• NAFTA: good for who?

    NAFTA: good for who?

    January 24, 2003

    While celebrations were being held in Washington on the successes of the North American Free Trade Agreement’s first ten years by the business elites and the ex-presidents of Mexico, the United States and Canada who signed...

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  • Remarkable initiatives in Brazil

    Remarkable initiatives in Brazil

    January 23, 2003 By Susan Webb

    Opinion It will not be easy to reform Brazil, due to the problems the new government has inherited. Lula and his team will face deteriorated economic and social circumstances that have their own dynamic, limiting the...

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  • Venezuelan update

    Venezuelan update

    January 23, 2003

    The problem the Bush administration has with Venezuela’s populist President Hugo Chavez, is his “heretical” views about the disposition of Venezuela’s oil wealth. Chavez believes that oil revenues generated by Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) should benefit...

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  • International notes

    International notes

    January 23, 2003 By Evelina Alarcon

    Europe: Dock strike hits ports / South Africa: Campaign vs. AIDS discrimination / Colombia: Gov’t raids union offices / South Korea: Metal workers protest anti-labor repression / El Salvador: Protest health care privatization

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  • World Social Forum opens: 100,000 say no to war and greed

    World Social Forum opens: 100,000 say no to war and greed

    January 23, 2003 By Susan Webb

    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – Under the banner “No to militarization and war: another world is possible,” the World Social Forum, a gigantic meeting of the world’s progressive movements, opened Jan. 23 with a march of up...

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