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Leisurely Development? Tourism in the Gullah Region

Global Women's Project | Sat, Dec 1, 2007

Leisurely Development? Tourism in the Gullah Region

Tourism development has been hailed by the International Financial Institutions (IFIs--World Bank, International Monetary Fund) and the World Trade Organization as a means for economic gain by creating jobs and enabling states to earn foreign exchange to invest in development. It has also been a strategy used in economically disadvantaged regions of the U.S. This article explores the often overlooked negative impacts of the strategy.
RBW Project speaks in Congressional Hearings on Debt and Responsible Lending (November 2007)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Nov 29, 2007

RBW Project speaks in Congressional Hearings on Debt and Responsible Lending (November 2007)

On November 8 2007, RBW staff Aldo Caliari joined other members of Jubilee USA as a witness in hearings of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, on the Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation of 2007.
Civil society concerns voiced at Global Aid for Trade Review (November 2007)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Nov 27, 2007

Civil society concerns voiced at Global Aid for Trade Review (November 2007)

On the eve of the WTO Global Aid for Trade Review, held in Geneva in November 2007, several civil society organizations supported a Statement that called upon donors (bilateral and multilateral) to ensure that Aid for Trade arrangements uphold a number of principles. (The statement builds on the 2005 NGO Principles on Aid for Trade.)

Click here for the Statement.

Declaracion en Espanol disponible aqui.

 

Center Focus, Issue 175 - Winter 2007

Center of Concern | Thu, Nov 15, 2007

Center Focus, Issue 175 - Winter 2007

In this Issue:

  • Introduction: Celebration and Hope - James E. Hug, SJ
  • Populorum Progressio: Celebrations for the Future
  • Election 2008
  • Questions for Candidates - Jim Hug, SJ
  • Tri-continental Partnership for Just Trade Policies - Kristin Sampson
  • whither the WTO? - Maria Riley, OP
  • Leisurely Development - Abiosseh Davis
  • Hellos and Goodbyes
  • Take a New Look at the Education for Justice Web Site
The Economic and Social Context of Human Trafficking

Global Women's Project | Sun, Oct 28, 2007

The Economic and Social Context of Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking, the current form of modern slavery, has escalated in the recent decade. According to UN statistics, over 2.4 million persons are trafficked a year in an illegal industry that reaps from $7 to $10million dollars annually, third only to the illegal trade in drugs and in arms. The illegal trade in human beings is both facilitated and driven by the effects of globalization economic integration and the continuing dominance of the system of patriarchy throughout the world. This power point examines the push/pull factors of trafficking and migration which brings many people into both forced economic labor and forced sexual labor.
Debt forgiveness should be part of pro-development trade agenda, US NGOs tell Congress (October 2007)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Oct 7, 2007

Debt forgiveness should be part of pro-development trade agenda, US NGOs tell Congress (October 2007)

As part of the efforts surrounding the Cancel Debt Fast, aimed at passing in Congress the Jubilee Act, being promoted by Jubilee USA, more than fifty organizations with diverse trade backgrounds have signed onto a letter addressed to members of Congress that argues debt cancellation needs to be a key component of a pro-development trade agenda.
 
Click here for the letter.

Click here for more information on the Jubilee Act.

 

Center Focus, Issue 174 - September 2007

Center of Concern | Fri, Sep 7, 2007

Center Focus, Issue 174 - September 2007

In this Issue:

  • Introduction: We're Back! And We're re-NEW-ed! - James E. Hug, SJ
  • Opting for the Option for the Poor - Kristin Sampson
  • Election 2008: Enlarging the Moral Imagination - Maria Riley, OP
  • Troubled Global Institutions Bring Crisis and Opportunity - Aldo Caliari
  • House Farm Bill Fails to Deliver True Reform - Martin M. McLaughlin
  • Education for Justice Announces a Brand New Look

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