The collapse of the WTO talks in Cancún is in fact a profoundly
hopeful turn of events. The developing nations have found their
An institution representing citizens, not states, would advance world
Peasants, punks, students, green activists, union workers, social
leaders and many more will meet in Cancún to say no to the WTO.
The Zapatista Army has also announced it will participat
In 'the other' Cancún, tourist-industry workers live in poverty and squalor.
The system itself is broken.
"One has to be careful," said United Nations Secretary General Kofi
Annan in late August, "not to confuse the UN with the US." If the
Secretary General had taken his own advice, maybe his Brazi
With the August 19 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in
Baghdad, and with the deaths of twenty-three people so far--including
the chief of the UN mission, Sergio Vieira de Mello--the t
The new UN resolution doesn't even try to bring the Iraqi occupation into line with international law.
Emerging from their meeting in Belfast the day before US forces
announced Baghdad had fallen, George W.
Much to the frustration of the Bush Administration, France, Russia,
China and the other members of the United Nations Security Council
opposing the British-US resolution on Iraq have not bought