Titel: Arguments Against G8
16. März 2005 - gebunden - 264 Seiten
'One of the most important books in recent years. I cannot recommend it highly enough.' --Robert W. McChesney
Introduction: Barbarism Inc. Gill Hubbard and David Miller Section One Concentrated Power Chapter 1 Globalization and war Noam Chomsky Chapter 2 Britain and the G8: a champion of the world's poor? Mark Curtis Chapter 3 Democracy Colin Leys Chapter 4 War Lindsey German Chapter 5 Corporate power Olivier Hoedeman Chapter 6 The Gang of 8: the good governance roadshow Emma Miller Section Two Issues 103 Chapter 7 Climate change George Monbiot Chapter 8 Trade Susan George Chapter 9 Food security Caroline Lucas and Michael Woodin Chapter 10 'War on terror' on racism, asylum and immigration Salma Yaqoob Chapter 11 Privatization and workers' rights: but neo-liberals are such nice people ... Bob Crow Chapter 12 Poverty Tommy Sheridan Chapter 13 Debt: the debt crisis and the campaign to end it Vicki Clayton Chapter 14 Health and HIV/AIDS: fine words and fatal indifference Ronald Labonte, Ted Schrecker and David McCoy Chapter 15 Genoa 2001: which side to be on? Haidi Giuliani Chapter 16 Where do we go from here? Sam Ashman Conclusion Naming the problem David Miller and Gill Hubbard
Gill Hubbard is convenor of Globalise Resistance Scotland. David Miller is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Geography and Sociology at the University of Strathclyde. He has previously edited Thinker, Faker, Spinner, Spy (2007), Arguments Against G8 (2005) and Tell Me Lies: Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq (2003) for Pluto Press.
This is one of the most important books in recent years. Going directly to the heart of the major political economic crisis of our times -neoliberalism; the hegemony of concentrated wealth, profiteering and corporate power; and the attack on democratic institutions and values - this book draws together some of the most brilliant analysts in the world. I cannot recommend it highly enough. -- Robert W. McChesney, author, The Problem of the Media The G8 runs what South African president Thabo Mbeki and others describe as 'global apartheid'. ... He -and everyone else- should read this superb book, and then help abolish, not polish, the chains of global apartheid. -- Trevor Ngwane, Organising Secretary of the Anti-Privatisation Forum, Johannesburg This book reminds us brilliantly that, far from ending poverty, today's political elites are the chief creators of human want, war and ecological disaster. The collective voice of the different contributors cuts through the propaganda of the pro-globalisation elites. ... If you care about our future, read this book. -- John McAllion, Oxfam Scotland A clear and precise analysis of how the G8 operate and the perverse logic by which they make wealth for the few at the expense of the many. -- Francisco Ramirez Cuellar, President of the State Mining Corporation Workers Union, Colombia