Issues / Democracy & Governance
The U.S. is now officially among the few countries in the world not formally committed to the fight against racism.
The objective of this discussion paper is to examine in broad terms the emergence of a transnational citizen movement opposed to the current forms of global economic governance, while providing sketches of main analytical tendencies within this diverse movement.
The U.S. could have made a strong, positive impression by sending its African-American Secretary of State, a descendent of slaves, and making a forceful stand against racism. Instead, it chose to send a low-level delegation.
There is little chance for changing Bush policy on the Middle East with the Democrats outflanking the administration on the right.
Let us take as a starting point that the broadly consensual strategy and basis for self-activity in what we can term Global Justice Movements is the following: to promote the globalization of people and halt (or at minimum radically modify) the globalization of capital.
What do Fox and Bush mean when they say they want progress on NAFTA?
The likely conviction of Milosevic will remain only a partial victory as long as the United States opposes the establishment of an International Criminal Court.
One of the most controversial "structural adjustment" policies promoted by the World Bank and the IMF is the imposition of user fees on primary healthcare and education
The report on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the commission led by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell is a failed effort--not for what it includes but for what it does not include.
It will be very difficult for the United States to speak out against human rights abuses as long as it protects its allies from international criticism or scrutiny.