What’s New February 2002

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Date of Update


February 28, 2002

  1. With the War on Terror, arms industries and governments are trying to sell more arms. Some governments are able to use the so-called War on Terror as an excuse to increase military spending, while others may seem to have legitimate security concerns. However, arms companies and host governments are still keen as ever to sell weapons. For decades, arms have been sold willingly to human rights abusers and non-democratic regimes. The global military expenditure and arms trade form the largest spending in the world at approximately 800 billion dollars, annually in expenditure. Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): Arms Trade / Geopolitics

  2. Hazardous electronic waste from developed countries is being sent to poor countries to be processed. This dumping of waste together with poor standards to recycle and process is contributing to various environmental problems in some poor countries. This is just one small example of the effects of a consumer society, when the enormous waste that is generated is not properly dealt with. Various social, political and economic factors have contributed to the unequal consumption we see around the world, which also contributes to numerous social and environmental problems. Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): Behind Consumption and Consumerism / Environment

  3. There were more protests around the world at the various impacts of corporate-globalization. For example, the World Economic Forum meeting in New York attracted some 5,000 protestors, while an alternative meeting in Brazil attracted some 50,000. For decades, people around the world have been protesting in large numbers at the negative impacts corporate-led globalization has had on their economies, the environment, and their lives in general. Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): Free Trade and Globalization / Trade and Economic Issues

  4. A few additional articles on various aspects of the so called "war on terror" have been posted. Articles include those on the issue of the media, of the geopolitics, articles from various authors and web sites around the world. (See the growing list of articles at the following link.) Find Out More »
    - Related Section(s): Middle East / Geopolitics