Videos – Perspectivas sobre integracion regional de Africa, Asia, America Latina y Europa

Esta serie de entrevistas presentan las perspectivas de activistas de Asia, case África, América Latina y Europa sobre la cuestión de la integración regional. Todas las entrevistas fueron filmadas por TNI en la Conferencia Internacional de gobiernos y movimientos sociales “Integración regional: una oportunidad frente a las crisis” (Paraguay, 21 y 22 Julio 2009)


meena

Meena Menon (Focus on the Global South, India) analiza la integración regional y su idoneidad como un espacio para promover un nuevo modelo de desarrollo. Meena dice que las soluciones regionales son importantes porque combinan puntos fuertes de cada país, junto a un complemento de otro. A través de este enfoque de vecindad se comienza a tener una mayor participación en la coexistencia pacífica y el crecimiento. En este sentido, dice, Asia tiene ahora la oportunidad de aprender de América Latina.

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thomas


Thomas Wallgren (Filósofo / activista social, Finlandia), da su punto de vista sobre integración regional, centrándose en la experiencia de Europa. En particular, Thomas toma nota de la dañina de-politización que ha tenido lugar en Europa, argumentando lo imperativo de que la gente se identifique como “los arquitectos de su propio futuro”.


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ximena

Ximena Cetellas (Directora General de Gestion Publica, Viceministerio de Coordinacion y Gestion Gubernamental, Bolivia) analiza las respuestas regionales a la crisis actual. Ximena argumenta que la integración es ahora, más que un principio, una obligación. La crisis, dice ella, se presenta al público como la oportunidad de recuperar el poder y crear una nueva forma de desarrollo.


tetteh

Tetteh Hormeku (Third World Network/African Trade Network, Ghana) analiza la integración regional, su importancia en el tratamiento de las crisis actuales y algunas cuestiones clave que deben considerarse a la hora de forjar un nuevo tipo de integración. Argumenta que las economías africanas están fragmentados y mal integradas. La manera de salir de esta situación es unirse, trabajando juntas y produciendo para alcanzar el mutuo beneficio, en oposicion a las potencias extranjeras.


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roberto


Roberto Colman (Sindicato de Trabajadores de la ANDE/Coordinadora Soberania Energetica, Paraguay) habla de la integración regional, el desarrollo y el papel de la energía. Aboga por una forma de integracion y un modelo de desarrollo conectados, que como en el presente caso, no solo beneficia al capital. La energía es, segun Colman, un derecho humano que debe utilizarse para el beneficio de la población en general.


pezo


Pezo Mateo-Phiri (Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network SAPSN, Zambia) analiza la integración regional, centrándose especialmente en el proceso de SADC (Southern African Development Community). Pezo pasa a explicar cómo SAPSN intenta contrarrestar este enfoque abogando por un tipo diferente de integración regional.


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pablo


Pablo Bertinat (Cono Sur Sustenable) da su punto de vista sobre la integración regional y esboza algunos elementos clave que deben formar parte de un nuevo modelo de integración y desarrollo. Pablo sostiene la salida de la crisis requiere que las personas trabajen juntas, centrándose en muchos temas y aspectos del desarrollo. Esto, dice, ha de ser sobre una base regional: “Es indispensable, no hay otras alternativas”.


natalia


Natalia Carrau (REDES – Amigos de la Tierra, Uruguay) da su perspectiva de la integración regional, las formas alternativas de producción y el papel de los movimientos sociales. Natalia afirma la necesidad de un nuevo modo de producción que no sólo beneficie a empresas transnacionales y consumidores en el Norte. En este sentido, dice, los movimientos sociales tienen un papel crucial que desempeñar.


narciso

Narciso Castillo (Central Nacional de Trabajadores, Paraguay) analiza la integración regional y el tipo de integración y desarrollo en el que su organización está trabajando a favor de América Latina. Aboga por un modelo de desarrollo, sin el FMI y el Banco Mundial, que tiene como objetivo ayudar a la mayoría de la población.


nalu


Nalu Faria (Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres, Brazil) discute la integración en América Latina y las nuevas formas de desarrollo para la región. Sostiene que un continente más autónomo es necesario, en el que el pueblo tenga control de lo que se produce y cómo se produce para su propio beneficio. Es imperativo, dice Nalu, crear una forma de desarrollo que abarque el concepto indígena de “buena vida” en contraposición a la primacía del mercado en el marco del sistema actual.


