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When, one after another, the delegates of the WTO ministerial in Cancun were confessing that the meeting had failed and that there was no agreement, they were also confessing the failure of Colombia's Minister of External Commerce, Jorge Humberto Botero.
Monbiot: The Enemies of Science
Oct 09, 2003
It is curious that this government, which goes to such lengths to show that it responds to market forces, appears to believe, when it comes to genetic modification, that the customer is always wrong. Tony Blair might have spent six years rolling back the
Mokhiber: Other Options
Sep 28, 2003
Other Things You Might Do With $87 Billion By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman
Monbiot: Stealing Nations
Aug 28, 2003
The International Monetary Fund does not make its "mistakes" by accident.
Mondragon: Keeping Order in the Neighborhood
Aug 21, 2003
Protests swirled around the Peruvian president in Cuzco when on May 23 he declared his support for the president of Colombia at the meeting of leaders of Andean and Amazonian countries. Support for Uribe staggered over the next few days, shaken by strugg
Monbiot: America Is a Religion
Aug 03, 2003
"The death of Uday and Qusay," the commander of the ground forces in Iraq told reporters on Wednesday, "is definitely going to be a turning point for the resistance."1 Well, it was a turning point, but unfortunately not of the kind he envisaged. On the da
Monbiot: Shadow of extinction
Jul 20, 2003
It is old news, I admit. Two hundred and fifty-one million years old, to be precise. But the story of what happened then, which has now been told for the first time, demands our urgent attention. Its implications are more profound than anything taking pla
Monbiot: I Was Wrong About Trade
Jun 29, 2003
A few years ago I would have raised at least two cheers. The US government, to judge by the aggressive noises now being made by its trade negotiators, seems determined to wreck one of the most intrusive and destructive of the instruments of global governa
In less than a month, a law and a pair of presidential decrees from Uribe have institutionalized what many years of violence and forced displacement had brought to Colombian campesinos.
Monbiot: The Bottom Dollar
May 17, 2003
The problem with American power is not that it's American. Most states with the resources and opportunities the US possesses would have done far worse. The problem is that one nation, effectively unchecked by any other, can, if it chooses, now determine h
Mokhiber: Licensed to Kill, Inc.
May 07, 2003
There is a new tobacco company in town, and it aims to teach a lesson or two.
Mondragon: The South American Israel
Apr 24, 2003
Here is a state used by an imperial power to impose its order in a region. In every sphere, with every dollar of military aid it receives from the US, the Colombian state is heading down this route. And it's in this sense that researchers from Venezuela a
Monbiot: Chemical Hypocrites
Apr 10, 2003
When Saddam Hussein so pig-headedly failed to shower US troops with chemical weapons as they entered Iraq, thus depriving them of a retrospective justification for this war, the American generals explained that he would do so as soon as they crossed the "
Mokhiber: Too Much
Mar 22, 2003
For almost two years now, we have covered the Bush White House with astonishment.
Mondragon: The Bubble and the Fleet
Mar 11, 2003
The economics team of Colombia's Uribe government proposed, and won, an increase of $16 billion USD in the state's external debt. That is an increase of 80% for the state, and an increase of 42% of the external debt of the country as a whole.
Mokhiber: Hide and Seek
Feb 15, 2003
For corporations, reputation is everything. If they lose it, they stand to lose everything. See Andersen, Worldcom and Enron. If they can keep their dirty laundry out of the public eye, all the better. They do this by destroying incriminating documents, b
Monbiot: The Poor Get Stuffed
Jan 09, 2003
The Christians stole the winter solstice from the pagans, and capitalism stole it from the Christians. But one feature of the celebrations has remained unchanged: the consumption of vast quantities of meat. The practice used to make sense. Livestock slaug
At the petroleum refinery of Barrancabermeja the workers who
Recent events in the West African nation of Cote d'Ivoire have provided yet fresh images to bolster general perceptions about Africa, that it is a continent plagued with crises of all sorts. If it is not famine, natural disasters, negative performance in
Monbiot: The Covert Biotech War
Nov 24, 2002
The president of Zambia is wrong. Genetically modified food is not, as far as we know, "poison". While adequate safety tests have still to be conducted, there is, as yet, no compelling evidence that it is any worse for human health than conventional food.