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Media, Activism, and Change

Gender and Media Diversity Journal, Gender Links

The fourth edition of the Gender and Media Diversity Journal focuses on the topic of media, activism and change. It explores various aspects of media activism – how media itself plays an activist role and how activists are increasingly using the media more pro-actively on issues as diverse as (...)

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 CADTM

World Social Forum in debate

WSF International Council, march 31st to april 3rd, Aubja, Nigeria

Following the first "Global Day of Action", which took place on January 26th, and after 7 years of existence, the World Social Forum is in debate. A political and strategical debate focused on the process of the FSM, the international situation as well as the anti-globalization’s movement as a (...)

China’s New Role in Africa and the South: A search for a new perspective

Fahamu and Focus on the Global South, 2008, 258pp, £16.95 / US$33.95

China’s global expansion is much talked about, but usually from the viewpoint of the West. This unique collection of essays, written by scholars and activists from China and the global South, provides diverse views on the challenges faced by Africa, Latin America and Asia as a result of China’s (...)

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 BELLO Walden

The Forum at the Crossroads

Focus on the Global South

A new stage in the evolution of the global justice movement was reached with the inauguration of the World Social Forum (WSF) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in January 2001.
The WSF was the brainchild of social movements loosely associated with the Workers’ Party (PT) in Brazil. Strong support for (...)

, by Focus on the global south

Lebanon : aggression and resistance

Final Report of the International Civil Society and Parliamentary Peace Mission to Lebanon

At the height of the Israeli bombardment of Lebanon, a call came from civil society groups in that country asking the international community to send peace delegations to bear witness to the ongoing destruction of a nation and demonstrate solidarity with the Lebanese people in their hour of (...)

, by ZIEGLER Jean

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food

United Nations, PDF, 18 pages

The Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler, submitted to the Human Rights Council a report on his mission to Lebanon, which took place from 11 to 16 September 2006. The mission was undertaken at the invitation of the Government of Lebanon.
Read the (...)

, by BELLO Walden

The rise of the relief and reconstruction complex

50 Years is Enough, This article first apeared in the Journal of International Affairs, Spring/Summer 2006, vol. 59, no. 2.

Massive infrastructure damage and great social dislocation have been common consequences of natural disasters and social disasters like wars. Up until a few years ago, the aims of relief and reconstruction efforts were fairly simple: immediate physical relief of victims, reduction of social (...)

, by BELLO Walden

Humanitarian Intervention: Evolution of a Dangerous Doctrine

Thursday, 19 January 2006 (Revised version of a speech delivered at the Conference on Globalization, War, and Intervention sponsored by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, German Chapter, Frankfurt, Germany, January 14-15, 2006)

“Humanitarian intervention,” defined simply, is military action taken to prevent or terminate violations of human rights that is directed at and is carried without the consent of a sovereign government. While the main rationale for the invasion of Iraq by the United States was its alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction, an important supporting rationale was regime change for humanitarian reasons. When it became clear that there were in fact no WMD, the Bush administration retroactively justified its intervention on humanitarian grounds: getting rid of a repressive dictatorship and imposing democratic rule. The show trial of Saddam for human rights violations now taking place in Baghdad is part of this retroactive effort to legitimize the invasion.

, 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.

, by CIP Americas Program

50% of the 99%

By Laura Carlsen

This isn’t a math quiz. To put the question in non-numerical terms: where are women in the global economic crisis?
The movement of the 99 percent that began in the United States made visible the human beings who suffer the brutal inequality and injustice of an economic system that, in crisis, (...)