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Changement climatique et après-pétrole : quelles mutations sociales, technologiques et urbanistiques pour une ville durable ?

Synthèse des "dialogues Sciences-planète", septembre 2007

CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE ET APRÈS-PÉTROLE : Quelles mutations sociales, technologiques et urbanistiques pour une ville durable ?
Préparation de la table ronde, choix des intervenants et animation : Jacques MIRENOWICZ (LaRevueDurable, avec Yves COCHET (Député vert, auteur de (...)

, by Third World Network

Developing countries face hard times as US recession looms

by Martin Khor

It is a terrible time for the global economy. The latest sign of this is the deep plunge in the Asian and European stock markets on Monday, 21 January in response to the string of bad news last week in the United States, leading to the conclusion that the US has now slipped into recession. Read (...)

, par CADTM

L’audit de la dette

L’état de la question dans 4 pays : République démocratique du Congo, Mali, Equateur, Philippines

Etude de cas de 4 pays des 3 trois continents du Tiers Monde. Afrique : République démocratique du Congo et Mali, Amérique latine : Equateur, Asie : Philippines. En présence d’invités des 4 pays en question. Téléchargez les exposés avec diaporamas, enregistrements audio ou textes sur le site du (...)

Etat des résistances dans le Sud - 2008

Alternatives Sud n°4/2007. Points de vue du Sud.

A de rares exceptions près, l’ensemble des pays du Sud ont connu un réveil et une dynamisation de leurs sociétés civiles ces vingt dernières années. L’ouverture, franche ou timide, d’espaces d’expression, les secousses de la mondialisation, la persistance d’inégalités scandaleuses ou de discriminations (...)

, by Grain

Whose harvest? The politics of organic seed certification

The vision behind organic agriculture is one in which care for the environment and health are central, and farmers get a fair deal for their efforts. But organic agriculture is also becoming serious business – with marketing tools, like certification, occupying more and more space and influence. (...)

, par MASSIAH Gustave

Evolution globale et altermondialisme

Trois grandes questions déterminent l’évolution de la situation à l’échelle mondiale et marquent les différents niveaux de la transformation sociale (mondiale, par grande région, nationale et locale). Je partirai de l’hypothèse que nous sommes confrontés à une triple crise, la crise de l’hégémonie des (...)

, por Grain

Más herbicidas para sostener lo insostenible

Más herbicidas para sostener lo insostenible Las grandes corporaciones agroindustriales se han lanzado a una nueva carrera para ampliar sus ganancias a partir del terreno que ganaron en los últimos diez años imponiendo con éxito monocultivos resistentes a herbicidas a lo largo y ancho de aquellos (...)

, by Down to earth

Persistent organic pollutants can render vaccines ineffective

Researchers from usa and Denmark have confirmed an association between increased exposure to persistent organic pollutants (pops) like polychlorinated biphenyls (pcb) and decreased antibody production in children vaccinated against tetanus and diphtheria. Action against pops was initiated in (...)

, by BELLO Walden

Why Asia’s farmers deserve protection

Focus on the Global South

One of the terrible truths of the 20th century is that it was a blight on small farmers or peasants everywhere. Before looking at the question of whether Asia’s farmers need protection, it is necessary to consider this historical background.
In both wealthy capitalist economies and in socialist (...)

, by Grain

Bilateral biosafety bullies

GRAIN and the African Centre for Biosafety, October 2006

How corporations use bilateral trade channels to weaken biotech regulations
The agribusiness sector has been struggling to respond to worldwide opposition to genetically modified (GM) foods ever since farmers started sowing the laboratory-engineered seeds in the mid-1990s. Transnational (...)

, por ETC Group

Ingeniería genética extrema : Una introducción a la biología sintética

Avril 2007, 70 p (pdf)

La ingeniería genética fue rebasada. Hoy, los científicos ya no mapean únicamente genomas o manipulan genes. Construyen vida de la nada -y lo hacen en ausencia de un debate social y de una supervisión regulatoria. Conocida como “ingeniería genética con esteroides”, la biología sintética implica (...)

, by Grain

The end of farm-saved seed ?

GRAIN Briefing, february 2007, 14 p. (pdf)

The big players in the world seed industry are grumbling about loopholes in the plant variety protection system, which was the alternative to patenting that they set up in the 1960s. The Europeans want to get rid of farmers’ limited entitlement to save seed. The Americans want to restrict the (...)

, par Grain

La fin des semences de ferme ?

Rapport de GRAIN, février 2007, 14 p. (pdf)

Les principaux acteurs du monde de l’industrie des semences se plaignent des lacunes qui existent dans le système de protection des variétés végétales, l’alternative au brevet qu’ils ont mise en place dans les années soixante. Les Européens veulent se débarrasser de la possibilité limitée laissée aux (...)

, by Grain

Fowl play: The poultry industry’s central role in the bird flu crisis

GRAIN, February 2006

Backyard or free-range poultry are not fuelling the current wave of bird flu outbreaks stalking large parts of the world. The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu is essentially a problem of industrial poultry practices. Its epicentre is the factory farms of China and Southeast Asia and — while wild birds can carry the disease, at least for short distances — its main vector is the highly self-regulated transnational poultry industry, which sends the products and waste of its farms around the world through a multitude of channels. Yet small poultry farmers and the poultry biodiversity and local food security that they sustain are suffering badly from the fall-out. To make matters worse, governments and international agencies, following mistaken assumptions about how the disease spreads and amplifies, are pursuing measures to force poultry indoors and further industrialise the poultry sector. In practice, this means the end of the small-scale poultry farming that provides food and livelihoods to hundreds of millions of families across the world. This paper presents a fresh perspective on the bird flu story that challenges current assumptions and puts the focus back where it should be: on the transnational poultry industry.

, by ETC Group

Oligopoly, Inc. 2005 - Concentration in Corporate Power

ETC group, Dec 2005, PDF

This report compares the ETC’s findings from 2003 to the current situation to reveal the dramatic increase in corporate concentration in 2005. Furthermore, it demonstrates how what looks like buying and selling between countries is very often the redistribution of
capital among subsidiaries of the same parent multinational corporation.

, by Focus on the global south

The Derailer’s Guide to the WTO

Focus on Global South, Nov 2005

An introduction guide to some of the major issues which will be battled out during the WTO meetings in Hong Kong this December. As well as suggesting ways disrupting the meetings and explaining why it feels this action is necessary, the guide also presents an idea of what the alternatives to the current make-up might be.