IFG BOOK STORE FOR PUBLICATIONS, POSTERS, AND TAPES
Outing the Oligarchy: Billionaires Who Benefit from Today's Climate Crisis
Nuclear Roulette: The Case Against a "Nuclear Renaissance"
Safe Passage to Cancun: Getting a UN Climate Deal Back on Track
Indigenous Peoples’ And Forest-Dependent Communities’ Rights
(Reducing Emissions From Deforestation And Forest Degradation)
A Miracle - Net Energy Limits and the Fate of Industrial Society
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
Materials related to the Global Project on Economic Transitions and the teach-in on Confronting the Triple Crisis:
CDs and DVDs of the Triple Crisis September '07 Teach-in are available for
purchase from Conference Recording Services
on Global Economic Transitions
Hard copies are available for $6
Download the Manifesto on Global Economic Transitions (pdf)
The False Promise of Biofuels
Hard copies are available for $11
Download The False Promise of Biofuels (pdf)
The Rise and Predictable Fall of Globalized
the Press Release
Rise and Predictable Fall of Globalized
Industrial Agriculture (pdf document)
Few people are
aware how much national and regional food systems
are impacted by international policies and trade rules
is on national and regional food systems—this
report makes these links and offers alternative responses.
It also addresses agriculture and global warming,
how to move organic and local food models forward,
and discusses other emerging issues as well. This
report was funded by Columbia Foundation, San Francisco,
CA (published April 2007, 62 pages).
Note: This publication is currently out of print
Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Globalization
New 2nd edition, published by Sierra Club Books (Oct. 2006), now available from local bookstores!
What People are Saying about Paradigm Wars
No community is more directly impacted by economic globalization than the world’s 350 million indigenous peoples, yet their voices
have been largely excluded from the globalization debate. And so we are very pleased to offer the second edition of: Paradigm Wars:
Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Globalization.
Co-edited by IFG founder Jerry Mander and IFG board member Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
(Director of the Tebtebba Foundation/ Indigenous Peoples International Centre for Policy Research and Education,
and the elected Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues), this new edition contains 28 articles on every phase
of the global struggle for indigenous rights, and the stories of resistance.
With many of the planet’s remaining natural resources on indigenous lands, traditional indigenous practices
of biodiversity preservation have, ironically, made these lands targets for global corporations seeking the last forests, genetic
and plant materials, oil, and minerals to feed their unsustainable growth. But native peoples refuse to be victims. Their stories
of resistance and growing success are inspirational.
Participating authors include Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Winona LaDuke, John Mohawk, Arthur Manuel, Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson,
Debra Harry, Oronto Douglas, and indigenous activists from South America, among others, as well as non-indigenous writers and activists Jerry Mander, Vandana Shiva,
Atossa Soltani, Mark Dowie, Victor Menotti, and others. Specific themes include:
The growing assault on indigenous lands, where the planet’s increasingly scarce natural resources are located;
The specific rules of global bureaucracies like the WTO, IMF, World Bank and others that accelerate the loss of native sovereignty
and native political and cultural rights;
The devastating impact of extractive industries, with case studies on the problems and the resistance to today’s model of development;
An overview of globalization’s other impacts: global marketing of cultural objects; loss of languages; impacts of tourism;
impacts of giant conservation NGOs driving native peoples off their lands; the toll from climate change, et. al.;
The report also details some extremely positive trends, for example in South America where indigenous people are now on the rise,
especially in Bolivia and Ecuador; the new role played by American Indians in a safer energy future; new initiatives for impacting WTO rules;
and major progress within the U.N.
Download China Copes
with Globalization: A Mixed Review (pdf document)
Download a version in German Focus Asien:
Schriftenreihe des Asienhauses
IFG presents a report analyzing how China’s emergence as an export powerhouse affects
Chinese workers, the environment, rural communities, and other issues. With World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial
taking place in Hong Kong—and with the eyes of the world on China— China Copes With Globalization: A Mixed Review discusses the implications of
China’s WTO membership, including perspectives on textile trade, and internal policy debates within China.
IFG visiting scholar and author, Dale Wen, presents some new perspectives on China and globalization
not normally discussed by western media and policymakers. This report intends to serve as a briefing on the implications of China's
evolving role in the global economy and help build bridges and greater understanding between emerging social movements in China and
international society. (Published December 2005)
Alternatives to Economic Globalization [A Better
World is Possible] is
a thorough critique of economic globalization, examining its ideological
underpinnings and detailing its negative economic and environmental
effects. The report presents 10 governing principles for new rules
and institutions for the global economy, rules that will lead
to more democratic and sustainable societies.
