EDITORIAL: Can Big be Beautiful
by Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

COVER STORY GLOBAL SUBJECTS: HOW DID WE GET HERE?
by Hayat Imam
The creation of wealth has become the fundamental value at the center of global society. Here is a personal view on globalization's impact on the
middle class. p12

PROVIDERS AND CONSUMERS
by Ms. Josie F.
Women are central to achieving household, national and universal food security. p16

PAYING THE PRICE
by Leti Boniol
Are the security nets really there? p20

FACING A CRISIS
by Pawadee Tonguthai
Thai's economic decline hits hard on women. p24

WEAVING A TAPESTRY OF STRATEGIES
by Leti Boniol
Highlights of the Second International Women's Conference Against APEC p26

MAKING A LOT OUT OF A LITTLE
by Nancy Pearson Arcellana
Globalization's ugly head in the North p30

EVEN IN DEVELOPED NATIONS...
by Karen Messing
One more story on Northern working women p34

SOCIALIST WOMEN SPEAK OUT
A statement straight from the Socialist International Women Bureau meeting p36

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ASIAN MIRACLE
by Peter Zirnite
The World Bank admits the widening gap between the rich and the poor. p42

GLOBALIZATION COULD HELP OVERCOME HUNGER
by Ramesh Jaura
Read and react. p56

CHRONICLES OF COLONIZATION
by Losena Tubanavau-Salabula
Women in the struggle for independence in the Pacific. p61

BREAKTHROUGH AT BOUNGAINVILLE
by Concepcion Garcia Ramilo
Women have been doing all the peacemaking. p65

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POETIC INJUSTICE
by Luz Maria Martinez
How some rap music language can be abusive. p68

SISTERS IN SEXISM
by Sanitsuda Ekachai
Another look at the status of women in media. p70

Book Review:
Marilen Danguilan's Women in
Brackets p49

Short Story: On How the Juan Ponce de Leon Carnival Came to an End
by Lourdes Vazquez p52

One on One: Leonor Briones
by Leti Boniol
An academic and activist poses a challenge. p39

Country Report: Fiji
by Leti Boniol
Fiji women attempt to rewrite the law. p58

Health Updates
p74
Women In Action covers a broad range of issues affecting women globally, but focusing on the particular needs and concerns of women in the Global South, and forwarding a progressive perspective tempered by the experiences of the third world women's movements.
On the cover: Poor children and women bear the burdens of trade liberalization and globalization. (Photo courtesy of FAO's Photo Library, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla Rome, Italy)
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