maria


Maria Elena Saludas (ATTAC, Argentina) analiza la integración regional en el contexto de la crisis actual. Sostiene que ahora nos enfrentamos a una crisis profunda del capitalismo, de la que los países no pueden escapar solos.


lodwick


Lodwick Chizarura (SEATINI, Zimbabwe) analiza la integración regional, su credibilidad como un mecanismo para cambiar el actual modelo de desarrollo económico, y los obstáculos que se interponen en el camino. Afirma que el modelo de desarrollo económico en África es un modelo colonial que debe ser eliminado y reemplazado por un sistema regional armonioso. Por desgracia, afirma, las naciones poderosas se oponen a la verdadera integración regional en África y, como lo demuestran los Acuerdos de Asociación Europea, están decididos a dividir la región.


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juan

Juan Gonzalez (Central de Trabajadores Argentinos CTA, Argentina) da su perspectiva sobre la integración regional en el Sur, destacando el papel importante de la Cumbre de los Pueblos en la construcción de alternativas. La gente, dice, debe tener soberanía sobre su territorio, energía, recursos y modelo de desarrollo.


hector

Hector de la Cueva (Red Mexicana de Accion Frente al Libre Comercio, Mexico) da su perspectiva sobre la integración regional,- un nuevo modelo de desarrollo en América Latina-, y sobre el papel de los movimientos sociales. Se destaca la necesidad de la región de alejarse de una relación de subordinación con América del Norte, con el argumento de que es derecho de los países protegerse económicamente a fin de desarrollarse. Héctor también hace hincapié en que un cambio significativo no será concedido por un gobierno benevolente, sino que se logrará a través de la lucha de los movimientos sociales y otros actores de la sociedad civil.



graciela

Graciela Rodriguez (IGTN/REBRIP, Brazil) analiza la integración regional y las oportunidades derivadas de la crisis actual. Sostiene que la crisis financiera representa una crisis en el modo de producción. Este es un momento importante para los países del sur, dice ella, ya que crea la posibilidad de la construcción de alternativas para sus respectivas regiones.


gonzalo

Gonzalo Berron (Confederacion Sindical de las Americas/Alianza Social Continental, Brasil) analiza la integración regional, el clima, la energía y el papel del público en el futuro del desarrollo.


francisca


Francisca Rodriguez (ANAMURI/CLOC, Chile) analiza la integración regional. Esta no es sólo una manera de salir de la crisis; según ella, es parte de la construcción de una nueva sociedad.


enrique

Enrique Daza (Secretario Ejecutivo, Alianza Social Continental, Colombia) analiza la integración regional, los movimientos sociales y las formas alternativas de producción y desarrollo en América Latina.


edilberto

Edilberto Saucedo (Central Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indigenas y Populares, Paraguay) habla de la integración regional y DE los factores que deben considerarse en el desarrollo de nuevas formas de cooperación. Argumenta que la integración debe implicar los recursos de la región utilizados para la gente, de manera decidida por el pueblo. Hay también una necesidad, dice, de luchar contra el papel de las empresas transnacionales y de recuperar el tema de la integración regional para la gente en si misma.


edgardo


Edgardo Lander (Universidad Central de Venezuela/Consejo Hemisferico del Foro Social Mundial, Venezuela) analiza la integración regional y el modelo económico actual en América Latina.


demba

Demba Moussa Dembele (African Forum on Alternatives, Senegal) da su perspectiva sobre la integración regional en el contexto de la crisis actual y analiza algunas cuestiones clave que participan en la creación de una nueva forma de integración regional. Argumenta que la integración regional es la única respuesta viable a la crisis y subraya la necesidad de la soberanía alimentaria, de las instituciones regionales, de un sistema común de defensa y de las nuevas formas de instituciones políticas.


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brid

Brid Brennan (Transnational Institute, Holanda) analiza la integración regional en América Latina y Europa. Brid sostiene que la crisis paradigmática actual debe tratarse a nivel regional. En este sentido, los movimientos de América Latina ya se han movilizado y los diferentes modelos de desarrollo y la integración ya se han situado en el centro de su lucha. Sin embargo, Brid advierte sobre la adopción de un enfoque similar al de la Unión Europea, según el cual la integración se orienta hacia los intereses de las empresas transnacionales.


