Civil society organisations come together to criticise failings of the ASEAN Charter

The Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy (SAPA) Working Group on ASEAN obtained a copy of the draft ASEAN Charter when it was leaked to the media on 7 November, see prior to its signing by ASEAN leaders at their annual summit on 20 November. Subsequently, find the Working Group prepared an analysis of the Charter […]

New Asean charter lacks vision

Southeast Asian government leaders will sign a document this week in Singapore that fails many tests JENINA JOY CHAVEZ, visit web Bangkok Post, When leaders of the member governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) meet for their 13th summit in Singapore today, the world’s attention will be focused on what they will […]

The Bank of the South: New South American integration or a new instrument for domination?

Marcus Arruda and Gabriel Strautman At the meeting held on 8 October 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, the ministers of economy and finance of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela made further progress in negotiations leading to the founding of the Bank of the South. On this occasion the founding document of the […]

SAPA WG on ASEAN's Analysis of the ASEAN Charter

When the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced that it will embark on a process of building a Charter to formalize its agreements and establish its legal framework, sales civil society groups paid attention. While ASEAN has been generally inaccessible and non-transparent, national and regional CSOs and social movements saw the strategic value of […]

Integração Sul-Americana: UNASUL e ALBA – Processos de integração alternativos

Miguel Lora / Translation by Jason Tockman. In the phase of capitalism we are now living through, decease large and small nations compete under unequal conditions in a fictitious free market controlled by new and influential actors—powerful transnational companies. In imperialism, pills the nation-states, especially those less developed, still do not have self-determination and their […]

Integración Sudamericana desde la perspectiva de género: UNASUR y ALBA – Un análisis comparativo

Graciela Rodriguez El comercio internacional ha cambiado profundamente en la década actual, no rx especialmente después de fracasada la IV Reunión Ministerial de la Organización Mundial del Comercio – OMC, ask en Cancún en 2003.. Esa reunión terminó sin avances debido fundamentalmente a la “revolución de los pobres”, medical tal como fue llamada la actitud […]

South-American Integration: UNASUR and ALBA – Alternative Integration processes

Durante las últimas dos décadas, drugs los procesos de liberalización e integración comercial en América Latina han perpetuado las relaciones de dependencia ecónomica de los países no industrializados respecto de los países industrializados, en base a una intensificación de la matriz exportadora basada en recursos naturales con escasa tecnologización (commodities); una apertura indiscriminada a la […]

Third ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC-III)

2-4 November 2007 The 3rd ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC) was held in Singapore on 2-4 November 2007, prior to the holding of the 13th ASEAN Summit of Leaders in the same city on the third week of November 2007. The ACSC was hosted by the Union Network International-Asia Pacific Regional Office (UNI-APRO) and co-organized […]

Declaración de la Cumbre por la amistad e integración de los pueblos iberoamericanos: Manifiesto de Santiago

Asunción – Paraguay, recipe 28 y 29 de junio de 2007 Montevideo – Uruguay Todos los pueblos, check toda la esperanza Desde Montevideo, República Oriental del Uruguay, capital del MERCOSUR, donde nos hemos reunido el día 17 de Diciembre de 2007, en la Cumbre de los Pueblos del Sur, con el lema “Todos los Pueblos, […]

ACSC-3: Singapore Declaration

Third ASEAN+ Civil Society Conference (ACSC-III) 2-4 November 2007, side effects Singapore 1. We, about 200 participants from civil society organizations and trade unions across Southeast Asia gathered at the Third ASEAN+ Civil Society Conference (ACSC-III) in Singapore on 2-4 November 2007 to discuss issues of common concerns to people’s lives in the context of […]