May 2, 2008


Filed under: Mwalimu (Vol 1.1. - First Quarter 2008) — newritings @ 8:50 am

We will use this space to refer you to people and organisations thinking creatively and progressively about fundamental change.

· In its latest edition, Corporatewatch Newsletter 40 features NeoCon City, DEMOCRACY VERSUS THE PEOPLE, about an upcoming which will focus on Iraq’s social and political reconstruction. It argues that the “occupying forces invaded Iraq with high ambitions. Their ‘reconstruction’ of Iraq attempted to build in Iraq, almost from scratch, a version of the liberal capitalism we know in the ‘West’. This ‘reconstruction’ is another example of capitalism’s insatiable need to expand and capture untapped markets and resources. Labelled the creation of ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom’, ‘justice’ and ‘peace’ it is, in fact, antithetical to the true meanings of these words.
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· TI Calls on Leading Oil and Gas Companies to Increase Revenue Transparency – A new report from Transparency International, based on data made publicly available by companies, states only a third of those evaluated should be considered high performers in reveue transparency. Shell makes it on top, but ExxonMobil, alongside the China National Petroleum Corporation, are considered low performers.


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