Imperialism and economic globalization

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New U.S. Attempts to Control World Economy
By William Pomoroy, People's Weekly World, 28 January 1995. The effect of free trade on the concentration of global power.
Do you want them to drink Coca-Cola?
By Helena Norberg-Hoge, Resurgence, November-December 1996. Here are some practical steps to move from global dependence to local interdependence. Recognition of the destructive effects of economic globalization is growing. However, the conviction that the solutions lie with localizing economic activity is far less widespread.
Forced globalisation: The planet as marketplace or something else?
By Sohail Inayatullah, Global Times, January-Feburary 1997. Globalisation is certainly not what it used to be. Once a plea for planetary citizenship, a world united by humanity and not by war and nationalism, globalisation now has come to mean other things. Globalisation is simply colonialism in disguise. It is Reagonomics and Thatcherism writ large.
UNCTAD sounds warning on globalization
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, press release, 11 September 1997. The big story of the world economy since the early 1980s has been increasing integration through the unleashing of market forces. But there is also another story, one that is attracting increasing attention in the 1990s: social and economic divisions among, and within, countries are widening.
Globalization, growth and distribution Inequality: the record
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva. Trade and Development Report, 1997, Overview (selections). The big story of the world economy since the early 1980s has been the unleashing of market forces. The deregulation of domestic markets and their opening up to international competition have become universal features. Since the early 1980s the world economy has been characterized by rising inequality and slow growth.
Towards A Global Open Society
By George Soros, Atlantic, January 1998. We live in a global economy characterised not only by the free movement of goods and services but, above all, by the free movement of ideas and of capital. There can be no doubt that global integration has brought tremendous benefits. The present global capitalist system can be sustained only by deliberate and persistent efforts to correct and contain its deficiencies. That is where I am at loggerheads with laissez-faire ideology.
Governance of Globalisation: ILO's Contribution, by Robert Kyloh
Forward by Giuseppe Querenghi, Director, Bureau for Workers' Activities, ILO, [9 November 1998]. Interest in the impact of “globalization” has moved beyond the boardroom and banking circles. Today the implications of increased economic interdependence between nations is just as likely to be discussed by a group of workers on the factory floor as it is in the financial press. However the terminology and the interpretations differ substantially.
The crisis is inevitable
By Joaquin Oramas, Granma, 13 February 1999. An article and a brief speech by President Castro are associated with the International Conference of Economists on Globalization and Problems of Development, in Havana, January 1999. Globalization is not a late-20th century myth, but a process originating from within capitalism itself, and which has acquired a greater dimension as a consequence of the neoliberal current of the 1980's, a trend that favored the collapse of the socialist camp and the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
Globalization: Threat or Promise?
By M. V. Naidu, Gandhi Marg (Quarterly Journal of the Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi), April-June 1999. Globalization implies that the solution to world problems is “bigger is better.” But the central question is: what caused these problems in the first place? The root causes are twofold: (a) massive and reckless industrialization, and (b) dehumanization of science, technology, and industry.
The Military's Silent Role in Globalisation
By Nicolo Sarno, InterPress Service, 14 May 1999. Wealthy countries negotiating international trade and investment agreements are pushing for exemption clauses where national security interests are concerned—but this is not for reasons of security alone, for it allows the maintenance of corporate subsidies through virtually unlimited military spending.
Globalisation: the end of the age of imperialism?
By Andrew Flood, A-Infos News Service, Workers Solidarity, October 1999. Critical of the idea that the rapid movement of money made possible by the ‘information age’ and the growth of multinationals means that the age of imperialism—when powerful nation states dominated the world—has been replaced by a more abstract and invisible but equally powerful rule by capital which is not tied to any state.
West's prescription for growth unhealthy: India
Times of India, Friday 14 April 2000. India on Thursday cautioned against imposition of standard harmonised models of economic development in the name of globalisation and said countries of the South should adopt a united stand against attempts of the North to destabilise the developing nations.