South East Asia
For the most part, conservative interests still rule the Philippines' Congress, but it is not at all hopeless as a platform for change.
The election of party-list legislators in the Philippines Congress was meant to counter the elitist and often corrupt system of district-level politics.
The new trade pact between China and ASEAN is touted as bringing benefits to both sides, but it is China that stands to gain most from the deal.
The China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA), went into effect on 1st of January this year. For China, the benefits are clear, but Southeast Asia will be paying a big price for a bad deal.
The Alliance of Government Workers in the Water Sector (AGWWAS) is leading workers to fight against water privatisation in the Philippines and construct viable alternatives.
Despite the official propaganda, the China-Asean free trade agreement that came into effect on January 1, 2010, will benefit China, but is likely to disadvantage the Asean Countries.
This accessible, well-researched book provides a devastating critique of both the theory and practice of carbon trading, which lie at the heart of global climate policy.