A highly secretive trade agreement aims to penalize countries that protect workers, consumers, and the environment. Luckily, the growing opposition goes beyond the usual trade justice suspects.
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.
Now the U.S. has to gut a law that protects consumers from imported mystery meat—or pay the price.
When democracy is not determined by economic power, it is possible to imagine alternatives to “growth” and “austerity.”
International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here's why you should care.
India’s development was supposed to be an economic success story. What we can learn from what actually happened.
From Japan, Raj Patel on the expansion of the Trans-Pacific trade agreement and the homegrown battle to stop it.
This year's public outcry against Apple and Foxconn factory conditions might finally point electronics production in a fairer direction.
David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.
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.
Incorporating corporate globalization into the Occupy analysis and agenda.
Annie Leonard: What classic Valentine's gifts are linked to exploitation—and what can you do about it?
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.
A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
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.”