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Recommended reading list -- part 2 : internet references...

by proximity1 Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 04:06:25 PM EST

To supplement the recommended reading list now residing in the ET Wiki, this "Part 2 recommeded reading list" is a selection of internet sites for useful reference reading on a variety of topics of interest. (the intra-document hyperlinkage may not work here yet, as I'm not sure how this is done. But the website hyperlinks ought to work. Please report any errors below. Thanks.)

Note to the user:

New entries may now be incorporated into existing topical headings. These are indicated by a note "added on dd/mm/yyyy" where m=month, d=date, etc. Use the CTRL+"f" combination and search for new entries by date or by key-terms "added". (09/07/2006)

Additions to the list were last made on:

09 July, 2006 at 19:30 UTC

Corrections to the existing entries were last made:

24 June, 2006 at 15:00 UTC

Internet references

drawn from Le Monde diplomatique

[ special issue: « Atlas » feb./mar. 2006 ]

Contents / Summary of entires found below:

Climate change

Water resources

Oceanic resources

#Civil and military nuclear power use

Renewable Energy

Military conflicts and arms proliferation

Environmental Defense and Industrial injuries to the natural environment

Waste treatment and Recyclage

« North-South » Hemispheric Issues

Trade in primary ressources


Genetically-modified organisms

Urbanisation / Population growth

Medical treatment - access

Geopolitical Issues

European Union


Latin America

Military Spending

United Nations

On News media conglomerates


Economic growth

Direct foreign captial investment, money transfers, aide and debt

Pension funds and investments

Myths of the neo "Laissez-faire" economy

Service-sector economy

Industrial flight to avoid employee rights

Money-laundering, Organised Crime and Off-shore Tax havens

Linguistics and cognitive sciences

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Climate change:

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

International Arctic Science Committee

Arctic Council

Center for International Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo

Laboratoire d'océanographie dynamique et de climatologie

Organisation Météorologique Mondiale

International Conference on Arctic Research Planning

Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC)

Groupe intergouvernemental d'experts sur l'évolution du climat (GIEC)

Worldwatch Institute

Centre d'information sur les ressources environmentales (GRID-Arendal)

#Water resources:

International Rivers Network (IRN)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

Planète bleue

Union mondiale pour la nature (IUCN)


The Water Barons

#Oceanic resources:

Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO)

International Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

Conseil international pour l'exploration de la mer (CIEM)

Institut français de recherche pour l'exploration de la mer (ifremer)


International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

#Civil and military nuclear power use#:

Centre de documentation et de recherche sur la paix et les conflits (CDRPC)

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)

Arms Control Association (ACA)

Investigation Plutonium (WISE-Paris)

Renewable Energy:

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Conseil mondial de l'énergie (CME)

Les cahiers de Global Chance

Observatoire des énergies renouvelables

Débat national sur les énergies

Military conflicts and arms proliferation:

Organisation pour l'interdiction des armes chimiques (OIAC)

International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

United Nations Institute for Research and Disarmament (UNIRD)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Environmental Defense and Industrial injuries to the natural environment:


International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal ICJB

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)


Centre de documentation, de recherche et d'expérimentations sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux (Cedre)

Waste treatment and Recyclage:

Secrétariat de la convention de Bâle sur les mouvements transfrontaliers de déchets dangereux

Basel Action Network (BAN)

«Exporting Harm: the high-tech trashing in Asia »(Basel Action Network/Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition)

Electronic-Waste Guide

« North-South » Hemispheric Issues:

    Trade in primary resources:

Unitied Nations Conference on trade and development, primary resources section (UNCTAD)

Third World Network added on 09/07/2006

"The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues."

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Enda Third-world

Comité pour l'annulation de la dette du tiers-monde (CADTM)


United Nations Organisation for Food and Agriculture (FAO)

World Food Program

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Action contre la faim

Comité catholique contre la faim et pour la développement (CCFD)

    Genetically-modified organisms:

Inf 'OGM


Organic Consumers

Comité de recherche et d'information indépendantes sur le génie génétique (CRRI-GEN)

French government Inter-ministerial website on genetic engineering

    Urbanisation / Population growth:

World Urbanisation Prospects (United Nations)

Population Data, Cities

DEWA-GRID-Europe, Cities seen from space

Centre population et développement (CEPED)

    Medical treatment - access:

Treatment Action Campaign

Médecins sans frontières [Doctors Without Borders] (MSF)

Medact, Global Health Watch

Consumer Project on Technology (CPTech)

Réseau Médicaments et développement (ReMeD)

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Geopolitical Issues:

International Forum on Globalisation (IFG)added 09/07/2006

"The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is an alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization."

World Trade Organisation

Public Citizen's 'Background' pages concerning the World Trade Organisation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri)

International Crisis Group (ICG)

Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques (IRIS)

Centre d'études et de recherches internationales (CERI)

« The Clash of Civilisations » by Samuel P. Huntington

Bernard Lewis

Edward Said Archive

« Confluences Méditerranée »

World Atlas of Inequality(University of California, Santa Cruz)

World Income Inequality Database (World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University)

Observatoire français des inégalités

PovertyNet (World Bank)

United Nations Program for Development (UNPD)


Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF)


Council on Foreign Relations

Brookings Institution

Project for the New American Century

Center for Security Policy

Multinationals Observatory

Transparency International

[note: « an organisation which, officially, works in favor of the transparency of public institutions and which in fact is a vehicle for the advancement of the [neo-liberal] minimal state... »--Raoul Marc Jennar, Europe, la trahison des élites, Fayard, Paris, 2005]

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Groupe d'action financière (GAFI)

OECD Working Group on Corruption

Réseau Migreurop

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (Picum)


No Border Network

Asylum Law

Réseau d'information sur les migrations internationales et les relations interethniques (Rémisis)

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)

Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs, RIIA)

Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques de l'université du Québec à Montréal

Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Global Security

Fondation pour la recherche stratégique(FRS)

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Corporate Watch

U.S. Agency for International Development

Open Society Institute and Soros Foundation Network


World Vision

Liberty Institute

International Policy Network (IPN)

European Union :

European Union English portal.