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VIDEO: Perspectivas sobre Integracion Regional – Thomas Wallgren

This series of interviews presents the perspectives of activists from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europeon the issue of regional integration. All interviews were filmed by TNI at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements – “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” – between 21 and 22 July 2009 in Asunción, Paraguay


meena

Meena Menon (Focus on the Global South, India) discusses regional integration and its suitability as an arena for advancing a new development model. Meena states that regional solutions are important as they bring the strengths of individual countries together to complement one-another. Through this approach neighbours begin to have a greater stake in peaceful coexistence and growth. In this respect, she says, Asia now has an opportunity to learn from Latin America.

thomas


Thomas Wallgren (Philosopher/Social Activist, Finland) gives his perspective on regional integration, focusing on the experience of Europe. In particular, Thomas notes the damaging de-politicisation that has taken place in Europe, arguing that it is now imperative people realise they are “the architects of their own future.”

ximena

Ximena Cetellas (Directora General de Gestion Publica, Viceministerio de Coordinacion y Gestion Gubernamental, Bolivia) discusses regional responses to the current crisis. Ximena argues that integration is now more than a principle, it’s an obligation. The crisis, she says, presents people with an opportunity to reclaim power and create a new form of development.

(Interview in Spanish)

tetteh

Tetteh Hormeku (Third World Network/African Trade Network, Ghana) discusses regional integration, its importance in addressing the current crises and some key issues that should be considered when forging a new type of integration. He argues that African economies are currently fragmented and incorrectly integrated. The way out of this situation is to join together, working with eachother, and producing for the benefit of eachother as oppose to foreign powers.

roberto


Roberto Colman (Sindicato de Trabajadores de la ANDE/Coordinadora Soberania Energetica, Paraguay) talks about regional integration, development and the role of energy. He argues for a connected form of integration and a development model that, as in the present case, does not just benefit capital. Energy, he states, is a human right to be used for the benefit of the general population.

(Interview in Spanish)

pezo


Pezo Mateo-Phiri (Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network SAPSN, Zambia) discusses regional integration, particularly focusing on the SADC (Southern African Development Community) process. Pezo goes on to explain how SAPSN is attempting to counter this approach by advocating a different type of regional integration.

pablo


Pablo Bertinat (Cono Sur Sustenable) gives his perspective on regional integration and outlines some key elements that should form part of a new development/integration model. Pablo argues that an exit from the crisis requires people working together, focusing on many issues and aspects of development. This, he says, has to be regionally based; “It is indispensible, there are no other alternatives.”

(Interview in Spanish)

natalia


Natalia Carrau (REDES – Amigos de la Tierra, Uruguay) gives her perspective on regional integration, alternative forms of production and the role of social movements. Natalia argues that a new mode of production is reguired, one that does not only benefit transnational corporations and consumption in the North. In this respect, she says, social movements have a crucial role to play.

(Interview in Spanish)

narciso

Narciso Castillo (Central Nacional de Trabajadores, Paraguay) discusses regional integration and the kind of integration and development his organisation is working towards in Latin America. He argues for a development model without the IMF and World Bank that aims to help the majority of the population.

(Interview in Spanish)

nalu


Nalu Faria (Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres, Brazil) discusses integration in Latin America and new forms of development for the region. She argues that a more autonomous continent is required in which the people control what is produced, and how it is produced, for their own benefit. It is imperative, Nalu says, to create a form of development that embraces the indigenous notion of ‘good life’ as opposed to the primacy of the market under the current system.

(Interview in Spanish)

maria


Maria Elena Saludas (ATTAC, Argentina) discusses regional integration in the context of the current crisis. She argues that we now face a profound crisis of capitalism, from which countries cannot escape alone.

(Interview in Spanish)

lodwick


Lodwick Chizarura (SEATINI, Zimbabwe) discusses regional integration, its plausibility as a mechanism to change the current economic development model, and obstacles that stand in the way. He contends that the economic development model in Africa is a colonial one that needs to be removed and replaced by a harmonious regional system. Unfortunately, he states, the powerful nations are opposed to genuine regional integration in Africa and, as evidenced by the European Partnership Agreements, are determined to divide the region.

juan

Juan Gonzalez (Central de Trabajadores Argentinos CTA, Argentina) gives his perspective on regional integration in the South, outlining the important role of the People’s Summiti in constructing alternatives. The people, he says, must have sovereignty over their territory, energy, resources and their model of development.

