Second Annual World Social Forum, Porto Alegre

From January 31 to February 4, heads of top transnational corporations and international political leaders will meet at the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (WEF) in New York City.

In dedicated and informed opposition, the Second Annual World Social Forum WSF is underway from January 31 to Febrary 5, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Here, representatives from international human
rights to labor to student organizations will stand in solidarity against

Recortes de 10 per ciento de l' asistencia Danesa


El nuevo gobierno de derecha electo en Dinamarca está proponiendo, en estos días, recortes del orden del 10 por ciento al programa de asistencia Danesa a proyectos de ayuda en el extranjero.

Este valor es de aproximadamente USD 200 millones anualmente - o una reducción del 1.0 al 0.9 por ciento del Producto Bruto Interno. Además es probable que los fondos especiales propuestos para el seguimiento de la Cumbre de Rio de 1992 sean reducidos a más de la mitad. Las figuras exactas serán publicadas el 29 de Enero de 2002.

Danish Overseas Aid cut by 10 percent

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Denmark's newly elected Liberal-Conservative Government is planning to cut back Danish Overseas Development Aid by 10 percent.

This is equal to approx. USD 200 million a year - or a reduction from 1.0 to 0.90 percent of GNP. Furthermore, it is likely that the additional funds for the follow-up of the 1992 Rio World Summit will be cut by more than half. The exact figures will be published on January 29, 2002.

Dr. Barghouthi's Arrest by Israeli Army (5th January 2002)

Dr. Barghouthi's Arrest, and the Israeli Military's Brutal Treatment of Dr.Barghouthi and European Delegates

Dr.Barghouthi is the president of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC), which won the WHO World Health Award 2001

source: PHA, updated by Pam Zimkin

5 January 2002

New York City Labor against the war

New York City Labor Against the War

At this critical time, we at "Ground Zero/NYC" appeal to trade unionists of all cities and countries to endorse the statement below.

September 27, 2001--421 Signers as of October 19, 2001 (20:45)

September 11 has brought indescribable suffering to New York City's working people. We have lost friends, family members and coworkers of all colors, nationalities and religions'a thousand of them union members. An estimated one hundred thousand New Yorkers will lose their jobs.

Uninsured Hispanics Up 50% Last Decade in USA

submitted by: PNHP

US Suicide Bombing

US Suicide Bombing

Follow the ongoing and lively discussion with interesting and radical views about the terrorism versus terrorism vicious circle in various sites.
Selection of the following views is aiming to enhance the ongoing debate. The views are reflecting their authors ideas.

New input 10/10/2001

Interview with Noam Chomsky
Regarding World Trade Center tragedy
Radio B92, Belgrade

Q: Why do you think these attacks happened?

Health before wealth

Demand the WTO change its patent rules

Every day 37,000 people die from preventable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Most of these deaths are in the developing world where many life-saving drugs are unaffordable because they are patented under rules set by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Joint Palestinian-Israeli appeal

Joint Palestinian-Israeli appeal for International protection

The situation of the Palestinian population in the occupied territories is deteriorating daily. We must act immediately to try to stop further attrocities, further deteriotation and the possibility of full scale war.
Below is the text of a joint Palestinian - Israeli appeal for the immediate provision of International protection for the Palestinian people.

Please support this effort by signing the appeal and by forwarding it to other potential supporters.

Israeli Police Arrest Sixteen First Aid Workers

Urgent Appeal

Israeli Police Arrest Sixteen First Aid Workers of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees UPMRC

August 3, 2001
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