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ATTAC (Association pour une taxation des transactions financières pour l’aide aux citoyens)

The International ATTAC Movement - “international movement for democratic control of financial markets and their institutions” - was created at an international meeting in Paris, in December, 1998. The network promotes economic reforms meant to tame the devastating power of the financial markets, and to favour democratic, transparent economic structures that serve the needs of ordinary people. The original focus of work was on the establishment of a global solidarity tax on transactions in the exchange market, known as the Tobin Tax. The groups’ actions have since diversified and combine activism with research.

Address: 66-72 rue Marceau
93000 Montreuil-sous-Bois FRANCE
Phone: +33 (0)1 45 58 17 40
Contact :

Centre for Education and Documentation (CED)

Besides providing development information, CED sees its institutional role in the long term as developing and bringing into currency open democratic information systems. The end objective is to ensure that such systems become part of the socialisation process in civil society and an inalienable instrument which enable thinking and democratic exposure to issues and concerns of the marginalised sections of society, development, human rights and self-assertion.

Besides this general role of an institution of civil society, CED also has a specific role as one of the ’contending’ associations in the same civil society, as after all it represents, as an NGO, specific interests, that of the poor and marginalised sections of society. In this mission, it locates itself within the NGO context and is basically a support and advocacy-support organisation.

Address : CED Bangalore, n° 7, 8th Main , 3rd phase
Domlur 2nd stage
Bangalore - 560071 India
Phone : (080) 25353397
Email :
Website :

Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) (...)

Inaugurated in 1997, the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) at the University of Warwick is the largest academic centre in Europe dealing with this subject area. CSGR is a multidisciplinary project whose studies highlight issues of the definition, measurement, impacts, and policy implications of globalisation and regionalisation. More specifically, much of the Centre’s research concentrates on questions such as international financial crises, multijurisdictional tax competition, the development of global and regional governance institutions, social dimension of globalisation, social movement resistance, etc. CSGR do not promote any distinctive approach to globalisation (or regionalisation), neither does it not take any concretes measures in favour of/against the globalisation.

Address : Centre for Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL - United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)24 7652 3523
Fax: +44 (0)24 7646 1606

Focus on the Global South

Focus on the Global South (Focus) is a non-governmental organisation with twenty staff working in Thailand, the Philippines and India. Focus was established in Bangkok in 1995 and is affiliated with the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute.

Focus combines policy research, advocacy, activism and grassroots capacity building in order to generate critical analysis and encourage debates on national and international policies related to corporate-led globalisation, neo-liberalism and militarisation.

Focus’s overall goals are to : dismantle oppressive economic and political structures and institutions; to create liberating structures and institutions; to promote demilitarisation and peace-building, instead of conflict. These three goals are brought together in the paradigm of deglobalisation. This term describes the transformation of the global economy from one centred around the needs of transnational corporations to one that focuses on the needs of people, communities and nations and in which the capacities of local and national economies are strengthened.

Address : CUSRI Chulalongkorn University
Wisit Prachuabmoh Building
Bangkok-10330 Thailand
Phone : 66-2-2187363-65
Fax : 66-2-2559976
Email :
Website :

InfoChange News & Features

InfoChange News & Features is a four-year-old online resource base that provides news, views, perspectives and debates on crucial issues of sustainable development and social justice in India and South Asia . It brings into sharp focus agents and avenues of change.

The website aims to inform readers on issues that are increasingly being pushed into the margins by the mainstream media. It seeks to enable readers to marshal facts, opinions and perspectives on rights and development issues, so that they can participate in drawing up an agenda for a more equitable and sustainable world.

This cross-sectoral website provides daily updates of development news from across India, the background and context to development and social justice issues in India, and features, profiles, interviews, data and statistics on the social sector. We also report dozens of stories of change from the grassroots.

Centre for Communication and Development Studies
Adresses: C/12, Gera Greens, NIBM Road, Kondhwa, Pune 411048, India.
Telephone : 91 - 020 - 26852845/ 25457371

International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

The IFG is a North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analyses and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization. Formed in 1994 and epresenting today over 60 organizations in 25 countries, the IFG produces numerous publications, organizes events, hosts issue-specific seminars, coordinates press conferences and media interviews at international events, and participates in other activities that focus on the myriad consequences of globalization.

Address: 1009 General Kennedy Avenue #2, San Francisco, CA 94129 - USA
Phone: 415.561.7650
Fax: 415.561.7651
Email :
Website :

New Internationalist Publications

New Internationalist Publications is a communications co-operative. It exists to report on issues of world poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor nations; to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met. The income earned from sales of the magazine, the group now produces films, books and other communications material for various United Nations and related bodies concerned with world development.



Launched in 1995 to give a voice to people and organisations involved in development and human rights, OneWorld is today the leading online civil society network , supporting people’s media to help build a more just global society.

Address : 2nd Floor, River House, 143-145 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3AB - UK
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7239 1400
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7833 8347
Email: foundation AT

Our World is Not For Sale (OWINFS) (...)

“Our World Is Not for Sale” is a worldwide network of organizations; activists and social movements committed to challenging trade and investment agreements that advance the interests of the world’s most powerful corporations at the expense of people and the environment, and to a sustainable, socially just, democratic and accountable multilateral trading system.
OWINFS grew out of the international campaigns against the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Linkages are also made between all the various pieces of the corporate-driven trade agenda, from the WTO to regional and bilateral agreements. OWINFS members are all part of national and regional campaigns fighting unfair trade agreements, including the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Plan Puebla Panama (PPP).
Their efforts include convening regular international conference calls, meetings and e-mail discussions that provide movement leaders with the opportunity to share and develop ideas and strategy, organizing delegations of social movement actors to Geneva, Switzerland where the WTO is headquartered, to lobby negotiators and to provide them with critical analysis of the impacts of existing and proposed WTO policy, and organizing international press conferences, days of action and demonstrations in order to pressure government leaders and trade negotiators to roll-back harmful trade policy provisions, and to cease to craft more agreements that undermine the public interest.


Transnational Institute (TNI)

Founded in 1974, the Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international network of activist-scholars committed to critical analyses of the global problems of today and tomorrow, with a view to providing intellectual support to those movements concerned to steer the world in a democratic, equitable and environmentally sustainable direction.

In the spirit of public scholarship, and aligned to no political party, TNI seeks to create and promote international co-operation in analysing and finding possible solutions to such global problems as militarism and conflict, poverty and marginalisation, social injustice and environmental degradation.

Address : PO Box 14656
1001 LD Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Phone : 31 20 662 66 08
Fax : + 31 20 675 71 76
Email :
Website :

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