New Internationalist

Take Action On Globalization With This Useful Resource Of Contacts And Book Reviews

Issue 296

Also worth
reading on globalization...

Publishers seem to have been struck by globalization fever too and tend to stick this dreadful word on almost anything. There are some notable exceptions, and William Greider, One World, Ready or Not, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1997, is probably [image, unknown] the best of them. Sharp analysis is accompanied by eloquent accounts of real life around the world, both inside and outside the magic, globalizing circle. But he doesn't devote much space to the alternatives. Tom Athanasiou, Divided Planet, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1996, provides a brilliant synthesis of radical thinking on the environment and social justice. David Korten, When Corporations Rule the World, World View Publications, PO Box 595, Oxford OX2 6YH, UK ­ a seminal work which he is now following up with a new book that will deal with the alternatives ­ is still recommended. Graham Dunkley, The Free Trade Adventure, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1997 reminds you that there are alternative technical fixes on offer.

For the most part, however, you're better off with magazines like Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures, which comes from the Positive Futures Network, PO Box 10818, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA,e-mail: yes@futurenet.org; website: http://www.futurenet.org. The best running commentary from the South comes, as usual, from Third World Network Features, which is based at the Consumers' Association of Penang, 228 Macalister Road, 10400 Penang, Malaysia.

There is a good range of books on Globalization available for purchase online. Try the New Internationalist online shop at www.newint.org/catalog and also Word Power at http://www.word-power.co.uk/ .

CONTACTS:
Aotearoa/New Zealand
Pacific Institute of Resource Management,
PO Box 12125,
Thorndon,
Wellington.
Tel: +64 4 473 8312

Australia
Social Alternatives Collective
c/o Dept. of Government,
University of Queensland,
St Lucia, QLD 4072
Tel: +61 7 365 2324
Fax: +61 7 365 1388

Click here to visit the Futurewa.org site.
This portal website unifies and promotes groups and organisations that are seeking social and environmental change. Our aim is to distribute information and knowledge to all people of Australia in order to create awareness of and bring about hope for the future. We will make it easier for the public to gain access to otherwise underground groups and events. These groups are involved with issues such as environmental protection, women's rights, indigenous people and globalisation to name but a few.

For further information phone Glenn Todd on 03 98365771 or 0419 199 280

Britain
The New Economics Foundation,
First Floor, Vine Court,
112-116 Whitechapel Road,
London E1 1JE,
Tel: +44 171 377 5720
e-mail: neweconomics@gn.apc.org

Canada
Inter Pares
58 Arthur Street
Ottawa, Ont. K1R 7B9
Tel: +1 613 563 4801
or +1 613 594 4704

United States
The People-Centered Development Forum,
14 E 17th Street, Suite 5,
New York, New York 10003
Tel: +1 212 620 7137
Fax: +1 212 242 1901
e-mail: pcdf@igc.apc.org

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