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Resource Pointer #294 (Global Activism)
September 26, 2002

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

*The Future in the Balance: Essays on Globalization and Resistance, 2001* Walden Bello. Critiques the development models of major international financial institutions, such as the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Argues that actions by these institutions and transnational corporations drive the gap between rich and poor. Outlines the global movement for economic justice and democracy. 288 pages. US$13.95. Contact Food First – Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551; email; Web site

*Global Uprising: Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century: Stories from a Generation of Activists, 2001* Neva Welton and Linda Wolf. Compiles personal stories, reflections and commentaries of 60 activist groups and individuals from around the globe. Includes young activists such as Julia Butterfly Hill, Neta Golan, and the Rukus Society, and veteran critics such as Noam Chomsky, Maude Barlo, and Vandana Shiva. 273 pages. US$19.95, CAN$27.95. Contact New Society Publishers, P.O. Box 189, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0, Canada; phone (250) 247-9737; fax (250) 247-7471; email; Web site

*Advocacy for Social Justice: A Global Action and Reflection Guide, 2001* David Cohen, Rosa de la Vega and Gabrielle Watson; Oxfam America and Advocacy Institute. Describes key elements of social movement advocacy. Outlines important advocacy skills, such as strategy development, research, collaboration and message delivery. Includes case studies from Senegal, Cambodia, Latin America and the US, and an extensive advocacy resource directory. 326 pages. US$49.95. Contact Kumarian Press, Inc, 1294 Blue Hills Avenue Bloomfield, CT. 06002; orders (800) 289-2664; fax (860) 243-2867; email; Web site

*Rigged Rules and Double Standards: Trade, Globalization, and the Fight Against Poverty, 2002* Oxfam International. Argues that double-standard trade rules, trade liberalization, and intellectual property laws set by rich countries deny poor countries fair market access and slow their economic development. Recommends dropping double-standard tariffs, monitoring and diversifying basic trade commodities, and democratizing the World Trade Organization, more. 271 pages. Download free at Contact Oxfam International, Suite 20, 266 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DL, UK; phone (44 1865) 31 39 39; fax (44 1865) 31 37 70; email; Web site

*Global Citizen Action, 2001* Michael Edwards and John Gaventa, eds. Describes current citizen participation in global governance, within a changing global context. Presents case studies of social movements and non-governmental networks that address such issues as landmines, jubilee, free trade, children’s rights, more. 328 pages. UK$14.95. Contact Earthscan Publications Ltd., 120 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JN, UK; phone (44-20) 7278-0433; fax (44-20) 7278-1142; email; Web site

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