PANNA: Resource Pointer #255


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Resource Pointer #255
April 19, 2001

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Views from the South: The Effects of Globalization and the WTO On Third World Countries, 2000* Sarah Anderson (editor). Collection of essays by Third World activists and scholars describes effects of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on local and national economics, natural resources, jobs and cultures. Includes historical analysis of Bretton Woods institutions and the South, globalization of agriculture, and case studies of corporate rule in Chile and Nigeria. 208 pp. US$12.95. Contact Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th St., Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551; email foodfirst@foodfirst.org; Web site http://www.foodfirst.org.

*Campaign Against the Asian Development Bank (ADB): Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Events Parallel to ADB Annual Meeting, May 5-11, 2001* Honolulu, HI. Non-violent NGO activities and events planned before and during ADB Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI, May 9-11, 2001. NGO activities will challenge globalization and the ADB's destructive and oppressive policies, projects and programs in communities throughout Asia and the Pacific. Events in Honolulu, Hawai'i include focus on U.S. militarization of Hawai'i, political and economic colonization and pollution problems in the state. Also addresses cultural rights of Kanaka Maoli (native Hawaiian) people. Contact ADBwatch, UH Manoa, 2465 Campus Rd., RIO Box A-4, Honolulu, HI 96822; email adbwatch@lava.net; Web site http://www.crosswinds.net/~hexis/ADB-Watch.html.

*Tri-National Conference Against Deregulation & Free Trade, May 26-27, 2001* Mexico City, Mexico. Conference organized by Mexican electrical and nuclear workers' unions to halt the adoption of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), repeal the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and stop the creation of a unified electrical system and grid for Mexico, the U.S. and Canada--controlled directly by private utility corporations. US$10. Contact Open World Conference in Defense of Trade Union Independence & Democratic Rights, c/o San Francisco Labor Council, 1188 Franklin St. #203, San Francisco, CA 94109; phone (415) 641-8616; fax (415) 440-9297; email owc@energy-net.org; Web site http://www.owcinfo.org.

*The Battle in Seattle: The Story Behind and Beyond the WTO Demonstrations, 2000* Janet Thomas. Describes 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle, Washington. Discusses free trade, international economics, child labor, agribusiness and more. Tells the stories of the people that participated in the demonstrations and features extensive resource list. 240 pp. US$16.50. Contact Fulcrum Publishing, 16100 Table Mountain Parkway, Suite 300, Golden, CO 80403; phone (800) 992-2908 or (303) 277-1623; fax (800) 726-7112 or (303) 279-7111; email info@fulcrum-books.com; Web site http://www.fulcrum-books.com.

*The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism, 2000* David C. Korten. Discusses capitalism, democracy and markets. Presents simple and accessible economic analysis. Examines institutional and policy choices that would promote democratic, market-based, life-centered societies. 318 pp. US$19.95. Contact Kumarian Press, 1294 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002; phone (800) 289-2664 or (860) 243-2098; fax (860) 243-2867; email kpbooks@aol.com; Web site http://www.kpbooks.com.


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