(Interview in Spanish)

hector

Hector de la Cueva (Red Mexicana de Accion Frente al Libre Comercio, Mexico) gives his perspective on regional integration, a new model of development in Latin America, and the role of social movements. He highlights the need for the region to move away from a subordinary relationship with North America, arguing that it is the right of countries to protect themselves economically in order to develop. Hector also stresses that meaningful change will not be granted by benevolent governments but will be acheived through the stuggle of social movements and other civil society actors.

(Interview in Spanish)

graciela

Graciela Rodriguez (IGTN/REBRIP, Brazil) discusses regional integration and the opportunities emerging from the current crises. She argues that the financial crisis represents a crisis in the mode of production. This is an important moment for the southern countries, she says, as it creates the possibility for them to construct alternatives for their respective regions.

(Interview in Spanish)

gonzalo

Gonzalo Berron (Confederacion Sindical de las Americas/Alianza Social Continental, Brasil) discusses regional integration, the climate, energy and the role of the public in the future of development.

(Interview in Spanish)

francisca


Francisca Rodriguez (ANAMURI/CLOC, Chile) discusses regional integration. It is not just a way out of the crisis, she argues, but is part of the construction of a new society.

(Interview in Spanish)

enrique

Enrique Daza (Secretario Ejecutivo, Alianza Social Continental, Colombia) discusses regional integration, social movements and alternative forms of production and development in Latin America.

(Interview in Spanish)

edilberto

Edilberto Saucedo (Central Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indigenas y Populares, Paraguay) talks about regional integration and the factors that should be considered when developing new forms of cooperation. He argues that integration must involve the region´s resources being used for the people, in ways decided by the people. There is also a need, he says, for the people to combat the role of transnational corporations and reclaim the subject of regional integration for themselves.

(Interview in Spanish)

edgardo


Edgardo Lander (Universidad Central de Venezuela/Consejo Hemisferico del Foro Social Mundial, Venezuela) discusses regional integration and the current economic model in Latin America.

(Interview in Spanish)

demba

Demba Moussa Dembele (African Forum on Alternatives, Senegal) gives his perspective on regional integration in the context of the current crises and discusses some key issues involved in creating a new form of regional integration. He argues that regional integration is the only viable response to the crises and outlines the need for food sovereignty, regional institutions, a common defence system and new forms of political institutions.


brid

Brid Brennan (Transnational Institute, The Netherlands) discusses regional integration in Latin America and Europe. Brid argues that the current paradigmatic crisis needs to be dealt with at the regional level. In this respect, Latin American movements have already mobilised and placed different models of development and integration at the centre of their struggle. However, Brid warns against the adoption of an approach similar to the European Union, whereby integration is geared towards the interests of transnational corporations.























Meena Menon (Focus on the Global South, clinic physician India) trata el tema de la integracion regional y las posibilidades que presenta para avanzar un nuevo modelo de desarrollo. Meena plantea que las soluciones regionales son importantes dado que junta las fortalezas de cada pais y les permite complementarse mutuamente. Con esta perspectiva, los vecinos paises comienzan a tener mayores intereses en la coexistencia pacifica y el crecimiento de la region. A este respecto, ambulance ella dice, Asia ahora tiene una oportunidad de aprender de America Latina. La entrevista fue filmada durante la Conferencia Conferencia Internacional de gobiernos y movimientos sociales “Integración regional: una oportunidad frente a las crisis” (21 y 22 Julio 2009, Asunción, Paraguay)

Thomas Wallgren Conferencia Internacional de gobiernos y movimientos sociales “Integración regional: una oportunidad frente a las crisis” (21 y 22 Julio 2009, Asunción, Paraguay)

Entrevista en Inglés con subtitulos en español (Activar subtitulos en español haciendo click en el simbolo cc-small, y luego click en “spanish”)



VIDEO: Perspectivas sobre Integracion Regional – Meena Menon

This series of interviews presents the perspectives of different activists, academics and civil society members working on the issue of regional integration. All interviews were filmed at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements – “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” – between 21 and 22 July 2009 in Asunción, Paraguay


meena

Meena Menon (Focus on the Global South, India) discusses regional integration and its suitability as an arena for advancing a new development model. Meena states that regional solutions are important as they bring the strengths of individual countries together to complement one-another. Through this approach neighbours begin to have a greater stake in peaceful coexistence and growth. In this respect, she says, Asia now has an opportunity to learn from Latin America.

