Global Justice Movement

Some Great Podcasts from the WTO’s 2009 Public Forum

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

At the end of September the WTO ran its annual public forum, this year entitled “Global Problems, Global Solutions: Towards Better Global Governance”.  The forum happens each year, and is a chance for governments, NGOs, academics, business and students to come together to discuss and debate some of the major issues which arise out of [...]

G20 Lead-up Round-up

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

The leaders of the G20 group of countries are meeting in London today to try to work out what to do about this global economic crisis thingy. This has been a highly anticipated meeting, and there’s piles and piles of opinion and analysis from all and sundry about what they should or shouldn’t be agreeing [...]

Sydney Event: “Economics for Ordinary Folk” – March 28

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

A plug for friendly Sydney-based NGOs AFTINET and AID/WATCH, which are co-hosting “Economics for Ordinary Folk”, a 1 day workshop aimed at skilling-up participants on economics and the impact of orthodox economic theories on the peoples of the world, particularly the majority world. It’s aimed at people who are concerned about issues of social justice [...]

Wrap-Up from the World Social Forum

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The World Social Forum finished up in Belem, Brazil last week.  If you don’t know much about it, the WSF was started in January 2001 as a stark alternative and counterpoint to the World Economic Forum – an annual meeting of CEOs of the biggest corporations and the most powerful governments in the Swiss town [...]