Flush with cash, most Asian governments and financial players are wary of being drawn into the Wall Street maelstrom.
How "free trade" is destroying Third World agriculture--and who's fighting back.
The Swedish Academy bestowed this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus, the father of microcredit. It's easy to believe Yunus's low-interest loans to the poor are a silver bullet against global economic injustice. But it's not that simple.
"People power" in the Philippines is running out of steam. The
political system is corrupt, Washington is micro-managing the economy
and civil society, cynicism is rampant. But a fledgling "New Left" offers
Walden Bello was in Baghdad March 14-17 as a
member of the Asian Peace Mission, a delegation of parliamentarians and
members of civil society from different countries in Asia.
America called on its former colony to fill the bill for a sequel to Al Qaeda.
A final declaration for the fourth WTO Ministerial Session was finally issued on November 14 after negotiations that extended well past the original deadline.
Organizers of the anti-G8 protest in Genoa say that 200,000 people
came from all over Italy and Europe to join the mammoth