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This web site looks into global issues that affect everyone and aims to show how most issues are inter-related. There are over 550 articles on this site, mostly written by the author. The issues discussed range from trade, poverty and globalization, to human rights, geopolitics, the environment, and much more. Spread over these articles, there are over 7,000 links to external articles, web sites, reports and analysis to help provide credence to the arguments made on this web site.

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--- Committee for the Abolition of the Third World Debt (CADTM)
--- World March of Women
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--- Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG)
--- Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement (CCFD - Terre Solidaire)
--- Research and Information Centre for Development (CRID)
--- Tax Justice Network
--- Joint - Liga das ONGs em Moçambique
--- Perkumpulan Prakarsa
--- Praxis - Institute for Participatory Practices
--- Voice - Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment
--- Poverty Action Network in Ethiopia (PANE)
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--- The Real News
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--- FIDH : mouvement mondial des droits de l’Homme
--- Forest Peoples Programme
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--- Web site on International Development of the Chaire de Recherche en Développement des Collectivités (CRDC)
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--- Vigeo
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--- AITEC
--- Sud PTT
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--- Centre Europe - Tiers Monde (CETIM)
--- Observatorio de las Multinacionales en América Latina (OMAL)
--- ITUC-CSI-IGB
--- Corporate Europe Observatory
--- Enlazando Alternativas
--- Groupe de Recherche pour une Stratégie Économique Alternative (GRESEA)
--- Forum for Democratic Global Governance (FIM)
--- Sherpa
--- Peuples Solidaires
--- Planetworkshops
--- Public Citizen
--- Rainforest Action Network
--- International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
--- Ibero American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC)
--- European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)
--- Coordination SUD
--- Association 4D - Dossiers et Débats pour le Développement Durable
--- Institut du Développement Durable et des Rélations Internationales (IDDRI)
--- Institute for Transnational Arbitration
--- Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action (TIGRA)
--- Dialogues, Proposals, Stories, for a World Citizenship (DPH)
--- NPI Initiative
--- Hong Kong Democratic Development Network
--- ???? China Dialogue
--- ?????? China Development Brief
--- NGOcn.net
--- Social Resources Institute (SRI)
--- ??? (Green TV)
--- Asia Sentinel
--- ?????? China Labour Bulletin
--- Globethics.net
--- The Democratic Society
--- Sustainable Earth Alliance
--- International Alliance of Journalistes
--- REDD+ Social & Environmental Standards
--- World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers (WFF)
--- World Learning
--- The Hunger Project
--- World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)
--- Environment Liaison Center International
--- Small Planet Institute
--- Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WE DO)
--- Independent Media Center (Indymedia)
--- United Cities and Local Governments
--- United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific
--- GRAIN
--- Plateforme des acteurs non étatiques
--- International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
--- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
--- International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
--- Global Development Learning Network (GDLN)
--- Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
--- Beyond2015
--- CIDSE
--- Alliance Internationale des Éditeurs Indépendants
--- Third World Forum
--- Confederación de Trabajadores de la Educación de la República Argentina (CTERA)
--- Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM)
--- World Forum for Alternatives
--- Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy
--- Southern Africa Social Forum (SASF)
--- Ushahidi
--- East Asia Forum
--- CMS
--- The Green Belt Movement
--- Local Economic Development Network of Africa (LEDNA)
--- Resource Conflict Institute (Reconcile)
--- The Centre for Internet & Society
--- Research and Information System
--- Toda Institute
--- Global Alliance For Banking on Values
--- Global Issues
--- Globalization Monitor
--- Just Foreign Policy
--- Public Services International
--- Blue Planet Project
--- Good Electronics
--- Fair Labor Association
--- Global Governance Watch
--- Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPTRANS)
--- Global Footprint Network
--- The Widening Circle
--- The New Economics Foundation
--- Policy Innovations
--- Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
--- Project Syndicate
--- New Perspectives Quarterly
--- Initiative internationale pour repenser l’économie (IRE)
--- CBD Alliance
--- Program on Democracy and Global Transformation
--- Global Voices
--- International Labour Organization
--- IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
--- World Health Organisation (WHO)
--- UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
--- Global Education Magazine
--- Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
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Latest publications on this Web site:

Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction
¤ 2 February 2015
Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page includes (...) read more

Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction
¤ 2 February 2015
Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page includes (...) read more

2014 warmest year since records began
¤ 1 February 2015
Recently released data showed that 2014 was the hottest year since records began in 1880. This update includes updated charts and graphs and animations that look into this further. Read full article: Climate Change and Global Warming (...) read more

2014 warmest year since records began
¤ 1 February 2015
Recently released data showed that 2014 was the hottest year since records began in 1880. This update includes updated charts and graphs and animations that look into this further. Read full article: Climate Change and Global Warming (...) read more

COP20 — Lima Climate Conference
¤ 25 January 2015
An overview of the Climate Change Conference (also known as COP 20), held in Lima, Peru in December 2014. While it seemed like it was a successful meeting, because developing nations were committed to drawing up their own plans for emissions reductions for the first time, a number of important (...) read more

COP20 — Lima Climate Conference
¤ 24 January 2015
An overview of the Climate Change Conference (also known as COP 20), held in Lima, Peru in December 2014. While it seemed like it was a successful meeting, because developing nations were committed to drawing up their own plans for emissions reductions for the first time, a number of important (...) read more

Foreign aid: rebounds in 2013 to highest levels ever despite budget pressures, but still way below promised amounts
¤ 28 September 2014
The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) recently published new preliminary figures for aid in 2013. It showed official development assistance (ODA) aid from wealthy governments had increased to just under $135 billion in 2013 (at constant 2012 prices). This is roughly (...) read more

Foreign aid: shortfall since 1970 almost $5 trillion; greater than aid given
¤ 28 September 2014
Over 40 years ago, rich country governments agreed to give 0.7% of their GNI (Gross National Income) as official aid to poor countries for development assistance. The average aid delivered each year has actually been between 0.2 to 0.4%. The shortfall has therefore accumulated to almost $5 (...) read more

Ebola Outbreak In West Africa
¤ 28 September 2014
An overview of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa that has been described by the World Health Organization as the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak in the history of the disease. The epidemic began at the end of 2013, in Guinea. From there it spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, (...) read more

Ebola Outbreak In West Africa
¤ 27 September 2014
An overview of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa that has been described by the World Health Organization as the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak in the history of the disease. The epidemic began at the end of 2013, in Guinea. From there it spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, (...) read more


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