Alta Gracia Clothing Factory Shows New Pathways in Fair Trade
by Peter DreierNov 15, 2012
- For years, student activists pressured their schools to partner with the Workers Rights Consortium to make sure their college gear was sweatshop-free. Now, they have another choice: a fair-trade clothing manufacturer called Alta Gracia.
WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat
by Lauren HardyAug 29, 2012
- Now the U.S. has to gut a law that protects consumers from imported mystery meat—or pay the price.
Growing Beyond Growth for True Democracy
by J.A. MyersonJul 03, 2012
- When democracy is not determined by economic power, it is possible to imagine alternatives to “growth” and “austerity.”
Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghJun 28, 2012
- International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here’s why you should care.
Why Is India Still Poor?
by Ashish Kothari, Aseem ShrivastavaJun 18, 2012
- India’s development was supposed to be an economic success story. What we can learn from what actually happened.
Treaty Like It’s 1999: Connecting the Dots on Trade
by Raj PatelMay 25, 2012
- From Japan, Raj Patel on the expansion of the Trans-Pacific trade agreement and the homegrown battle to stop it.
A Fair Trade iPad? How Apple Could Change the Industry's Game
by Heidi BruceMay 01, 2012
- This year's public outcry against Apple and Foxconn factory conditions might finally point electronics production in a fairer direction.
A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature
by David KortenApr 24, 2012
- David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.
A World Bank President We Can Get Behind?
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghMar 28, 2012
- The candidates for next month’s selection could finally change the game of serving markets over people—and we all might have a role to play.
Occupy vs. the Global Race to the Bottom
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadFeb 21, 2012
- Incorporating corporate globalization into the Occupy analysis and agenda.
A People’s History of Robin Hood
by Paul BuhleFeb 15, 2012
- For hundreds of years, he’s fought tax injustice, tyranny, and the seizure of the commons. Why we still need him today.
Don't Be Stupid, Cupid: How to Show Your Love Responsibly
by Annie LeonardFeb 13, 2012
- Annie Leonard: What classic Valentine's gifts are linked to exploitation—and what can you do about it?
Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local
by Mike WoldJan 23, 2012
- We usually think of the demand for local, organic foods as coming from the North. But in southern Mexico, the growing localist movement is a strategy for survival.
Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadDec 21, 2011
- A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline OstranderDec 14, 2011
- This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”