globalization, global justice

Archive 1999 - 2005


WOMEN AND GLOBALIZATION Conference July 27-August 3, 2005 at the Center for Global Justice, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Resources including papers on-line at this link.

Actions and Aftermaths: Starhawk's first post-G8 report describes the blockades and the adverse effects of the London bombings on the participants. Her second, Tatting Down (July 11) gives an inside view of the activist encampment. See her website for the full series of reports.

2-6 July 2005, Gleneagles, Scotland: G8 Summit Actions (what is the G8?)
Further information at: Dissent is the main group organizing actions. Website for alternative forums, etc. Indymedia Scotland page
Read ecofeminist writer-activist Starhawk's report on the big demonstration on July 3.

For excellent on-the-spot coverage of the movement and actions in Bolivia against privatization of energy resources, and for democracy,
see Jean Friedsky's notebook reports.

Reports from the 5th World Social Forum, January 2005, Brazil:
The Fifth WSF in the balance
(click on English) "There were 155,000 participants, from 135 countries and 6,880 lecturers. More than 200,000 people in the opening march, 2,500 activities and 2,800 volunteers that supported the organization" see photos
Next year there will be regional social forums, and the next international one will be held in 2007 in Africa.
Read the WSF summary concluding statement here.

Read Another World Is Possible on the event, by Marjorie Cohn, t r u t h o u t | Perspective, 2 February 2005.


FTAA: in Miami Nov. 19 - 21 2003
What’s wrong with the Free Trade Area of the Americas?
From ecofeminist activist Starhawk:

Report from Cancún
From Woman and Life on Earth co-coordinator and long-time globalization activist Jean Grossholtz:
20 August 2003
Globalization is happening; fortunately more rapidly by those opposed to corporate takeover than by the governments and transnational corporations operating across national borders to take control of the economy of the world, from the peasant agriculture in Mexico to the oil resources of Iraq...

On the Sacramento Mobilization Against Biotech and the WTO, June 20-25, 2003, By Starhawk
The Arrest of the Seed Balls --or What Universe Are We Living In?

Globalization is not Gender Neutral
(This article by German journalist-scholar Christa Wichterich, appeared in the German daily newspaper the "taz" 25/26 January 2003)
From a feminist perspective, Porto Alegre is not all that different from conventional political gatherings.
Old and young leftist men set the tone in the movements critical of globalization.


50 Years Is Enough! Network demands for transformation of the IMF and World Bank, in preparation for their annual meetings, Washington, DC, September/October 2001

"Caring for the Life of All We Demand Justice Globally" - A Women's Declaration on the Occasion of the World Economic Forum Davos 2001


The People's Caravan 2000 - "Citizen's on the Move for Land and Food Without Poisons"
in India, Bangladesh, the Philippines

One year after massive protests in Seattle against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its brand of globalisation-the People's Caravan 2000 ended three weeks of activities in India, Bangladesh and the Philippines, with simultaneous events in Japan, Korea and Indonesia. (more)

Actions against the World Bank/IMF: Washington, DC, April 2000


Whose Trade Organization? What's wrong with the WTO?

"The Battle of Seattle": reports on the demonstrations against the WTO (Nov.-Dec. 1999)

Visit DAWN: women scholars and activists from the economic South

DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES WITH WOMEN FOR A NEW ERA is a network of women scholars and activists from the economic South who engage in feminist research and analysis of the global environment and are committed to working for economic justice, gender justice and democracy. DAWN works globally and regionally in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific on the themes of the Political Economy of Globalisation; Political Restructuring and Social transformation; and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, in partnership with other global NGOs and networks.

"Rural and Indigenous Women Speak Out Against Globalization"

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