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    Alternative Regionalisms News

    06 December 2008
    Article

    Alternative Regionalisms News (last updated in December 2008).

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    In praise of Susan George

    Edwin Madunagu
    13 November 2008
    In the media

    In a recent editorial comment, The Economist issued a solemn call to all believers in global capitalism not to despair, not to panick, and to do nothing that could endanger the capitalist system (October 18-24, 2008). The magazine invoked the words and spirit of its founder, the Scottish businessman, James Wilson, who, about 165 years ago, gave the paper the philosophy of "economic liberty".

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    The facilitating framework for free investment and capital

    Myriam vander Stichele
    24 October 2008
    Article
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    How Badly Can the 'Experts' Ruin the Planet?

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    10 October 2008
    Article
    Look no further than the World Bank to see how many economic, social and environmental problems so-called experts can make worse.
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    Transnational Corporations on Trial

    • Wolfgang Kaleck, Miriam Saage-Maaß
    08 October 2008
    Report

    This study analyses existing legal means of holding European transnational companies liable for extraterritorial human rights violations. The authors examine four representative legal cases against European companies in Latin America that revolve around problems typical in the region.

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    Development Redefined

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    25 September 2008
    Article
    Today, just as faith in deregulated markets has evaporated in the nightmare on Wall Street, so too is the long reign of market fundamentalism (or neoliberalism) ending in the development arena. And, a debate over the best route to development has returned.
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    How Doha died: A ringsider’s view

    Walden Bello
    23 August 2008
    Article
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    The international trade system needs to reinvent itself

    Myriam vander Stichele
    11 August 2008
    Article
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    Doha is the Problem, NOT the Solution

    Call to Action
    29 July 2008
    Article
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    Permanent Peoples Tribunal: Session on Neoliberal Policies and European Transnationals in Latin America and the Caribbean

    29 July 2008
    Article

    The Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) in 2008 examined 21 cases of abuses by transnational companies from 12 sectors operating in Latin American countries and looked at the impact of EU free trade agreements for perpetuating and expanding these corporate crimes.

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    The perils of a Doha deal on services

    Walden Bello
    09 July 2008
    Article
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    Dark Victory

    • Walden Bello, Shea Cunningham, Bill Rau
    08 July 2008
    Book

    Dark Victory reveals the roots of rising poverty and inequality in the South in a sweeping strategy of global economic rollback unleashed by the US to shore up the North's domination of the international economy and reassert corporate control.

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    Global Europe: New challenges for trade unions in a globalising world

    • Roeline Knottnerus
    07 July 2008
    Paper

    Europe’s aggressive external market access agenda, combined with its push internally for market reforms in the interest of competitiveness, poses new threats to workers in the North and South and will need a transnational trade union response.

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    How Europe underdevelops Africa and how some fight back

    Patrick Bond, Richard Kamidza
    27 June 2008
    Article
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    Ignoring the crises? How further GATS liberalisation impacts the financial and food crises

    Myriam vander Stichele
    18 June 2008
    Article
    As the world is still assessing one of the most violent shocks in international financial markets ever, and measures to avoid future financial crises are still not in place, developing countries should be cautious of dangers associated with further liberalisation of their financial sectors.
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    Southern Africa: whither regional integration?

    Dot Keet, Interviewed by Aileen Kwa
    22 May 2008
    Article
    As a result of the free trade agreements with the European Union, called economic partnership agreements, regional integration in Southern Africa is in tatters. The question arises: what kind of integration would engender broad-based development?
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    EPA Threatens to Tear Apart Oldest Customs Union

    Aileen Kwa
    19 May 2008
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    How to manufacture a global food crisis: lessons from the World Bank, IMF, and WTO

    Walden Bello
    16 May 2008
    Article
    The global rise in food prices is not only a consequence of using food crops to produce biofuels, but of the "free trade" policies promoted by international financial institutions. Now peasant organisations are leading the opposition to a capitalist industrial agriculture.
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