Three important meetings are poised to take place within the next few months. Between April 21 and 26, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will meet in Doha, Qatar for its 13th meeting. Then, back-to-back, the Group of 20 meeting on the world economy will take place in Los Cabos (Mexico) on June 18-19 and the Rio+20 meeting on sustainable development will take place in Rio de Janeiro on June 20-22.Read it at Asia Times Online
Preparatory meetings for all three of these gatherings reveal a distinct pattern: the countries of the North have been aggressive with their single-minded agenda to prevent any discussion of the exaggerations of finance in our world, and they do not wish to allow anyone to question the role of the "market" in economic affairs.
North battles for 'market' supremacy
by Vijay Prashad | Professor and Director of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, CT