Economic Governance and Globalization
Winnowing Wheat from Chaff
A World Alliance against Social Apartheid
Moving Closer toward an International Standard on Corporate Social Responsibility
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
Proposals for a Fair and Sustainable Economy
The One Party Planet
Second Meeting of the China, Europe, and South America Dialog Group: Civil Societies Moving Forward for Change
Governance of the World Banana Trade
“Guadalajara Declaration on the future of the city”. A Proposal
Kicking the Habit: The World Bank and the IMF Are Still Addicted to Attaching Economic-policy Conditions to Aid
Declaration of Nyéléni
Youth and World Governance
Low-carbon Economy and Sustainable Development
Political Parties and Global Democracy
A European Way of Security. The Madrid Report on the Human Security Study Group
Nairobi World Parliamentary Forum Resolution
For Global Reform, a Social Democratic Approach to Globalization
The Post-modern State
A War Hiding Another War
Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Creating a Unified Progressive Politics
Dictionary of World Power
Extreme Poverty and World Governance
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
Men and women involved in social and political movements and organisations in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe met in Vienna from 10-13 May 2006 to express their opposition and resistance to the neoliberal free trade policies that governments in both regions are implementing in their countries, and which they propose as a framework for a new Association Agreement.
They reject efforts by the EU to create a Free Trade Area for the entire Latin American region by 2010, as well as the expressed intention to expand existing agreements with Mexico and Chile, establish a similar agreements with Mercosur, Central America and the Andean Region.
They also came together to further social and political dialogue among peoples, because they defend their right to propose alternatives and they believe in their capacity to formulate them.
The concerns that bought them together in Rio and Madrid, and which finally gave rise to the first social forum, Linking Alternatives, in Guadalajara in May 2004, are still issues in both Latin America and the European Union.
The lessons from ten years of NAFTA and six years of the EU-Mexico Association Agreement are sufficiently clear to justify their political positioning on a model of free trade that is based on secrecy and asymetry in the relationship between rich and poor stakeholders.