PANNA: Resource Pointer #209


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #209

June 9, 1999

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

*No Debt, No Sweat: Organizing for Global Justice* September 23-26, 1999 (Thursday-Sunday), Washington, DC. Fourth Activists’ Conference sponsored by the 50 Years Is Enough Network. Focus will be on critiques of the global economy and models for organizing for global economic justice. Conference will be held weekend prior to annual meetings of World Bank and IMF and will culminate in a demonstration at IMF headquarters. Registration fee US$35 before June 30, US$45 before September 10, US$55 after September 10. Contact 50 Years Is Enough Network, 1247 E St. SE, Washington DC 20003; phone (202) IMF-BANK; email; website

*Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty, 1999* Walden Bello. Explores role of U.S. economic policies in creating poverty abroad. Reviews consequences of structural adjustment programs plus international financial flows, reductions in social welfare spending, and consequences of globalization within the U.S. New epilogue covers East Asian crisis. 162 pp. US$14.95. Contact Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th St., Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551; email; website

*Instruments of Change: Motivating and Financing Sustainable Development, 1998* Theodore Panayotou. Describes legal and economic instruments including taxes, subsidies, fee systems and liability insurance as means to promote sustainability. Explores ways to rationalize economic incentives as well as raise revenues in developed, developing, and transitional economies. 228 pp. UK$19.95. Contact Earthscan Publications, 120 Pentonville Rd., London N19 JN, UK; phone (0171) 278-0433; fax (0171) 287-1142; email; website

*A Siamese Tragedy: Development and Disintegration in Modern Thailand, 1998* Walden Bello, et al. Explores roots of 1997-98 Asian economic collapse. Argues that Thailand’s economic development has been unsustainable in terms of human exploitation, social disruption, ecological damage, and economic fragility. Covers changes in agriculture, role of IMF, deforestation, AIDS, and more. 267 pp. US$19.95. Contact Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th St., Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551; email; website

*Seeds and Survival: Crop Genetic Resources in War and Reconstruction in Africa, 1997* Paul Richards and Guido Ruivenkamp. Considers impacts of war and other conflicts on management of plant genetic resources by small-scale agriculturists. Includes policy options to link fields of relief, rehabilitation, and plant genetic resource management. 61 pp. Free. Contact International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Via delle Sette Chiese 142, 00145 Rome, Italy

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