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    U.N. General Assembly president urges rich countries to better address the economic crisis

    02 July 2009
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    Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, the elected president of the United Nations General Assembly, d'Escoto has touched a raw nerve among the world's most powerful nations.

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    UN Conference on the world financial and economic crisis

    24 June 2009
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    Spearheaded by the current President of the UN General Assembly Miguel D´Escoto Brockmann, the UN Conference on the Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impacts on Development took place from June 24-26, 2009.

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    "Free Trade” talks are not the solution to the economic crisis: “Free Trade” is one of the principal causes

    Press Release
    24 June 2009
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    Civil society groups and global social movements gathering at the UN summit on the global economic crisis have denounced rich industrialized countries’ insistence on pushing forward unbalanced trade talks, misnamed “free trade”, as likely to exacerbate an already serious economic and social crisis.

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    Confronting global trade as a root cause of the financial crisis!

    Our World Is Not For Sale
    23 June 2009
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    Some Key Points for Member Groups of the Our World Is Not For Sale Network [OWINFS] at the United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development, June 22-24, 2009.

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    Contradictions at the UN Conference on the Financial and Economic Crisis

    Myriam vander Stichele
    22 June 2009
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    The G20's continued push for trade liberalisation contradicts the same countries' assertion that markets, especially the financial sector, need further regulation.
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    Fix the crisis, not the bank’s profits!

    European Cross-Sectoral Network on the combined crises
    13 May 2009
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    Capitalism’s crisis and our response

    Walden Bello
    27 April 2009
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    Speech delivered at the Conference on the Global Crisis sponsored by Die Linke Party and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin, March 20-21, 2009. Week after week, we see the global economy contracting at a pace worse than predicted by the gloomiest analysts.
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    G-20 Summit sorely disappoints

    Praful Bidwai
    15 April 2009
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    London Econ Summit: Born of Good Intentions, But Ends in Disastrous Results

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    03 April 2009
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    The governments of the largest economies in the world walked out of the summit with a plan that takes the global economy three big steps backwards.
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    Asie: une explosion de colère sociale se prépare

    Walden Bello
    01 April 2009
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    U-20: Will the Global Economy Resurface?

    Walden Bello
    31 March 2009
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    The G20 summit is trying to resolve the crisis by recycling failed institutions that are part of the problem.
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    Debating Europe: The Global Economic Crisis and EU Responses – Beyond the G20 (Video)

    Walden Bello, Gert Jan Koopman
    20 March 2009
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    Video of the debate on the G20 between Walden Bello and the EU commission oficial Gert Jan Koopman.
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    Going deeper into a new financial architecture

    Marcos Arruda
    09 March 2009
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    We need more than tinkering with banking systems. We need a radical solution to global financial mayhem.
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    We're in the midst of an epic battle over the direction of this nation

    John Cavanagh
    05 March 2009
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    Obama has opened the door to change. Whether we can blow on through depends on us and our ability to organize.
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    Debating Europe: The Global Crisis, solutions, and implications for EU Trade Policy (video)

    Myriam vander Stichele, Susan George
    20 February 2009
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    Talk of the dangers of trade protectionism is used by European politicians to obscure the need for protection from transnational corporations whose control of European trade policy continues to cause negative social and environment impacts. Susan George and Myriam Vander Stichele debate MEP Ignasi Guardans and Chief Economist DG Trade, Gaspar Frontini, in TNI's Debating Europe series.
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    “Free trade” agreements contribute to financial and other crises

    Myriam vander Stichele
    01 February 2009
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    End WTO deregulation of finance

    Myriam vander Stichele
    01 February 2009
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    Since the current financial crisis started, none of the governments, experts or media who have called for new regulations for the financial industry have taken into account rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) which actually impose extreme financial service deregulation on many WTO member countries.

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