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BEYOND THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM

Posted on 24 January 2010 by admin

Candido Grzybowski

By Candido Grzybowski (*)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan (IPS) The secret of the vitality of the World Social Forum (WSF) lies in the fact that it is organised as an open space which, without renouncing its original mission of challenging neoliberalism, proposes to recharge the batteries of citizen activism, which is now necessary on a planetary scale if the earth is to move beyond the current mode of extreme capitalism. This process is underway and is following its own course, led by organisations and social movements and networks around the world.

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LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOG√ćAS DE LAS COMUNICACIONES CONDICIONAN EL DESARROLLO ECON√ďMICO

Posted on 23 January 2010 by admin

Supachai_Panitchpakdi. Credit: UNCTAD

Por Supachai Panitchpakdi (*)

GINEBRA, Dic (IPS)¬† En muchos sentidos, la difusi√≥n de las nuevas tecnolog√≠as de la informaci√≥n y las comunicaciones (ICT) contin√ļa siendo una exitosa contribuci√≥n para el desarrollo. Durante los √ļltimos cuatro a√Īos hemos sido testigos del espectacular crecimiento de varias aplicaciones de las ICT, en particular de los tel√©fonos m√≥viles. Las poblaciones de los pa√≠ses en desarrollo ahora constituyen m√°s de la mitad de todos los usuarios de Internet.
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LA HERENCIA VACANTE DEL MODELO NEOLIBERAL

Posted on 15 January 2010 by admin

Kader Arif. Credit: Guillaume Paumier

Por Kader Arif (*)

BRUSELAS, Dic (IPS)¬†¬† A lo largo de la crisis econ√≥mica mundial, que para algunos est√° por terminar, poca atenci√≥n se ha dedicado a la grave situaci√≥n de los pa√≠ses de √Āfrica, El Caribe y el Pac√≠fico (ACP). Las pol√≠ticas occidentales han cultivado la interesada ilusi√≥n de que, por tener un sector financiero poco desarrollado, los pa√≠ses ACP no habr√≠an sido afectados por la depresi√≥n global.

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CHEVRON Y EL GENOCIDIO CULTURAL EN ECUADOR

Posted on 15 January 2010 by admin

Kerry Kennedy

Por Kerry Kennedy

LAGO AGRIO, ECUADOR, Dic (IPS) РLas huellas del paraíso están todavía visibles. Desde el aire, la región selvática del norte de Ecuador -conocida como el Oriente- parece un tapiz de niebla plateada y franjas de verde verdoso.
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CON EL CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL EMERGEN FRONTERAS CANDENTES

Posted on 15 January 2010 by admin

Manuel Manonelles

Por Manuel Manonelles (* )

BARCELONA, Dic (IPS) – Poco a poco se confirma que el deshielo de los polos, tanto del √Ārtico como del Ant√°rtico, se est√° produciendo a un ritmo sensiblemente superior al inicialmente previsto. Las consecuencias sobre la paz de este fen√≥meno, que es una de las principales consecuencias del cambio clim√°tico, son enormes.
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NEOLIBERALISM: A SURVIVOR BY DEFAULT

Posted on 15 January 2010 by admin

Walden Bello

By Walden Bello  (*)

MANILA, Nov (IPS) РThe recent collapse of the global economy, caused by among other things the lack of regulation of financial markets, has further eroded the credibility of neoliberalism.  And yet it continues to exercise a strong influence on the majority of economists and economic managers, for whom, despite its obvious shortcomings, it remains the default discourse.

Why the continuing invocation of neoliberal mantras when the promises of this doctrinaire approach have been contradicted at almost every turn by reality?
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EL NEOLIBERALISMO EST√Ā VIVITO Y COLEANDO

Posted on 15 January 2010 by admin

Walden Bello. Credit: Antonio Marafioti/IPS

Por Walden Bello (*)

MANILA, Nov (IPS) РEl reciente colapso de la economía mundial, causado predominantemente por la falta de regulación de los mercados financieros, ha erosionado ulteriormente la credibilidad del neoliberalismo. Y sin embargo sigue ejerciendo una fuerte influencia en la mayoría de los economistas y dirigentes de empresas sobre todo por la ausencia de una doctrina alternativa.

¬ŅPor qu√© la continua invocaci√≥n de los mantras neoliberales cuando las promesas de esta teor√≠a han sido contradichas por la realidad en casi todas las ocasiones?
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Chevron and Cultural Genocide in Ecuador

Posted on 15 December 2009 by admin

Kerry Kennedy

By Kerry Kennedy, from Lago Agrio, Ecuador *

LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador (IPS/TerraViva) – Traces of paradise are still visible. From the air, the rainforest region in northern Ecuador ‚Äď known as the Oriente ‚Äď appears as silvery mist and swaths of verdant green.

But beneath the cloud cover and canopy, the jungle is a tangle of oil slicks, festering sludge, and rusted pipeline. Smokestacks sprout from the ground, spewing throat-burning fumes into the air. Wastewater from unlined pits seeps into the groundwater and flows into the rivers and streams.
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GLOBAL WARMING IGNITES BORDERS AS WELL

Posted on 15 December 2009 by admin

Manuel Manonelles

By Manuel Manonelles (*)

BARCELONA, Dec (IPS) РLittle by little, it is being confirmed that the melting of the polar ice caps, whether in Antarctica or the Arctic, is happening significantly faster than initially predicted. The consequences of this for peace, one of the main victims of climate change, are enormous.
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