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Aziz Choudry: WTO Charm Offensive

Tuesday, 1 July 2003, 12:23 am | Aziz Choudry

The "Fix It or Nix It", and "Shrink or Sink" sign-on statements about the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have been circulating around the world for over three years now. In that time, there have been no signs that the WTO is going to "shrink" or can be ... More >>

Bilateral Deals Are No Fairytale

Monday, 16 June 2003, 9:20 am | Aziz Choudry

Expanding the liberalization agenda through bilateral agreements is a stealthy step-by-step approach which could prepare a multiple launchpad for more comprehensive multilateral agreements. Aziz Choudry details moves afoot to challenge this neo-liberal tactic. More >>

Bush's Biotech Bullies Vs. The World

Tuesday, 3 June 2003, 8:57 am | Aziz Choudry

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 “war on terror”, it is fighting on several fronts. More >>

Salvation Through Consumption?

Monday, 19 May 2003, 8:02 am | Aziz Choudry

Silly me! Here I was thinking that now, more than ever, we need to organise, mobilise, take to the streets, and voice our dissent - collectively. Then I went to a couple of supermarkets in the USA, and was left speechless by the sheer number of product ... More >>

Neutral, Inclusive - The World Agricultural Forum

Monday, 21 April 2003, 9:44 am | Aziz Choudry

World Agricultural Forum approaches. Aziz Choudry writes: "We who oppose the patenting of life, the corporate enclosure of the world's food supply, and the human and ecological havoc wrought by free market agricultural policies must expose and oppose the WAF." More >>

Semantics, US Soldiers and The Philippines

Monday, 31 March 2003, 10:10 am | Aziz Choudry

As we mobilize against the murderous onslaught on Iraq we cannot afford to ignore US military operations in other parts of the world. The Philippines has seen the second biggest US military deployment since Afghanistan. Aziz Choudry writes... More >>

WTO, War and Globalisation: Forever New Frontiers

Monday, 24 March 2003, 10:37 am | Aziz Choudry

Forever New Frontiers could be the motto for the world’s self-styled globocop. From Plan Colombia in Central America to Operation Balikatan here in the Philippines, from the roundups and detention of Middle Eastern and Asian immigrants across America ... More >>

The Paydirt of Paranoia

Tuesday, 25 February 2003, 2:35 pm | Aziz Choudry

The immigration detention business is booming. The global reach of the top players in the security industry is astounding. They are truly transnational corporations in every sense. And in our struggles against the neoliberal agenda, just like other ... More >>

Finding Voice: Telling Our Own Stories

Thursday, 19 December 2002, 9:15 am | Aziz Choudry

We need more people who write for social movements in struggle, are actively engaged in organising in those movements, and who take the same political risks as others. We also need more quality research explicitly directed by and accountable to people ... More >>

Trials and Tribulations: Supporting Our Comrades

Wednesday, 11 December 2002, 9:00 am | Aziz Choudry

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 ... More >>

Soundtrack For A Secret Country

Tuesday, 19 November 2002, 11:38 am | Aziz Choudry

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 being ... More >>

Killing Me Softly - US Plans Pacific Waste Dump

Thursday, 8 August 2002, 10:00 am | Aziz Choudry

The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency plans to bury and cover tens of thousands of cubic yards of radioactive waste on Johnson Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The Solomon Islands Government has approved a deal to import and dump three million tons ... More >>

Fight For Country

Wednesday, 3 July 2002, 11:26 pm | Aziz Choudry

Nuclear terror is nothing new to the Mirrar people in the Kakadu region of Northern Australia, whose land sits on one of the world's richest deposits of uranium. One of the only things that lasts longer than the 40,000 years during which Indigenous ... More >>

Forestry Giant Cut To Size At Award Ceremony

Tuesday, 30 April 2002, 1:47 pm | Aziz Choudry

It's that time of year again. The winner of the Roger Award for the worst transnational corporation operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2001 was named at an open-air evening event in Auckland on Friday April 12th. It was the fifth annual Roger Award, organized ... More >>

Whose Beat Should We Dance To?

Tuesday, 5 March 2002, 11:42 am | Aziz Choudry

With all the reflection that has been taking place among diverse forces which comprise the “anti-globalisation movement” since September 11 and the Qatar WTO meeting, I hope issues can be addressed to strengthen mobilizations against neoliberal agenda. More >>

All This "Civil Society" Talk Takes Us

Thursday, 14 February 2002, 12:09 am | Aziz Choudry

Who gets to be in civil society and how? Are the people taking direct action on the streets against the authorities and being teargassed, pepper-sprayed, beaten and arrested part of civil society? Who gets to represent civil society and decide what, ... More >>

Changing of the Guard At WTO No Solution

Wednesday, 5 December 2001, 1:10 pm | Aziz Choudry

"Power is nothing without control" reads an advertising billboard for a multinational tyre company close to Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Walking past it on the final days of the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting in Qatar, Pirelli™s ... More >>

Bougainville - Small Nation, Big Message

Wednesday, 21 November 2001, 9:57 pm | Aziz Choudry

It is rare that I wax lyrical about a film. But the independently-produced documentary, An Evergreen Island, about Bougainville, a South Pacific island which survived nine years with little assistance from the outside world has left a big impression on ... More >>

The Terror Of Corporate Globalisation

Monday, 29 October 2001, 11:37 am | Aziz Choudry

“The corporate caterpillars come into our backyards and turn the world to pocket change… They preach from the pulpit of the bottom line. Their minds rustle with million dollar bills”. More >>

Dose of Xenophobia and Anti-Muslim Paranoia Hits

Tuesday, 25 September 2001, 9:28 am | Aziz Choudry

Suspicious Minds - by Aziz Choudry - These past weeks have been grotesque, depressing, real and surreal. New Zealand and Australian talkback radio and newspaper letters pages were already swamped by anti-Muslim, anti-"foreigner" tirades before the attacks ... More >>

   

 

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