What’s New October 2000

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October 25, 2000


  1. The conflicts between Palestinians and Israelis continue amidst failing attempts by leaders to meet and resolve this. One-sided mainstream media reporting continues and prominent human rights groups such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have condemned excessive use of lethal force by the Israeli army. Various links to additional information have been added. Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): Middle East / Foreign Policy / Geopolitics


  2. US military spending continues at levels far higher than any other nation. With no real enemies in sight, these figures are hard to justify, but lack of media attention and politicians, with vested interest in the military industrial complex, continue to sound alarms that seem to require additional spending. The US already spends more than the G7 combined, twenty two times the amount of the seven so-called rogue states combined, and more than the combined spending of the next twelve nations. Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): The Arms Trade / Corporate Evasion of Responsibilities / Trade Related Issues / Geopolitics


  3. Protests about the current form of globalization have been occurring around the world for many years. With the Seattle protests in particular, it has got a bit more mainstream attention. However, the majority of protests have been in the developing countries. South Korea is an example of the latest protests during a Asia-Europe economic summit. Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): Free Trade and Globalization / Causes of Poverty / Trade Related Issues



October 17, 2000


  1. New!A new section on Palestine and Israel has been added, as well as on the Middle East. The recent conflict in Palestine and Israel has seen the Oslo Accords basically end. This section looks at some of the recent events, at criticisms of Arafat and Palestinian leaders, of Barak and Israeli leaders, of the US leaders, the bias of the US media and so on. Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): Middle East / Foreign Policy / Geopolitics


  2. Patenting food and indigenous knowledge. With the advances of biotechnology, a lot of traditional foods and ingredients around the world are being patented. It has been strongly criticized as biopiracy by many, because traditional, common and indigenous knowledge ends up being owned by western scientists. WTO provisions do not provide much help in this respect. Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): Genetically Engineered Food / Trade Related Issues



October 9, 2000


  1. Arms dealers and weapons manufacturers receive a lot of subsidies and tax breaks. Governments often subsidize the corporate military industrial complex. Arms corporations are receiving increased amounts of tax breaks and subsidies from the very nations that claim to promote, or be prominent in, world peace. Often, tax payers are unaware how they subsidize sales of powerful weapons, while the corporations pocket the profits. Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): The Arms Trade / Corporate Evasion of Responsibilities / Trade Related Issues / Geopolitics


  2. The current forms of globalization have led to many protests around the world. In the developing countries especially, protests have been occurring for many years. Media coverage of course has been minimal or, in most cases, nonexistent, from the mainstream. Some additional information has been provided with additional country examples and links. Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): Free Trade and Globalization / Causes of Poverty / Trade Related Issues


  3. The Ozone hole over Antarctica is growing to record sizes. Scientists say that it is now three times the size of the United States of America. And, for the first time, in September, the Ozone hole stretched over a populated city. Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): Global WarmingEnvironment Issues


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