thomas


Thomas Wallgren (Philosopher/Social Activist, Finland) gives his perspective on regional integration, focusing on the experience of Europe. In particular, Thomas notes the damaging de-politicisation that has taken place in Europe, arguing that it is now imperative people realise they are “the architects of their own future.”

ximena

Ximena Cetellas (Directora General de Gestion Publica, Viceministerio de Coordinacion y Gestion Gubernamental, Bolivia) discusses regional responses to the current crisis. Ximena argues that integration is now more than a principle, it’s an obligation. The crisis, she says, presents people with an opportunity to reclaim power and create a new form of development.

tetteh

Tetteh Hormeku (Third World Network/African Trade Network, Ghana) discusses regional integration, its importance in addressing the current crises and some key issues that should be considered when forging a new type of integration. He argues that African economies are currently fragmented and incorrectly integrated. The way out of this situation is to join together, working with eachother, and producing for the benefit of eachother as oppose to foreign powers.

roberto


Roberto Colman (Sindicato de Trabajadores de la ANDE/Coordinadora Soberania Energetica, Paraguay) talks about regional integration, development and the role of energy. He argues for a connected form of integration and a development model that, as in the present case, does not just benefit capital. Energy, he states, is a human right to be used for the benefit of the general population.

pezo


Pezo Mateo-Phiri (Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network SAPSN, Zambia) discusses regional integration, particularly focusing on the SADC (Southern African Development Community) process. Pezo goes on to explain how SAPSN is attempting to counter this approach by advocating a different type of regional integration.

pablo


Pablo Bertinat (Cono Sur Sustenable) gives his perspective on regional integration and outlines some key elements that should form part of a new development/integration model. Pablo argues that an exit from the crisis requires people working together, focusing on many issues and aspects of development. This, he says, has to be regionally based; “It is indispensible, there are no other alternatives.”

natalia


Natalia Carrau (REDES – Amigos de la Tierra, Uruguay) gives her perspective on regional integration, alternative forms of production and the role of social movements. Natalia argues that a new mode of production is reguired, one that does not only benefit transnational corporations and consumption in the North. In this respect, she says, social movements have a crucial role to play.

narciso

Narciso Castillo (Central Nacional de Trabajadores, Paraguay) discusses regional integration and the kind of integration and development his organisation is working towards in Latin America. He argues for a development model without the IMF and World Bank that aims to help the majority of the population.


nalu


Nalu Faria (Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres, Brazil) discusses integration in Latin America and new forms of development for the region. She argues that a more autonomous continent is required in which the people control what is produced, and how it is produced, for their own benefit. It is imperative, Nalu says, to create a form of development that embraces the indigenous notion of ‘good life’ as opposed to the primacy of the market under the current system.

maria


Maria Elena Saludas (ATTAC, Argentina) discusses regional integration in the context of the current crisis. She argues that we now face a profound crisis of capitalism, from which countries cannot escape alone.

lodwick


Lodwick Chizarura (SEATINI, Zimbabwe) discusses regional integration, its plausibility as a mechanism to change the current economic development model, and obstacles that stand in the way. He contends that the economic development model in Africa is a colonial one that needs to be removed and replaced by a harmonious regional system. Unfortunately, he states, the powerful nations are opposed to genuine regional integration in Africa and, as evidenced by the European Partnership Agreements, are determined to divide the region.

juan

Juan Gonzalez (Central de Trabajadores Argentinos CTA, Argentina) gives his perspective on regional integration in the South, outlining the important role of the People’s Summiti in constructing alternatives. The people, he says, must have sovereignty over their territory, energy, resources and their model of development.

hector

Hector de la Cueva (Red Mexicana de Accion Frente al Libre Comercio, Mexico) gives his perspective on regional integration, a new model of development in Latin America, and the role of social movements. He highlights the need for the region to move away from a subordinary relationship with North America, arguing that it is the right of countries to protect themselves economically in order to develop. Hector also stresses that meaningful change will not be granted by benevolent governments but will be acheived through the stuggle of social movements and other civil society actors.

graciela

Graciela Rodriguez (IGTN/REBRIP, Brazil) discusses regional integration and the opportunities emerging from the current crises. She argues that the financial crisis represents a crisis in the mode of production. This is an important moment for the southern countries, she says, as it creates the possibility for them to construct alternatives for their respective regions.

