The Social, Ecological, Cultural and Political Costs of Economic Globalization
A radio series based on the meetings of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

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"We believe that the world's corporate and political leadership is undertaking a restructuring of global politics and economics that may be historically as significant as the industrial revolution." 
                                                                           IFG Mission Statement 

From the first-ever Teach-In on globalization, held at Riverside Church, New York, this series brings you up to the Berkeley event in 1997. Present were the heads of the major environmental and consumer organizations and progressive policy study groups, including Public Citizen (Ralph Nader), Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth Malaysia, and the Institute for Policy Studies. In all, 60 speakers from 19 organizations. Here are the highlights of those historic Teach-Ins and personal interviews with the speakers.

What Is Globalization?
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Jerry Mander, Maude Barlow, Ralph Nader
We are facing a re-design of the global economic system, an attempt to move power away from governments and put the world economy under corporate control. Ralph Nader describes in compelling terms the essence of the global trade agreements and the role of the new "High Court" of trade, the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The Mythology of Free Trade
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David Korten, Barbara Dudley, John Cavanagh, Carl Pope
Temporary employment services, such as Manpower Inc., are rapidly changing the nature of the workplace. As long as corporations can go global and (under NAFTA and GATT) be guaranteed global rights to operate, they will be playing workers and environmental standards against each other. As a result, thousands of people here and abroad are seeing their lives and dreams erode.

The Colonized South, Here and Abroad
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Vandana Shiva, Carlos Heredia, Martin Khor, Cynthia Brown
For the Third World, globalization is not new - it used to be called colonialism. However, the new globalization imposes a "free" market system that takes not only products - but also culture, the environment, and ethics - and puts them into the domain of global commerce.

The Need for a New Protectionism
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Colin Hines, Kirkpatrick Sale, Helena Norberg Hodge, Agnes Bertrand, Sara Larrain
The economic changes called "progress" in the North and "development" in the South lead to unemployment everywhere. However, there is a turnaround happening at every level. People are beginning to put pressure on governments to remove subsidies to corporations and take back the power to represent our interests while beginning to rebuild the local economy.

Local Self-Reliance and the Care for One Another
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David Morris, John Mohawk, Jeremy Rifkin
We need to spread concepts of local self-reliance, such as employee-owned firms, limits on absentee ownership, and help for local schools and businesses. We also need to consider the technologies that drive globalization, such as genetic engineering and computer/telecommunications.

Dismantling Corporations
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Richard Grossman
In the last 15 years, the number of Transnational Corporations skyrocketed from 7,000 to more than 35,000. Richard Grossman develops a strategy to challenge the charter of corporations.

Computers for a Brave New World
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Jerry Mander, Richard Sclove, David Morris, Chet Bowers, Helena Norberg Hodge
Most of us have already been seduced by computers and find them helpful in our work. This program asks "Who benefits the most, who gains power from this technology, and who loses?"

The Human Body Shop
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Andy Kimbrell
The genetic code has been broken, and scientists are rearranging the blueprints of life. They are crossing human and animal genes and even claiming ownership of life via patent rights. An interview with Andy Kimbrell, the author of The Human Body Shop.

Toyota Kingdom
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Tim Lang, Mika Iba, Maude Barlow
Supermarkets were supposed to be convenient, cheap, and efficient. The anti-supermarket movement in England says "wrong on all three counts." Mika Iba talks about the "Toyota Kingdom" and other corporate-owned and -operated cities in Japan.

The Great Debate
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Three conservatives from the Heritage Foundation, American Express, and a consulting group debate three IFG members with much passion and unintended humor. This was the highlight of the Washington, DC, Teach-In of the International Forum on Globalization.

Biopiracy and Biohazards
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Andy Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Nicanor Perlas, Beth Burrows
The search for the Green Gold - the biological wealth of the South - by Northern corporations is accompanied by a dramatic expansion of legal and ownership rights. Field tests and releases of new organisms create biohazards - without insurance or regulation.

Technology: Engines of Globalization
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Jerry Mander, Fritjof Capra, Wolfgang Sachs, Stephanie Mills
How does technology change the nature of work, the concept of community, politics, nature, time, distance, and power? Critics of technology praise the beauty and autonomy of the simple life.

Resistance to Corporate Power
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Richard Grossman and Victoria Tauli Corpuz
Of the world's top 100 economies, 49 are corporations. Richard Grossman describes resistance to corporate power. Victoria Tauli Corpuz has been campaigning against dams, logging, and mining in the Philippines.

Bioregion: Global Forces / Local Impacts
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Peter Berg, Kevin Danaher, Saskia Sassen, Vandana Shiva
The concepts of Bioregion and self-sufficiency, already integrated into our world, reveal a plan to disengage ourselves from the Global Corporate Economy. While the new agricultural technologies destroy the livelihoods of many, people worldwide have begun to developed alternative systems.

The Social, Ecological, Cultural, and Political Costs of Economic Globalization Each tape is one hour long 28 lectures, 29 minutes each Total running time: 14 hours Broadcast-quality cassette copies are $95 for the complete set of 14 tapes
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