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Immigration policy in european union: still bringing up the walls for fortress Europe?

Petra Bendel, Migration Letters, Avril 2005

Immigration and asylum policies in the European Union have entered into a new period. The author sums up the most important achievements and failures of the EU’s efforts to creat a common European asylum and immigration system, and she evaluates the new Hague Programme of the European Council (...)

, by Focus on the global south

New Power Politics in Asia

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a regional mechanism, which was created in 2001 and consists of the following:
People’s Republic of China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. It was inspired by the need to solve the border disputes lingering between the (...)

, by Social Watch

The Basic capabilities index: way too slow!

The Millennium Development Goals will not be achieved by 2015 at the present rate of progress
Progress in basic social indicators slowed down last year all over the world and at the present rate it does not allow for the internationally agreed poverty reduction goals to be met by 2015, unless (...)

Ending Aid Dependence

Fahamu and the South Centre, 2008, 160pp, £7.99

In September 2008, ministers from over 100 countries, heads of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, donor organizations, and civil society organizations from around the world will gather in Accra for the Third High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness.
This meeting has been promoted as (...)

, by Pambazuka

The destruction of African agriculture

Biofuel production is certainly one of the culprits in the current global food crisis. But while the diversion of corn from food to biofuel feedstock has been a factor in food prices shooting up, the more primordial problem has been the conversion of economies that are largely (...)

, by ELDIS

The world food situation: new driving forces and required actions

by J. von Braun

The world food situation is being rapidly redefined, as income growth, climate change, high energy prices, globalisation, and urbanisation transform food consumption, production, and markets. This paper provides an overview of the the key forces driving these changes, and considers what policy (...)

, by BELLO Walden

Manufacturing a food crisis

The Nation

When tens of thousands of people staged demonstrations in Mexico last year to protest a 60 percent increase in the price of tortillas, many analysts pointed to biofuel as the culprit. Because of US government subsidies, American farmers were devoting more and more acreage to corn for ethanol (...)

, by China Labour bulletin

China migrant labourers learn the law to win rights

John Ruwitch and Lindsay Beck, Reuters

Qi Yunhui didn’t even graduate from middle school, but on a recent afternoon he addressed the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court with the confidence of a seasoned litigator. When he came to Shenzhen in 2002, the fast talking native of China’s central province of Hubei worked in a leather shoe (...)

Budgeting for the future: Building another Europe European economic policies from a civil society perspective

Edited by Teresa Maisano and Tommaso Rondinella and Transnational Institute, 2008, pdf

Budgeting for the Future, Building another Europe, edited by Sbilanciamoci!, puts forward a critical civil society outlook on the 2007/2013 Financial Perspectives. In order to achieve this goal Sbilanciamoci! decided to create a civil society network, with a European dimension, guaranteeing (...)

, by HRW

China: Beijing’s migrant construction workers abused

Report “One Year of My Blood”

Migrant construction workers building the “new Beijing” are routinely exploited by being denied proper wages, under dangerous conditions with neither accident insurance nor access to medical and other social services, Human Rights Watch said in a new report.
The 61-page report, “One Year of My (...)

, by Greenpeace France

Blue alert: Climate migrants in South Asia, estimates and solutions

Sudhir Chella Rajan, March 2008, 24 p. (pdf)

Climate change is the biggest environmental threat faced by South Asia and may well be the biggest humanitarian and economic challenge that the developing world will have to face in the coming decades. While the world has woken up to the threat of climate change, the true enormity of what this (...)

, by Pambazuka

African Agriculture and the World Bank: Development or impoverishment?

Kjell Havnevik, Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Atakilte Beyene and Prosper Matondi look at the destructive role the world bank has played in African agriculture and food production
Agriculture’s dominant role in Sub-Saharan Africa’s local, national and regional economies and cultures throughout (...)

Africa – Europe alternatives, Lisbon, 7-9 december 2007

Towards peoples alternatives in Africa and Europe

We, civil society activists engaged in a wide range of peoples’ movements and organisations in Africa and Europe met in Lisbon from 7-9 December 2007 to express our opposition and resistance to the neoliberal free trade and investment policies that European and African governments are (...)

, by TNI

Is the CIA trying to undermine the White House?

The US intelligence report saying that Iran had halted a nuclear weapons programme in 2003 is an important document. It does not prohibit the US military attack on Iran, but it may serve to deny the Bush administration enough public support in the US, or the diplomatic support from any other (...)

, by Focus on the global south

Unconventional Warfare: Are US Special Forces Engaged in an ‘Offensive War’ in the Philippines?

Focus on the Philippines Special Reports, No. 1, January 2006

Since January 2002, US Special Operations Forces (SOFs) have been stationed in the southern Philippines and have not left since then. Their deployment has significant implications for issues of peace and security in the southern Philippines, on democracy in the country and its sovereignty, on (...)