAZA FREEDOM MARCH: IN THE MIDST OF A REGIONAL PANDEMONIUM