Aid

Iraq: la guerra invisible

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Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
Paz y Seguridad
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La guerra y las sanciones siguen utilizándose para manipular y controlar Iraq. El reciente libro de Joy Gordon sobre las sanciones y la política estadounidense, muestra que éstas han sido utilizadas por Estados Unidos y Gran Bretaña, no como una alternativa a la guerra, como han podido creer muchos en el seno de la comunidad internacional, sino como medio de debilitamiento en preparación de la... Read more

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Iraq: The Invisible War

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Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
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War and Sanctions continue to be used to manipulate and control Iraq. Joy Gordon’s recent book on the sanctions and US policy shows them being used by the US and Britain, not as an alternative to war as many in the international community may have intended, but as a means of softening in preparation for war.As it turned out, that was done not once, but twice in 1991 and 2003. This Invisible War... Read more

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Millennium Development Goals for the Rich?

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Debt
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Through many decades, declarations and mega-conferences, the United Nations and aid industry leaders have worked tirelessly to get governmental and non-governmental bodies and the media to sing from the same hymn book, to use the same discourse and tell the same story.  That story is about uplift for the poor, and admonitions toward the rich to be generous for those doing the lifting. ... Read more

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Is Development Aid Nonsense?

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Speaker(s)

Dot Keet, Marcos Arruda, Praful Bidwai, Jan Nederveen Pieterse and Maarten Brouwer

Time: 20:00-22:00

PANEL:

Prof Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Chair), contributor to WRR reports and studies on the future of Dutch development cooperation, Professor of global studies and sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Maarten Brouwer (Netherlands), Ambassador for development cooperation, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dot Keet (South Africa), Alternative Information Development Centre, Cape Town; key co-ordinator of the continent-wide Africa Trade Network (ATN)

Praful Bidwai, Indian climate specialist, former senior editor of the Times of India, author of "From What Now to What Next: Reflections on three decades of international politics and development" (Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation)

Marcos Arruda (Brazil), Director of Politicas Alternativas Para o Cone Sul (PACS), active member of the Brazilian Network for the Integration of the Peoples working on issues related to NAFTA, Mercosur and the World Trade Organisation.

DETAILS: Debate about the future of Dutch development cooperation is again picking up pace ahead of the general elections in June. Opinions amongst political parties vary depending on their political orientation but no one seems to be asking the countries in the South about their needs. 

The Transnational Institute is bringing Southern voices into the debate. A panel from some of the rising countries of the South will discuss how Dutch aid could usefully contribute to more sustainable development, in particular building civil society in the south as the means of addressing structural poverty.

The session will be chaired by Professor Jan Nederveen Pieterse, contributor to WRR reports and studies on the future of Dutch development cooperation. He is author of 15 books and a specialist on development, cultural studies and globalisation.

The panellists will be available for interviews on 4 June. To arrange an interview or for more information, please contact nina.brenjo [a] tni.org

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Friday, June 4, 2010
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