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The recent explosion of bilateral investment and trade agreements and investor-state disputes is of growing concern. Many mobilisations against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) aim to stop attempts by industrialised countries to kickstart talks on a mul
The recent explosion of bilateral investment and trade agreements and investor-state disputes is of growing concern. Many mobilisations against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) aim to stop attempts by industrialised countries to kickstart talks on a mu
The Bush Administration, in the interests of Corporate America (how can anyone tell where one ends and the other begins?) is on the warpath again. Like its Òwar on terrorÓ, it is fighting on several fronts.
Choudry: Salvation Through Consumption?
May 09, 2003
Choudry: Neutral, Inclusive
Apr 19, 2003
Located in the USA's corn belt, St Louis is hometown to Monsanto and several other leading biotech corporations. Bob Holden, Missouri's Republican governor, wants the state to be a world leader in "life sciences".
Choudry: "Groping For The Exact Term"
Mar 30, 2003
Semantics, US Soldiers and The Philippines
As we mobilize against the murderous onslaught on Iraq we cannot afford to ignore US military operations in other parts of the world.
ÒForever New FrontiersÓ. Was this the motto of Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, the conquistadores as they sought new territories to conquer, resources to plunder and control and peoples to exterminate or enslave for the empires which
Choudry: The Paydirt of Paranoia
Feb 21, 2003
It seems this commentary did not go out properly last night, so I am remailing it. Apologies to anyone who gets it twice!
Choudry: Namecalling: Mapping Colonial Fantasies
Feb 17, 2003
Since childhood, I have been fascinated by maps and placenames. But lately I have been wondering whether health warnings should be placed on maps and signs for streets, towns and landmarks just as parents are warned about the possible effects on children
Clark: True Resistance
Feb 07, 2003
In her Jan. 22 ZNet commentary on nonviolent civil disobedience, "Arresting Disobedience,Ó Jessica Azulay makes a thoughtful contribution to the discussion on resistance, a discussion happening at conceivably the most critical moment in our planet's post
"Global warming is great," wrote space technologist Duncan Steel in the comment pages of The Guardian recently, "because it protects us from the unpredictable big freeze that would be far, far worse." ('Global warming is good for you', The Guardian, Dece
Cromwell: Naked Power: How 'benign' Western Politicians And 'objective' Media Lead Whole Nations Into War
Feb 01, 2003
Never before have our leaders been so naked in all their Machiavellian lust for power and destruction. And growing numbers of the public are beginning to see it. With no 'smoking gun' detected after extensive UN investigations, even using intelligence sup
Choudry: Bordering On Insanity
Jan 25, 2003
Bordering On Insanity
Choudry: Finding Voice: Telling Our Own Stories
Dec 20, 2002
I seem to have been spending quite a bit of time lately urging other activist friends to write more. Many already are. And I regularly ask myself why I write.
Last month, in the Opera House in the small Vermont town of Plainfield, I attended a fundraising evening of drama and music for the legal costs of Institute For Social Ecology alumnus Camilo Viveiros. It was one of a number of fundraisers held to raise mo
Music has moved many of us to act, and inspires us in our work for justice and liberation. Close friends and comrades tell of how music has helped form, frame and inflame their political consciousness and hunger for justice. While much of the world is be
Cromwell: Turning the World into Hell?
Nov 25, 2002
Take a look at the media sections of the broadsheets, if you can handle the inane navel-gazing, insider gossip and trivia. A recurrent theme is whether television news is being 'dumbed-down' in order to hang on to fragmenting audiences. Corporate news chi
Choudry: APEC 2002: Americans Plot To Expand Crusade
Nov 13, 2002
Remember APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation)? Once described by former Australian foreign affairs minister Gareth Evans as Òfour adjectives in search of a nounÓ, it stumbled through the 1990s into the 21st century barely alive. Espousing Òopen regi
ÒWhen an individual commits violence against innocent civilians contrary to US interests, Bush calls him a "terroristÓ. When an individual commits violence against innocent civilians in furtherance of US interests, Bush calls him a "freedom fighter. Ò