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Selected sites in German, French, and Spanish

1. German sites
2. French sites
3. Spanish sites

1. German sites

Bern Declaration

NGO (Erklärung von Bern) focusing on fair economic relations and cultural exchange between Switzerland and developing countries; has information on trade and culture


Online publication of agency for political education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) presents overview of globalization, patterns of economic integration, and some relevant issues (e.g., environment, human rights)

Fair Trade

Organization devoted to justice in world trade (Verein zur Förderung von Gerechtigkeit im Welthandel) and opportunities for disadvantaged producers has information, news, and links on trade

Myth of Globalization

Article by Antje Hellmann-Grobe from magazine Kommune (September 1997) argues that globalization has become a myth, turning the market into God, pitting economy against morality


Development and Peace Foundation (Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden) focuses on policy responses to globalization; also has material in English


1997 discussion by Ulrich Beck (German sociologist), Joschka Fischer (who became Germany's minister of foreign affairs), and Pierre Bourdieu (French sociologist) on "The Left and Globalization" in internet magazine Telepolis


Site of coalition of numerous German NGOs (Verband Entwicklungspolitik deutscher Nicht-Regierungsorganisationen) devoted to greater equality and respect for human rights in globalization; contains some discussion of globalization and information on campaigns, conferences etc.

2. French sites


International organization (Association pour une Taxation des Transactions financières pour l'Aide aux Citoyens) founded in France in 1998 to counter international inequality and insecurity by promoting democratic control over financial markets and coordinating opposition to neoliberalism, specifically proposing a "Tobin" tax on capital movements; site contains material and news reports critical of globalization, extensive bibliography, and links to allied groups

Conféderation Paysanne

Site of activist French peasant organization that opposes industrial agriculture and free trade but supports independent farming in harmony with the land; has statements, petitions, background information; online material from magazine has information on prosecution of leader José Bové and others for acts of civil disobedience against WTO-approved US sanctions and genetically modified food, as well as other dossiers on international food and trade issues


Intergovernmental organization of francophone countries promotes teaching of French, development and cultural diversity; site contains publication and conference materials; link to 2001 ministerial conference on global cultural diversity is here


Introductory analysis of globalization by Claude Rochet covers meaning of globalization, role of state, some debates, and how to live in globalized world

Le Monde

Critical commentary on globalization by various authors and book reviews from leading French newspaper


Dossier on struggle against globalization from left-wing publication contains news, dictionary, critical history and discussion, and organization links

3. Spanish


List of globalization-related links to media, journals, movement organizations, human rights sites, Zapatista sites, etc., part of Spanish-language Web information project, originating in Colombia


Web magazine dealing with global issues in economy, society, and culture from mostly leftist perspective; includes many relevant links


International magazine dealing with social issues from global perspective, with focus on relationship between global trends and local contexts in Latin America (parts online)


Organization for development and peace (Solidaridad para el Desarollo y la Paz) site on the struggle against globalization contains analysis, commentary, and links

Vargas Llosa

Articles by Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, including pieces on globalization and democracy and on world culture (literature), one expressing skepticism about likelihood of cultural homogenization



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