New Economy

Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century
by Grace Lee Boggs
A broken Haiti highlights the need for locally-rooted and resilient economies everywhere.
"Pro-poor" Relief for Haiti
by Kim Eckart
In the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that is believed to have killed more than 150,000 people, a call is growing for more long-term, sustainable solutions, such as debt relief.
Cancel Haiti's Debt
by Sarah van Gelder
There's a growing movement to cancel Haiti's foreign debt as a way to return to the Haitian people the authority to rebuild their lives and their country.
How the Seattle WTO Protests Changed the World
Video: United Steelworkers remember the union role in taking on the WTO.
Africa and the Economic Crisis
by Emira Woods
The recession creates an opportunity to challenge flawed existing models and assert new strategies for Africa's economic progress.
How to Break the Climate Stalemate Between the Global South and the North
by Gopal Dayaneni, Mateo Nube
Rich and poor countries are in this together. If either fails to step up, the planet is in trouble. A climate deal must take into account the Global North’s responsibility for nearly 70 percent of greenhouse pollution and the Global South’s need to move out of poverty. The North must cut back sharply on emissions while the South leapfrogs over the industrial age to clean-energy prosperity.
The "Battle in Seattle" at 10
by Mark Engler
WTO+10: Did the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization actually make a difference?
The WTO and the Myth of Activist Violence
by Rebecca Solnit
The people who have made our world through direct action have been treated as dangerous, even if they are revered when their radical acts are at a safe distance.
Waking Up to the Dangers of "Free Trade"
by Fran Korten
WTO+10: When Fran Korten first started warning people about NAFTA, many had never heard of it. But the 1999 protests in Seattle showed that Americans were learning what many in the developing world had known for years: free trade agreements are not just esoteric rules about what goods can cross borders. They are about who rules—corporations or people.
The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action
by Walden Bello
WTO+10: Before 1999, the momentum of globalization seemed to sweep everything in front of it, including the truth. But in Seattle, ordinary women and men made truth real with collective action.
Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism
by John Perkins
To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former "economic hit man" John Perkins.
Clash on Investment
by Sarah Anderson
Corporations are fighting for the right to sue over government actions—including health, environment, and other public interest regulations—that diminish the value of an investment.
The Virtues of Deglobalization
by Walden Bello
What do we do now that neoliberal globalization has failed? Walden Bello outlines 11 pillars of a deglobalized economy.
Seattle + 10
by David Korten
Time to declare our independence from Wall Street
Advice for Obama from the Hemisphere
by Manuel Pérez-Rocha
The Institute for Policy Studies invited Latin American and Caribbean civil society leaders to share their recommendations for transforming the U.S. government's relationship with the hemisphere.