Revue « Elargissement de l'Union »

l'Unité de recherche, de formation et d'information sur la globalisation (URFIG, France)

Corporate Europe Observer

Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD)

[U.S.-European multinational corporate lobbying group]

Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederation of Europe

[association of industrial corporations lobbying group ]

European Round Table

[ corporate policy and lobbying group ]

European Services Foundation (ESF)

[association of fifty transnational firms and thirty-six European federations of businesses in the service sector of the economy; a policy and lobbying organisation.]

Centre d'information sur l'Europe

Europa - Activities of the European Union

Hidden Europe

RIA Novosti (Russian News and Information agency / french-language)

Russian Observer

[Russian] Institute of Globalisation Studies (IGS)

GUUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Ouzbekistan, Azerbaïdjan, Moldavia)

Chechnya News

Russia-CEI Program of the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI)

Note to the user: the entries which follow were added on 22 June, 2006 at 13:55 UTC

Revenue Watch


mer Caspienne



Diploweb USA Africa

Global Witness

Institut Panos Afrique de l'Ouest (IPAO)

Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (Codesria)

Africa Economic Analysis

Latin America

Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (spanish language)

Agence latino-américaine d'information (ALAI)

Réseau d'information et de solidarité avec l'Amérique latine (Risal)

Institut interaméricain des droits humains (IIDH)

Centre d'études économiques et politiques d'action communitaire (Ciepac)

Rebelión (spanish)

Military spending

Sipri data on military expenditure

Global Security: World-wide military expenditures

Groupe de recherche et d'information sur la paix et la sécurité

Campaign « Control Arms! »

see also www.obsarm.org

United Nations

United Nations Organisation

L'Observateur des Nations unis

United Nations electronic document diffusion system (ODS)

United Nations News Centre

United Nations Reform

Reform Watch

Université Laval (Québec) UN legal references

Center for UN Reform Education

Association pour la taxation des transactions financières pour l'aide aux citoyens (ATTAC)

Forum Social Mondial

Forum Mondial des Alternatives (FMA)

Coordination SUD

International Committee of the Red Cross

Centre for Civil Society

On News-media conglomerates

News Corporation – Rupert Murdoch media empire

Caslon Analyses on media resources

Action Critique médias

Observatoire français des médias

Media Channel [corrected 24 June 2006]


Revue Européenne des migrations internantionales (REMI)

Comité contre l'esclavage moderne (CCEM)

Groupe d'information et de soutien des immigrés (Gisti)

United for Intercultural Action

Note to the user: the entries which follow were added on 24 June, 2006 at 15:00 UTC

Economic growth

World ecocnomy (Angus Maddison)

Centre d'information et de recherche pour le développement (CRID)

Réseau des objecteurs de croissance pour l'après-développement (Rocade)

Institut d'études économiques et sociales pour la décroissance soutenable (IEESDS)

Redefining Progress

Direct foreign captial investment, money transfers, aide and debt

Coordination SUD-L'aide publique au développement (APD)

Cnuced, investissements, technologie et développement des entreprises

Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)

Haut Conseil de la cooperation internationale (HCCI)

Centre d'études prospectives et d'informations internationales (CEPII)

Observatoire international de la dette (OID)

Dette et développement

Réseau pour la réforme des institutions financières internationales

Jubilee Research

Pension funds and investments

(Flash03-3-imp.pdf file) Fondation Copernic

Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

Union syndicale Solidaires

Pension search information

American Benefits Council (ABC)

Myths of the Neo-« laissez-faire » economy

Perry Anderson, Histoire et leçons du néolibéralisme (Page deux)

Là-bas si j'y suis, « Le chômage a une histoire »

Collectif Raisons d'agir

Service-sector Economy

Réseau national des élus et collectivities HORS-AGCS

(URFIG) AGCS (Accord Général sur le commerce des services)-Campaign

Industrial flight to avoid employee rights

Dossier d'économie critique « Mondialisation et délocalisations »

International Labor Organisation

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

Public Citizen's « Multinational Observer »

Les Mains bleues, associations des ex-ouvrières de l'usine Levi's délocalisée de la Bassée (Pas-de-Calais)

Money-laundering, Organised Crime and Off-shore Tax havens

Observatoire des multinationales


Strategic Road

United States Senate: (search under : Senate reports: «A Gateway for money laundering »)

Report: « Global Trends 2015: A dialogue about the future with non-government experts » (Office of the Directorate of Central Intelligence -C.I.A.)

Linguistics and other cognitive science [added 03 July 2006]

Edward Bernays (Wikipedia)

"PRWatch" by the Center for Media and Democracy

George Lakoff et al at Rockridge Institute

Thanks, this is a great resource.  I am comiling a master lsit of environmental links (not yet up) at pacificitribune.com  This will be a very useful resource.  mahalo.

by Keone Michaels on Tue Jun 20th, 2006 at 12:13:10 AM EST
Tremendous list of links and a useful resource. Thanks, prox.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Jun 20th, 2006 at 02:15:40 AM EST
 thanks.  I'll be adding other links from time to time --and have some already which I didn't get into this posting.  

Glad you find them interesting!

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge

by proximity1 on Tue Jun 20th, 2006 at 07:23:01 AM EST

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