Reining in Wall Street: Round 1
by Sarah AndersonMay 26, 2010
- Congress is about to pass the first financial reform bill after the meltdown, which includes small positive steps. But there are two key pieces of unfinished business.
Help for Haiti: Time for New Ideas
by Nikhil AzizMar 29, 2010
- International aid has increased Haiti's food dependency and undermined its democracy. How can the world help Haiti recover without repeating past mistakes?
A Future for Agriculture, A Future for Haiti
by Beverly BellMar 04, 2010
- Haiti's way forward is tied to food sovereignty and a renewed focus on local agriculture.
Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century
by Grace Lee BoggsFeb 26, 2010
- A broken Haiti highlights the need for locally-rooted and resilient economies everywhere.
"Pro-poor" Relief for Haiti
by Kim EckartFeb 26, 2010
- 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 GelderJan 27, 2010
- 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
Dec 14, 2009
- Video: United Steelworkers remember the union role in taking on the WTO.
Africa and the Economic Crisis
by Emira WoodsDec 09, 2009
- 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 NubeDec 01, 2009
- 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 EnglerNov 30, 2009
- 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 SolnitNov 25, 2009
- 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 KortenNov 25, 2009
- 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 BelloNov 25, 2009
- 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 PerkinsNov 13, 2009
- To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former "economic hit man" John Perkins.
Clash on Investment
by Sarah AndersonNov 04, 2009
- 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.