gonzalo

Gonzalo Berron (Confederacion Sindical de las Americas/Alianza Social Continental, Brasil) discusses regional integration, the climate, energy and the role of the public in the future of development.

francisca


Francisca Rodriguez (ANAMURI/CLOC, Chile) discusses regional integration. It is not just a way out of the crisis, she argues, but is part of the construction of a new society.

enrique

Enrique Daza (Secretario Ejecutivo, Alianza Social Continental, Colombia) discusses regional integration, social movements and alternative forms of production and development in Latin America.

edilberto

Edilberto Saucedo (Central Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indigenas y Populares, Paraguay) talks about regional integration and the factors that should be considered when developing new forms of cooperation. He argues that integration must involve the region´s resources being used for the people, in ways decided by the people. There is also a need, he says, for the people to combat the role of transnational corporations and reclaim the subject of regional integration for themselves.

edgardo


Edgardo Lander (Universidad Central de Venezuela/Consejo Hemisferico del Foro Social Mundial, Venezuela) discusses regional integration and the current economic model in Latin America.

demba

Demba Moussa Dembele (African Forum on Alternatives, Senegal) gives his perspective on regional integration in the context of the current crises and discusses some key issues involved in creating a new form of regional integration. He argues that regional integration is the only viable response to the crises and outlines the need for food sovereignty, regional institutions, a common defence system and new forms of political institutions.


brid

Brid Brennan (Transnational Institute, The Netherlands) discusses regional integration in Latin America and Europe. Brid argues that the current paradigmatic crisis needs to be dealt with at the regional level. In this respect, Latin American movements have already mobilised and placed different models of development and integration at the centre of their struggle. However, Brid warns against the adoption of an approach similar to the European Union, whereby integration is geared towards the interests of transnational corporations.























Meena Menon (Focus on the Global South, India) trata el tema de la integracion regional y las posibilidades que presenta para avanzar un nuevo modelo de desarrollo. Meena plantea que las soluciones regionales son importantes dado que junta las fortalezas de cada pais y les permite complementarse mutuamente. Con esta perspectiva, malady los vecinos paises comienzan a tener mayores intereses en la coexistencia pacifica y el crecimiento de la region. A este respecto, ella dice, Asia ahora tiene una oportunidad de aprender de America Latina. La entrevista fue filmada durante la Conferencia Internacional de gobiernos y movimientos sociales “Integración regional: una oportunidad frente a las crisis” (21 y 22 Julio 2009, Asunción, Paraguay)

Activar subtitulos en español haciendo click en el simbolo cc-small , y luego click en “spanish”

Videos – Perspectives on Regional Integration from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe

This series of interviews presents the perspectives of activists from Asia, web Africa, online Latin America and Europe on the issue of regional integration. All interviews were filmed by TNI at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements – “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” – between 21 and 22 July 2009 in Asunción, Paraguay


meena

Meena Menon (Focus on the Global South, India) discusses regional integration and its suitability as an arena for advancing a new development model. Meena states that regional solutions are important as they bring the strengths of individual countries together to complement one-another. Through this approach neighbours begin to have a greater stake in peaceful coexistence and growth. In this respect, she says, Asia now has an opportunity to learn from Latin America.

thomas


Thomas Wallgren (Philosopher/Social Activist, Finland) gives his perspective on regional integration, focusing on the experience of Europe. In particular, Thomas notes the damaging de-politicisation that has taken place in Europe, arguing that it is now imperative people realise they are “the architects of their own future.”

ximena

Ximena Cetellas (Directora General de Gestion Publica, Viceministerio de Coordinacion y Gestion Gubernamental, Bolivia) discusses regional responses to the current crisis. Ximena argues that integration is now more than a principle, it’s an obligation. The crisis, she says, presents people with an opportunity to reclaim power and create a new form of development.

(Interview in Spanish)

tetteh

Tetteh Hormeku (Third World Network/African Trade Network, Ghana) discusses regional integration, its importance in addressing the current crises and some key issues that should be considered when forging a new type of integration. He argues that African economies are currently fragmented and incorrectly integrated. The way out of this situation is to join together, working with eachother, and producing for the benefit of eachother as oppose to foreign powers.

roberto


Roberto Colman (Sindicato de Trabajadores de la ANDE/Coordinadora Soberania Energetica, Paraguay) talks about regional integration, development and the role of energy. He argues for a connected form of integration and a development model that, as in the present case, does not just benefit capital. Energy, he states, is a human right to be used for the benefit of the general population.

