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Ce site ( constitue une archive des articles publiés avant 2008 qui n'ont pas été transférés.

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books and publications

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Gangs of America: The rise of corporate power and the disabling of democracy

> Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2003, 296pp, $24.95 (...)

’Gans of America’ is a book tracing the history and development of corporations, going back to the 16th century. It shows how contemporary corporations have amassed more political and economic rights than ordinary citizens within America’s legal system, looking in particular at the change in the legal standing of corporations that occurred in the last half of the nineteenth century.

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Transnational Institute (TNI)

Trouble in the Air: Global Warming and the Privatised Atmosphere

> TNI/Centre for Civil Society (Durban), November 2005 (...)

A critical analysis of carbon trading, this publication explores the impacts of the carbon market in South Africa. By connecting energy privatisation with issues around the enclosure of the atmosphere, this collection of essays hopes to give a good grounding in the justice implications of the new carbon market. Authors range from activists to journalists to researchers.

Word Matters: multicultural perspectives on information societies: Multicultural perspectives on information societies

> November 2005, C&F Editions, 650pp (39 euros) (...)

A collective work (in four languages) by some thirty authors from civil societies all over the world, which deciphers the central concepts of the information society. This book subjects the concepts of the information age to critical perspectives from different sensibilities and cultures, thus introducing alternative visions. Themes covered by texts include ‘Communication Rights’, ‘Digital Divide’ and ‘Intellectual Property Rights’

Reporters Without Borders

Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents

> 2005, Reporters Without Borders (...)

Blogs can be seen as enlightening, threatening, or even just dull. However, given the censorship practices of the internet in many countries, people many lack the liberty to express themselves freely through mainstream sources. As such, blogs can prove a vital way of people in these countries to voice their opinions to a wider audience, and can prove a useful indepedent news source. Reporters Without Borders has produced a handbook to help them, with handy tips and technical advice on how to to remain anonymous and to get round censorship, as well as ways to establish credibility by observing basic ethical and journalistic principles.

  • Also available in French, Chinese, Arabic and Persian.

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

Progress of the World’s Women 2005: Women, Work & Poverty (...)

This report marks the fifth anniversary of the UN Millennium Declaration and the tenth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. It argues that unless governments and policymakers pay more attention to employment, and its links to poverty, the campaign to make poverty history will not succeed, and the hope for gender equality will founder on the reality of women’s growing economic insecurity.

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