The International Forum on Globalization

Welcome to the IFG page Updated May 22, 2006

The International Forum on Globalization held the first-ever Teach-In on the issue of globalization in New York (1995), followed by Washington, DC, (1996),  Berkeley (1997), Seattle (1999) and New York (2002).  TUC Radio distributes radio programs and conference tapes of these IFG events. I was present at all these Teach-Ins and many of the behind the scenes brainstorming sessions and dedicated the first eight years of TUC Radio production to globalization

These recording are still being used by writers and scholars. I am maintaining the full listings for future research.

Jerry Mander, Director and founder of the IFG, wrote into my copy of the
IFG publication: Alternatives to Economic Globalization

For my dear friend Maria –
You [ . . . ]

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The Secret Side of Free Trade: Voices of Opposition to the GATT

~ The first-ever radio series on the GATT ~
From the TUC* archive (1994)
In January 1995, the deregulated free-market system, pioneered by the US and the industrialized nations of the North, became anchored in international law. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), a huge trade agreement that binds over 120 member countries and sets the rules for about 90% of world trade, will make free trade a legal and global requirement – no longer a matter of choice. In the process the GATT was renamed the WTO.
Ronald Reagan’s Gift of GATT
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Why GATT is more important than the US constitution and how the GATT connects to the IMF and World [ . . . ]

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International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

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. [ . . . ]

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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 alternativ