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International Forum
on Globalization

International Forum on Globalization, Inc.
1009 GENERAL KENNEDY AVE 2
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129
http://www.ifg.org

Phone: (415) 561-7650
Email contact: info@ifg.org

EIN: 94-3262147
Exempt since: 1997

Description: International anti-capitalist organization pushing for the eradication of corporations and the centralization of global economic rulemaking in new command centers to be created in the United Nations. The creation of Jerry Mander and the money of Doug Tompkins' Foundation for Deep Ecology.

The IFOG plan for your life: Read the report, Alternatives to Economic Globalization.

Our analysis of the plan: Global Green Goals: How Environmentalists Intend to Rule the World.

For a complete chart of IFOG member organizations, click here.

Financial condition, 2000,
International Forum on Globalization, Inc.
  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $933,017
Government Grants $0
Program Services $0
Investments $9,184
Special Events $(331,676)
Sales $1,480
Other $23,854
 
Program Services $240,544
Administration $150,523
Other $43,382
Total Expenditures $434,449
Total Revenue $635,859   NET GAIN/LOSS $201,410

 
Board of Directors, International Forum on Globalization
Jerry Mander, President Debi Barker, Secretary/Treasurer
Maude Barlow, Director John Cavanagh, Director
Tony Clarke, Director Edward Goldsmith, Director
Martin Khor, Director Andy Kimbrell, Director
Helena Norberg-Hodge, Director Mark Ritchie, Director
Vandana Shiva, Director Lori Wallach, Director

See profile of Jerry Mander

 

 

 

See profile of Doug Tompkins

 

 

 


Profiles of other IFOG directors:

  • Debi Barker, co-director of IFOG. Worked for Doug Tompkins' Foundation for Deep Ecology (1993), helped organize meetings with non-profit groups in 1994 that formed IFOG. She currently serves on the boards of the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) and the Sustainable Cotton Project. ICTA receives large annual donations directed by Mander from Foundation for Deep Ecology, $75,000 in 2000.

  • Maude Barlow is chair of the anti-corporate organization, Council of Canadians, and co-author of Global Showdown: How the New Activists Are Fighting Global Corporate Rule. Received $20,000 from Foundation for Deep Ecology, 2000.

  • John Cavanagh, Director, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C.; Fellow, Transnational Institute, Amsterdam. They don’t get a lot more anti-American or anti-capitalist than this man. Receives large annual donations directed by Mander from Foundation for Deep Ecology, $75,000 in 2000.

  • Tony Clarke, Director, Polaris Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, chair IFOG’s  committee on corporations. Works with social movements around the world on the theme of destroying corporations. Former national chair, Action Canada Network; social policy director, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Doctoral degree in social ethics, University of Chicago. Publications include The Emergence of Corporate Rule - And What We Can Do About It and Behind the Mitre: The Moral Leadership Crisis in the Canadian Catholic Church.

  • Edward Goldsmith, British catastrophist and anti-technology advocate, brother of the late billionaire, Sir Jimmy Goldsmith, and founder of the journal The Ecologist. Dual British-French citizenship. He is president of Ecoropa (a non-profit he established in France - received $10,000 from Foundation for Deep Ecology, 2000); member of the board of the JMG Foundation (part of the fortune left by his brother), principal environmental consultant to the Ecological Foundation (UK); member of the council of The Rainforest Foundation (UK); and trustee of the Foundation for Gaia (UK). Co-editor with Jerry Mander of The Case Against the Global Economy and For a Turn Towards the Local (1997).

  • Martin Khor, aka Martin Khor Kok Peng, is director of the Third World Network, a nonprofit organization based in Penang, Malaysia, with offices in Delhi, India; Montevideo, Uruguay; Geneva; London; and Accra, Ghana. Also director of Consumer's Association of Penang (Malaysia). Khor's groups receive large annual grants directed by Mander from Tompkins' Foundation for Deep Ecology, $405,000 in 2000.

  • Andy Kimbrell, executive director, Center for Food Safety; president, International Center for Technology Assessment, both Washington, D.C. Director, The Turning Point Project.

  • Helena Norberg-Hodge, co-founder, IFOG; founder and director of ISEC (International Society for Ecology & Culture), based in Devon, United Kingdom, with emphasis on local food and farming.  A linguist by training, educated in Sweden, Germany, England and the United States, speaks seven languages. Lectures world-wide, at Smithsonian Institution, Harvard, Oxford universities. Also directs the Ladakh Project on the Tibetan plateau. Author of Ancient Futures. Co-founder, Global Eco-village Network.

  • Mark Ritchie, president, Institute for Agriculture Trade Policy in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1988-present). Undergraduate degree, Iowa State University, 1971.  1972-1976, manager, consumer cooperative in Northern California.  1976, executive director, Center for Rural Studies, San Francisco. 1981, research and resource manager, Miller Meester company (communications firm). Current board of directors, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development.

  • Vandana Shiva, Indian small-farm advocate strongly opposed to biotechnology, is founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, based in Delhi. She is also the ecology advisor of the Third World Network, and is author of “Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge.” Receives large annual donations directed by Mander from Foundation for Deep Ecology, $165,000 in 2000.

  • Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, a Ralph Nader group. Receives substantial annual grants directed by Mander from Foundation for Deep Ecology, $85,000 in 2001.

Grants to International Forum on Globalization:

Foundation Name: HKH Foundation (the AMAX mining fortune)
Abstract: For environmental protection program
Amount: $40,000             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Abstract: For general support
Amount: $195,000             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Abstract: For International Forum on Food and Agriculture
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
Abstract: For efforts to develop positive vision for global governance
Amount: $150,000             Year Authorized: 2000
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: Turner Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: To expose negative effects of international trade agreements on forests and other natural resources in developing nations, and advocate for inclusion of environmental considerations in World Trade Organization negotiations
Amount: $20,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: The Educational Foundation of America
Abstract: For general support to programs that oppose the World Trade Organization
Amount: $15,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
Abstract: For retreat, in collaboration with American Lands Alliance and Pacific Environment and Resources Center, to educate forest conservation advocates and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders about environmental consequences of increased trade in forest products
Amount: $15,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Abstract: For activities to strengthen citizen responses to globalization and to encourage engagement with World Trade Organization
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1999
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Abstract: For International Forum on Food and Agriculture
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Abstract: For general support
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: The Ford Foundation
Abstract: For publications component of program to stimulate public discussions and develop reform options for World Trade Organization
Amount: $150,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: The Educational Foundation of America
Abstract: For Committee on the Environment
Amount: $40,000             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: HKH Foundation
Amount: $25,000             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Abstract: For International Forum on Food and Agriculture
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Abstract: For general support
Amount: $150,000             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Abstract: For general support
Amount: $57,500             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Abstract: For general support
Amount: $30,000             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Abstract: For general support
Amount: $20,000             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Abstract: For activities related to emergence of corporate governance
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 1997
Duration: 2-year grant

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