The revised edition includes new sections
on U.S. empire and militarization, ecological economics, climate
change, the role of the media, elaboration of the proposals on
the commons, and more. There is also a new section that chronicles
living alternatives models and actions for change that citizens
can do today.
To order this book go to the website
of Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. or to your local bookseller.
Fatal Harvest: The
Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture
Fatal Harvest is a book that will
forever change the way we think about food. This book will inform
and influence the growing public movement of activists, farmers,
policymakers, and consumers who are fighting to make our food
safer for ourselves and for the planet. It features essays from
more than 30 authors including Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, Helena
Norberg-Hodge, Vandana Shiva, Michael Ableman, Jim Hightower,
and Alice Waters.
To order this book, go to www.fatalharvest.org.
Free Trade Area of the Americas: the Threat to Social Programs,
Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice
Author: Maude Barlow, Chair, IFG Committee on the Globalization
booklet looks at the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), a trade
agreement currently being negotiated by 34 countries of the Americas
and the Caribbean. The FTAA, largely crafted under the advisement
of corporations, is poised to become the most powerful trade agreement
in history with sweeping new authority. This booklet will explain
the agreement and what is at stake for the hemisphere in terms of
setting standards for public health, food safety, worker and environmental
protections, and many other areas. 50 pages.
INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT: The World Trade Organization: Global Government
For The New Millennium?
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Authors: Debi Barker and Jerry Mander
primer is a basic briefing on the powers, structure, rules, powers,
and values of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the agreements
it encompasses. It includes a brief description of economic globalization the
engine driving the creation of global agreements and institutions
such as the WTO. Also included is a history of post-Bretton Woods
free trade institutions, leading up to the WTO, as well as thorough
explanations of WTO agreements and procedures. Analyses of the WTO
regime and case studies are included concerning major recent decisions
on: environment, agriculture, intellectual property rights, culture
and investment. (50 pages)
BLUE GOLD: The Global Water Crisis and the Commodification of the World's Water Supply
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Author: Maude Barlow, IFG board member and national chairperson of the Council of Canadians.
This report reveals that
emerging water policies of many governments will likely worsen the imminent global water crisis. As the World Bank notes, "The
wars of the next century will be about water." The report addresses: Who owns water? Should anyone? Should it be privatized?
What rights do transnational corporations have to buy water systems? Should it be traded as a commodity in the open market?
What laws do we need to protect water? What is the role of government? How do we share water in water-rich countries with those
in water-poor countries? Who is the custodian for nature's lifeblood? How do ordinary citizens become involved in this
FREE TRADE, FREE LOGGING: How the World Trade Organization Undermines Global Forest Conservation
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Author: Victor Menotti
This is a comprehensive look at the way WTO rules are accelerating
the destruction of the planet's last pristine forests. Included are analyses of the giant timber corporations' role in the creation
of the WTO rules, and how they will benefit from them. Considerable discussion on the new proposed "Free Trade in Wood Products"
provisions. (30 pages)
VIEWS FROM THE SOUTH: The Effects of Globalization and the WTO on
Third World Countries
Authors: Martin Khor, Vandana Shiva, Walden Bello, Oronto Douglas,
Sara Larrain, Anuradha Mittal. Forward by Jerry Mander. Editor:
chance for a comprehensive perspective on the WTO from some of the
leading voices from the South. Martin Khor (Malaysia), Vandana Shiva
(India), Walden Bello (Thailand), Oronto Douglas (Nigeria) and Sara
Larrain (Chile), as well as Anuradha Mittal (India and the U.S.)
debunk the idea that global instruments have been designed to benefit
the interests of the Third World or the poor. In fact, exactly the
opposite is the case as the South bears extra burdens from the rules
of trade. 100 pages.
BY WHAT AUTHORITY? Unmasking and Challenging the Legitimacy of Global
Corporations in their Assault on Democracy through the World Trade
Author: Tony Clarke, Chair of the IFG Committee on Corporations.
booklet looks at the specific corporations that are designing the
new rules of trade, specifically, WTO rules. A sector by sector
analysis (food, public health, fresh water, public education public
broadcasting, forestry, etc.) reveals exactly which corporations
are benefiting from some specific WTO policies. 35 pages.
Books by IFG and IFG Associates
- Available at Local Bookstores
The Case Against the Global
And a Turn Toward the Local
Edited by Jerry Mander and Edward Goldsmith
To order, please contact
Sierra Club Books.
The MAI and the Threat to
by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke
Poster: Globalization and Effects on Indigenous Peoples
$11.00 (plus $2 postage and handling)
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When Corporations Rule the
By David Korten