International Forum on Globalization

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Template:TOCnestleft International Forum on Globalization is a partner organization of the Institute for Policy Studies.[1]

About

The organization has described itself as follows:[2]

"The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is a new alliance of leading activists, economists, researchers, and writers, representing 40 organizations in 20 countries who have joined together to respond to the threats of economic globalization to the environment, communities, human rights, equity and democracy.
We believe the world's corporate and political leadership is undertaking a restructuring of global politics and economics that may be as historically significant as any event since the industrial revolution. If continued, this trend will have grave impacts on every aspect of human life, and on the natural world."
This public event is the second in a series being held in the United States, Canada, and abroad, to focus increased attention on the major issues resulting from the rush to globalize.

As at Sept. 11, 2008, the following were Task Force members for the organization: Mark Ritchie, Debi Barker, Maude Barlow, Walden Bello, Agnes Bertrand, Brent Blackwelder, John Cavanagh, Tony Clarke, Edward Goldsmith, Randy Hayes, Colin Hines, Martin Khor, Andy Kimbrell, David Korten, Sara Larrain, Jerry Mander, Victor Menotti, Anuradha Mittal, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Vandana Shiva, Steve Shrybman and Lori Wallach.[3]

In her 2007 book, Global Activism, Ruth Reitan writes of the forum,[4]

"Since its inception this forum was a brokerage site for the "who's who" of anti-corporate scholar-activists: The COC's Barlow and Focus's Bello were brought together, in addition to... David Korten of People Centered Development Forum, and Mark Ritchie of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, among many others."

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