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Globalization and Grantmakers: Why Should We Care

DEMYSTIFYING THE ISSUES, ACTORS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES By Carolyn L. Deere The Funders Network on Trade and Globalization (FNTG) is for grantmakers who care about issues of human rights, democracy, peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability. The starting point for this report, and for the FNTG, is that...
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eParliament.org: The Pioneering OPERATIONAL Model of Webocracy

Name eParliament.org: The Pioneering OPERATIONAL Model of Webocracy Web address http://www.eParliament.org Description eParliament.org is the pioneering operational model of webocracy to insure peace, justice, human rights, democracy and development around the world. The model is conceptualized by a well-known social worker Dr. Sichendra Bista. Please take some time...
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Update on Citizens’ Campaigns on the FTAA

Write Date Wednesday, July 3, 2002 Author Karen Hansen-Kuhn Publisher ART/DGAP Link Summary Representatives of the Hemispheric Social Alliance (HSA) and other social movements met recently in Quito, Ecuador for the purpose of exchanging information on their respective popular-education campaigns on the potential impacts of and alternatives to...
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States’ Rights vs. Free Trade

The good people of Utah decided 110 years ago that gambling was one vice the state didn’t need. So they outlawed it and later added electronic gaming to the ban. Now, Utah’s right to make games of chance illegal has been shot down by the World Trade Organization....
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A Turning Point for World Trade?

Why? Because for the first time in decades of globalization negotiations, democracy trumped narrow elite interests. India, Brazil, China and nearly two dozen other poor nations, representing more than half of the globe’s population, negotiated as a bloc. With backing from a wide array of citizen groups, they...
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Deadlock at Copenhagen climate summit

More than half way through the UN Copenhagen Climate Conference, the fate of the meeting lies in the balance between partial success and outright failure. The conference has just completed its first week. The more difficult and tense part will come this second week, when a hundred Presidents...
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Fighting dirty over catfish

Tran Vu Long, a Vietnamese catfish farmer on the Mekong River, recently sold his twice-yearly harvest at a loss of $2,000. There was a time the fish would have fetched a good price in the United States, which originally planted the catfish industry in Vietnam. No more. The...
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