(Interview in Spanish)

pezo


Pezo Mateo-Phiri (Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network SAPSN, Zambia) discusses regional integration, particularly focusing on the SADC (Southern African Development Community) process. Pezo goes on to explain how SAPSN is attempting to counter this approach by advocating a different type of regional integration.

pablo


Pablo Bertinat (Cono Sur Sustenable) gives his perspective on regional integration and outlines some key elements that should form part of a new development/integration model. Pablo argues that an exit from the crisis requires people working together, focusing on many issues and aspects of development. This, he says, has to be regionally based; “It is indispensible, there are no other alternatives.”

(Interview in Spanish)

natalia


Natalia Carrau (REDES – Amigos de la Tierra, Uruguay) gives her perspective on regional integration, alternative forms of production and the role of social movements. Natalia argues that a new mode of production is reguired, one that does not only benefit transnational corporations and consumption in the North. In this respect, she says, social movements have a crucial role to play.

(Interview in Spanish)

narciso

Narciso Castillo (Central Nacional de Trabajadores, Paraguay) discusses regional integration and the kind of integration and development his organisation is working towards in Latin America. He argues for a development model without the IMF and World Bank that aims to help the majority of the population.

(Interview in Spanish)

nalu


Nalu Faria (Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres, Brazil) discusses integration in Latin America and new forms of development for the region. She argues that a more autonomous continent is required in which the people control what is produced, and how it is produced, for their own benefit. It is imperative, Nalu says, to create a form of development that embraces the indigenous notion of ‘good life’ as opposed to the primacy of the market under the current system.

(Interview in Spanish)

maria


Maria Elena Saludas (ATTAC, Argentina) discusses regional integration in the context of the current crisis. She argues that we now face a profound crisis of capitalism, from which countries cannot escape alone.

(Interview in Spanish)

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Lodwick Chizarura (SEATINI, Zimbabwe) discusses regional integration, its plausibility as a mechanism to change the current economic development model, and obstacles that stand in the way. He contends that the economic development model in Africa is a colonial one that needs to be removed and replaced by a harmonious regional system. Unfortunately, he states, the powerful nations are opposed to genuine regional integration in Africa and, as evidenced by the European Partnership Agreements, are determined to divide the region.

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Juan Gonzalez (Central de Trabajadores Argentinos CTA, Argentina) gives his perspective on regional integration in the South, outlining the important role of the People’s Summiti in constructing alternatives. The people, he says, must have sovereignty over their territory, energy, resources and their model of development.

(Interview in Spanish)

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Hector de la Cueva (Red Mexicana de Accion Frente al Libre Comercio, Mexico) gives his perspective on regional integration, a new model of development in Latin America, and the role of social movements. He highlights the need for the region to move away from a subordinary relationship with North America, arguing that it is the right of countries to protect themselves economically in order to develop. Hector also stresses that meaningful change will not be granted by benevolent governments but will be acheived through the stuggle of social movements and other civil society actors.

(Interview in Spanish)

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Graciela Rodriguez (IGTN/REBRIP, Brazil) discusses regional integration and the opportunities emerging from the current crises. She argues that the financial crisis represents a crisis in the mode of production. This is an important moment for the southern countries, she says, as it creates the possibility for them to construct alternatives for their respective regions.

(Interview in Spanish)

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Gonzalo Berron (Confederacion Sindical de las Americas/Alianza Social Continental, Brasil) discusses regional integration, the climate, energy and the role of the public in the future of development.

(Interview in Spanish)

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Francisca Rodriguez (ANAMURI/CLOC, Chile) discusses regional integration. It is not just a way out of the crisis, she argues, but is part of the construction of a new society.

(Interview in Spanish)

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Enrique Daza (Secretario Ejecutivo, Alianza Social Continental, Colombia) discusses regional integration, social movements and alternative forms of production and development in Latin America.

(Interview in Spanish)

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Edilberto Saucedo (Central Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indigenas y Populares, Paraguay) talks about regional integration and the factors that should be considered when developing new forms of cooperation. He argues that integration must involve the region´s resources being used for the people, in ways decided by the people. There is also a need, he says, for the people to combat the role of transnational corporations and reclaim the subject of regional integration for themselves.

(Interview in Spanish)

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Edgardo Lander (Universidad Central de Venezuela/Consejo Hemisferico del Foro Social Mundial, Venezuela) discusses regional integration and the current economic model in Latin America.

