Economic Policy Institute
International Forum on Globalization
Jubilee [U.S.A.] [International]
United for a Fair Economy Popular
education institute for various economic issues, including globalization, that relate
to the growing dispaity between rich and poor in America and world-wide.
50 Years is Enough Network. International Organization
which monitors the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Trade Organization (WTO).
Christian Aid (United Kingdom) One of the few
church-related organizations that monitors public poicy on trade and globalization issues.
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
- Citizens Trade Campaign
links to many other organizations that deal with "free trade" and resource materials.
Oxfam America Report. (www.oxfamamerica.org/pdfs/cafta_090303.pdf)
"Make Trade Fair for Central America: Agriculture, Investment and Intellectual Property:
Three Reasons to Say No to CAFTA"
United States Trade Representative (www.ustr.gov)
Free Trade issues from the perspective of the US administration.
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum met Jan. 21-25, 2004 in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos,
attended by prominent world political and business leaders, including Vice-President Dick Cheny.
who defended United States military action in Iraq, saying that democratic
nations should use force to tackle terrorism and stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction if diplomacy failed.
WEF members "represent the world's 1,000 leading companies,
along with 200 smaller businesses, many from the developing world,...we understand our members' needs and
work with them to find solutions to complex and crucial issues. Expert communities help provide us with
guidance and information on challenging issues for business. Our International Business Council, of 100
leading CEOs, addresses pressing corporate issues -- from governance to free trade..."
- World Economic Forum official website. (www.weforum.org)
Includes streaming videos of the 2004 WEF Public Forum on
Globalization or De-globalization for the Benefit of the Poorest?
- Do Labour Rights Partnerships Work?
- Trade Round: Where There Is a Will, There Must Be a Way
- Is the Biodiversity Agenda Changing Companies' License to Operate?
- Has Globalization Amplified the Risk of Financial Crises?
- Religion: Does Globalization Bring Salvation or Curse?
- Can Civil Society Contribute to Peace?
- Children Rights, Public Service or Market Rules?
- World Economic Forum
Commentary, Photos, and Links for WEF meetings since 1999, protest activities, and alternative
meetings of Non-Govenmental Organization (NGO's) such as the World Social Forum.
World Social Forum
The World Social Forum (WSF) is an annual gathering designed as a creative alternative
to the exclusive World Economic Forum. The session January 16-21, 2004 in Mumbai, India was attended
by some 100,000 people from 132 countries. Special emphases included international peace work,
sustainable development, and the civil rights struggle of India's Dalit (untouchable) people.
In 2005 the WSF will return to Porto Alegre, Brazil, where previous annual sessions have been
held since WSF's beginning in 2001; but the event may shift to Africa in 2006.
- World Social Forum (Forum Social Mundial)
official website (www.forumsocialmundial.org.br/home.asp)
- World Social Forum 2004
(Jan. 16-21) in Mumbai, India. (www.wsfindia.org/anotherworld.php)
- Sojourner's (www.sojo.net)
daily updates by Elizabeth Palmberg.
- World Social Forum (www.nadir.org)
Links and photos for previous WSF gatherings
- Free Speech TV will air Mobile-Eyes on Economic Justice and the World Social Forum (MEoWSF)
on February 1-2, 2004. FSTV¹s special program will provide a solutions-oriented look at
economic injustice under corporate-led globalization, as discussed at the World Social Forum.
Along with documentaries and organization profiles, MEoWSF will also focus on what you can do to make a difference.
For more info., go to www.freespeech.org
Watch FSTV 24/7 on Channel 9415, DISH Satellite Network and on 60+ community cable stations, or watch by
Find out where on freespeech.org.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
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