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Established in early 2002, the Global Outlook project was established as a partnership between the Center for Research for Globalization (CRG) and Monetary Reform Magazine, Inc.
Global Research played a key role in the founding of the Magazine and defining its focus and news coverage. Moreover, a large part of the initial financial resources required to launch the project was provided by Michel Chossudovsky and the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).
The first issue was published in early 2002. Following 9/11 and the the illegal invasion of Afghanistan, the Magazine consisted in establishing an alternative public affairs and news quarterly, for an informed readership, focusing on a broad range of national and international issues including 9/11, the US war and national security agendas as well as the Neocon assault on democracy and civil liberties.
During the US-led invasion of Iraq and in its cruel aftermath, Global Outlook published independent reports from the Middle East, which provided an alternative to the news emanating from the "embedded" journalists reporting from the war theater.
Global Research authors contributed incisive and carefully documented articles to the Magazine. Several of our authors received awards for their contributions to Global Outlook.
CRG director Michel Chossudovsky was responsible for the editing of most of the articles as well as the content of each issue (issues 1-8 inclusive). Monetary Reform Magazine headed by Ian Woods was largely in charge of the production, publishing and distribution of the Magazine as well as the management of the GO office.
In June 2004, Ian Woods decided unilaterally that he was the sole proprietor of Global Outlook Magazine. In substance, the Magazine was appropriated.
The focus and coverage of the Magazine, starting with issue no. 9 has been modified, focusing almost exclusively on 9/11 issues. While this new format has merits in its own right, with contributions from prominent authors, it could certainly have been created as a separate publication project, without triggering the closure and demise of Global Outlook as a viable news and public affairs quarterly, with a circulation of 12000 copies.
This decision has set us back several years. It has been damaging in many regards.
We herewith wish to advise our readers that we have severed all ties with Global Outlook Magazine.
While a print magazine is part of our mandate, we are unfortunately not in a position, in the short run, to rehabilitate a quarterly print publication.
The immediate objective is to improve the format and scope of our website at www.globalrearch.ca , with a complete overall in the design which should become operational in June. The new format will include a more comprehensive coverage of news and analysis, easy navigation and a comprehensive data bank, by author, title, theme and geographic region. Our commitment is to make Global Research articles available to the broadest possible readership.
We are much indebted to the support of our readers and the endorsement of our Global Research Members ,
Michel Chossudovsky, CRG Director, May 2005
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