(Interview in Spanish)

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Demba Moussa Dembele (African Forum on Alternatives, Senegal) gives his perspective on regional integration in the context of the current crises and discusses some key issues involved in creating a new form of regional integration. He argues that regional integration is the only viable response to the crises and outlines the need for food sovereignty, regional institutions, a common defence system and new forms of political institutions.


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Brid Brennan (Transnational Institute, The Netherlands) discusses regional integration in Latin America and Europe. Brid argues that the current paradigmatic crisis needs to be dealt with at the regional level. In this respect, Latin American movements have already mobilised and placed different models of development and integration at the centre of their struggle. However, Brid warns against the adoption of an approach similar to the European Union, whereby integration is geared towards the interests of transnational corporations.























VIDEO: Perspectives on Regional Integration – Meena Menon

Edilberto Saucedo (Central Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indigenas y Populares, Paraguay) talks about regional integration and the factors that should be considered when developing new forms of cooperation. He argues that integration must involve the region´s resources being used for the people, view in ways decided by the people. There is also a need, he says, for the people to combat the role of transnational corporations and reclaim the subject of regional integration for themselves. Interview filmed at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” (21 and 22 July 2009, Asunción, Paraguay).

Meena Menon (Focus on the Global South, buy India) discusses regional integration and its suitability as an arena for advancing a new development model. Meena states that regional solutions are important as they bring the strengths of individual countries together to complement one-another. Through this approach neighbours begin to have a greater stake in peaceful coexistence and growth. In this respect, search she says, Asia now has an opportunity to learn from Latin America. Interview filmed at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” (21 and 22 July 2009, Asunción, Paraguay)

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VIDEO: Perspectives on Regional Integration – Lodwick Chizarura

Pexo Mateo-Phiri (Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network SAPSN, Zambia) discusses regional integration, particularly focusing on the SADC (Southern African Development Community) process. Pezo goes on to explain how SAPSN is attempting to counter this approach by advocating a different type of regional integration. Interview filmed at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” (21 and 22 July 2009, Asunción, Paraguay)

Lodwick Chizarura (SEATINI, sick Zimbabwe) discusses regional integration, its plausibility as a mechanism to change the current economic development model, and obstacles that stand in the way. He contends that the economic development model in Africa is a colonial one that needs to be removed and replaced by a harmonious regional system. Unfortunately, he states, the powerful nations are opposed to genuine regional integration in Africa and, as evidenced by the European Partnership Agreements, are determined to divide the region. Interview filmed at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” (21 and 22 July 2009, Asunción, Paraguay)



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VIDEO: Perspectives on Regional Integration – Pezo Mateo-Phiri

Pexo Mateo-Phiri (Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network SAPSN, sick Zambia) discusses regional integration, particularly focusing on the SADC (Southern African Development Community) process. Pezo goes on to explain how SAPSN is attempting to counter this approach by advocating a different type of regional integration. Interview filmed at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” (21 and 22 July 2009, Asunción, Paraguay)



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VIDEO: Perspectives on Regional Integration – Tetteh Hormeku

Tetteh Hormeku (Third World Network/African Trade Network, salve recipe site check Ghana) discusses regional integration, its importance in addressing the current crises and some key issues that should be considered when forging a new type of integration. He argues that African economies are currently fragmented and incorrectly integrated. The way out of this situation is to join together, working with eachother, and producing for the benefit of eachother as oppose to foreign powers. Interview filmed at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” (21 and 22 July 2009, Asunción, Paraguay)

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VIDEO: Perspectives on Regional Integration – Edilberto Saucedo

Edilberto Saucedo (Central Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indigenas y Populares, decease Paraguay) talks about regional integration and the factors that should be considered when developing new forms of cooperation. He argues that integration must involve the region´s resources being used for the people, advice in ways decided by the people. There is also a need, he says, for the people to combat the role of transnational corporations and reclaim the subject of regional integration for themselves. Interview filmed at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” (21 and 22 July 2009, Asunción, Paraguay).

VIDEO: Perspectives on Regional Integration – Francisca Rodriguez

Francisca Rodriguez (ANAMURI/CLOC, malady mind Chile) discusses regional integration. It is not just a way out of the crisis, ask she argues, but is part of the construction of a new society. Interview filmed at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” (21 and 22 July 2009, Asunción, Paraguay)