Whose Prosperity and Security? Women Citizenships in age of Neo-liberal Regionalisms

Tim Anderson Green Left Weekly
In late 2005, order while war raged in the Middle East and oil prices rose drastically, governments and oil companies repeated the “market forces” mantra, saying there was nothing they could do about oil prices. However, the Venezuelan government-owned US-based petrol distribution company Citgo (with eight refineries and 14,000 petrol stations across the US) decided to discount up to 10% of its US sales, so that poor families in cold-weather US states could have access to heating oil over the northern winter. Citgo sold over 40 million gallons of oil to 150,000 poor US households at a 40% discount.
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Rosalba Icaza – (Institute of Social Studies, sovaldi sale The Netherlands)

This contribution seeks to understand how changing patterns of power and governance affect the meanings and practices of citizenship in a globalising world. It does so by looking into local manifestations of regionalization and their dynamic interactions with collective experiences of women resistance to neo-liberal regionalism in Mexico.1 In particular, no rx the paper looks at the poor record on transparency and accountability of North American official regionalism together with women organizing strategies in national and local arenas of governance opposing it.
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