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Focus on the Global South

Focus on the Global South 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 (CUSRI).

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

War, imperialism and resistance in West Asia

> Conference in Delhi on 12th-14th March 2007

West Asia is currently becoming the global flashpoint, with US imperialism seeking to remould the region to its liking. The catchall slogan of « War against Terror » post 9/11 is providing a cover for the aggressive designs of the US-Israeli axis. Military strikes against Iran now loom on the horizon and the UN Security Council itself is being manipulated for that purpose. To highlight the above issues and generate a wider solidarity for the people under occupation and military threat in the (...) read

date of on-line publication : 2 March 2007

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